A Very Secret Service: Au service de la France Season 0, Ep 0
In 1960 the French intelligence service hires 23-year-old André Merlaux, a handsome and intelligent, but impressionable man with much to learn. Au Service de la France is like a cocktail of James Bond, The Office and Mad Men if all three were transported to a French context and imbued with contemporary New Wave influences. First season appeared in 2014 and the second 2016. [more inside]
Minx: Season 2 Season 2, Ep 0
The gang at Bottom Dollar is back with a new publisher and success on the horizon... Trailer. [more inside]
Minx: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
In 1970s Los Angeles, an earnest young feminist joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women. The main cast includes Ophelia Lovibond, Jake Johnson, Jessica Lowe, Lennon Parham, Idara Victor, and Oscar Montoya. Trailer. [more inside]
Sort Of: Season 1 Season 1, Ep 0
Starring Bilal Baig as Sabi Mehboob, a non-binary millennial trying to balance their roles as a child of Pakistani immigrant parents, a bartender at an LGBTQ bookstore and café, and a caregiver to the young children of a professional couple. Created by Baig and Fab Filippo. [more inside]
Two Weeks to Live: Season One Season 1, Ep 0
A young misfit (Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones) raised in isolation by her survivalist mother (Sian Clifford, Fleabag) goes on a mission to honor her father's memory. A chance encounter with brothers Nicky and Jay and an ensuing prank derails her mission to chaos. [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Lights Out Season 7, Ep 13
In the season finale, the entire squad is on alert when a blackout hits Brooklyn. [more inside]
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Ransom Season 7, Ep 12
Holt asks for Jake's help in a case that is exceptionally meaningful to him. Charles and Terry work together on a side business. [more inside]
Smoking bans, too much coffee, and a subway crisis are the evergreen subjects Metafilter's own griphus and superfluousm tackle as we discuss an all-timer and a you-can-skip-er episode on the only Newsradio podcast ever created. It's all right here, in episode 2.
One Mississippi: Tig Notaro's new Amazon Prime series Season 1, Ep 0
Tig Notaro's new series One Mississippi is a fictional "traumedy" based on events in Notaro's life, and follows her as she returns to her hometown after a double mastectomy and the sudden death of her mother. Released September 9th, the first season tells a complete story in six 30-minute episodes, with a full narrative arc that includes both dramatic and comedic high points. This post is for discussion of the entire 3-hour story, so spoilers within. (Most important spoiler: it's great.) [more inside]
Fresh Off the Boat: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Eddie Huang's family moves from D.C. to Orlando when his father assumes control of a failing steakhouse, certain that he can turn around its fortunes. Jessica is confused by the rituals and habits of her new neighbors. Eddie finds it difficult to fit in at school, while Emery seems to be doing just fine.
Two comedy giants this week. First, Jesse talks to Chris Rock about what it was like to become one of the world’s best stand-up comics in the 1990s. Rock’s got a new movie out. It’s called Top Five. Then, Jesse sits down with Monty Python member John Cleese. They’ll talk about his early life and about what Cleese really thought about the recent Python reunion. Cleese’s new memoir is called So, Anyway. Plus, we ask Scott Aukerman what piece of culture he wishes he had made. His answer? Twin Peaks. Lastly, Jesse tells you about a TV show that lets people just be people.
BoJack Horseman: ": the Story, Chapter One" Rewatch Season 1, Ep 1
BoJack hires a ghostwriter to help with the memoir he hopes will put him back in the spotlight.