Hours after the tragic death of their youngest brother in suspicious circumstances involving the police, three brothers contend with the chaos that erupts in response. [more inside]
Elementary school teacher Emily is organizing a mixer of like-minded women, but an altercation between a woman from Emily's past and the group leads to a volatile chain of events. (Note: this IMDb-supplied plot description is technically accurate but huge content warnings are advisable, which constitute spoilers. See more inside.) [more inside]
A scientist's behavior modification experiments become dangerous when a female colleague co-opts it for her own gain. [more inside]
When Lucy, a caregiver, is assigned to the rich, but comatose Madame Jessel, she hatches a plan with two friends to find riches inside the house. [more inside]
Juvenile Justice: Juvenile Justice Season 1, Ep 0
A prickly judge who despises juvenile criminals arrives at a juvenile court, where she takes on a complex role examining punishment for young offenders. [more inside]
A college student moonlighting as a chauffeur picks up two women, but their plans for the evening are far more insidious than club hopping. [more inside]
An assassin has 24 hours to get vengeance on her murderer before she dies. (Netflix)
Euphoria: Pilot Season 1, Ep 1
Rue returns home from rehab and meets Jules; Nate and Maddy attempt to make each other jealous; Kat is pressured to lose something.
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned. [more inside]
Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence. [more inside]
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Nuclear Waste Season 4, Ep 22
It's a little late, but here's LWT from 8/21:
- Steve Bannon loses his (official) position as Chief Strategist in Trump's White House, but the White Nationalist In Chief remains, and made more horrible remarks about the protests in Charlottesville. Two business councils advising the White House disbanded following the news as CEOs abandoned the President.
- And Now: Local News Answers The Question: "Should You Stare At The Sun?"
- Main story: Nuclear waste, and the United States' long-standing problems in properly disposing of it. YouTube (18m)
- And Now: Some Of The Actual Responses From Potential Jurors Excused From The Martin Shkreli Trial (see inside for a list)
High school student Mitsuko is menaced by a malevolent breeze.
While attending a dinner party at his former home, a man thinks his ex-wife and her new husband have sinister intentions for their guests.
Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1950s and 1960s. [more inside]
Guilt-stricken after a job gone wrong, hitman Ray and his partner await orders from their ruthless boss in Bruges, Belgium, the last place in the world Ray wants to be. [more inside]
Julius Robinson had killed for revenge before, and so when his sister was brutally murdered in her sleep last year, he says he planned to "get" the killer. He felt like his family expected him to get revenge, because that's what he'd always done, both in and out of prison. But when he learned that the killer was actually his 17-year-old nephew, he struggled against his family's expectations and his own.<
Banshee: All the Wisdom I Got Left Season 3, Ep 8
Lucas and Brock head to Louisiana and the infamous Underground fight club in search of Chayton. Stowe pieces together details about the Camp Genoa heist, and who might be responsible. Burton’s torment turns to resolve. Sugar looks to repay an old boxing debt. Rebecca’s initiatives put Proctor and Emily in harm’s way.
Banshee: You Can't Hide From The Dead Season 3, Ep 7
Despite Job’s reservations, Lucas and his team pull off a daring heist at Camp Genoa. Lucas and Chayton are haunted by their recent deadly encounter. Calling a truce, Gordon and Carrie attempt an unusual intervention with Deva. Unbeknownst to her uncle, Rebecca heads to Philly to work out a deal with a spurned Proctor client.
Based on the true story of a U.S. sniper who served in Iraq.
Podcast: NPR: Pop Culture Happy Hour Podcast: Selma and the Use of Dramatic License in Historical Dramas
This week on Pop Culture Happy Hour, NPR Monkey See's Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson and Glen Weldon are joined by NPR Code Switch's Gene Demby to discuss the Civil Rights Era film Selma. They'll discuss the direction by Ava DuVernay, the Oprah of it all, and how well it brings Martin Luther King, Jr. to life. Then they'll discuss other historical dramas and the advantages and limitations of dramatic license. All that plus What's Making Us Happy this week.
Yik Yak is a an app that allows users to communicate anonymously with anyone within a 10-mile radius. At Colgate University in upstate New York, the anonymity brought out a particularly vicious strain of racism that shook the school.
Banshee: The Fire Trials Season 3, Ep 1
Carrie faces backlash in the wake of her revelation about her past. Lucas faces a new threat.
Shameless (US): Frank the Plank Rewatch Season 1, Ep 2
The one where Frank goes missing. [more inside]