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April 21, 2011 3:22 PM   Subscribe

The Booth At The End is a drama about a man who makes deals. 62 parts, each lasting just two pretty fantastic minutes.

It stars Xander Berkeley - aka George Mason From 24. (And co-stars fellow 24 alumni Sarah Clarke.)

FXUK are making episodes available as they're broadcast, but their site is horribly clunky and banner-bloated, and for some reason lists all the episodes backwards. So here's handy links for all the eps to date:

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5 | Episode 6 | Episode 7 | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13 | Episode 14 | Episode 15 | Episode 16 | Episode 17 | Episode 18 | Episode 19 | Episode 20 | Episode 21 | Episode 22 | Episode 23 | Episode 24 | Episode 25 | Episode 26 | Episode 27 | Episode 28 | Episode 29 | Episode 30 | Episode 31 | Episode 32 | Episode 33 | Episode 34 | Episode 35 | Episode 36 | Episode 37 | Episode 38

Some episodes also on YouTube and Dailymotion.

Interview with the writer, Christopher Kubasik (potentially some spoilers)
Guardian review (some very minor spoilers)
posted by sleepcrime (25 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
And unavailable in the US.
posted by sutt at 3:34 PM on April 21, 2011

youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZQ49tA9aNU (episode 1)
posted by Shit Parade at 3:37 PM on April 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Oh dammit. Sorry US people!
posted by sleepcrime at 3:37 PM on April 21, 2011

No problem, I'll just move to the UK
posted by Cranberry at 3:39 PM on April 21, 2011 [6 favorites]

Yeah, it's limited to the UK. I'm in Ireland and it refuses me. I've been trying to watching this thing for weeks and weeks now. Argh! And yeah I know I have "options" but I don't like those options.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:43 PM on April 21, 2011

How about this? It's a Canadian site - doesn't work for me in the UK, might work for US?
posted by sleepcrime at 3:48 PM on April 21, 2011 [2 favorites]

Wow. That City-tv site may not work for everyone, but it works for me (in Canada). I'm hooked.
posted by maudlin at 4:13 PM on April 21, 2011

Original link doesn't work in Germany either. City-tv shows me a black box instead of video. not sure if this is regional restrictions or technical issues.

Looks intriguing though.
posted by _Lasar at 4:20 PM on April 21, 2011

I can't get it to load...
posted by PUA at 4:28 PM on April 21, 2011

This looks fascinating and I will be in no way compelled to get it on BitTorrent.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 4:31 PM on April 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Can't find it on BitTorrent. Anybody got a way to mirror these for USA people?
posted by meadowlark lime at 5:09 PM on April 21, 2011

posted by hippybear at 5:15 PM on April 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

The only link that works outside the UK is the YouTube episode 1 link.
posted by w0mbat at 6:01 PM on April 21, 2011

AH so wicked why did I watch those first two minutes? Now I must know...
posted by Danila at 6:25 PM on April 21, 2011


I can't seem to get any to work. Might the sight be able to detect a proxy and shut off streaming to proxies?

Love to hear any workaround for this because I'm really interested in this series.
posted by meadowlark lime at 7:39 PM on April 21, 2011

It should also be noted that this is directed by Jessica Landaw (who is a friend! Ha!)
posted by kingv at 10:39 PM on April 21, 2011

That city-tv link above is working for me, though I'm also in Canada. It's working but choppy -so, so choppy.

By now I'm just browsing Metafilter and listening to it like it's a podcast, and it's still fantastic.
posted by mannequito at 1:26 AM on April 22, 2011

Ack. Not the greatest post, then. To make up for it, here's a video of some cats attempting to understand a treadmill that will definitely work for US folk. Note: video not in any way similar to The Booth At The End.
posted by sleepcrime at 4:20 AM on April 22, 2011 [2 favorites]

I can't seem to get any to work. Might the sight be able to detect a proxy and shut off streaming to proxies?

It's possible, but I can't imagine there's anything in these videos which is so location-important that they would go to those lengths to keep proxy servers from working.

As soon as I'm done with this other thing I'm watching, I'll see if I can find something that works and will post it here when I do.
posted by hippybear at 3:13 PM on April 22, 2011

I'm proxying right now and it's working. A tad slow, but it works. (And it's good.)
posted by disillusioned at 12:30 AM on April 23, 2011

fucking awesome. Just watched the entire thing in one sitting. The city tv link is great - has 10 compilations of them. Anyone know if the series has ended, or still going?
posted by spacediver at 12:53 AM on April 23, 2011

Spacediver, I think they have 62 segments, of which the site only has 39... (and 38 as of when this post went up, so perhaps they're releasing a new one every day there as well?)
posted by disillusioned at 2:17 AM on April 23, 2011

interesting - the version I saw was in 10 compliations each of which lasted about 10-12 minutes. So not sure how many "mini's" I've watched.

The last one I saw (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

he indicated he could bring back someone from the dead.
posted by spacediver at 11:23 AM on April 23, 2011

Well, I've tried for days to find a working proxy server to watch this series, and there doesn't seem to be one. Sad but true.
posted by hippybear at 12:31 AM on April 27, 2011

Still no news on finding this in an internationally available format, I take it? Sad indeed.
posted by _Lasar at 6:49 AM on May 7, 2011

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