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A couple, Melissa and Josh, go on a backpacking trip in an attempt to patch up their failing relationship, only to find themselves trapped in a Golden Age-style musical set in the mythical town of Schmigadoon, and slowly realize that they cannot leave until they find true love.
With a new team member on board plus the arrival of Hardison's genius foster sister, the team heads to Panama to pull an elaborate heist before an evil billionaire can get his money and flee to a non-extradition country.
The adventures of Ted Lasso, the American football coach turned British soccer coach, continue.
"I know it's early days. Are we the stupidest so far?"
From when Mary Carillo had to fill in some dead air for NBC while nothing was happening at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, a badminton rant.
Bo Burnham started out as a geeky kid writing parody songs in his room, but the success of his work on YouTube soon launched him into a career in comedy, where he quickly won the respect of comics thrice his age. Three innovative specials and one acclaimed coming-of-age film later, Bo seemed to disappear from the scene for years... only to return in spring 2021 with INSIDE [trailer], a striking one-man/one-room pandemic comedy masterpiece, inventively cinematic in style, which devolves from clever social media parody to incisive sociopolitical critique to dystopian internet horror to a heartbreaking elegy for a dying world as it parallels his own emotional breakdown. Two months later, with six Emmy nominations and a nationwide theatrical release this weekend, there's plenty of Content to chew on -- a full track breakdown, lyrics, commentary, analysis, and beyond. Want it? Good. There's
Kristen does some cleaning, makes a confession, and calls Leland a fucker. Ben has a bad dream. David is still waiting for God to talk to him. The Church has a donor who requests his own personal exorcism.
On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.
Yes, all mountains are old, but the Appalachian mountains are incomprehensibly old. Have you ever wondered why we don’t find fossils in the Appalachian mountains? The truth is, we do, they’re just not the kind of fossils you might think of—there are no mammals, no dinosaurs, no reptiles. There’s something else entirely. (Single link twitter thread) (threadreader)
"17 people sent me this and all 17 of them were right to do so." [Twitter link with embedded video] Full project information here. Assembly video (for those who choose to go so far).
An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.
Because the US is airing the episodes as double-headers, each post will cover two episodes. Demon Girl: Officers Minogue and O'Leary bring in what appears to be a projectile-vomiting drunk teenager. Sergeant Maaka delves deeper and invites the officers to join his Paranormal Unit. Cop Circles: Sergeant Maaka sends Officers Minogue and O'Leary to investigate the report of a cow stranded on top of a tree at a remote farm. Maaka believes that aliens did it, but Minogue and O'Leary are skeptical - until they meet the farm's owner.
There is no such thing as an ordinary interaction in this offbeat sketch comedy series that features a deep roster of guest stars. Created by Zach Kanin and Tim Robinson.
Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
A film about Natasha Romanoff in her quests between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.
When the team comes together to help Sophie, they intercept guilt-ridden corporate fixer Harry and decide to help him take down an evil billionaire making money on the back of an opioid crisis.
Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time - ever.
After winning a scholarship competition, four gifted orphans are recruited by the peculiar Mr. Benedict for a dangerous mission to save the world from a global crisis known as The Emergency. Based on the young adult book series by Trenton Lee Stewart.
Who's even real, broh? Are you real? Broh? Doppelgängerrific!
Rick hosts dinner for his ocean dwelling nemesis, while Morty gets the wine.
Reduce Reuse, broh. Might be too late.
Six fifteen-minute episodes of comic sketches from SNL alumnus and Detroiters creator Tim Robinson. Guest stars include Andy Samberg, Steven Yeun, Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Kate Berlant, Patti Harrison and Fred Willard.
SoManyOfUs, a website created as a response to creator Warren Ellis' targeting and manipulation of women, has released a statement about Ellis' potential return to comics.
for 28 years in late night, you talk to someone, you do six minutes, you break, music, then you come back, you do another seven or eight minutes, you’re looking for the funny line to get out Whatever the medium is, what’s the format where I get to still be a kid? If there’s one message you take away from this, it’s that late-night comedy has kept me childlike, but the trick to that is you have to keep changing it up and keep looking for the next iteration and keep looking for the next format and keep looking for the new outlet.
Loki finds out The Variant's plans, but he has his own that will forever alter both their destinies.
From the "be careful what you wish for" files: journalist Lee O. Sanderlin suggested a penalty for coming in last in the fantasy football league he participated in - 24 hours in a Waffle House. Which was a lark - up until he wound up being the one sentenced to Waffle Hell.
Edward Snowden's Newsletter: "The depredations of surveillance have merely become more entrenched, with the capabilities that used to be the province of governments now in the hands of private companies, too, which employ them to track and tether us and attenuate our freedoms[; ...i]n the resulting zero-sum blood sport that public reputation requires, combatants are incentivized to occupy the most conventionally defensible positions. [...] I want to revive the original spirit of the older, pre-commercial internet, with its bulletin boards, newsgroups, and blogs — if not in form, then in function."
While Ray is worried about Nora, he is suddenly faced with his own problem that forces him to do the unthinkable. Nate and Zari are stuck in an awkward limbo, so Sara devises a plan to send them on an easy mission together. Meanwhile, Charlie helps Rory claim his nom de plume's speaking fee.
Who Won? Mystery in Small Town After $731M Powerball Win "Sometime in late January, someone bought a Powerball lottery ticket at the Coney Market, and that ticket’s six numbers won the big one — $731 million, the biggest jackpot ever in Maryland and the fifth-richest payout in U.S. history. That someone lives in Lonaconing, according to the mayor and the owner of the market. But because Maryland is one of seven states that allows lottery winners to remain anonymous, and because the winner is no fool, the identity of that someone isn’t public."
With darkness on the rise in 2019, the team realizes that a new host of problems have arisen as they have been cleaning up history. Sara tries to save Ava from a fate worse than death while battling her own demons. Nora and Constantine work together to take down a powerful demon. Meanwhile, Zari gets unsolicited advice from Mona, Charlie, and Rory.
Mobius puts Loki to work, but not everyone at TVA is thrilled about the God of Mischief's presence.
With no-one left who believes him, Specialist Protection Officer David Budd's enquiries put him in mortal danger.<
Displaying increasingly irrational behaviour but determined to prove his innocence, PS David Budd is desperate to get to the bottom of the conspiracy.
Struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of the last 24 hours, the home secretary's bodyguard David Budd himself falls under suspicion.
As the terrorist threat increases, PS David Budd strives to prevent the home secretary Julia Montague from falling victim to an assassination plot.
Home secretary Julia Montague's controversial policies make her a terrorist target and test the loyalty of specialist protection officer David Budd.
A troubled war veteran, PS David Budd, is assigned to protect a controversial politician who may be the target of a terror plot.
After Amalia's origin story is revealed, a long-awaited reunion crystallizes the Orphans' mission. [IMDb]
With Ian on sabbatical, Poppy must come up with a title for the new expansion. Dana and Rachel take their relationship to new heights. / Brad wants to launch a mobile game. Poppy is pulled away from working on the expansion with Ian to speak at a luncheon for women in gaming.
Poppy is trying to program a vaccine to Blood Ocean. David is trying to donate to charity. Brad is trying to stop him. Lou is trying to one-up Rachel and Dana's Zoom-tricks. CW is trying to figure out how to Zoom at all. And Ian is trying to keep everyone together from his compound.
Mythic Quest is centered on the creative director at a video game development studio. The show follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular video game.
Endgame time travel shenanigans left a dangling thread in the form of a spare Loki. The Time Variance Authority finds that trimming that thread is more complicated than expected, and the spare Loki finds out there's such a thing as the Time Variance Authority.
As the city buzzes with anticipation over a pending execution, Penance (Ann Skelly) grapples with a moral calling at odds with Amalia's plan. With the two women at a crossroads, the Orphans must decide whom to follow. [IMDb]
While Mundi seeks justice, Amalia and her most trusted advisers make a list of potential enemies. Harriet, Primrose, and the other Orphans attempt to decipher a message. Later, Amalia exposes an unexpected threat.
Vic tries to make amends with Roni, Larry reaches out to his son, and Dorothy makes a new friend.
Stuck in COVID-19 lockdown, US comedian and musician Bo Burnham attempts to stay happy by writing, shooting and performing a one-man comedy special whilst going through struggles within his personal life.
A shape's Heesch number is, roughly, the number of times it can be surrounded by copies of itself. 0 is boring: it just can't. Infinity is boring: it tiles the plane. Positive but finite? Now that's the good stuff. Craig S. Kaplan has been looking for specimens and has turned up a bunch of new examples recently.