I'm interested in watching more documentaries or miniseries about the fashion/clothing industry. Three I've rented recently were Valentino:The Last Emperor, The September Issue, and Signé Chanel. I especially enjoyed the last two as they really showed a lot behind the scenes about how stuff is made (both the media and the couture dressmaking sides). [more inside]
posted by bluefly
on Mar 9, 2013 -
Please help me create an "Essentials of Doctor Who" playlist, to catch someone up on the show since the reboot. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Does anyone know what song it is that plays during the closing credits of Season 3, Episode 4 of Bored to Death
? [more inside]
posted by Modus Pwnens
on Nov 23, 2012 -
Recommend some good TV series with strong procedural elements that are currently on the air. [more inside]
posted by Sara C.
on Sep 16, 2012 -
How much planning (or lack thereof) goes into the selection of knowledge-based game show categories & questions? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin
on Jun 9, 2012 -
Trying to remember a sitcom from the early 1980s about the "world's smallest television station." Was it real or did I just dream it up? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on May 7, 2012 -
Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
posted by cmp4Meta
on Mar 27, 2012 -
I am the IT Manager for a small public access tv station and I've been roped into doing a segment on our weekly news show and I have absolutely no idea what to do. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Feb 17, 2012 -
I know everybody asks this (and I've read through the previous questions looking for recommendations), but what should I watch next? Preferably on Netflix or Hulu Plus (not web only). In general, I tend to like: mysteries/crime procedurals/law dramas, especially with a quirky twist, and also shows involving a quirky band of misfits (or individual) working outside the law to bring justice to the little people while finding out who done them wrong (e.g. the A-Team, Burn Notice, The Pretender, etc.) I also like heist shows and sci-fi. And occasionally anime. [more inside]
posted by kittenmarlowe
on Feb 6, 2012 -
This question was inspired after watching 'My Sister's Keeper' and I have vague recollections of a movie or TV show where a young girl is dying and she wants a boy to kiss her (or possibly even more). [more inside]
posted by Scottie_Bob
on Aug 6, 2011 -
Why are "classic" daytime talk shows (like Donahue, Geraldo, Sally, etc.) virtually never reran on cable? [more inside]
posted by lankford
on Jul 3, 2011 -
I love tv shows like Arrested Development and Community. What other comedy tv shows can you recommend for me? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Jan 11, 2011 -
Help me identify a movie or tv show based on a half-remembered scene involving a bar patron ordering whiskey and water. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf
on Oct 26, 2010 -
Ok! What was the name of the show. It involved two guys, one in his late 20's, incredibly handsome, looked like the blond guy from Dukes of Hazzard only with brown hair, and he wore like a Gulliver's Travel get up, (he may have been from another time in the past) with a wine colored velvet laced up vest, billowing white shirt, and his sidekick was this super dorky teenager 14-18? and they would go on time travels together, and narrowly avoid tricky situations. It was usually shown on weekend afternoons, but it could have had a regular time slot in prime time. Racking my brain! Thanks for your help!
posted by donaldjans
on Aug 22, 2010 -
Longshotfilter: I wanted to know what was the name of the show back in the 90's, that featured a final episode (or I think it was) based around this computer web system with a female voice. She was the mainscreen representing what we now know as the WWW and this came pretty much before the web went completely commercial. She instructed some teen to disconnect her because the human population was dying and there were only two left. Does anyone remember?
posted by InterestedInKnowing
on Jul 30, 2010 -
I cannot remember this supernatural-esque show and it's driving me nuts. I'm beginning to think I'm crazy and that it doesn't exist. It was on a major network channel and dealt with fictional scary paranormal abilities, not in a docu-drama way like Ghost Hunters. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by elleyebeebeewhy
on Jun 3, 2010 -
I'm looking for a bar, club, or other party place that is showing the LOST premiere on Feb. 2nd in the Bay Area (preferably in San Francisco). I've tried Yelp and SF Station, and have found nothing so far. Is there anywhere else I should look? Anybody know of a bar or other fun public space that will be showing the final season opener? Thanks!
posted by iamkimiam
on Jan 27, 2010 -
There is a video making the rounds
that is supposedly from an extreme Japanese pranks show called "Panic Face King." I have been unable to find any additional information on this show, which leads me to believe this is not the real name (or not the correct translation). [more inside]
posted by phonepimpster
on Oct 27, 2009 -
Does anyone remember a BBC kids' TV series from the 70s-80s featuring psychic teenagers? I last saw it in the mid-80s. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee
on Jul 29, 2009 -
I'm going crazy trying to figure out the name of this 70's cooking show. It was a 1/2 hour show probably on a public broadcast station in the US. The star of the show was about 35 years old, heavy-set, maybe Greek or Italian, and always wore gold chains with his open shirt. The show was filmed on his boat/yacht (program started with the camera zooming down a dock to the boat). He had a side-kick named “Giovanni” who would help him in his kitchenette. At the end of the show, he always entertained some “swinging blonde.” It was called something-like… “Cooking with Elegance” or “A Touch of Elegance” or “A Taste of Elegance.” Help!
posted by madscientist01
on Jul 16, 2009 -
TV Show Filter: Show from the early 90's or MAYBE mid to late 80's where the final part of the show was to go through a large obstacle course. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx
on Jun 18, 2009 -
I'm looking for the name of a TV show that showed one surgery per episode. It came on in the late 90's. It was on Discovery, TLC, or a similar channel. The show was an hour long. I remember there being shows about knee replacement, breast reduction, and something laparoscopic. I thought it was called "The Surgery".
posted by gregr
on Feb 21, 2009 -
Would the landline telephone system be completely down after a nuclear strike on ~20 U.S. cities? [more inside]
posted by wastelands
on Dec 28, 2008 -
"My work here is done." He/she said at the end of every episode, as they walked away to the next challenge...
It could have been the A-team, but it's too lonely, or Knightrider but it's too morose; it sounds so familiar, but I cannt find anything about it. I'm starting to think I'm just imagining it, maybe it's a TV show which should have been made, but never was...
posted by BadMiker
on Nov 21, 2008 -
I remember a religious question and answer show on PBS during the late 80's and mid 90's concerning Buddhism, I think. The speaker was a woman, only distinct feature was one eye was bigger than the other. If anyone remembers the shows name I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by Noodles
on Aug 12, 2008 -
What Spanish language kids' show (in the USA) would be good to watch for someone trying to pick up Spanish? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie
on May 26, 2008 -
80s tv question. When i was a young man i remember this show that was semi fanasty with a plot around swordsmen who had a sword but also a dirk would come out of the hilt of the sword. This is all i remember if anyone could guide me more would apprecaite it. Show would have been before 85.
posted by Rolandkorn
on Apr 20, 2008 -
What's the name of that American TV show where a woman draped the American flag into a stunning dress without cutting it, and did the photo shoot inside Grand Central Station? [more inside]
posted by russ9595
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Do I need Microsoft's permission to show their flight simulator environment on television? [more inside]
posted by asavage
on Oct 8, 2007 -
Is it possible to record a tv show on to a pc and then later replay the recorded show on to my regular tv set, not my computer monitor but my actual tv. I know its possible to record a tv show on to a pc hard drive but I don't know for sure if its possible to replay that same show with out making a dvd.
posted by Noodles
on Mar 9, 2007 -
Any fan sites with updates on the tv house flipping shows that are on A&E or HGTV?
posted by Iax
on Jan 20, 2007 -
Asking for a friend: Looking for a movie or tv show that deals with investing in a comedic way. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Jan 18, 2007 -
I'm trying to find a specific Ren & Stimpy episode - the one in which a baboon tears Ren's face off and hangs it on a tree. [more inside]
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Sep 24, 2006 -