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TV recommendations for the hard to please

AI have super picky, specific tastes in TV. Help me find more shows that meet my criteria. Exact preferences and shows I already enjoy or dislike under the fold. [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Jan 18, 2017 - 54 answers

Non Tech human seeks Roku Projector for Netflix and Amazon adventures

40" Roku- can it be duplicated with a projector? [more inside]
posted by metasav on Jan 11, 2017 - 11 answers

The philosophical loophole that wins the game...

What are some climactic scenes from film/TV involving a game or challenge, where the only way to beat your opponent is to think about the game from a different perspective and find the philosophical loophole in the challenge's rules? For example, Kobayashi Maru in "Star Trek" or the Mutually Assured Destruction of "War Games." [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Jan 9, 2017 - 22 answers

Would it be a waste of time to get an Apple TV

I currently have a Chromecast, but no cable. There are several shows I watch via sister's DirectTV login (shhhhhh) and network websites, that aren't available on Hulu/Netflix/HBONow. Right now I am mostly casting via my phone, but occasionally I watch shows on my laptop and that slows things down. [more inside]
posted by elvissa on Jan 8, 2017 - 10 answers

Oh Green, what's this machine?

Just curious what this machine is that one of the characters in The Night Manager was carrying. My best guess is a portable printer, but I don't see a similar one online and the blocky thing on the back of it doesn't seem like it would be part of a printer.
posted by duoshao on Jan 7, 2017 - 5 answers

Simpsonsfilter! Help me find this Homer quote

I have a memory of Homer listening to some villainous/horrendous plan/idea/rant and saying to Marge (who urges him to exit) something like "wait wait, let's see where this is going." What episode is this from? [more inside]
posted by RingerChopChop on Jan 6, 2017 - 4 answers

Hidden Gems of Non-US TV

I recently watched the French series Les Revenants and the British series Penny Dreadful and The Fall and absolutely loved them. What are some other really awesome non-US shows? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jan 5, 2017 - 64 answers

Into the garbage chute, flyboy!

Give me your favorite PG insults from movies and TV, please! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 5, 2017 - 55 answers

App for notifications about upcoming media?

I like movies, tv, books and music. Is there an iPhone App that lists upcoming items in these (and/or other) categories, allows me to select favorites and then will send me a notification a week or two before said media becomes available? Yeah, I can go through various websites for movies or tv and then add'em to a watch list, but ideally, I'd like it all in one website or app. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 4, 2017 - 1 answer

Offline Netflix on Samsung Galaxy S4 to Samsung TV?

My dad wants to be able to download Netflix shows or movies to his Samsung Galaxy S4 phone, using the new "download" function. He then wants to bring his phone to the cottage, where there is no Internet (just cell service) and play the show or movie on the TV there, without using data. What's the best way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Dec 28, 2016 - 4 answers

TV buying advice for dinosaurs. Non-US dinosaurs.

We're Americans living abroad in Europe. We've lived an essentially TV-free life for the last several years but watch a lot of DVDs, and some internet stuff. We have a ˜15 year old CRT tv, but we really want to upscale to a big flat-screen. I'm tech savvy, but feel like a total dinosaur on this. Need some really basic guidance. [more inside]
posted by leticia on Dec 27, 2016 - 11 answers

What do your kids watch?

What does your 7/8/9 yo kid watch on Netflix or Amazon? [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Dec 22, 2016 - 23 answers

Race-aware essays about Westworld?

I've been watching the HBO series Westworld and am interested in reading writings applying critical theory to the depiction of race in the show (including race/gender/orientation intersectionality). Everything between pop-culture articles/tweets/Tumblrs and academic papers is welcome. PoC authors especially preferred.
posted by matildaben on Dec 15, 2016 - 2 answers

"He's my friend. We play racquetball together."

I just described Six Feet Under in an offhand manner as "one of the first and weirdly also one of the last shows to follow an adult coming out of the closet". Could that be right? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Dec 12, 2016 - 33 answers

What was this TV show?

There was a TV show or movie in Britain in the late 90s/early 2000s that was centered around two women (comedians) who played teenage boys. I believe in one of the movies they go to the seaside. What was this show? Who were these comedians? My parents are insisting I made this up.
posted by CMcG on Dec 9, 2016 - 6 answers

Give me your biddies, your scolds, your gossips

Please recommend small-town, woman-centric, low-stakes, non-romantic entertainments for me. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Dec 6, 2016 - 50 answers

what to expect from layer3tv?

So, I did some research on this and reviews from Facebook say, that this is a decent cable. I cancelled my PS vue service in order to try it out as it has all HD and it is 4k ready. Has anyone here tried this service? If so what to expect? [more inside]
posted by samcivic on Dec 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Please help me evict the gremlins from my TV

My Viore TV has developed an interesting problem -- when it's in its usual spot in the living room, any button pressed on the remote will "stick" and keep repeating. If I move the TV to a different spot, the problem stops and the remote works perfectly. Even weirder, when I brought in a different TV, it had the same problem. Can you help me troubleshoot? [more inside]
posted by dislegomena on Dec 4, 2016 - 8 answers

I need a brain planner for people bad at thoughts

This is bothering me way more than it should. Ballers is a show about someone who tries to help young football players be better with their money. There is another show or movie about someone helping another kind of professional be better with their money, but I can't think of it or google it. I can't even think of what the other profession is or who might star in this, but I'm sure I've seen it. Does any of this sound familiar?
posted by michaelh on Nov 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Smearing / differential movement display problems on my LED TV?

My LED TV has always had a couple of (probably related) strange display issues. I'd like to know what this problem(s) is called so I can figure out if it can be fixed (and to avoid getting it in the next TV I buy - I might just trash this one!). See details below. [more inside]
posted by Mechitar on Nov 27, 2016 - 8 answers

Sitcoms where the characters get to progress toward their goals?

A common plot device used in sitcoms is that the main characters repeatedly try and fail to achieve their goals. But what are some sitcoms where the characters make significant progress and that's what drives the plot forward? (Other than Parks and Rec, which I love.) [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Nov 25, 2016 - 34 answers

When will broadcast TV cease to exist? Or why won't it?

Just curious if anyone out there knows why broadcast TV stations aren't going the way of the dinosaurs anytime soon? Broadcast TV occupies nice wireless frequencies that can travel long distances and penetrate walls, etc.. but with fewer people watching broadcast TV, why are there "whitespace" experiments -- and not full experiments to replace "TV spectrum" with general purpose "Internet spectrum"? Do TV stations have some kind of regulatory right to exist or something? [more inside]
posted by lostguy on Nov 23, 2016 - 7 answers

I want to laugh, dammit!

I keep hearing we're in the golden age of TV. And yes, there's definitely too many acclaimed dramas to even keep up with, and new must-watch ones each year. But what are the great new sitcoms of today? What makes you laugh on a regular basis?
posted by smackfu on Nov 12, 2016 - 41 answers

movies and tv shows that display radical empathy

What are some movies and tv shows that display radical empathy? Another way to phrase what I'm looking for might be a complex, non-judgmental understanding of what it is to be humans, specifically and generally. This kind of storytelling is helping me right now. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Nov 10, 2016 - 47 answers

Australians and New Zealanders, what do your kids watch?

I’m specifically looking for reasonably recent TV shows or films for kids that are made in Australia or New Zealand. I have boys in the 6 to 12 age range. Thanks.
posted by guy72277 on Nov 10, 2016 - 12 answers

Escapist Visions of a (more-or-less) Functioning Society

I've been binge-watching Parks and Rec over the past few hours. It's hitting a sweet spot because of its warm portrayal of competent, caring people who manage to get things done for the public good despite opposition. Mr Smith Goes to Washington is a bit too saccharine, but is the right ballpark. The Goblin Emperor scratched this itch perfectly, even though it's not about a democratic society. Books, TV or movies. [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Nov 9, 2016 - 13 answers

Does buying a big screen TV have to be this draining

Does buying a big screen TV have to be as draining - emotionally, chronologically, financially - as it seems? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Nov 5, 2016 - 23 answers

How do Roku TVs work? (For Dummies)

Help me understand and make an informed choice when it comes to Roku, TVs and Roku TVs. [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Nov 4, 2016 - 15 answers

Stories about activists

I want novels/TV/movies about activists, people who devote time to fight for a cause they believe in. [more inside]
posted by Frenchy67 on Nov 3, 2016 - 48 answers

ISO adults who adult

I love a good exploding superhero cartoon as much as the next nerd, but this election really has me missing people who act like grownups. Can you recommend recent film or TV dramas in the vein of A Most Wanted Man, Spotlight, or Show Me a Hero that depict realistic characters who act like adults and do their jobs without a lot of fuss? Parameters and [more inside]
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide on Nov 3, 2016 - 29 answers

Seeking sweet television shows as an antidote to the sour US election

In the most recent election thread over on Metafilter blue, a discussion about the British comedy Detectorists and its effect as a balm to us election-weary folks has been at a gentle simmer. I am one more episode from the end (again), and am looking for a new show to watch with my mom that has a similar kind and calming feel. It need not be British (though aren't they just the best at this?), but something available on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime is ideal. [more inside]
posted by thebrokedown on Nov 3, 2016 - 70 answers

How many channel numbers do people remember?

It occurred to me today that I only know about six TV channel numbers anymore, and I was wondering whether that was particularly low. Is there any research into this? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Nov 3, 2016 - 23 answers

What on earth was this program?

I was recently, late at night, in a hotel watching random TV in a language I couldn't understand. Can you id the show for me? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder on Oct 17, 2016 - 4 answers

Family Television for 5- and 7-year-olds

My boys are old enough to watch family TV (and movies) instead of just children's stuff! Yay! But this is hard to find! BOO! Suggest for us some family TV series in particular that we can enjoy as a family. Specifications within. [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Oct 11, 2016 - 50 answers

What are good documentaries to watch with my kids?

I watched Reel Injun with my kids and we loved it. We also liked the new Cosmos. One of us loved the Katy Perry biopic. What are other recent documentaries we might enjoy? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 3, 2016 - 18 answers

Movies and TV shows about jobs... behind the scenes!

I loved Whiplash. I love Top Chef. I love documentaries about ballet. What else can I watch that gives an entertaining insight into the 'backstage' of various professions? [more inside]
posted by lovedbymarylane on Sep 30, 2016 - 39 answers

Universal Streaming TV Watch List?

So now that CW has cut ties with Hulu in favor of Netflix (full seasons will be available 8 days after the season finale), I have three places to keep track of current TV: Hulu for NBC, Fox and ABC; CWtv.com for CW; and cbs.com for CBS shows. Halp! [more inside]
posted by hungrybruno on Sep 27, 2016 - 7 answers

How can I affordably conceal cables/cords/devices after I mount my TV?

I just bought a condo and need to mount my TV to the wall. I’d like to conceal as many of the other external parts and devices (TV power cord, cables, cable box, and Roku) as possible once the TV is mounted. My brother-in-law mentioned infrared repeaters and RF remotes as possible solutions, but I am overwhelmed by the options and their mechanics, which products are compatible with my TV, etc. [more inside]
posted by AlmondEyes on Sep 19, 2016 - 13 answers

Who were the scary people who taught me to speak French?

Long ago back when the world was young, Mater Octorok tried to get me to learn French by making me watch videotapes of French language kids' TV. There are three series I particularly remember. One was Téléfrancais, one was French In Action, and the third was...freaking weird. This is what I can recall about it... [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Sep 18, 2016 - 7 answers

Does anyone ever get away from the police helicopter?

Shows like Police, Camera, Action! and Police Interceptors are a guilty pleasure. Watching these shows, it seems like once the police helicopter comes out, the person being chased is done for — they always get caught. Is this because the TV programmes don't show cases where the criminal escapes, or is it just impossible to get away once the helicopter comes out? [more inside]
posted by alby on Sep 17, 2016 - 16 answers

Interesting TV shows (or movies) with kind, loving characters

I'm looking for TV shows (or movies) that star, or heavily feature characters who are kind and loving to each other, who grow and develop into better people, and who are (often) genuinely trying or doing their best. If there are multiple characters you would want to hang out with in person, that's probably a show for me! I'd especially love to know who you'd want to hang out with and why in your answers. [more inside]
posted by freyley on Sep 15, 2016 - 75 answers

ISO of more Spanish language TV series like Narcos

I loved Narcos. What other Spanish language TV series, including telenovelas, do you recommend and which are available on streaming? I prefer dramas and thrillers. I have Amazon Prime and Netflix, but I'm willing to pay for additional content. I do not speak any Spanish, so subtitles are a must. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Sep 13, 2016 - 9 answers

Binge watching history

I am looking to settle into a nice, weekly marathon tele night where I can binge on one or two episodes of a riveting historical drama series or mini series... [more inside]
posted by pinkacademic on Sep 9, 2016 - 19 answers

Help us find this key--or as close to it as possible

My friend just introduced me to and older SyFy miniseries called The Lost Room, and I've gotten a little obsessed. I found replicas of the key fob featured in the show, but I haven't found anything close to the key itself. Here's a collage of images of the key from the show. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 8, 2016 - 8 answers

Is hooking up a multi region player as easy as i think?

I'm wanting to get a multi-region player and the one i found is in the UK while i'm in the US. I know i'll at least need an adapter for the voltage but is it as easy as just plugging it up? Do i need to mess with setting on my tv too, or does NTSC/PAL not matter with lcd hdtvs anymore?
posted by earthquakeglue on Sep 7, 2016 - 4 answers

Film people: outdoor lighting's different in the West vs East Coast?

In this interview with Julia Louis Dreyfus, she talks about how the TV show Veep moved its filming location from Baltimore to Los Angeles. Halfway through, she says, "We never shot anything exterior during the day in California to stand in for the East Coast because the light is so different there." Having recently moved from Baltimore to Los Angeles myself, I'm curious - what does she mean?
posted by facehugger on Sep 6, 2016 - 20 answers

roll, roll, roll down ze hill.

trying to remember something from the 80s. help? [more inside]
posted by koroshiya on Sep 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Period dramas that are more Cold War than Corset

I've realised that I really like period dramas that are a) set in the 20th Century, particularly post-war b) often feature a workplace environment. Mad Men, Mr Selfridge, Halt and Catch Fire, The House of Elliot. Are there any others I should know about? Extra points if it has interesting costumes and has me looking up historical details on Wikipedia after an episode. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 2, 2016 - 37 answers

Lucha in the USA?

I am trying to find out if there are television channels in the United States that show Lucha Libre wrestling? [more inside]
posted by ericthegardener on Sep 1, 2016 - 5 answers

Running TV Audio Through Stereo, Can't Mute Sound Via Cable Remote

I have a 10-year old Samsung HDTV (LNT4661F). I run audio out via RCA cables into my 30 year old stereo amp, keeping the TV's volume at zero. Problem is when I hit "mute" on my cable (Verizon Fios) remote control, it doesn't mute (oddly, when I hit the virtual "mute" button on the virtual remote in my FIOS iphone app, the sound DOES mute!) there a way to make the cable remote (one of these mute the volume?
posted by Quisp Lover on Aug 31, 2016 - 22 answers

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