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Looking for suggestions on what to watch.

I usually get suggestions from friends on things to watch, but they seem to have run out of things that appeal to me. I like crime drama, horror, SF, and intelligent comedy. Do you have any suggestions? Things that do/don't appeal to me beneath the fold. [more inside]
posted by Meep! Eek! on Jun 4, 2014 - 53 answers

(Very) short plays appropriate for highschool aged students?

I'm looking to find a few very short, preferably one-act, plays that are appropriate for students 14-18. Classics are OK, but I'm definitely more interested in stuff that's more contemporary (post-45?). [more inside]
posted by munyeca on Mar 9, 2014 - 16 answers

I need help finding a specific type of book.

When I was a kid, there seemed to be a million of a certain type of romance novel on the market. They would be less "romantic" and more "dramatic" and "sordid", the type of books that would have, say, a pale pink cover with a picture of a tiger lily and a string of pearls, with titles like "deception" written in swooshy letters. [more inside]
posted by windykites on Mar 8, 2014 - 28 answers

What do I do about an overbearing person on a recreational sports team?

I feel like he doesn't respect my boundaries, but on the other hand he seems like a decent guy. [more inside]
posted by winterportage on Sep 16, 2013 - 21 answers

Should this be a massive red flag, or just a small yellow one?

Asking for a friend: If your significant other gets massively angry but doesn't ever direct it at you, how much of a worry should it be? [more inside]
posted by yasp on Sep 16, 2013 - 77 answers

Drama with a potential roommate - time to cut and run?

I've been planning to move to another city, and become roommates with a friend, but things got a bit weird this week and I don't know whether to fight the urge to run away fast or instead listen to it and head for higher ground. [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Aug 16, 2013 - 39 answers

This could be a sitcom plot...if it was actually funny.

One of three mutual friends of mine (who are all roommates) has been behaving very strangely and it is making things awkward. Should I address this or hope it goes away on its own? [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Jun 23, 2013 - 19 answers

Help me navigate my relationships with well-meaning former coworkers.

I left a toxic workplace six months ago for a new job. I'm happy with my new gig, but running into former coworkers still puts me in a funk -- and I see them constantly. How do I handle interactions with them if I work in the same field and/or travel in the same social circles? Snowflakery inside. [more inside]
posted by whenbynowandtreebyleaf on Jun 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Seize the day... in the suckiest sense.

AskingForAFriend filter (at his suggestion): I had the "perfect" chance to break up, and I blew it. What now, metafilter? [more inside]
posted by six sided sock on Jun 18, 2013 - 17 answers

Landlord does not want tenant to have the carpets professionally cleaned

She is willing to pay for it. We (her friends, who are staging an intervention of sorts) feel landlord is being ridiculous. I'm asking on her behalf because 1) I'm taking this sooo personally because I don't think the situation is fair; This to me is no longer about a mouse, it's about a control freak landlord, but anyway. and 2) I also don't think it can wait for her to sign up on AskMeFi and wait the one week it takes for her to ask it herself. Way forward? [more inside]
posted by lilacp on Apr 26, 2013 - 76 answers

My friend is in love with another friend's sister?

tl;dr: Friend likes friend's sister. Friend is very socially awkward and sister is very scared of him for his "creepy" demeanor (according to her words) and the sister needs to know how to make him stop liking her. Ideas discussed include outright rejection, fake boyfriend, fake pictures, which I had mostly disagreed with, and need advice to sort this out. [more inside]
posted by JYuanZ on Apr 8, 2013 - 18 answers

Handling bipolar drama

My distant sibling, diagnosed with bipolar some time ago (I don't know any solid details, unfortunately), fell out of touch with me for years. Now he's back in touch, but mostly just to drop dramatic texts on me ("I'm at the hospital", or, tonight, "I'm with the police, I'll call you when I'm released") and then not answer my increasingly plaintive texts or phone calls. I haven't been the prime target of this sort of thing before, what seems to be big swings of mental illness with the hospital and sheriffs and police involved, and the person involved giving me a bit of information but then nothing. Can anyone with more experience give me some advice as to ways I might handle it? [more inside]
posted by theatro on Apr 7, 2013 - 13 answers

When to warn others about a toxic coworker?

Our new coworker has been hanging out a lot with another coworker who is known as a liar, drama generator and just generally selfish and hurtful person. Because he is initially quite charming, she has no idea of his "other side." Do I tell her what everyone else knows or is that just talking trash and I should let her draw her own conclusions? [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand on Mar 22, 2013 - 28 answers

How to rehearse a (radio) play

I've written a radio play, and I'm meeting the cast tomorrow for a rehearsal. This is the first play I've written (let alone a radio play) and I've never acted in anything either, so any hints and tips about how to run a rehearsal smoothly would be greatly appreciated, especially anything that relates especially to radio drama. [more inside]
posted by iivix on Mar 12, 2013 - 10 answers

The Drama of "The Drama of the Gifted Child"

Suggestions for coming to terms with childhood neglect. [more inside]
posted by trinity8-director on Mar 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

How do I deal with the stress and drama caused by my emotionally manipulative live-in sister? The emotional welfare of her two young children is also at stake. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Dec 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Why are third acts so difficult?

Why are third acts so difficult to execute well? [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Nov 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Thanksgiving with a side of family drama

My family's Thanksgiving has been hijacked by unwanted guests. Please help with etiquette so we're all happy. [more inside]
posted by Cloudberry Sky on Nov 11, 2012 - 74 answers

Help me get over being excluded from a bf's family event.

I wasn't invited to my boyfriend's family function, and I can't seem to get over it. Help me. [more inside]
posted by quodlibet on Jul 5, 2012 - 35 answers

No one came to the audition. What to do?

My friend is trying to stage his own play at a fringe festival. But when he held auditions, hardly anyone came. What should he do? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on May 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Liked it, put a ring on it, getting grief about it.

Previously a marriage skeptic, now engaged- my BFF is not taking it well and I have no idea how to talk to her about it. [more inside]
posted by shes_ajar on Apr 18, 2012 - 76 answers

How can I find you if I don't even know your name?

Help me remember a pair of sci-fi/drama movies a friend recommended several years ago that I've now forgotten the titles of. [more inside]
posted by byanyothername on Apr 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Dealing with a passive aggressive landlord.

Asking for a friend. She currently lives with 3 other people in a single family household in the Boston area. Recently her landlord/roommate sent the entire household a very passive agressive email and she'd like some opinions on how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by thekiltedwonder on Feb 7, 2012 - 52 answers

Drove two days into a Missouri firestorm

What is there to do in St Louis over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Dec 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Making Things Complicated

Is there any way to explain my feelings to this girl without being ridiculous and screwing everything up? [more inside]
posted by derrinyet on Jul 12, 2011 - 46 answers

Help me find an old cop drama

Can you help me find the name of an old cop show? It was on for two or three seasons in the 80's. [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on May 20, 2011 - 5 answers

Gobble, gobble, gobble, we'll talk turkey to that sun.

I was in a school play when I was in the first grade, in 1976. I would love to know what the play was, so I can find it and read it again! [more inside]
posted by tomboko on May 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Where to submit an audio drama you created

Are there any contests, websites, or similar things out there where I can submit a radio drama (audio dramatic monologue) that I created, and possibly share it with others? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Can't we just paint a pigeon blue?

I'm directing a high school play and need to make a bluebird fly away on stage, but using a real bird is out of the question. How can I create this effect? [more inside]
posted by MShades on Dec 9, 2010 - 17 answers

Get me out of here! Tactfully.

How can I peacefully and tactfully get out of the huge family Thanksgiving celebration for next year, or years after that? I've finally reached the end of my rope, I think. [more inside]
posted by kpht on Nov 26, 2010 - 60 answers

How to stay friends with both people in a break-up

How do I avoid alienating either of two friends who just broke up? I have to pull out of attending an event with one of them, so do I mention that it's because I'll be attending with the other, or say nothing about why, and risk running into them there? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me remember a movie where a woman falls through a table

Movie ID: Help me remember a movie I saw on a plane in the 1980's. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Aug 4, 2010 - 6 answers

What are the good Internet radio shows?

Which free streaming Internet radio shows are awesome? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jun 29, 2010 - 9 answers

I got too close and got burned.

I became too involved with my boyfriend's family and don't know how to escape his asshole younger brother. Here's the catch - we're all kids and their guilt tripping mother is involved. This is causing me a lot of grief and anxiety stemming from feeling trapped. [more inside]
posted by Yasuo on Jun 17, 2010 - 22 answers

This guy's a jerk, and I can't deal.

Help me through this terrible situation with a fellow student/ex-acquaintance and our mutual friends. Very long story inside: [more inside]
posted by Lizsterr on Jun 7, 2010 - 59 answers

Tickets please...movie tickets, that is.

When I was in Japan about ten years ago, I recall seeing a movie on the VHS rental racks about a guy working at a remote train station, possibly in the north of Japan? I seem to recall that the cover/poster had the station agent standing in a snowfall, and I think he was played by a much-loved actor, but I can't recall the title or the actor. I believe it's a dramatic film from the mid-to-late 1990s. Does this description ring any bells? I'd like to finally see it.
posted by ktoad on Feb 2, 2010 - 2 answers

Yes, another gift question. Sorry.

What would be a good TV show to give to a person with Alzheimer's? [more inside]
posted by Mavri on Dec 11, 2009 - 21 answers

Probably-needlessly-complicated-family-drama-filter.

So my grandfather is really sick and I haven't seen him in four years. Up until I turned eleven or twelve, our relationship was great. After that, not so much. Long, sorry. [more inside]
posted by Tha Race Card on Nov 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Taking high schoolers to Broadway?

How can I bring my low-income high school students to an off-Broadway show? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Oct 19, 2009 - 14 answers

If Ibsen sauce is good for the goose...

Molière's Don Juan, Alan Ayckbourn's Norman Dewars, Shaw's Leonard Charteris. I am clearly missing some greats, but who are theatre's other great philandering characters, male or female? (Theatre only, please, no films or television.)
posted by mykescipark on Oct 19, 2009 - 9 answers

ISO: Cake Pan in shape of Comedy/Drama Masks

I'm looking for a cake pan/mold in the shape of the traditional theater comedy/drama masks. [more inside]
posted by He Is Only The Imposter on Oct 1, 2009 - 4 answers

Make a sword safer?

Stage Combat Question. Is it possible to take a bladed weapon and render it safe for use on-stage (without damaging the weapon itself)? I seem to recall from my days as a DragonCon volunteer that cosplayer's swords had to be taped* and/or bated (or else the sword had to be peace-tied so as to prevent its leaving a scabbard), but I can't find a description of the safety-making process. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Aug 6, 2009 - 9 answers

UK TV Dramas

Recommendations for British television dramas. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Jan 12, 2009 - 55 answers

Suggest Some Good TV Shows

I'm in need of quality 30 minute or less dramas. I have a 35 minute bus commute and find it annoying to watch only half a show. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Sep 29, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me find a fifties font.

I need a few good fonts for various props in a 1956 play. Does anyone know of a list of several 1950's fonts? I need a sign, window lettering, and I'd like the program to have a fifties feel as well.
posted by nile_red on Aug 23, 2005 - 11 answers

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