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What was this weird-ass cowboy show?

What was this trippy, cowboy-themed weekend morning TV show I used to watch in Brooklyn in the early 1990s? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Feb 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Entertain Me!

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 - 59 answers

I am literally dying to find out what that music was.

What was this music from Parks & Rec last night? [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Feb 3, 2012 - 3 answers

I never thought I'd be complaining because I couldn't hear the commercials, but here I am.

Why does my television's sound intermittently cut out? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Jan 31, 2012 - 4 answers

What was this weird sitcom that I saw part of while at the gym?

I saw a brief snippet of a sitcom while at the gym. It involved some very tame sexy playtime that surprised me. Can you help me identify what show it was? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Jan 31, 2012 - 10 answers

A story before its time. Its time is now.

Seeking a 1950s sf short story, probably by a notable author, that presaged a panopticon-esque surveillance society. My google-fu pride is injured that I can't find a trace of it. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Jan 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Can I have One Media Playlist to Rule Them All?

I recently bought a new TV, replacing one from the early 90s. And I went a bit crazy plugging in ALL the things. The trouble is... there's still nothing on! Is there some kind of master TV / movie / media guide I can use to tell me what device or service(s) offer what I want to watch? [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

television | rules the nation

Setting up a media PC for my television. Already have all the hardware set up, just wondering what kind of software people are using to have a "reasonable television-like experience" with mouse only or wireless xbox360 controller (currently looking in to getting one of these) [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Jan 20, 2012 - 6 answers

Non-streaming Chinese TV online?

Where can I watch non-streaming Chinese TV online? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Jan 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Cognitive Surplu$

Is time spent watching TV correlated with income? [more inside]
posted by JayCruz on Jan 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me understand how DirecTV handles installations

Could you help me understand the structure and entities involved in DirecTV installation? This information I need pertains specifically to DirecTV, not to any other company. I'd like to know about the relationships between DirecTV and the companies and people who do the installations, and how the money flows between the various people and entities. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 3 answers

TV Theme Song Stumper

I'm trying to find a TV show theme song via a vague recollection of the song that might not even be correct. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Jan 12, 2012 - 8 answers

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Robot?

Was there actually an unaired TV pilot about a robotic Sherlock Holmes as seen here? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jan 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Name that TV Show: Historical Weaponry Edition

Can anyone identify this TV show about historical weaponry I saw in the late '90s/early 2000s? Basically, every episode featured the host learning how to use a different weapon. [more inside]
posted by gueneverey on Jan 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Identify an obscure Canadian TV show?

Looking for the name of a show that aired during the mid 1980s in BC on the Knowledge Network. The only detail I remember clearly is that one of the characters, a young Nordic-looking girl, was a hemophiliac.
posted by Lorin on Dec 31, 2011 - 0 answers

Don Ho sings 'Sabotage'

Early in his career, Conan O'Brien had Don Ho as his guest. Don Ho did a cover version of the Beastie Boys' single "Sabotage". This was the greatest piece of television history I have ever experienced. Is it available anywhere?
posted by Quonab on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Need TV Speakers For My Parents

I need TV speakers for my parents. How do I figure out which ones I need? [more inside]
posted by pmed on Dec 17, 2011 - 4 answers

OHHHH-HOOO said the King of Bekjae

Emperor Wang Gun. It is one of the best TV shows you have never seen. Unfortunately, I have only seen parts of it. Is there any way I can purchase this show at a reasonable price? All I can find is a heartbreakingly priced $300 DVD set.
posted by furiousxgeorge on Dec 15, 2011 - 3 answers

Get me hooked on a TV show in one episode

Recommend the one episode that will get me hooked on a good TV show. [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Dec 6, 2011 - 98 answers

Recommend some British Mysteries to watch via Netflix streaming.

My mom is looking for a new television series to watch via Netflix streaming in the British mystery genre. Please recommend some for her! [more inside]
posted by hwickline on Dec 6, 2011 - 38 answers

What does Market 8 represent- a region, a number of viewers?

Please explain to me the hierarchy of News Markets? [more inside]
posted by MansRiot on Nov 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Why are missing letters in closed captioning missing in pairs?

Why do missing letters in closed captioning always appear in pairs? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Nov 14, 2011 - 11 answers

Tights are not pants. Apparently, some tights are not even tights.

In what movie(?) does a little brother draw lines on the back of his sister's legs to fake a pair of silk stockings? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Nov 3, 2011 - 16 answers

What TV episodes do I show the aliens first?

Looking for the top episodes of any TV series. "Best", most ground-breaking, controversial, funniest, awesome guest stars... Series/Season endings are easier, it's the stuff leading up to that where I need help. [more inside]
posted by a_green_man on Nov 2, 2011 - 67 answers

Which Samsung TV Apps are the best?

What are the best Samsung TV Apps for watching movies and TV? [more inside]
posted by junipero on Oct 29, 2011 - 3 answers

MovieFilter? Where can I find intelligent discussion about movies and t.v.?

Where can I find intelligent writing or discussion about movies and t.v. shows? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Oct 29, 2011 - 24 answers

So little to go on

I have the vaguest of memories of a TV movie I may have seen around the mid-80s, possibly on public television. Could have been British, or at least set in the UK. It was somewhat creepy, at least it was to young me at the time. It was about a family wherein one of the boys had magic powers. My only real memory is a shot of this boy putting his hands into a kitchen counter as if the kitchen counter were soft clay or a portal to another dimension, drawing some material out of it, and making a little sculpture of an animal (lion?) Young me found that special effect surprisingly unnerving. I thought it might be a WonderWorks production but none of the titles seem to match. Ring any bells for anyone?
posted by doift on Oct 23, 2011 - 2 answers

What recordings can only be watched at TV museums?

What rare, important, especially unusual recordings can I only see at TV museums in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by stleric on Oct 21, 2011 - 9 answers

I don't want to *cook* the recipes, I just want to laugh at them.

"Chicken Diane in only 30 minutes!" Please help me track down the name of this 1980s-90s quick-recipe card subscription service advertised on U.S. television. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Finding a safe Swedish proxy for watching video content?

I want to watch Swedish television via the web, but much of the content is blocked geographically and available within Sweden only. I prefer free, but I'm willing to pay a nominal monthly/yearly amount. I did locate this company during my Google search - I don't know if this service is overkill for my needs. Is it safe to use a foreign proxy and would it be wise to install the proxy on a separate router? I have no idea how any of this works.
posted by Bushmiller on Oct 6, 2011 - 2 answers

dive into an adventure as predictable as the universe itself

I've started watching Stargate: Atlantis. Does it...get better? [more inside]
posted by the bricabrac man on Oct 6, 2011 - 33 answers

Was there a 1950's tv show in the US that sold blueprints for houses?

Family legend states that my grandparents had their 1950's, smalltown Ohio house built from (adapted) blueprints they obtained by writing in to a television show. Is this possible? If so, which tv show, and is there any way I can get a copy of the blueprints? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Oct 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Customers who recently made a contract with Kyuubey also liked...

If I loved Puella Magi Madoka Magica, what other shows or films will I love? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Oct 2, 2011 - 9 answers

New Television Questions!

Please Hope me select a new TV. [more inside]
posted by Danf on Sep 30, 2011 - 22 answers

We're Gonna have a TV Party Tonight...maybe

How do we get NBC/KNTV on our TV without cable in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Sep 27, 2011 - 23 answers

but I have promises to keep

Insomnia-filter: Help this stressed-out couch-sleeper re-learn how to sleep in the bedroom (with television). [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Sep 26, 2011 - 18 answers

Educational programs and movies

What are some cool kids movies or television programs that are not documentaries, are educational, engaging, and do not simply teach values & behavior? [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Sep 13, 2011 - 32 answers

Washington Cigarettes?

Do Washington brand cigarettes exist in the US? I have seen them on Breaking Bad and other TV shows and movies. [more inside]
posted by CCBC on Sep 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Can you still buy a simple cable television setup?

I need a really simple digital cable television setup for my elderly, easily confused parent. [more inside]
posted by LastOfHisKind on Sep 11, 2011 - 11 answers

One Home Entertainment System to Rule Them All

I would like to buy a home entertainment system. I would like to listen to music, watch television, movies, and play videogames. I would like to have Netflix. I would like to stream media from my network or the cloud. I want great sound but I am not an audiophile, although I am not averse to spending a lot on speakers. I do not want to spend more than 8 hours doing research. I will spend up to $2500-$3000. How do I attack this problem? Can you recommend specific TV's, receivers, speakers, or stuff like a Roku box? Can you recommend sites that provide easy to understand, objective reviews of equipment like TelevisionInfo? I do not want to hit the forums if I don't have to. Can you recommend specific configurations of equipment or point me to sites that supply this information. I feel like if I don't get pointed in the right direction, I am going to over analyze this and spend far too much time that I don't have. I just want a rocking home entertainment solution for my family that I won't want to upgrade a week later.
posted by jasondigitized on Sep 9, 2011 - 13 answers

O Canada! Tell me of your funny witch movies

Attention Canadians! I need help identifying a witch/fairly tale movie from the late eighties. [more inside]
posted by villanelles at dawn on Sep 4, 2011 - 0 answers

Cheap TV to use as monitor?

Looking for a small (~15") TV to use as a monitor and for playing video games on. What are the options? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Is it worth it to keep my HDTV or just get a regular TV + Apple TV?

Just bought an HDTV. Is it worth it, or should I just get a regular TV + Apple TV? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Sep 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Getting one's soap opera fix...

Are older episodes (i.e. 2000 - present) of daytime soap operas available either for rental or purchase? [more inside]
posted by Telpethoron on Aug 29, 2011 - 2 answers

Where can I watch English football in Padova?

Where can I watch English football in Padova, Italy? [more inside]
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Aug 29, 2011 - 0 answers

70's Disney(?) Movie With Still-Frame Animation

I'm trying to remember an old (most probably Disney) short feature or possibly an episode of "Wonderful World of Disney" which began with an opening narration, accompanied by pictures of each word the narrator says. (for example, if he said "I felt happy" there would be a picture of an eye, then a picture of a piece of felt, then a picture of a smiley face, timed to his words.) [more inside]
posted by ShutterBun on Aug 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Cancelled series: couple builds neighborhood resistance cell BEFORE alien invasion

What was this cancelled or never-aired TV series: aliens invade Earth, and an older-looking, probably not-really-human couple reveal that they brought a bunch of people uniquely suited to fight the invasion together to live in their neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by mistersix on Aug 11, 2011 - 6 answers

Star as Exec Producer?

Why are many TV shows giving the lead an Executive Producer credit? [more inside]
posted by Zhai on Aug 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Name my feminist tv blog!

What should I call my feminist TV blog? [more inside]
posted by citywolf on Aug 9, 2011 - 38 answers

Portable Media Player that supports WMV and composite?

ProductFilter: Looking for a Portable Media Player that supports WMV file formats AND composite or S-Video output. And is hopefully not a piece of junk. [more inside]
posted by scolbath on Aug 9, 2011 - 3 answers

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