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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

Where can I find cable TV?

I am interested in alternatives to traditional cable/satellite television. We only have one really bad cable provider in the area that I do not want to get cable from. Satellite TV is not what I want either for a variety of reasons. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon TV don't offer the shows I am interested in like Discovery Channel, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, news channels, etc. Is there a way to stream this kind of programming from the internet? I am willing to pay for the service but I cannot find anywhere legitimate to get something like this from. Thanks
posted by qexcp on Aug 5, 2011 - 13 answers

SPOILER ALERT: This question contains spoilers for The Sopranos

Quick timeline question about The Sopranos season four (spoilers inside) [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Aug 4, 2011 - 7 answers

Anyone in Manila?

I need a contact for Viva Entertainment Inc. in the Philippines. [more inside]
posted by Ideefixe on Aug 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Help stop static bars on my tv

What is causing these static bars with my television? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Aug 4, 2011 - 8 answers

TV Show That You Can't Put Down

Since its inception, television has often been criticized for a lack of writing and/or artistic quality when compared to books. What television show made you realize for the first time that television has the potential not only for entertainment but also for quality storytelling? [more inside]
posted by schleppo on Jul 21, 2011 - 72 answers

What episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was rerun on Spike TV on August 19, 2004?

What episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was rerun on Spike TV on August 19, 2004? [more inside]
posted by chana meira on Jul 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Booty, Booty, Booty

I'm trying to recall a TV Show, I think in the 90s, that had the phrase, "Booty, booty, booty!" [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Jul 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for the Usurper We Like.

Looking for examples and/or literary history of a trope that I'd refer to as the Villains' Satan. [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Jul 1, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me to quirkify my life

I need some recommendations for TV shows set in small towns with quirky inhabitants. The more eccentric and lovable they are the better. [more inside]
posted by jihaan on Jun 27, 2011 - 51 answers

Macbook's ability to use TV disappeared overnight! Help!

Baffling and infuriating: Ability to use TV as external monitor for Macbook Pro has disappeared overnight! [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Jun 18, 2011 - 8 answers

What happened to Peter Bishop at end of Season 3 of Fringe?

I've read reviews and recaps but I still don't get what happened to Peter Bishop at end of the Fringe Season 3 finale episode The Day We Died. [Spoiler Warning] [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets on Jun 16, 2011 - 11 answers

What SCTV sketch is this?

SCTV-filter: In which sketch did Richard Harris (Dave Thomas), after being asked to keep speaking in his loud voice rather than lapse into his insufficiently audible quiet voice [both demonstrated here], say, loudly, "I'll try! But I don't know if I can sustain it!" [more inside]
posted by Trurl on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Best flat screen wall mount for the money?

Tell me about flat screen TV wall mounts and cable/wire management solutions [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Jun 3, 2011 - 4 answers

I want my MTV ID

Looking for a specific MTV station ID from the 80s or 90s, described within. [more inside]
posted by muta on Jun 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Do long winters occur on both Westeros and Essos?

Game of Thrones: I haven't read the book, but I've been watching the HBO t.v. series. Do the long winters occur only on the Westeros continent? Or is it assumed that the long winters impact both Essos and Westeros, and/or is the result of some global phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by nikkorizz on Jun 2, 2011 - 12 answers

Name a theme song that catapulted the artist to fame

Are there any musicians who hit it big after being "discovered" when a song of theirs was licensed for a TV show theme? [more inside]
posted by Plutor on Jun 1, 2011 - 44 answers

Could YOUR children be at risk?

I'm looking for video clips of television news stories in the sensationalist youth-at-risk genre. You know the format: "[Dubious-sounding youth trend or other phenomenon] is sweeping the nation. Could your children be at risk? Up next on [triflin-ass station desperate for viewers]!". [more inside]
posted by ixohoxi on May 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Spoken of but never seen

On the TV show Fraiser Niles' wife Maris is referred to often but never seen. What other show have a character(s) that the never seen? On M*A*S*H the characters refer to family members back home. So they would not count as they are not local to the shows primary location.
posted by tman99 on May 26, 2011 - 78 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

What are the best Justice League episodes of Smallvile?

Looking for the best Justice League episodes of Smallville. [more inside]
posted by lore on May 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for CDC shows

I'm looking for TV series that focus on the Center for Disease Control, and the people who work there. [more inside]
posted by np312 on May 13, 2011 - 8 answers

I need an episode of Win Ben Stein's Money

How can I get/see a copy of a specific episode of 'Win Ben Stein's Money'? [more inside]
posted by bq on May 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Waiting for the next playoff game is making me twitchy

Please recommend me some TV shows. Snowflakey list inside. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on May 2, 2011 - 44 answers

TV leads to dissing ?

"Television will lead to people disrespecting authority figures" ... what is this article/paper/book which I saw quoted recently ? [more inside]
posted by southof40 on Apr 20, 2011 - 2 answers

If only we could sharpen that image..

I am a sucker for mysteries that involve clues hidden in photographs/film clips and am looking for other examples(SPOILERS for Blow Up, Veronica Mars and Stieg Larsson inside...) [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Apr 12, 2011 - 24 answers

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