NAME! THAT! SHOW! From a single still image.
March 4, 2021 8:52 AM   Subscribe

A few of us were in a meeting with someone with their TV paused in the background. We've become obsessed with figuring out what show/movie it is.

This meeting was late at night, and now 5 of us are obsessed with figuring out what show or movie this grainy screenshot of a paused tv in the background of a zoom call.

Not because it's important, not because we want to watch it (though maybe), but just because we've been in quarantine a long time and we needed mystery in our lives.

Could we ask her? Sure, but the meeting was two weeks ago and it isn't someone any of us know outside of this one meeting and we've enjoyed the running mystery for all of us.
posted by magnetsphere to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
The guy kind of looks like Philip Michael Thomas. Could it be Miami Vice? The blazer-over-t-shirt wardrobe is appropriate.
posted by kevinbelt at 9:05 AM on March 4 [2 favorites]


A tangential thought - maybe figure out what streaming service has that interface ("More to watch" in the lower-left etc.), and that might narrow the available shows. I'd guess a recent TV show, given that it's in 16:9.
posted by mark7570 at 9:10 AM on March 4 [1 favorite]


I believe this shot shows La Trice Harper as the character Deja from the recently aired S5 Ep 9 of This is Us.
posted by alygator at 9:21 AM on March 4 [39 favorites]


Following up from alygator's suggestion - here's a screengrab from 19:53 in that episode.
posted by spielzebub at 9:37 AM on March 4 [28 favorites]


Holy crap.
posted by Mchelly at 9:44 AM on March 4 [9 favorites]


THANK YOU Alygator and Spielzebub!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by magnetsphere at 10:02 AM on March 4 [2 favorites]


This question gave me more pandemic joy than I want to admit.
posted by archimago at 2:26 PM on March 4 [3 favorites]


Yes, I definitely just need to jump in and say holy crap, y'all are amazing sleuths and knowers of things.
posted by Snowishberlin at 3:18 PM on March 4


That was AwSOmE!
posted by BoscosMom at 8:47 PM on March 4


Amazing. And under 30 minutes from question to answer.
posted by gingerbeer at 7:58 PM on March 6


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