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In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive—but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
Chuck tells the story of an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency. The message embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.
M*A*S*H tells the story of the doctors and nurses who work in the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital in Uijeongbu, South Korea, during the Korean War. They're all just getting through each day and on to the next. The causalities never stop coming; they can't save every wounded soul they find. And the army's micromanaging and red tape is unbearable. So, in their off time, they drink, carouse, and play pranks to create a feeling of normalcy in that crazy war zone.
Freaks and Geeks, set in a suburban high school in the 1980s, is a tale of two groups: the "freaks" and the "geeks." Linsey Weir is caught in the middle, as a star member of the Mathletes at McKinley High School before she started to associate with the "freaks." She sums up her dilemma: "All my new friends think I'm some goody-two-shoes, and all my old friends think I'm throwing my life away. What the hell am I supposed to do?"
The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is on the case, with clues including the dreams he had about her before she died. And with places in town like the Black Lodge and the White Lodge being filled with spirits threatening to swallow Dale whole, he's got his work cut out for him.
The Godfather chronicles the lives of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family in teh 1940's. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers—launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
Sterling Archer works at the New York headquarters of the International Secret Intelligence Service, which is run by his mother Malory. His mother is a talented manipulator, and is particularly good at bending her son to her will. When Sterling isn't killing people for hire and defeating terrorists, he is drinking, engaging in irresponsible sex, playing lacrosse, racing fast cars, and wearning turtleneck sweaters. And that's tame compared to what his mother and co-workers do in their free time.
When Matthew Crawley is named heir to Lord Grantham's estate of Downton Abbey, he and his mother leave their upper-middle-class life and enter the world of aristocrats. It won't be an easy transition. Lady Violet Crawley isn't so keen on letting a stranger butt into the practice, (distant) relative or not.
Teenage Buffy Summers was expelled from Hemery High for burning down the gym to kill the vampires inside. Her mother thought that moving to a smaller town like Sunnydale would give Buffy a chance to start anew. Unfortunately, their quaint new hometown is awash with supernatural activity, and a "Watcher" (Rupert Giles, the school librarian) has been sent to train her as a vampire slayer. Thankfully, Buffy has her "Scooby Gang" that includes her friends Xander and Willow to help her solve the town's mysteries and survive high school.
Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?
iZombie centers on Liv Moore, who used to be an overachieving medical resident. But turning into a zombie kind of put an end to that. Instead, Liv takes a job at the coroner's office so she can feed her hunger for brains in a relatively safe way by secretly snacking on the brains of corpses there. Liv has a lot on her plate: her friends and family think she has PTSD, she has to figure out if there are any more zombies in Seattle, and she still has to pretend everything's fine even though she has just become undead.
The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted prot&?eacute;g&?eacute;.
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Victor Hugo's tale of injustice, heroism, and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him, and has been a perennial favorite since it first appeared over 150 years ago. This exciting new translation with Jillian Tamaki's brilliant cover art will be a gift both to readers who have already fallen for its timeless story and to new readers discovering it for the first time.
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers an opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast, and features performances by a musical guest.