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Watch the Best Episodes of a TV Series With ShowSkimmer

Watch the Best Episodes of a TV Series With ShowSkimmer

The site ShowSkimmer is a new tool for finding the best episodes of a TV show. Search for a series, and ShowSkimmer will list the best 5, 10, 25, or 50 episodes, in chronological order. It’s a great way to watch a series while skipping all the forgettable episodes—which is especially good for long-running sitcoms with light plots and a lot of time to fill. If you’re watching something short...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 19:00. 2 comments

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 15, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 15, 2019

Jerry Seinfeld is back behind the wheel of a lot of fancy cars (and it looks like one moped?) as the next installment of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee drops on Friday. Bridget Everett, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Jamie Foxx and Seth Rogen are all part of the innocuous, low-commitment froth this time around. If you prefer something with a very slight bit more gravitas, may I suggest...

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Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 13:59.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of December 31, 2018

The end of year offerings from Netflix were grim, so it is with pleasure that I welcome the bumper crop of entertainment in this week’s harvest. We’ve got the full complement of Indiana Jones flicks arriving on Tuesday (I see we are now calling the first installment “Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which I guess is helpful for alphabetical filing?)

Old Home Week continues with...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 15, 2019 at 01:22.

You Can Skip These Oscar-Nominated Movies 

You Can Skip These Oscar-Nominated Movies 

You haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody!? That’s fine. The Lifehacker staff gathered our collective 2018 movie-watching experience, and named the Oscar-nominated movies that you can safely skip—including ones we ourselves did not even watch. You can actually safely skip any movie, ever, that’s how entertainment works. But you can especially skip these!

A Star Is Born

I am pleased to relieve you of...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 15, 2019 at 00:28.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 5, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 5, 2018

Let’s cut the crap and stop pretending there’s anything you want to watch this week besides The Great British Baking Show: Collection 6 (better known as Series 9 in the UK). It’s the most soothing show that ever there was and we all know it.

Too sticky sweet? Then perhaps you’ll enjoy Westside,  a new “unscripted Netflix series” (read: “reality show”) that was definitely elevator-pitched as...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 15, 2019 .

How to Find Better Podcasts

How to Find Better Podcasts

There are more podcasts out there than you could ever try, but most of them are crap, or just aren’t your thing. How do you find the good stuff? I talked to Caroline Crampton, editor of the email newsletter the Listener, where she recommends three to five great podcast episodes every day. To find them, she listens to 2–6 hours of podcasts a day, and she’s constantly searching for shows to...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 23:52.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 24, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 24, 2018

Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgård in a “harrowing mystery” set in a remote Alaskan village? Let’s do this! Hold the Dark is directed by Jeremy Saulnier (Blue Ruin) and premieres on Friday. I haven’t seen A Wrinkle in Time (Tuesday) and probably won’t watch because it will ruin my precious memories of the book (Charles Wallace!), but I hear it’s very good for kids.

Oh, and there’s a new...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 22:46.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 3, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of June 3, 2019

Is there one show everyone agrees is stellar? Yes, and that show is Black Mirror. And Season 5 (there have been four seasons?! We are getting old, friends) drops on Wednesday. Wednesday! A weird day of the week to debut a highly anticipated series! Start coughing and complaining of chills on Monday and your calling in sick on Wednesday will seem totally plausible.

Arriving This...
Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 20:43.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 17, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of September 17, 2018

I’m most excited this week about a weird limited series called Maniac from Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective, It). Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star as patients in a “mindbending pharmaceutical trial gone awry.” It looks like they hallucinate themselves into a lot of wacky situations, allowing for lots of different costumes, wigs and prosthetics, which is always a good...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 20:26.

What to Watch When It's Hot as Hell and You Refuse to Go Outside

What to Watch When It's Hot as Hell and You Refuse to Go Outside

Post-July 4th, things get disgusting, weather-wise, in much of the U.S. In New York City, where I and much of Team Lifehacker live, we spend a lot of time outside, shuffling through the humid, hot-dog-scented soup that is summer in a crowded, polluted metropolis. And so we become indoor cats, taking refuge indoors, looking for the hermit’s equivalent of the beach read, which, as everyone...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 14, 2019 at 16:33.

The Best Podcasts for Falling Asleep

The Best Podcasts for Falling Asleep

Now that every person on earth has a podcast, you can find one for any topic or need—in fact you can pick your favorite from a whole roster. Say you need a podcast that’s interesting enough to stop your mind from spinning into late-night anxiety; quiet enough to calm you in bed; and boring enough that you don’t stay up an extra hour waiting for the end. We looked at some of the...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 14, 2019 at 12:37.

What Books to Read This Summer

What Books to Read This Summer

The best format for a summer book is a paperback: readable in bright sunlight, light enough to throw in a bag, cheap enough to destroy with grass and sand and water. But whatever format you read in, here are the books the Lifehacker staff recommends this summer.

Beth Skwarecki, Health Editor:

I really enjoyed Christie Aschwanden’s Good to Go , which is a look at fitness “recovery” trends. It’s...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 11:37.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 29, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 29, 2019

It’s May, and your cup runneth over—if not in all areas of your life, then at least the most important one: the area in which you recline on your sectional, eating Pop Corners while alternately watching TV and playing on your phone (some call this area the “living room”; I prefer “salon” or “parlour”). We’ve got Knock Down the House (Wednesday), a doc about AOC’s 2018 congressional campaign....

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 14, 2019 at 11:30.

I'm Janet Varney, and This Is How I Work

I'm Janet Varney, and This Is How I Work
How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.  

Janet Varney is best known for—well, it depends on what you like her from. She’s acted in The Legend of Korra, You’re the Worst, and Stan Against Evil, and created the IFC web series Fortune Rookie. She stars in the audio-drama podcast Voyage to the...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 07:03.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of May 13, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of May 13, 2019

Life is hard, and for this reason, you deserve something nice, which is why I got you Nailed It!: Season 3 (Friday). There’s a lady with Iris Apfel glasses this season!

We’ve already discussed how I feel about the NO Still LAUGH-IN: The Stars Celebrate  (also Friday) so I won’t go into it again except to say that I’m pretty sure the show, which I remember as a mixture of catchphrases...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 05:10.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 20, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of August 20, 2018

A moody teen love story with a supernatural twist featuring Guy Pearce uttering lines like, “You’re a young woman in a frightening new world. I think you just need somebody to walk through it with you”? Could it be this summer’s answer to Stranger Things? Let us hope that The Innocents (Friday, Aug. 24) is even half as entertaining— if it is, it’ll win the week.

Other promising debuts include...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 04:51.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 26, 2018

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of November 26, 2018

I will not, for love or money, be watching Bumping Mics with Jeff Ross & Dave Attel, but I’m aware that these are two “comedian’s comedians” and there are a lot of people who do not find them tedious and self-indulgent. So, feel free to watch these two dudes “roast each other, the audience, and special guests” starting Tuesday.

I’m going to throw my (top) hat in the ring for Death by Magic...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 04:17.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 22, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of April 22, 2019

Whatever is going on in the calamitous phantasmagoria known as I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson (Tuesday) is both frightening and intriguing, and it’s the best you’re going to do on Netflix this week. Allegedly, it’s a sketch comedy show brought to you by The Lonely Island, starring Robinson, of Comedy Central’s Detroiters (I must be watching too much Netflix because this is the...

Melissa Kirsch Melissa Kirsch Jul 14, 2019 at 03:45.

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019

What's Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of February 4, 2019

Who among us is excited for the triumphant return to the stage of Ray Romano? Not me! But I’m assuming the same people who kept Everybody Loves Raymond on the air for 11 years have been anxiously anticipating Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner, Romano’s first standup special in 23 years, which hits Netflix on Tuesday.

Let’s hope that ¡Nailed It! México (Friday) is going to be as fun as...

Nick Douglas Nick Douglas Jul 13, 2019 at 13:34.

I'm Franki Chan, Founder of IHEARTCOMIX, and This Is How I Work

I'm Franki Chan, Founder of IHEARTCOMIX, and This Is How I Work
How I WorkThe How I Work series asks heroes, experts, and all-around productive people to share their shortcuts, workspaces, routines, and more.  

If you’re trying to combine creative work with “pay the bills” work, look at IHEARTCOMIX, a creative agency that integrates its client work (recent projects include marketing for Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns) with in-house projects like the...

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