What did we learn from the season premiere of "Vikings" last week? It may have been over a thousand years ago, but even way back then divorce sucked, kids feel put in the middle, and women did not take kindly to a husband's suggestion they try a threesome. Ragnar, you dog, you!
It's time to push forward, but that may not be a good idea
We talk about the season finale, goats, Juan Pablo and much more
Doing a podcast right after the Oscars may have been a little much for us, as we had technical difficulties and human difficulties and, after panning John Travolta for mispronouncing Idina Menzel's name, I managed to slur it myself (but hey, I didn't call her Adele Dazim or anything). Thankfully, we had Billy Jr. and Shane from "Rods N' Wheels" (season finale 9:00 p.m. ET tonight on Discovery) as our guests. Could not have asked for nicer (or more patient) guys to chat with us. If you don't already watch the show, Melinda explains why you really, really should at the 33 minute mark. These guys are fun -- and shout out to Jay Leno, give them a call. They're waiting. We loved these guys, and we think you will, too. Here's the rundown (and, at the bottom, a clip from the show):
It was wall-to-wall nude and black with a few notable exceptions
This year it seemed everyone got a memo to blah it up on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards. Thankfully, a few women (and even a few men) willfully ignored the directive to dress like expensive paper bags. Maybe no one wanted to look like a crayon melting in the rain that never came, who knows? While some stars are still knockouts in beige, a few very notably were not.
It's either a bold move or a fashion fail
So, Pharrell Williams decided that wearing that oversized Vivienne Westwood ranger hat did not create enough buzz. Thus, we get shorts at the Oscars. Shorts. With dress shoes, without socks. Because I'm really not sure which socks would work with formal shorts and a bow tie. Excuse me, I think my head just exploded.
Warning: may cause nausea if you have a fear of heights
So far, so good. Climber Joby Ogwyn conducted one of several test jumps this week in preparation for his wingsuit flight off the summit of Mt. Everest, and you can watch the footage from one jump below. In May, Discovery will broadcast the epic live event, titled "Everest Jump Live," in 224 countries and territories. Warning: if you have a fear of heights, this clip may be a bit much for you.
The show's marathon runs from 6am to 3pm this Sunday
Believe it or not, the Oscars aren't the only game in town this weekend. I will be live tweeting the season five "The Real Housewives of New York" finale, too. The episode begins at 9 a.m. ET on Bravo Sun. March 2 as part of the network's "RHONY" marathon (which runs from 6:00 a.m. ET to 3:00 p.m. ET). It's all a warm up for the really exciting part -- the season six premiere of the show Tues. March 11 at 9:00 p.m. But wait, there's more! Like, a contest. A contest for cool stuff. Got your interest?
She made it to the altar, but what happened next was surprising
If you haven't seen the midseason premiere of "Grey's Anatomy" but are a fan of the show, you probably know the big cliffhanger was what April was going to do after Jackson's protestation of love. It's always great when a guy feels comfortable sharing his feelings, though it's a little less great when said guy decides to stand up and shout them at you as you're about to marry another guy. Timing is everything, isn't it?
BBC America will be releasing one a day on Instagram
"We're property." "Everything we are belongs to them." "You don't own us."
The battle for clone autonomy is gearing up to return on Sat. April 19 with season two of "Orphan Black." If that seems like an age from now, BBC America has been releasing one teaser trailer a day since Feb. 26 on their Instagram account (@OrphanBlacktv), with eight on the docket. If that's too much work (c'mon, people!) we've posted the latest three below.
Plus Eli isn't going gently into retirement, either
So, before the midseason break, I thought Sally had been taken down like a tranquilized zoo rhino. After you've asked the boss' henchman to help you cover up the fact you murdered your husband, most people might think the best option would be laying low. Shaking hands, kissing babies, maybe praying a lot, that sort of thing. I mean, there was no way Sally would do something to actively antagonize not only her boss but his Chief of Staff, right? The Chief of Staff that helped her cover up the murder, natch. That would be insane, right? Oh yeah, I forgot. This is "Scandal," the world that logical behavior forgot.
Damon's vampire bloodlust creates new complications
While it wasn't pretty, kudos to Damon and Enzo for working out a system with which to handle Damon's desire for vampire blood. It took a little scheduling, sure, but turning a human so you have something to eat in eight hours is sort of like thawing out some frozen chicken breasts so you can make dinner. But that was clearly too tidy for "The Vampire Diaries," so Wes and his Happy Traveler Back-up Band had to show up to ruin everything.