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Vikings: The Last Act  Season 6, Ep 20

Ubbe is forced to cleanse a grave taint to the relationship with his new friends. Ivar discovers his destiny. Hvitserk continues to evolve. Series finale.
posted by porpoise on Jan 7, 2021 - 5 comments

Vikings: The Lord Giveth...  Season 6, Ep 19

Ubbe and co make new friends in the new lands, but the way was happily paved by an old one. Alfred keeps a stiff upper lip and walks into Ivar's underhanded strategies. Harald sees an old face. Ingrid and Erik play a twisted game of house.
posted by porpoise on Jan 4, 2021 - 1 comment

Vikings: It's Only Magic  Season 6, Ep 18

Ubbe and co find paradise and its inhabitantsg. Alfred gives himself a new look, but can't run from his illness. Hvitserk, as brother, knows whenever Ivar is going to be up to something. Ingrid continues to stir up trouble in Kattegat, Erik wants retribution.
posted by porpoise on Jan 4, 2021 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Raft of Medusa  Season 6, Ep 17

Ivar and Harald return to return to England, but not before setting a plan in motion. King Alfred begins defense with strong offense against them. Ingrid practices some traditional pharmacology. The escapees from Iceland continue on.
posted by porpoise on Jan 2, 2021 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Final Straw  Season 6, Ep 16

Ivar and Hvitserk return to Kattegat, have conversations with themselves. Harald drunkenly unloads on Ivar the ashes of his 'victory.' Torvi and Ubbe are on a death ship trying to find land.
posted by porpoise on Jan 2, 2021 - 0 comments

Vikings: All at Sea  Season 6, Ep 15

Ubbe makes a choice in the face of utter insanity under the Icelandic sun. Igor returns to see his uncle. In Kattegat, Erik's ambitions become ever more apparent while Gunnhild and Ingrid's relationship becomes terminally dire.
posted by porpoise on Jan 1, 2021 - 3 comments

Vikings: Lost Souls  Season 6, Ep 14

Oleg does some religion in Kiev while Igor has his own homecoming and opens up to Ivar. Harald is an ass on his way to coronation, Erik executes a lowhanded plan. Ubbe starting to accept that Iceland be crazy.
posted by porpoise on Jan 1, 2021 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Signal  Season 6, Ep 13

Ivar develops feelings of jealousy towards Hvitserk. Hvitserk Hvitserks (or does he?). Gunnhild and Ingrid square off. Harald does a "how do you like me now." There's a Fat Jesus analogue thrown in for some reason.
posted by porpoise on Dec 31, 2020 - 2 comments

Vikings: All Change  Season 6, Ep 12

The Rus return to Kiev, Oleg Olegs before spinning further plans. The wheels of succession start to turn in Kattegat (and Iceland [and Kiev]). Hvitserk begins a relationship with a potential BFF. Ivar is put in a difficult situation.
posted by porpoise on Dec 31, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: King of Kings  Season 6, Ep 11

In Norway, the battle against the Rus has had grave consequences. Ubbe learns the truth about what happened in Iceland.
posted by porpoise on Dec 31, 2020 - 3 comments

Vikings: The Best Laid Plans  Season 6, Ep 10

The one where Ivar shanks Bjorn. Midseason finale/ cliffhanger.
posted by porpoise on Feb 8, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: Resurrection  Season 6, Ep 9

Ubbe and Torvi are able to inexplicably meet their unknown wanderer while in Iceland; Bjorn reconsiders who his enemies truly are after Erik's scouting mission,which prompts him to being able to inexplicably convince an old nemesis to join him; Ivar inexplicably reunites with Hvitserk.
posted by porpoise on Feb 7, 2020 - 0 comments

Vikings: Valhalla Can Wait  Season 6, Ep 8

Bjorn faces a difficult decision. Ubbe and Torvi leave Kattegat, in search of new lands and perhaps old friends. Oleg's plans for the invasion of Scandinavia are taking shape, and King Harald is baffled by the origin of a mysterious raiding party.
posted by porpoise on Jan 25, 2020 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Ice Maiden  Season 6, Ep 7

Bjorn returns to Kattegat; Harald gains a measure of revenge on Olaf; in Kiev, interesting news reaches Ivar and Igor about Prince Dir.
posted by porpoise on Jan 18, 2020 - 2 comments

Vikings: Death and the Serpent  Season 6, Ep 6

"Bjorn is forced to act quickly in the aftermath of the election for the King of all Norway. The bandits attack Lagertha's village again, confident of victory. But when the defense boils down to single combat with Lagertha, victory for the bandits looks less certain. Back in Kattegat, haunted and paranoid, Hvitserk continues to unravel."
posted by homunculus on Jan 9, 2020 - 9 comments

Vikings: All the Prisoners   Season 6, Ep 4

Lagertha leads her village's response to the recent attacks but despite her best efforts, when the inevitable attack comes, the consequences are tragic. Olaf has a bold new plan for the future of Norway. In Kiev, although Ivar discusses Oleg's ambitions for Scandinavia, he's actually more interested in the plight of Igor, the young heir who Oleg controls.
posted by porpoise on Dec 23, 2019 - 0 comments

Vikings: Ghosts, Gods and Running Dogs   Season 6, Ep 3

Lagertha is forced to take action; In Kiev, although Oleg continues to be friendly, Ivar is aware of the threat which Oleg poses to the vulnerable young heir to the throne; Bjorn has answered the call and come to the aid of an old enemy, and Hvitserk continues to fall apart.
posted by porpoise on Dec 14, 2019 - 1 comment

Vikings: The Prophet  Season 6, Ep 2

"Messengers arrive in Kattegat with news that presents Bjorn with a dilemma. As Bjorn attempts to do the right thing as ruler of Kattegat, Prince Oleg of Kiev seems untroubled by his conscience. Lagertha has settled into her new, peaceful life, but danger lurks nearby."
posted by homunculus on Dec 5, 2019 - 0 comments

Vikings: New Beginnings  Season 6, Ep 1

"Bjorn struggles with the responsibilities of kingship and finds he can't rely on his mother, Lagertha; she has other plans. Ivar falls into the hands of Kievan Rus, and in their ruthless and unpredictable ruler, Prince Oleg, he may finally have met his match."
posted by homunculus on Dec 5, 2019 - 4 comments

Forged in Fire: Season 2: All Episodes (2016)  Season 2, Ep 0

New challenges for the bladesmiths, and, for the first time, some contestants are women. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Feb 1, 2018 - 0 comments

Forged in Fire: Forged In Fire, Season 1 (2015)  Season 1, Ep 0

Knife- and sword-making blacksmiths (bladesmiths) from around the US compete to make strong, sharp, elegant weapons in this History Channel game show. In each episode, four bladesmiths each forge a knife blade under time and materials constraints. The best three then add handles to and polish/finish their blades, and the two finalists then each get 5 days at their home forges to re-create a historic weapon. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Jan 30, 2018 - 8 comments

Vikings: The Departed, part 1  Season 5, Ep 1

Remaining sons of Ragnar plans to retain Kattegat while Bjorne travels somewhere [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Dec 2, 2017 - 3 comments

Vikings: The Reckoning  Season 4, Ep 20

The Brothers Lothbrok fulfill their vow to revenge Rangar's death, but can anything hold them together in victory? [more inside]
posted by dnash on Feb 2, 2017 - 6 comments

Vikings: On The Eve  Season 4, Ep 19

In an action-focused episode, Ragnar's sons turn their attack to King Ecbert and Aethelwulf, while Lagertha fends off an attack on Kattegat.
posted by dnash on Jan 26, 2017 - 9 comments

Vikings: Revenge  Season 4, Ep 18

Ragnar's plan comes to fruition; the Viking army lands on the coast of Northumbria.
posted by porpoise on Jan 21, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: The Great Army  Season 4, Ep 17

Bjorn heads home to join his brothers as they plot a grand revenge for their father's death. Tensions arise between the brothers about what to do with Lagertha. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jan 12, 2017 - 2 comments

Vikings: Crossings  Season 4, Ep 16

Bjorn and his fleet launch an attack in Moorish Spain. Meanwhile in Kattegat, Lagertha takes up the throne in the face of threats from Ivar.
posted by dnash on Jan 5, 2017 - 5 comments

Vikings: All His Angels  Season 4, Ep 15

Ragnar is handed over to King Aelle to meet his fate. Ivar returns to Kattegat with the news.
posted by dnash on Dec 30, 2016 - 11 comments

Vikings: In the Uncertain Hour Before the Morning  Season 4, Ep 14

Lagertha and Aslaug face off over the rulership of Kattegat. Ubbe and Sigurd aren't happy with the results. Ragnar and King Ecbert meet again, and plan to fulfill what Ragnar sees as his fate.
posted by dnash on Dec 23, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: Two Journeys  Season 4, Ep 13

Ragnar and Ivar wash up on the shore of Wessex with only a handful of their crew. Bjorn makes a deal with Rollo for safe passage on the shores of Francia. Lagertha decides it's time to reclaim Kattegat.
posted by dnash on Dec 15, 2016 - 5 comments

Vikings: The Vision  Season 4, Ep 12

Ragnar seeks to equip his voyage to Wessex, even while being warned that the gods have deserted him. Bjorn prepares to fulfill his dream of exploring the Mediterranean.
posted by porpoise on Dec 9, 2016 - 7 comments

Vikings: The Outsider  Season 4, Ep 11

Ragnar has returned, with a plan to return to Wessex. Bjorn already has another destination in mind, with the aid of new ships from Floki. Ivar faces a test of his manhood.
posted by dnash on Dec 1, 2016 - 9 comments

Milwaukee Blacksmith: Season one of "Milwaukee Blacksmith"  Season 1, Ep 0

A Milwaukee family specializes in the "second-oldest profession..." blacksmithing, creating giant pieces of art out of iron.
posted by drezdn on Sep 6, 2016 - 2 comments

Roots: Night 4  Season 1, Ep 4

Part 4. After more than 20 years in England, Chicken George is given his freedom and returns to the Lea farm. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 3, 2016 - 3 comments

Roots: Night 3  Season 1, Ep 3

Part 3. As George grows to manhood, he exhibits traits of both parents. Like Tom Lea, he loves cockfighting and carousing; an accomplished trainer of gamecocks, he earns the nickname "Chicken George." [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 2, 2016 - 7 comments

Roots: Night 2  Season 1, Ep 2

Part 2. In 1775, Kunta is working on the Waller farm when he meets English Redcoats encouraging slaves to run away and join the English army. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jun 1, 2016 - 4 comments

Roots: Night 1  Season 1, Ep 1

In 1750 in the river region of The Gambia in West Africa, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, have their first child, a son named Kunta. (Part 1 of a 4 part series) [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on May 30, 2016 - 12 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Biggest Unsolved Mystery  Season 1, Ep 14

Craig ponders if all mysteries involve serial killers, like DB Cooper, The Zodiac Killer, the Easter Island statues, the Black Dahlia murder, Stonehenge and Jack The Ripper. To solve them, he enlisted a crack team of comedian Michael Ian Black, hat wearer Josh Wolf, and actor Jason Biggs.
posted by lmfsilva on May 14, 2016 - 7 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Most Plausible Conspiracy Theory  Season 1, Ep 12

In a show dedicated to conspiracy theories, Craig starts off with one of his own, but it fails to get any traction. Far more plausible, The Illuminati, hollow earth, fake moon landing, Area 51, Fort Knox true contents and who killed JFK. OR ARE THEY? To help Craig with that, astronaut Mike Massimino, comedian Kurt Braunohler and director (as well as James Franco and Seth Rogen's father) Judd Apatow.
posted by lmfsilva on Apr 29, 2016 - 0 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Greatest Man-Made Structure   Season 1, Ep 11

Craig does his little turn on the catwalk, and focus his conversation stimulator on the greatest man-made structures: Brooklyn Bridge, The Eiffel Tower, Hoover Dam, The Empire State Building, the Pyramid of Giza and The Great Wall. Guests are Extreme Home Makeover host Ty Pennington, Comedian Noël Wells and Actor Adam Goldberg.
posted by lmfsilva on Apr 22, 2016 - 4 comments

Vikings: The Last Ship  Season 4, Ep 10

Ragnar and Rollo face off at last in a climactic river battle. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Apr 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Biggest Fall From Grace   Season 1, Ep 10

Is this a history show? Is it a comedy show? Yes. Tonight: PR Expert Howard Bragman, circumcised Canadian comedian Mark Forward and former late night host Jay Leno discuss who took the biggest tumble, from Richard Nixon, OJ Simpson, Andrew Johnson, Jimmy Fallon Jim and Tammy Faye Baker, Benedict Arnold and Bill Cosby. Lakers are excluded because they are a group.
posted by lmfsilva on Apr 16, 2016 - 2 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: The Drug That Changed The World  Season 1, Ep 9

Did Craig enjoyed the drugs? Sometimes he did, other times he was attacked by killer ducks with the guy that went on to play Dr. Who. Now he talks about them with historian David Eisenbach, Drunk History host Derek Waters and actress Maria Bello. Up to discussion: Alcohol, Cocaine, LSD, PEDs, Marijuana and Caffeine.
posted by lmfsilva on Apr 8, 2016 - 5 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Most Influential Band   Season 1, Ep 8

Craig does not agree with the some choices of Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Run-DMC and The Beatles. He is joined by rock critic Alan Light, comedian Tom Papa and Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
posted by lmfsilva on Apr 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Vikings: What Might Have Been  Season 4, Ep 6

Ragnar and the Vikings weather a storm on their way back to Paris, where Rollo awaits them. Meanwhile in Essex, King Ecbert sends his son and grandson off on a pilgrimage to Rome.
posted by dnash on Mar 25, 2016 - 8 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Greatest Invention Since 1950   Season 1, Ep 7

Craig Ferguson reflects on the purpose of Scottish inventions before looking at the greatest inventions since 1950 with Shark Tank star Lori Greiner, actress Kate Flannery and musician Trace Adkins. Pointing around his house he found the Internet, Microwaves, Personal Computers, Viagra, Velcro and Jetliners.
posted by lmfsilva on Mar 25, 2016 - 2 comments

Vikings: Promised  Season 4, Ep 5

Ragnar shares confidences and finds solace with the slave girl Yidu, even as many in Kattegat seem to have thoughts of plotting against him. More court intrigues in Wessex and Paris. Bjorn finds out who sent the berserker assassin against him. Lagertha has a special wedding day....
posted by dnash on Mar 19, 2016 - 7 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Craziest Cult  Season 1, Ep 6

In his new show without academic value, Starshine discusses the worst cults (not that one, because they have lawyers) featuring The House of Yahweh, CPOLP, the Moonies, the Rajneeshees, the Bretheren and The Peoples Temple. Guests are professor of religion Stephen Prothero, comedian Tymberlee Hill and actor Jack Black.
posted by lmfsilva on Mar 18, 2016 - 3 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Worst Tyrant   Season 1, Ep 5

Heil, everybody. Craig welcomes novelist and professor Laila Lalami, comedian Dan Levy, and actress Julie Bowen to defend one tyrant at a time, choosing from sure winner Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Ghadaffi, Genghis Khan, Kim Jong-Il and Bloody Mary.
posted by lmfsilva on Mar 11, 2016 - 3 comments

Join or Die with Craig Ferguson: History's Most Doomed Presidential Campaign   Season 1, Ep 4

Craig wears a weird tie he doesn't like and is joined by professor Dan Schnur, along actor and expert (HA!) Elijah Wood and comedian Bryan Callen to take a look at the campaigns of Howard Dean, Gary Hart, Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, Mitt Romney and McCain/Palin in order to find out which was the most doomed in history.
posted by lmfsilva on Mar 4, 2016 - 8 comments

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