We might love celebrity gossip and trashy reality TV, but we’re science, art, and history buffs, too. Some weekends, we even watch documentaries to enrich our knowledge and trivia reserves instead of putting on “Real Housewives” marathons. So if you’re anything like us, then you’re sure to enjoy quality programming from the Smithsonian Channel, including “Stories from the Vaults,” which lets viewers inside the museum’s private labs and get a glimpse of rarely-seen artifacts, and “Vampire Princess,” which examines the Count Dracula legend and offers another theory about a woman who may be the mother of all vampires that’s supported by scientific evidence. [$31.48, "Stories from the Vault"; $11.24, "Vampire Princess"]
Win This! We’re giving away a swag bag from the Smithsonian Channel that includes DVDs of “Stories from the Vaults” and “Vampire Princess,” a duffel bag, and a T-shirt, but you have to work if you want it! Leave a comment before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, telling us about your most rewarding trivia experience. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, March 12. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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Now that Valentine’s Day is over, we can finally get back to a more realistic depiction of relationships, one that doesn’t revolve around romantic dinners and sexy lingerie. “Shall We Kiss?” tells what happens when two friends share a kiss, changing their lives in unexpected ways. And, unlike American romantic comedies, you won’t be able to guess the ending of this fun French movie. [$26.99, Amazon]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away a copy of “Shall We Kiss?” but you have to work if you want it! Leave a comment before 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, telling us about your most awkward kiss story. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, Feb. 26. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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La, la, la, la, la, I’ve got to be direct, I’ve been waiting for “Daria” on DVD ever since MTV took the “Beavis and Butt-Head”-spinoff off the air. Daria was to alt-girls what Cher Horowitz was to Valley girls. She made it okay to wear combat boots and not care about the latest fads. And her sarcasm was lethal, proving that a girl with brains and glasses can stand up for herself. We can’t wait until the summer of 2010 when Daria takes down the Heidi Montags of the world, or at least their ratings. [Street] Keep reading »
Who doesn’t need a little bit of romance in their life (even if they haven’t been on a date in seven months)? This collection of 14 DVDS includes “Emma,” “Jane Eyre,” “Victoria and Albert,” “Tom Jones,” and enough other A&E classics to keep your heart occupied for at least another two months. If watching Colin Firth in “Pride and Prejudice” doesn’t put you in the mood for love, we don’t know what will. [$99.95, A&E Shop] Keep reading »
Sin is in, sweetie. And it’s all been put together in one silver quilted boxset of Absolutely Fabulous episodes and specials written by the funniest comedy team from across the pond, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. From flashing off the Eiffel Tower to snorting cocaine off work papers, with almost 24 hours worth of hanging out with Britcoms boozin’, trend chasin’, pill poppin’, LaCroix lovin’ cougars, Patsy and Edina, you might need to check into rehab — but your vocabulary will grow to include “sweetie darling”, “ciggy”, and “champagne fridge”. [BBC]
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