I write for an organization called FF2 Media, which works to support the underrepresented voices of women in the film industry. (Including critics - only 17 percent of Rotten Tomatoes-certified critics are female.) At the end of every year, each of its 20 staff members write a "For Your Consideration" letter to the Academy of… Continue reading The future is female: Ranking the best feature films of 2017
The Wonder Years is being removed from Netflix Oct. 1. The iconic show brought us great music, life lessons and a beautifully honest portrayal of young life in the suburbs. (It also introduced the world to Fred Savage, which is gift enough, really.) But nothing stands out more about its remarkable six seasons than Daniel… Continue reading Looking back with ‘Wonder.’
For the last week, I've been carpooling to work with Lauren Graham.* *I wish. But I have been listening to her audiobook,"Talking As Fast As I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls and Everything in Between" on my tedious daily commute. Normally when I read a book or listen to an audio recording, I try… Continue reading Writing as fast as I can.
In “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” Luke Danes stands in the middle of his small-town diner and asks Lorelai Gilmore mid-argument, “Can we talk about this at home?” She looks around the diner, a pivotal setting for the show’s beloved characters, shrugs and replies, “This is home.” For millions of Gilmore fans who… Continue reading My final four words.
I'm not completely living in the past - while most of my favorite shows aired in previous eras, there are some current series that keep my love for TV alive. Here are my five go-to shows on weeknights when I'm looking for entertainment, laughs and even profound lessons. This Is Us - NBC, Tues., 8… Continue reading My perpetually-full DVR.
There are times when fiction feels pretty unimportant, and waking up on Wednesday morning was one of those times. I had to face the fact that I’m surrounded by many people who support Donald Trump’s ideals, and chose to elect him president. Let me preface this by saying that I’m not very political. I don't… Continue reading Bartlet still has my vote.
When I need 40 minutes of peace, I go to the creek. Dawson’s Creek, to be exact. The WB drama is always a welcome reprieve from my schoolwork, my job, my responsibilities for my college newspaper and the ever-present and ever-distracting pull of social media. In this particular episode, Dawson (James van der Beek) writes… Continue reading Sweeter than fiction.
The promo for the four-part “Gilmore Girls” revival was released on Tuesday, Oct. 25, and it already has more than four million views on the U.S. YouTube account alone. After only two minutes and 27 seconds, I already feel great about the upcoming episodes, which will be released on Nov. 25. This isn’t my first… Continue reading Yeah, I’m still talking about ‘Gilmore Girls.’
Netflix is removing “Chuck” from its streaming options on Nov. 1. Series star Zachary Levi started a hashtag campaign on Twitter, urging fans to tweet to Netflix and Warner Brothers to keep the show available to the masses. #SaveChuckAgain became a mantra for fans, which was brought back from the abyss of potential cancellation after every… Continue reading Don’t make Chuck stay in the car.
My favorite show on the air right now is “Girls,” created by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow. Entering its final season on HBO, the half-hour dramedy follows four quirky friends who are finding their feet in New York City. “Girls” makes me laugh really hard. It makes me look at each individual character… Continue reading It’s different for ‘Girls.’