It’s that time of year again, where we go back to the hellish world of Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale is not for everyone. This show tackles triggers such as rape, violence on women and LGBTQIA, and sexual assault. This show is hard to handle and hard to stomach. There are many scenes, I am unable to watch and have to look away from the screen until it’s over. This show does not hold back, it’s very graphic and while it’s an excellent show, extremely well written and well acted, it is not for everyone. If you have any triggers related to rape or sexual assault of any kind, either don’t watch this show or watch with extreme caution. Now, let’s talk about 5 reasons to love The Handmaid’s Tale.
The wait is finally over, people! Lucifer is back on Netflix, and I spent the last week binge watching it like one of the thirst queens in this week’s Fandom Funny. Read on to learn the best reasons to watch this hilarious show: Continue reading →
Fun fact about me, I love, love, love The Office. I watch The Office about 8-10 times a year. I never get tired of it. I am The Office expert. I know all the quotes, I hum the theme song to myself on multiple occasions, I have a Dunder Mifflin shirt, basically I am The Office Queen! I will take my crown and medal made out of a yogurt lid now (if you get that Office reference, then you’re going to really enjoy the rest of this article). I just love this show so very much. I watched it for the first time in my late high school years/early college years and I caught up enough to watch the last ever season when it premiered and I had to wait week after week to see what would happen next and wonder how it would end until that very last episode when I was a human pile of tears. It’s safe to say The Office is without a doubt, by favorite show in the history of forever. Let’s start this list!
It’s Christmas! A day filled with gifts, loved ones, and Doctor Who. Except this year they’ve decided to not do a Doctor Who Christmas special. I know, I know, it’s quite the bummer. But my geeky friends, it’s still a joyous day that should be spent focused on what we’re grateful for in this season. So instead of crying into our scarves about the lack of a Doctor Who Christmas special this year, let’s look back on all the other Christmas specials and focus on all the wonderful reasons to love these uniquely Christmas specials*.
Within the Doctor Who universe, there are many things to make us geek out and get pumped up. I could do an entire list on all the great things about Doctor Who. Today, though, I’d like to talk about just one of the terrific elements of the series. That one thing is the absolute awesomeness of getting a brand new Doctor!
It just so happens that we are currently experiencing this exact phenomenon. We have less than 3 weeks until Season 11 of Doctor Who premiers worldwide with the first adventure of the 13th Doctor, Jodie Whittaker. The anticipation is high and fans all over the world are figuratively holding their breath as we wait to see exactly who this new Doctor will be and how her personality will differ from every Doctor who came before.
Already, there is controversy stirring as the Doctor has switched gender for the first time in the 55-year history of the series. However, the switch is not unprecedented in the show’s lore. And even aside from that massive change, there are all the questions, mysteries, and unknowns that come with any new Doctor, be she female or male.
Let’s take a look at ten of the reasons it’s so exciting whenever the Doctor regenerates and a new Doctor arrives on our TV screens: Continue reading →
It’s been a rough few weeks for Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The network-that-shall-not-be-named tried to throw this precious gem of a show in the trash, but the wonderful angels at NBC have rescued B99 for another season and all is right with the world (well, not the world, but let’s not get started on that). After having my heart ripped out, stomped on, and taped back together by NBC, I decided that now is the perfect time to make a list celebrating all the reasons to love Brooklyn Nine-Nine*. There are about a million reasons to love this show, but I’ve narrowed it down to my personal top ten. If you haven’t watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine yet, go binge this show on Hulu right now and then come back and read this list. So sit down and get ready to shout, “Nine-Nine!”
Parks and Recreation was a beloved sitcom on NBC from 2009-2015. Starring a fantastic ensemble cast led by Amy Poehler of SNL fame, the show became a cultural phenomenon and a ratings powerhouse for 7 seasons. While that was going on, I ignored the series completely. I knew about it and even caught tiny snippets of it here and there, but took little time to sit and watch. I lumped it in with the cringe humor of The Office and decided it wasn’t for me. Recently, my friend and sister geek Taylor and my husband both convinced me that I might actually like the show if I gave it a chance. It turns out they were right. It took me 3 weeks to binge my way through all 7 seasons. And now here we are. Depending on how you look at it, I’m either 3 years or nearly a decade late with this list. OR… Maybe it’s never too late to love great television?
Either way, here’s my list of 10 reasons (not the only 10 reasons, not even the top 10 reasons, just 10 of the reasons) I love Parks and Recreation.