Get With the Program: Jane the Virgin

Get With the Program: Jane the Virgin

jtvAirs: Mondays at 9:00/8:00c on The CW

TV show equation:  Jane the Virgin  =  telenovella / Spanish language + occasional Spanish language x better production quality x cheeky self-awareness.

Premise in a Sentence:  At its most basic, Jane accidentally gets artificially inseminated after spending her life maintaining her virginity.

But this show has gone absolutely bonkers.  In the best way…

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Fangirly Crush of the Week: Stephen Amell

Fangirly Crush of the Week: Stephen Amell


Stephen-AmellStephen Amell is pretty crushworthy, especially if you are a fan of Arrow.  His Oliver Queen is the broody, tough guy who really has a heart of gold and is currently wooing the nerdy IT girl.  Le swoon.

More than that, Amell is good to his people.  When I sat in the show’s panel at Comic Con, Amell talked a lot about his presence on social media and how he feels that everyone should be…

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Ranking the Best of the BBC Period Drama


Ranking the Best of the BBC Period Drama

pride-and-prejudice-1995Not that I feel like this is anything about which I should feel guilty, but my ultimate guilty pleasure is BBC period dramas.  The guilty probably comes in with the number of times I have watched some of them.  Over my countless years of experience and numerous viewings of these miniseries or TV movies, I have noticed something. If I am ever having a bad day or I’m feeling low, I’ll just pop one…

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Lighten Up, DC Comics

Lighten Up, DC Comics

why-so-serious-the-joker-3122768-1024-768Today DC Comics announced their plansfor 10 upcoming movies including The Flash, Aquaman, a stand alone Wonder Woman, Shazam, and 2 Justice League movies.  While this news does excite me, it fills me with some degree of trepidation, as well.  I need to make it clear that I will always welcome more superhero movies because I am a sucker for superhero movies.  However, Warner Brothers’ recent…

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Somebody Convince Me: Game of Thrones


maxresdefaultMy reasons for waiting this long to even attempt breaking into Game of Thrones are manifold. Firstly, because watching HBO’s hottest show is a bit rough when you don’t have HBO. Or an actual TV (bless the internet).  Also, my tolerance for televised incest is pretty low; I mean, that is ground that even Law and Order: SVUfears to tread. And from what I have been told, there is a stunning amount…

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Fangirly Crush of the Week: Tom Mison


Fangirly Presents: A Hypothetical Conversation with Crush of the Week Tom Mison, Star of Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.

Whitney: “Hey Tom Mison, I just, uh, wanted to tell you that this season of Sleepy Hollow has been really great so far.”


“I also wanted to say that you’ve got a great body…”


“…Of work! Body of work. So uumm, my cousin Ellen wanted me to ask you if you had a girlfriend or something. I…

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i have such a busy schedule. i may have to cut out “studying” to make room for “crying over tv shows” and “4 hour nap”

(via kissmelikeapirate)

Never Judge a Comedy by Its Pilot

Never Judge a Comedy by Its Pilot

selfieConfession:  I enjoyed last night’s episode of Selfie.

Last week, Whitney wrote a completely on point review of the pilot and all of her points were valid and true… about the pilot.  Even I killed it in my Marry Boff Kill of Fall TV, but it would seem that the show mayimprove on closer acquaintance.   In the show’s second episode, John Cho’s Henry showed some manic qualities, which are crucial in…

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The Reviews are In: Gone Girl


gone_aMy attempt to read Gillian Flynn’s mega-opus Gone Girl was, at best, halfhearted. I like books that end in a marriage, not begin with the end of one. So when Gone Girl‘s film adaptation was announced I thought, “sorry Ben Affleck, but Jane Austen has gotten me this far”. That being said, I did in fact end up seeing this movie during it’s opening weekend. What can I say, what I lack in conviction…

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The Reviews are In: Annabelle


annabelle_movie_imagesChances are, you’ve seen Annabelle before. Several times. Let me break it down: creepy doll, catholic priest, couple whose marriage was ordained by the casting gods, tragic murder, satanic rituals. ect. Nothing about this movie is new or innovative or shocking. But that doesn’t mean it wasn’t good.

Horror is a really formulaic genre for a reason. The same tropes and archetypes pop up again and…

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