Obsession: a retrospective on the love story of Simon Petrikov and Betty Grof

The love story of Simon and Betty is not one of pure love and affection. It is instead a love story of uneven sacrifice, obsession, and loss.

‘First Kill’ deserved a second season

“First Kill” wasn’t canceled because it was bad. It was canceled because it was fun.

Goodbye Callie Adams Foster

I understood Callie and seeing even the tiniest piece of me in her story, I couldn’t help but keep watching her until the end of “The Fosters,” and then onto “Good Trouble,” because I wasn’t ready to let go. Hers and mine are not the same story but I know it represents a lot of teenagers who are facing a brokenness they already feel is so inescapable in their young lives. 

‘Zhen Huan Zhuan’ is worth going the extra mile

“Zhen Huan Zhuan” is a 2011 Chinese television series based on the novel of the same name by Liu Lianzi. If you’ve ever seen any telenovela or would like to watch something with the same vibe, “Zhen Huan Zhuan” is the answer for you.

Derry Girls reminds us to continue living, amidst an insane world

It highlights the idea that while history is being made, mundane things are happening. In history books, these moments could be described as earth-shattering and groundbreaking, but in reality, life keeps on being lived as it was.

The Good, The Bad, and the Meta

More than anything else, I believe that people in the middle of a 2-year-long (and counting) pandemic are simply desperate to feel a physical human connection again.
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‘Daria’ is better than Daria would give it credit for

And while “Daria” initially follows the “Beavis and Butthead” formula of one-off satirical comedy pieces, it soon develops its own voice, giving itself more space to ponder exactly what it’s trying to say.

‘Desus and Mero’ challenges the current state of Emmy nominations

How in the world did Showtime’s “Desus and Mero” not get nominated in the Variety Talk Series category? 

“Beavis and Butthead” is a lot deeper than you think

Beavis and Butthead’s antics are so ridiculous that it’s easy to look down upon them — but don’t they represent a flaw that is inherent to us all?

Lessons in confidence from WWE

If professional wrestlers can “fake” their way to achievement, why can’t we?