BROAD CITY: Top 10 Funny Moments from the Season Premiere!

THE GIRLS ARE BACK. No, not the HBO Girls, no not the girls from Pretty Little Liars either, the girls – the Broad City girls! It’s been too long, Game of Thrones is gone for basically forever, so thank the TV Gods because Abbi and Ilana are coming through at the perfect time.

Here we break down the Top 10 Funniest Moments from the season four premiere. Let us know and comment below if we missed anything!

10. The first time (and hopefully the last) Trump makes it into an episode

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We know the Broad City girls were rooting for HRC on and off the show. I’m sure some of their best jokes had to be rewritten following the surprising outcome of the presidential election. Here’s to hoping this is the only time we ever see or hear about Trump in this season.

9. The Oprah Tramp Stamp

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You get a tat! You get a tat! Everyone gets a tramp stamp! Not everyone, but Abbi sure did. During this very informative flashback episode we also find out how and why Abbi got the Oprah tramp stamp. It was 2011 and Oprah was just about to finish her television show, I guess Abbi was feeling nostalgic about it. Do you booboo.

8. 2011 Bevers Edition

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So one of the funniest moments of this flashback episode is seeing Bever’s who we’ve always known as the couch potato boyfriend of her roommate who eats all of Abbi’s food, and just basically overstays his welcome. But here we see that in 2011, he was actually freakin’ hot! And he was all down for boundaries and sharing space with Abbi, but she was the one who insisted he make himself feel right at home – all the damn time! She has nobody to blame but herself! This was hilarious.

7. 2011 Ilana Hair

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2011 Ilana did not have curly hair. 2011 Ilana used to spend 2 hours in front of the mirror straightening her hair, until one day she met Abbi who told her she looked like Rosie Perez with her natural curls, and thus began the transition!

 

6. Ilana’s reaction to everything, but also her roommates PowerPoint presentation

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Ilana’s basic ass roommates are tired of her weird antics, and they’ve put together a very creative PowerPoint presentation, and her reaction to their distaste of her natural curly hair is hilarious. Her face just kills me.

 

5. The Thrupple

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The Thrupple conversation just made us revaluate our entire life, because it was 2011 and Barack and Michelle Obama were the leaders of the free world.

 

 

4. La Queefa

It seems like Ilana is working a new job every episode, and that’s probably because she is. She is literally a lazy piece of cray cray. She gets fired from her job at the Grey Dog cafe, and when her manager calls her a thief, she fires back by protesting that he just called her a ‘queef’ and that he was basically sexually harassing her. Girl bye.

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3. The Ponytail Bandit

As if the world wasn’t an already scary place to live in, now all of us rockin’ that high ponytail look need to be on the watch for the snipper! Seriously, one of the funniest moments ever, seeing that creepy bald man slowly lurk on Abbi and snip her pony right off her head! She’s then stuck with the funniest hairdo for the rest of the episode.

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2.Ilana’s shoes and sock combo

Literally every time this girl was on screen I couldn’t help but just stare at those those hideous shoes. To make matters worse, she’s wearing them with socks, girl I cannot! All I hear in my head is “what are thooose?”

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1.Best Friends Forever

At the end of the episode we finally see Abbi and Ilana cementing their friendship forever, literally in cement on the corner of a random street. Seriously, if these two were basic bitches they would be #friendshipgoals

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Let us know your thoughts, did you guys like the premiere? Follow us on Twitter or comment below!

FALL TV PREVIEW: WHAT TO WATCH

I know, you’re still recovering from that empty feeling that was once filled with excitement for Game of Thrones. Well, get over it, because you’re going to be waiting a long time before you see dragons and a certain aunt/nephew duo get freaky in a boat again. Here’s our top three choices for TV watching this fall.

Riverdale (Premieres Oct 11th on The CW)

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As you can tell we are very, very excited for the return of The CW’s / Netflix’s Riverdale. I’ll go on a limb here and say I think everyone was shocked when they realized how well received the show was. Let’s be real, it could’ve been another awful teen drama that circled around a murder and then literally circled, circled, and circled some more for 6 seasons strong. But, the writers at Riverdale didn’t put us through that, in fact we learned about the main murder by the end of season 1. And it all worked out, and we really didn’t care about the murder because the main characters were on point all the time. #Bughead. Also thank you to the writers for creating a show that broke down every single stereotype that a teen drama has had. Love triangle? Why bother when the two female characters are more fun to watch as friends than as enemies.

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What can we expect for their second season? It’s true, every show has the dreaded second season slump, and with Riverdale’s daring jump from 13 episodes in season 1 to 22 for season 2 – we’re really hoping they come through with some strong storytelling. Considering how big their cast list is, there are so many character arcs they can explore  (Kevin), and we already know that there will be additions to the existing cast (Jellybean + possible Sabrina).

Whatever the cast list may be (Fred we know you’re not dead), we know the writers are going to deliver on another LIT season – from the music to the jokes, to the sticky maples, okay maybe no sticky maples, but seriously who’s dressing up as Varchie for Halloween?

Editors Note: Also guys, we have a lot of fun recapping a ton of shows here, but if you enjoy podcasts then be sure to listen to the Riverdale recaps produced by Recap Rewind Podcast. They are freakin’ hilarious and on point with their recaps, half the fun of watching Riverdale is to recap with the fans afterwards!

Narcos (Premiered Sept 1 on Netflix)

If you’re a big fan of drug cartel documentaries or films, then you probably already know about Netflix’s Narcos. And if you know about Narcos, then you’ve probably already binge watched the entire third season.

Let’s talk about the Escobar seasons for a hot minute and that second season slump. In my opinion, the first season was brilliant. There was nothing else like it on TV. I don’t know if there was a plan for a second season when they did the first, because the second season felt dragged on like it was forced. I think Escobar’s story could’ve wrapped up by the end of the first season, but they continued on and somewhere in the middle of the second season I stopped watching.

 

Narcos came back for a third season, no Escobar this time, instead it was about the second place drug kingpins – the Cali Cartel. This was their strongest season yet and here’s why Narcos should be on your Fall watch list.

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The Cali Cartel: It’s true these guys were always in second compared to Escobar, they operated under the radar, while Escobar took all the heat. Right from the start Agent Pena’s description of the Cali cartel was intriguing, because they hadn’t been in the media as much as Escobar was.  There was an air of ‘mystery’ to the cartel, they prided themselves on operating in a discreet fashion, all the while having control over 90% of the world’s cocaine market. Also they were the sworn enemy of the Medellin cartel which was all Pablo Escobar. So you know, there’s tension.

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The Characters: One of the things about the third season was the huge mesh of different storylines. There were new rookie agents, brothers, sons, security guy turned inside man, and even scorned ex wife. Seasons one and two proved you could have one character as the main focus and still have an exciting show, but the third season did the complete opposite and gave us a slew of complex and rich characters.

The Clothes: So the third season does fast forward a little bit, it’s the 90s, we got Bill Clinton and HRC up in this intro video, and the clothes, they legit made 90s clothes look hot as hell. And it was hot, literally everyone was sweating their assess off, I don’t think Agent Pena was dry the entire time. But seriously, the clothes added to the allurement of this season. Everything looked like Versace, there was gold everywhere, and the first episode pops off with a party, how fitting.

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Narcos season three deserves a binge watch. Vamos! All episodes are streaming now on Netflix.

American Horror Story: Cult (Premiered September 5th on FX)

When you think of Fall you think of October, when you think of October you think of Halloween and when you think of Halloween you think of haunted houses, ghosts, aliens, murderers, and disturbing cults. That’s right, AHS embodies everything that is fear in the fall and so it’s only right that the new season of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story premiered right at the start of the new season. We are in a very shaky and scary political climate – The Handmaid’s Tale didn’t help with the whole ‘let’s be hopeful of this new world order’. To top that off, Murphy releases his 7th season that circles around the surprising results of the recent election and the outcomes that transpire because of it. This is perhaps the realest AHS has ever been, and in that it could very well be the scariest season yet. What can we expect from the rest of the season? Not really sure, but we do know one thing, if you’re scared of clowns this isn’t going to be a fun one to watch.

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American Horror Story: Cults airs at 10pm on FX.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TV SENDOFFS!

The summer literally felt like it came and went, and that’s because it did, but it also brought some of our favourite shows back, so we ain’t mad at it. Let’s look at some of the summer hits that took up way too much space on the PVR.

Kimmy Schmidt (Premiered May 19 on Netflix)

Realistically the show should be called Kimmy & Titus becuase let’s be real, he’s the real star of the show, But, we still get excite when this show comes around, and obviously, we’re binge watching this all weekend. This season saw Titus break up with his boo and find his inner Beyonce – he didn’t have to look too far. It was amazing.giphy.gif

Kingdom (Premiered May 31 on DIRECTV)

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Kingdom has been one of my favourite shows, not just of the summer but, of all time. I never thought a show about MMA fighting could resonate with so many people, but that’s because Kingdom was more than just a show about MMA fighting. This season was their final one, it’s sad to see a story that wasn’t quite finished come to an end. And I was so ready to watch more Jonathan Tucket because he was so beautiful and brilliant this season. I’m dealing with it, also he’s in American Gods so we should be seeing him in season 2 of that. We’re saying goodbye to our sweaty summer and our favorite sweaty men. #VeniceForever

Orange is the New Black (Premiered June 9 on Netflix)

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This is one of the shows I wait all year for, and with the hype around the new season taking place over 3 days in the prison it was supposed to be the littest season yet! Aaaaand it wasn’t. I’m going to be honest here and admit I couldn’t even get through all the episodes. Imagine that, the potential to binge an entire season and I still couldn’t get through it? The episodes were jam packed with storylines jumping from all characters, and you would think this would be super entertaining, but i found it super annoying, with most of the dialogue sounding like filler content. It still makes it on my list because we’re already excited for next season!

Game of Thrones (Premiered July 16 on HBO)

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Literally the show we wait over a year for. Season 7 only had 7 episodes, but we have to admit they were beyond lit. This season we found out that R+L definitely = J. But what we really cared about was D + J 4EVA!

 

Ozark (Premiered July 21 on Netflix)

Someone described Ozark to me by calling it the show on Netflix with Jason Bateman that’s basically Breaking Bad but with money laundering. And they were right. They were also right that it’s a really well done show. It’s only in its first season and things are starting to take off for Marty Byrde and his family. I wasn’t crazy about the season finale, but I’m excited to see where they can go with this. Breaking Bad really didn’t hit it’s peak until season 2/3. So give it a go.

Insecure (Premiered on July 23 on HBO)

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One of my favourite shows of the year. 2017 also saw the end of HBO’s Girls, and trust me we were ready for that to end. But for HBO to come through with another comedy that felt so much like Girls, it was a big risk, but we’re glad they took it. The season 2 Insecure finale was one of the best season finales I’ve ever seen. From the music to the heartbreaking flashback, the writers were just so on point. So many feels for this show.

That’s it for the summer! We’ll miss some, some others we have to wait so freakin’ long so don’t even think about it (GoT). But stay tuned for our FALL TV PREVIEW because it is loaded with more shows we cannot wait to PVR and forget to delete. Welcome to fall. Enjoy your PSL.

2017 EMMY’s: TOP PICKS

Real talk, we all know The Emmy’s is the place to be for TV. Here are our top picks for this year’s show. Don’t forget to join our Twitter feed tonight because we’ll be live tweeting the event. Also some of these were really hard to pick.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO) *But I really want them to win to!!**

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta (FX)

black-ish (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) *One word: Lemonade*

Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Genius (National Geographic)

The Night Of (HBO) *But this was so good to!!*

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (NBC)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

You know we love our real life hollywood heroine’s, and I’ve seen all these ladies in action and they are brilliant in each of their roles. This was the hardest category to choose from. Davis and Wright are veterans, I feel like they’ve won enough. Claire Foy won the Golden Globe award so let’s give her that one. Keri Russell is amazing yes, but I’m not fully convinced. Now Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale is a quick yes for me, because she was amazing in the first season. BUT, Evan Rachel Wood also in her first season, slayed as a robot in Westworld. Guys, this is so hard. I’m going to go with who I’m more excited to see in season 2…

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld (HBO)

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (AMC)

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC) 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Bad Things (FX)

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)

Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)

Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)

Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Ewan McGregor, Fargo (FX)

Geoffrey Rush, Genius (National Geographic)

John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)

Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)

David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflx)

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)

Michael Kelley, House of Cards (Netflix)

John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent (Amazon)

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)

Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Judy Davis, Feud: Betty and Joan (FX)

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Regina King, American Crime (ABC)

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Bill Camp, The Night Of (HBO)

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Alexander Skarsgärd, Big Little Lies (HBO)

David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Ann Dowd, The Leftovers (HBO)

Shannon Purser, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Alison Wright, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)

BD Wong, Mr. Robot (USA)

Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Denis O’Hare, This Is Us (NBC)

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us (NBC)

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC) 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Vince Gilligan (Better Call Saul– “Witness”)

Stephen Daldry (The Crown– “Hyde Park Corner”)

Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale- “Offred”)

Kate Dennis (The Handmaid’s Tale-“The Bridge”)

Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland-“America First”)

The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things– “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers”)

Jonathan Nolan (Westworld-The Bicameral Mind)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg (The Americans– “The Soviet Division”)

Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul– “Chicanery”)

Peter Morgan (The Crown– “Assassins”)

Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale– “Offred”)

The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things– “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers”)

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan (Westworld– “The Bicameral Mind”)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Jean-Mac Vallee (Big Little Lies)

Noah Hawley (Fargo– “The Law of Vacant Places)

Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan-“And The Winner Is…”)

Ron Howard (Genius– “Einstein: Chapter One”)

James Marsh (The Night Of– “The Art of War”)

Steven Zaillian (The Night Of– “The Beach”)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

 

David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies)

Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror– “San Junipero”)

Noah Hawley (Fargo– “The Law of Vacant Places”)

Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan– “And The Winner Is…”)

Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan– “Pilot”)

Richard Price, Steven Zaillian (The Night Of– “The Call of the Wild”)

Don’t forget to watch the Emmy’s on Sunday September 17th. Also Follow us on Twitter because we will be live tweeting the night!

15 THINGS THAT HAPPEN DURING A GOT WATCH PARTY

With the new season of Game of Thrones just around the corner, okay there’s still like two months but considering we’ve been waiting all year, just let us have this moment.

So with the new season approaching, so are those Game of Thrones watch parties with all your friends. Here are all the things you think about while watching Game of Thrones.

15. When you put on HBO at the exact hour and you still have to wait for those damn HBO trailers to finish

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Like, The Leftovers seems like it would be a cool show, but no I don’t care to watch a 4 minute trailer right now, just please, take me to Westeros.

14. When your friends roll up with a 40-pack of birthday cake timbits and donuts and you’re so grateful you have good people around you

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Set the mood right with the perfect snacks, whether it’s a delicious dessert, or some 7-layer dip and chips, you know HBO has no commercials, so you better have everything you could ever want in the next 55 minutes, right in front of you.

13. When your friends roll up with a big bottle of red and you’re just like ‘how fitting, it’s the colour of BLOOD!’

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[Caution: Consuming large amounts of alcohol will affect your memory and you may not remember key moments of the episode the next morning at work, so just like, be careful]

12. When you tell all your friends to put their phones away or you will literally set them all on fire #bye

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Guys, this is not a joke, phone usage will not be tolerated during Game of Thrones watching, there is no reason for you to be on your phone, because the next 55 minutes is literally all that matters in life. I’m just saying, I will be okay with setting your mobile devices on fire.

11. When you had to wash your hair and didn’t have time to dry it before the episode so you’re stuck for the next hour with wet hair

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Seriously, this is legit #firstworldproblems. You know you had to wash your hair for work the next day, but all your friends were coming through so you didn’t have time to dry your hair and now you’re stuck for 55 minutes with wet/cold hair. But realistically, you don’t even mind because Game of Thrones is life.

10. It’s time to dim the lights…

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I don’t be messin’ around with potential TV glare, the lights need to be turned down low for maximum Game of Thrones watching. The person closest to the light switch will feel my wrath.

9. When the opening sequence starts and one of your friends is like ‘I haven’t caught up I’m still like on season 4’

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No but really, did you think there was going to be a PowerPoint presentation recapping the last three seasons? If you’re not caught up, then I can’t help you.

8. When everyone starts eating and your living room floor is basically destroyed

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LOL, this one doesn’t even bother me because again, Game of Thrones is life and nothing else really matters for the next hour.

7. When the episode literally just started and someone’s already asking a question

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We have slotted some time after the episode to discuss scenes and/or ask questions, please refrain from speaking for the next hour. Again there are no commercial breaks, you will just have to guess what was said in the scene if you didn’t hear them

6. When the entire room didn’t hear what was said in the scene, so it’s okay to use your PVR powers and rewind the scene

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You can only use your PVR powers once, as long as everyone in the room agrees they had no idea what just happened in that scene, and to be fair, that does happen often in Game of Thrones.

5. When that 7-layer dip gets to you and someone lets one rip

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LOL, it’s okay, you’re forgiven.

4. When you’re halfway through an epic scene and you realize Littlefinger and Varys basically started the entire show

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It’s true, Littlefinger is the cause of everything, he legit played a little finger in every single death and decision from the beginning. Think about it.

3. When someone shows up to the watch party with a cold and now you’re stuck breathing the same air as them

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By this point, you’re in the thick of the episode and to be honest you probably won’t even notice if one of your friends is having a severe cough attack, so really, just keep watching, you’re good.

2. When everything you wanted to happen in the episode didn’t happen and now you’re left with an empty soul

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Half the fun of watching Game of Thrones is predicting/hoping/wishing/yearning for the outcome of your dreams, and when it doesn’t happen, you’re literally, crushed to the core. Also, you do feel really stupid when you cursed King Joffrey to his death but his death didn’t even happen until season four.

1. When the night and the episode comes to an end and you’re wishing all your friends a safe drive home

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The hardest part of the night is saying goodbye to your friends wishing them a safe drive home. Having to retreat to your bedroom with all of tonight’s epic moments floating through your head is extremely daunting. The night is truly dark and full of terrors.

 

 

 

The seventh season of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday July 16th on HBO.

The Handmaid’s Tale – A Second Season

There’s a lot you can say about The Handmaid’s Tale – it was a novel  written by Margaret Atwood back in 1985, that mostly everything in her book has frightening similarities to our (or the American) political climate today and that Hulu probably made the best decision ever by purchasing the show.

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Hulu renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a second season after the airing of the first episode – you can imagine how much acclaim this show has received by fans of the book, TV enthusiasts, feminists, and basically anyone else with an open mind.

I remember reading the book a long time ago, so I don’t even remember how the story with Offred ends, but I’m really hoping there’s a happy ending. I assumed the TV series would be a onetime thing, one season with a beginning and end. But finding out that there might be much more to the show and more story for these characters, I’m excited. But, also a little nervous because it’s obviously going to take a little longer before we see some resolution.

Set in a dystopian future, the world is suffering from a lack of newborn babies, and the republic of Gilead has decided to take measures into their own hands. A woman (Elisabeth Moss) is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

handmaids-quoteThere are some great players in the show Elisabeth Moss plays the main character Offred, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) plays her neighbour girl Ofglen, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter) play the married couple, and Poussey from OITNB is out of the orange but looks great in red.

 

The first season is only half way through, and there have been some amazing scenes, the adaptation of the book is seamless with their script, beautiful camera work, flashbacks are on point and the music in the show is everything.

Stay tuned for the end of the season, we’ll be recapping our favourite moments, and I’m already having trouble deciding on them.

TOP 10 RIVERDALE MOMENTS

While we’re waiting for the two long weeks until the return of Riverdale, we decided to compile our top 10 favourite moments from the season so far. These moments had us laughing the hardest, had ours jaws droppin’ low low, and had us screaming “YAAAS Betty YAAAS!”

10. Jason’s Body

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Jason is the most overrated character on the show, he’s literally never had a line or spoken a word of anything. We don’t even know what his voice sounds like but, his name is called over a hundred times in an episode, and by the end of the pilot, his body turns up at the lake. We find out he’s not only missing, he’s dead *gasp* and he has a crater sized bullet hole in his forehead. Jeez.

9. Grundy High Key Creepin’

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Grundy had my jaw droppin’ low because she was a lethal creeper till the end of her four episode stint. She started off so innocent (I never believed she was) but when she’s baited out by Alice Cooper, Grundy draws a white flag and says she’ll leave town if they don’t arrest her. So you’re like okay cool, she must not be as crazy as she looks because she’s giving up Archie, she knows she could get arrested for basically being a pedophile, but instead, this biatch turns her lurk meter up as she’s packing her car, she gives one final (probably not final) look to a pair of high school jocks walking down her street. I was like I KNEW IT!! She is so shady, and we are betting that her and her creeper beetle will be back in town to stir some sh** up before end of season.

8. Homeless Jughead

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Jughead is probably the saddest character in the show right now. He even beats out dead crater sized bullet hole Jason. At the end of the ‘Last Picture Show’ episode, when the town’s only drive-in theatre is being closed, we see Juggy pack his things from the film room where he’s been living for some time. How sad is that!? The saddest part was him closing up, and his dad being like ‘Yo son where you gonna go now?’ So his dad knew he was homeless and living at the drive-in the entire time! Ugh, Juggy we love you.

7. The Sticky Maple Sitch

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When Veronica goes on a date with the football star of Riverdale high, she’s feeling herself, but it quickly comes crashing down when the next morning she realizes she’s been ‘sticky mapled’ What is that you ask? The show doesn’t really answer that question, all we know is that a picture of Veronica was posted on fake Instagram with a maple syrup smear on her face. I’m assuming it means she was ‘mapled’ aka she did the dirty. But when Veronica finds out she knows Chuck is lying, and is ready to go ‘full dark no stars’, and this inevitably leads to the number one spot on our list. See below.

6. Archie and Veronica in the Closet

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I had to have this on my list because it really did surprise me. The entire time Veronica was playing the good girl friend role to Betty, and she was all like Betty go get your man Archie. And then out of nowhere she jumps into a closet with Archie for 7 minutes. She could’ve used that time to have an awkward conversation with her best friend’s love interest, but instead she puts the mack on Archie. Girl what? Girl bye.

 

 

5. FP for the Win with Jason’s Letterman Jacket

FP is Jughead’s father, and he’s also the leader of the Southside Serpants, Riverdale’s version of the Hell’s Angels. By the end of Chapter 7, the camera pans through the inside of FP’s trailer and we see Jason’s letterman jacket hanging in his closet. Lot’s of questions here as to why FP has his jacket? Was FP the one who torched the getaway car Jason and Polly had stashed away? Is he holding onto the jacket for safekeeping? Is he going to return it to the Blossoms? Is he planning to impersonate Jason with his dark and brooding dad hotness? So so many questions, guess we’ll find out more when Riverdale returns on March 30th.

4. Cheryl Blossom in All White Everything.

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Literally, all white everything. This was definitely a moment where I was like ‘whaaaaaaat?’. When Veronica helps Cheryl Blossom pick out her outfit for her dead brother’s memorial, Veronica had no idea that Cheryl was planning the ultimate betrayal. Not choosing what your best friend picks out for you. Girl, you just don’t do that. Also, she chose the complete opposite colour, trading in her black dress, for the all white dress she had on when she saw her brother last. Just seeing her enter the room, everyone’s heads turning, her mom’s face, it was one of the best moments. I was shocked but laughing at the same time. Her reasoning for the choice made total sense, she was wearing it when she saw her brother alive last, so it has meaning. We feel you girl.

3. The Bughead Kiss

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Okaaaaaay but I did not see this coming. Did you guys know this was going to be a thing? For the last few episodes Betty and Jughead have been working overtime at the paper,or just in life general to uncover the mystery that is Polly and Jason. They’ve been spending long nights and early mornings together, and I guess somewhere in the middle they were feeling each other. There weren’t too many hints at this connection before, which I guess is a good thing because I honestly didn’t see it happening right then and there. It was nice. At the end of Chapter 6 Jughead pulls a Dawson’s Creek moment and swoops into Betty’s room via the upstairs window. (In the future episodes I would like to see the exact ladder from Dawson’s Creek hanging beside Betty’s window) He swoops in and she’s all stressed out about Polly and Jason, and he’s like way-a-min and grabs her and kisses her! That’s when Twitter exploded with the #Bughead and a new couple was formed. So does Jughead make the Archie/Veronica/Betty triangle a square now? Something to consider right?

2. Pregnant Polly

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Polly oh Polly. We had been hearing so much about Polly since the beginning of Chapter 1, we finally get to see her in Chapter 6 and it was amazing! I low key had a feeling she might’ve been pregnant. The idea that two high schoolers were rushing to get away and start a new life together seemed only logical if they were about to have a baby. So I was right, but when Betty strolls her way into the institution Polly had been locked up in, it was still surprising to finally see Polly was indeed preggos. And she didn’t seem all that crazy, but by end of episode she jumps out of her room window leaving a trail of blood behind, so yeah she may very well still be cray cray.

1. Betty and Her Wig

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I mean was this even a tough choice? This scene will probably be my favourite from season one just because it was so friggin’ badass and crazy. When Veronica decides to get back at Chuck for sticky maple-ing her, Betty comes back hard and is like ‘no Veronica we need to ruin him forever’ And Veronica was all game, and so were we, and then there was the wig and we were like oh sh** this bi*** be cray. Ethel (Barb from Stranger Things) has an indoor pool, so Betty decides to lure Chuck over to the indoor pool and have a crazy sexy night with him, and she invites Veronica into the mix to because she needed a cameraman. It was just a fun scene, the music was on point, and then Betty walks out in full black on black with a black wig!! The look on Veronica’s face just said it all, that Betty was definitely not as innocent as she seemed. And then a few minutes later she legit almost drowned Chuck. So the night got a little out of hand, but it was still amazing seeing B & V run a mission together. Here’s to many more of those.

What do you guys think? Were there any other moments that stuck out to you guys? What has been your favourite scene of season one so far?

Riverdale returns with a brand new episode on The CW Thursday March 30th.

GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 TEASER!

We’re calling this a teaser because there is no footage what so ever from the upcoming 7th season but that doesn’t mean we didn’t have chills watching this teaser. In 90 seconds they basically sum up all the biggest moments of the show leading up to this new season. You hear a lot of angry Khaleesi in there and you know it’s about to be her season. But, as we all know Winter is here, and that means there’s a bigger battle to be fought. I can’t believe we have to wait until July for this!!

TOP 10 TV HEROINE’S OF 2017!

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’ve come up with a list of the Top 10 Toughest Women on TV. (This post was originally created in October 2013 – some rankings have changed based on the ending of several series – sorry Gemma Teller and Deborah Morgan) Click here to see who made the original list.

10. Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)

So Arya Stark made our original list as well, coming in at the number ten spot, it’s not that we don’t think Arya is the ultimate heroine, she embodies everything that is a heroine, we just think she has so much more potential. She’s been on this crazy journey since the moment they chopped off Ned Stark’s head in the first season. She made it over to Braavos, she was selling oysters and cockles, she was blind and learned how to become a master fighter, and now she’s ready to kick some Lannister butt. Just like Khaleesi, Arya is on her journey home and I’m getting goosebumps just writing this up because I am so excited to see her reunite with everyone. Or at least, check off some of those names on her list. She is the Kill Bill of our heroine list. Do you guys see Arya making it to the end of the show? I’m so curious about her fate just because I don’t know if I need her alive at the end to feel satisfied, but I definitely need her to see her sister and brother at some point before the finale.

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9. Lisa Prince (Kingdom)

Lisa Prince makes this list because the actress Kiele Sanchez absolutely swooped in and stole the second half of the season. It was one of the most powerful and heartbreaking performances I’ve ever seen,  because she decided to come back on the show and share the heartbreaking experience of losing her child in real life. Both the creator of the show and Kiele decided to write her ordeal into the show, her character Lisa was already pregnant. For a show that’s majority sweaty men fighting their faces off, I can’t tell you the amount of power Kiele brought as a female character to the experience of watching this season. As a woman, as a viewer, I felt every single moment she was portraying, in those quiet and silent moments they gave her, those were the scenes where you just knew she was no longer ‘acting’. I also want to give props to the creator of the show that believed in her story, he believed in it so much that he wasn’t afraid to share her story in a show that is mostly watched by men, and is about men. lisa_small-4e2029a3Over the remainder of the season she tries to heal, she tries to get back to #werklife, and her acting honestly was brilliant. She was always a side character before, but this season she showed how she could hold her own. Surrounded by a group of men with seemingly superhero strengths, she came out as her own heroine. We can dig it.

8. Maeve Millay (Westworld) 

The first season of Westworld didn’t just see the rise of the host population, it saw the rise of some badass bi**** to. The character of Maeve (played exquisitely by Thandie Newton) starts off as a sort of secondary character. Playing the hostess of the town’s brothel she’s used to getting used and abused by men from both sides. But when she’s taken backstage to fix up her robot wounds, she wakes up in the middle of a procedure and quite literally wakes up for the first time ever. I mean by the end of the season we learn more about her motivations and how much she can control, but even still, her character became one of the most interesting elements of the season, and almost answered the question fans were asking from the beginning. What would happen if a host enters the real world? We don’t know what’s in store for Maeve in season two, but we know that wherever she ends up, she’ll keep fighting to protect herself and her freedom.

7. Ginny Baker (PITCH)

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Ginny Baker aka the first female professional baseball player. This show is full of amazing characters, especially some strong female leads, but at the center of it all is Ginny who is introduced to the MLB in the first season. And no, she’s not playing with other females, she’s playing alongside the big boys, so you can imagine the dynamic you’ll be seeing as she comes into the locker room, and how she plays on the field. Honestly, this was one of my favourite new shows this year, it still hasn’t been confirmed for a season two, so we are crossing our fingers.

6. Queen Elizabeth (The Crown)

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God save the Queen! Or Claire Foy because she’s absolutely killing it playing Queen Elizabeth II. Claire Foy plays the Queen in a naive, playful, but really smart way. One of my favourite lines of the season, is when the Queen’s father has just passed away and she’s on the way to his funeral and she reads a letter from her grandmother and in the letter granny writes something like, today you are mourning two people, your father, and yourself because the person you were before is dead. Because she’s obviously the Queen now and she needs to step up, and stepping up may require her to be a different person, or a different version of herself. I think her biggest struggle to be Queen will always be the challenge of not forgetting who she really is. Staying true to herself while having to play the heroine for an entire kingdom.

5. The Girls of Riverdale (Betty, Veronica, Cheryl)

It’s not that I couldn’t decide which one of these characters is the strongest, or which one will have the biggest impact. It’s that I think these three characters are seamless, in that together they make the show better, they make their individual characters stronger, they affect each other in a way that impressionable teenage girls would have on one another. It’s been said, Riverdale is definitely a coming of age story. The show is full of characters, all learning about themselves in their own ways, but these three women have the potential to really control the direction and tone of the show. All three of them prove that there can be so many more layers to a character. Their comic book counterparts are very one dimensional, and very dependent on Archie’s story. We don’t see that as much in the show, I think the writers have something really amazing lined up for us.

4. Carrie Mathison (Homeland)

Honestly, Carrie is so good at being crazy, you just have to love her. People ask me if they should watch Homeland from the pilot episode, and I’m always like YAS! Duh!. But the show is really different from where it started. I’d like to say that Carrie has been the most consistent thing of the show, but I can’t because she’s legit crazy. There ain’t nothing consistent about a crazy person. But, the writers of do such an amazing job every season by throwing her crazy Carrie ass into different countries and situations, she shows how strong she is because she manages to save the world each time. I love that they slowed her life down this season. She’s back in NYC, she’s taking care of Frannie, and for what was basically 15 minutes of the first episode, everything looked to be pretty normal. And then there was Quinn, and crazy Carrie came out again, and every type of sh** hit the fan, but I believe in Carrie so much, that I know she’ll get out of it, she always does. Look, women are crazy, moms are crazy, but if you own it, and can still save the world from a massive terrorist attack, then you’re good in my books. Love you Carrie. Your baby daddy would be so proud.

3. Norma Bates (Bates Motel)

So I’m not a huge horror genre fan, although I’m obsessed with Ryan Murphy and everything AHS. I never got into Bates Motel. Well I tried a couple of times and then gave up. But everyone’s been talking so highly of it recently, I gave it another go, and now I’m hooked. Freddie Highmore does a psycho good job at playing Norman, but his mom – Norma is on another level. I think the most interesting characters are the ones that border on the line of villain/heroine. You get those beautiful moments in that middle area when you don’t know what the characters motivations are, you question their decisions, and you’re always on your toes. That’s Norma Bates. Played by Vera Farmiga, she honestly deserves all the awards. But so does everyone else on this list! She does such an amazing job at playing crazy so beautifully, Cersei is evil, and Carrie is crazy, but Norma is a mix of evil being beautiful. And I say beautiful because everything she does is rooted in her trying to be the best mother, she is so delusional, she believes she’s living in a beautiful innocent world with her son, but in trying to attain that she does some really fu**** up evil things. But in season four, you really see her for who she really is (because Norman’s away) she shows her true colours, and she is wonderful.

2. Fiona Gallagher, Shameless (Showtime)

Fiona_GallagherFiona Gallagher was on our original list, and it’s no surprise she still is. Her character has definitely grown over the past seasons, but this season saw a complete shift in her follow through. For a long time I think Fiona always knew what she had to do but could never actually do it. With most of the kids now older and able to fend for themselves, it gave Fifi a chance to focus on herself, her future investments, owning and managing her own business. It was amazing to see how far she’s come. Not all stories have a happy ending, especially in Shameless, the season had a super emotional ending with Monica, but it also saw Fiona make another brave and exciting decision. She’s in our number two spot because of all the things she achieved this season, there were a lot of different dynamics she had to deal with this season, in terms of her acting, and just her character, we loved it all.

1. Khaleesi, Game of Thrones (HBO)

I don’t think you have to be a Game of Thrones nerd to understand why Khaleesi will go down in TV history as the toughest character under 6 ft. She is the ultimate heroine, she is the mother of dragons, she will seek her revenge and it will be amazing. Also, she will stay on this list forever.

Seasons have come and gone. Winter is here. The end of season six saw Khaleesi set sail for King’s Landing, or wherever she’s about to dock her boat. Just as we suspected, the Greyjoys, you can really see how all these story lines are starting to intersect now. She’s got her dragons. She’s ready as she’ll ever be. Also, it’s perfect timing for her because King’s Landing had an explosive ending (I love saying that), with everyone literally blowing up – thanks Cersei.

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————————————————————————–Honourable Mentions:

  • Cersei Lannister: That evil witch. Is she still considered to be a villian even after all her children are dead? Probably, yes, and even more so now.
  • Michonne/Carol: I love these women, but The Walking Dead has been so boring lately I couldn’t even bother putting them on this list.
  • Lena Dunham or Hannah Horvath: I had such high expectations for Girls, it is their final season, and I had wanted Hannah to be a more flushed out/successful character by now. Well I wanted that for all of them but Jessa’s still selfish, Shosh is still confused, Marnie is still crazy and Hannah is pregnant. So there’s that.
  • Big Little Lies: Literally every woman in this show is badass.

What do you guys think? Are there any badass female characters you want to see on our list? Let us know – comment below.

RIVERDALE: Chapter 5 Recap

It’s week five of The CW’s Archie comic book hit Riverdale.  We’re still obsessed, if not even more obsessed. This week we recap Jason Blossom’s memorial, Cheryl Blossom’s all-white everything outfit, Betty’s new man, and Archie’s lack of quartback skills.

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