1. Juliana Hatfield My first introduction to Juliana Hatfield came from MTV's Sunday night alternative video show, 120 Minutes (another favorite below). They would always show her video for "What A Life" and "My Sister." I immediately ran out to my local record store to pick up her album Only Everything. Juliana and her work were also featured on My So-Called Life. If you're … [Read more...] about Things I Never Stopped Loving from The 90s – The Jessica Edition
One of my least favorite phrases in the English language is the term "female comedy." It’s the absolute worst. To quote Maya Rudolph, "I've been doing comedy for a long time and I never thought it was vaginal comedy." To me, that phrase is a byproduct of the past ten to fifteen years, in which the "Can women be funny?!" question has, like the villain in a horror movie, simply … [Read more...] about Beverly Hills, What a Thrill!
Sometime back in the fall of 2011, Downton Abbey happened. I don’t mean that the show premiered; it actually premiered in the US in the fall of 2010. But sometime back in October or November, what were little whispers about Downton Abbey all over my Facebook feed became shouts of "you must watch this!" Then around the first week of January, my social networks overflowed with … [Read more...] about Downton Abbey: A History Lesson Cleverly Disguised as a Soap Opera
A few weeks into the 2011 television season, a friend told me I had to watch ABC’s Pan Am. This wasn’t in my plans, as I had no interest in the show. From the ad campaign it seemed similar to The Playboy Club on NBC (which had already been cancelled), and I wasn’t interested in television that took the approach of “we can totes be sexist and it’ll be okay because it was NORMAL … [Read more...] about Pan Am: Experience Makes the Difference
Misha Collins literally exploded on the scene as the Angel of Smokin' Hotness in the Supernatural season four premiere. On a mission from God, Castiel yanked Dean up from Hell to do His bidding – and we are all too happy to go along for the ride. Misha talks to PopGurls about how he got past the FBI, why flying is overrated and if he prefers being touched or groped. Fans have … [Read more...] about PG Interview: Misha Collins