From black women owning entertainment to the hellscape that is American politics, 2017 has been a year of polarizing change and picking the right side or wrong side of history. Unfortunately, even fictional characters weren't spared from the dumpster fire tendencies of this year.
Whether unlucky in love, saddled with a shark-jumping plot or unspeakable tragedy, here are are 8 characters that deserve better in 2018.
As it usually does, Monday's Jane The Virgin aired a brilliant and soul-crushing piece of television that was as exquisite as it was devastating. "Chapter Fifty-Four" saw all of the characters embarking on game-changing journeys and one unexpectedly die.
While Hollywood prepare to dole out trophies to a lucky fraction of television’s best and brightest at tonight's 74th Annual Golden Globes, The CW also handed out their own prizes in the form of early renewals at their winter press tour for the 2017-18 season.
There are many reasons people love entertainment--for fun, for escapism and for love. When times are hard, sometimes watching your favorite show can feel like like a hug your soul needs and the best way to give a stressed mind a break, and a weary heart a reason to soar.
Right now, everyone needs a proverbial shot of love, so what better way to do it than by checking in with our new and favorite TV ships from shows like Pitch, Empire, The Flash, and more...
If you think your favorite television characters have fun in front of the camera, then you haven't seen your favorite actors' lives behind it! Instagram is for more than just duck-lipped selfies and food pics, it's also become a place for actors to offer an inside look into the controlled chaos that is making a television show and how badass it can be.
On Thursday, Jensen Ackles tweeted picture to commemorate a big moment! Supernatural, the show that struggled for years in the ratings, began production on its 250th episode the same day season 12 premiered. He writes, "Day 1 of episode 250. Here's to all those who helped make it happen. What a ride it has, and continues to be. Cheers... #spnfamily."
Try not to catch a nasty case of FOMO from these awesome behind-the-scenes Instagrams from Jane The Virgin, Blindspot, Grey's Anatomy and more...
A lot can happen in a year. A television show can backslide from addictively fun and action-packed to shark-jumpingly unwatchable (I’m not naming names, but a certain superhero show totally missed the bullseye last season. Oh, and it was Arrow). The movie you’ve been dying to see since pre-production began can finally be released and blow your friggin’ mind (Captain America: Civil War)! And I, your faithful Small Screen Girl, can embark on a journey to start on her television and pop culture blog, write a ton of articles, watch even more hours of television and learn priceless lessons along the way.
September 13th marks the first anniversary of this website, and while roughly 12% of me is shocked that it’s still going strong and gaining followers, the remaining 88% is inherently proud of the work that I’ve done and the fun that I’ve had while doing it!
In the coming year, I want my little corner of the internet to get bigger and more inclusive! I want to write more episode recaps and movie reviews. I want to share more of my millions of opinions on pop culture minutia. And I’d love you guys to do the same! Pop over to the right of your screen and like and follow me on the different social media thingies and let me know what you think of the site! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
So birthdays usually mean cake—and trust me there will be cake or at least donuts—but they also mean you get to make wishes. I'm a little greedy, so I grabbed as many birthday wishes as I could and I'm using them for the greater good of entertainment!
If you've come here even once, thank you so much for visiting and I hope you find something here that brings you back!
Here are some of my biggest wishes for the upcoming television season, movies and more!
Since I think of everything in terms of television, I could help but wonder about my favorite television papas. I've watched everything from the original Lassie (for you youngins, it's an old TV show about a beautiful collie that rescues an accidental prone little boy) to Empire. Narrowing down a list of favorites is almost as hard as finding the perfect "Thank you for giving me life" present for my own stubborn father.
Here are my 7 Favorite TV Fathers...
Season finales of your favorite shows are rapidly approaching, and they can be metaphorical hurricanes for your favorite ships. The end of the season always courts heightened drama, screaming-inducing cliffhangers and swoon-worthy hook-ups.
Let’s review the statuses of your favorite TV 'ships from Jane The Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, The Flash and more before they’re docked for the summer.
The most delightful thing to spring from season 2 of The CW's Jane The Virgin, besides all of the adorable babies and Jane finally picking Michael as her one true love, is the unusual friendship, or womance, budding between our favorite virgin, Jane, and her baby's father's steely ex-wife, Petra.
The 47th NAACP Image Awards, which aired Friday night on TVOne, answered the Oscars exclusion with an awards show that was an inclusive celebration for musicians, actors and activists of color. Winners and nominees cheered each other on, cracked jokes while presenting and accepting their awards, and passionately and adorably lip-synched to John Legend’s performance.
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