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!
Supernatural is starting the 12th season off in style by winning Entertainment Weekly’s Fall TV Battle and a gut-wrenching new promo (above) involving some seriously hurt Sam. I have two wishes for the upcoming season. First, I wish that Billie the Reaper (Lisa Berry) makes more epic reappearances to absolutely slay instantly quotable lines like “Say bye-bye to Luigi, Mario" in season 12. Second, I want a bizarrely and deliciously awkward Thanksgiving episode with the extended Supernatural family, including: Mama Winchester, Sam and Dean, Castiel the angel, Crowley the King of Hell, Rowena the witch, Sheriff Jody Mills and her adopted daughters Alex and Claire, and Sheriff Donna Hanscum.
Shocking to few, I’m sure, ABC cancelled it soapy series Mistresses this week. The show hasn't been titillating in years. This year’s run contained not one mistress, which is totally a dealbreaker. However, I fell in love with Jes Macallan’s Joss, especially when she dropped the real estate gig and picked up kickboxing. I’d totally love to see her kicking ass on another soapy series all her own.
The Emmy Awards are this Sunday, and I’m crossing everything crossable and using one of SSG’s birthday wishes in hopes that the fabulously-coifed, insanely hilarious and always game Tracee Ellis Ross will win Best Actress In A Comedy for her stellar work on black-ish.
Last season of The CW’s Jane The Virgin ended with one of the most romantic weddings in TV history, but also with the groom getting shot before being a husband for a full day. I wish on Xo's goddess Paulina Rubio that Michael survives the attempt on his life and can recover quickly in order to be the one to--SPOILER ALERT!--finally de-virginize Jane in early in season 3. You're a TV detective like me, check out star Gina Rodriguez's Instagram. Michael's doppleganger Brett Dier is in a couple of the season 3 photos, which hints at Michael's survival. Or maybe I'm just too hopeful. If you're Team Michael, don't watch the promo above.
I was lucky enough to attend the finale of Justin Timberlake's spectacular The 20/20 Experience World Tour in 2015. It was over two hours of love-charged electricity from Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids, and the audience of true fans and celebrities (I spied Amy Adams, Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's older children and a few *NSYNC members from our seats). I wish on JT's guitar that his long-awaited concert movie, Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids debuting on October 12 on Netflix, will capture that magical night and his squad's tremendous talents.
This The Nightly Show fan was positively gutted by the cancellation of Larry Wilmore’s fantastic comedy news show on Comedy Central. The show covered news through the prism of race—something that you cannot find in any 99% of talk shows. I wish Larry Wilmore and the gang (I love you Holly Walker!) will find another prime location for this particular brand of comedy be it in a sitcom or another talk show.
For a good 10 years, I’ve had the same fervent wish that has gone wholly unanswered. So I’ll try again: I wish that Oscar-winners Denzel Washington and Halle Berry would star in a feature film or a landmark TV mini-series. They two phenomenal actors have yet to work together, and that’s an entertainment tragedy that needs to be rectified immediately.
I’ve been binge-watching How I Met Your Mother lately, and while it suffered from some awful seasons and that heinous, manipulative ending, I fell in love with Neil Patrick Harris’ epic turn as the ultimate player, Barney Stinson, all over again. Ted Mosby may have been the main character, but Harris’ never-ending talent, which sadly never won an Emmy, stole every scene. It’s absolutely time for NPH and his singing, dancing, magician, master-of-disguise comedic talents to return to the television, preferably in a sitcom.
Two weeks ago when everyone, myself included, had their edge snatched by Beyonce’s Lemonade mini-concert at the VMA awards, I was also celebrating a mysterious new song from Kepler featuring staggeringly stunning *NSYNC’s JC Chasez that appeared on the internet without explanation. "Carrie" is two minutes of straight-up old school R&B begging for a threesome apparently. I wish on all of Beyonce and *NSYNC’s moonmen that JC Chasez will make another amazing follow-up to his underrated and unfortunately named first solo effort, Schizophrenic.
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