‘Gossip Girl’: What the Upcoming Reboot Needs to Change from the Original

In this age of Riverdale, Euphoria, and Elite, it often seems like this world has hit its quota of scandalous teen dramas filled with sexy adults playing minors. Yet, according to the brains behind HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service, the world needs just one more sexy teen drama in the form of a Gossip…

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Love Languages: The Curious Case of Writers in Rom-Coms

Call me dumb, call me uncultured, call me anything you want, but I’d choose to watch a cheesy romantic comedy over a “good” film like Fight Club or Pulp Fiction any day of the week. Don’t get me wrong, I know a good movie when I see one, but there’s just something about rom-coms that…

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Here We Go Again: Why I’m Sick of The Way Lesbian Relationships Are Portrayed on TV

I feel like a bad bi girl for saying this, but I’ve never watched Wynonna Earp. Even more criminal, I never watched Supergirl past season one, and I don’t plan on going back and watching either of these shows. I know what you’re thinking. Before you go and attack me with your stray bullets, please…

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REVIEW: “A Perfectly Fine Experience” – ‘Dating After College’ (2019)

For any Asian-American growing up in the 2000s to early 2010s, Wong Fu Productions was almost required viewing. Before films like Crazy Rich Asians or To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before hit our screens, Wong Fu Productions’ YouTube channel was one of the only places where we could see ourselves represented as something other…

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Writing the Redemption Arc: A Guide by Avatar the Last Airbender

Every couple of months, I am overcome with the urge to re-watch Avatar: The Last Airbender (henceforth referred to as Avatar). Even now, over ten years since its final episode, Avatar still holds up. It was the rare children’s show that managed to perfectly balance age-appropriate humor with mature themes, touching on the horrors of…

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‘Selfie’: A Snapshot of 2019, from 2014

The first time I watched the pilot of Selfie, ABC’s fantastic one-season Pygmalion-turned-romcom adaptation, I was underwhelmed. I was a fan of Karen Gillan from her stint on Doctor Who, and as an Asian-American I had to show my support for John Cho, and I really wanted to like it. I didn’t though. I guess…

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Making People Smile Again: The Rise of the “Nice Comedy”

As far as I’m concerned, we’re in a “nice comedy” renaissance. “Nice comedy” is not a technical term; in fact, if I wasn’t 100% sure that I saw it used in a Tumblr post last week, I would have thought that the term “nice comedy” was magicked into my mind by some television wizard. But…

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Coming of Age with a Show

This may sound lame, but Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (henceforth referred to as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. or just S.H.I.E.L.D.) was the first real “adult” drama show that I watched for myself. As the eldest of three daughters, I was limited in what I could watch. Everything had to be appropriate. While other girls were arguing…

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