Welcome to the Hårga, a commune in Northern Sweden that is at the center of Ari Aster’s sophomore film Midsommar, following his amazing debut film Hereditary (see our thoughts on that movie here). How did the strange and unsettling world of this commune stack up to Aster’s first film? We invited one of our favorite guests (and horror enthusiast/host of the podcast Everything Trying to Kill You) Mary Kay McBrayer to help us work out our feelings about this movie.
So come along, have some hallucinogenic tea, and let’s figure out Midsommar together.
Spoilers to follow.Read More
This year marks the 13th anniversary of High School Musical, a Disney Channel Original Movie (or DCOM for those in the know) that sparked the careers of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens and ushered in a renaissance for musicals, especially those aimed at teens. While I could write many words about the significance that High School Musical has had in my own life and to the larger pop cultural landscape, instead I am doing something a little more offbeat. I am boppin’ my own beat all the way to the top. As a fellow member of the class of ’08, I feel a special kinship to the HSM kids, and that means that this year (or early next year) Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, and all the rest will be turning 30. And so I am going to rank every song in the High School Musical series based on how useful they will be to the Wildcats (and the rest of us) as they turn the big 3-0.Read More
With Riverdale’s season finale airing tonight, we have a LOT of questions that still need to be answered — some of them stemming from last week’s episode, “The Dark Secret of Harvest House.” Here, we parse through the penultimate episode and make our final predictions about Season 3. Join us, won’t you? *cue cult chanting*Read More
Bachelor Nation, this break between The Bachelor and The Bachelorette every year is always a long one. Monday nights have been a little less special, with a little less wine. But finally May is upon us, and so is Hannah’s season of The Bachelorette. We have never been so ready for something since the final season of Game of Thrones. So let’s get straight into judging the crop of men ABC has chosen for our girl.
Note: Our usual Bachelor recapper and superfan Susan is MIA because she’s in the middle of moving. But never fear. Our good friend Bonnie is back (your might remember her from judging the ladies of Colton’s season), and we also have a BONUS guest Chloe who is also here to share her thoughts, judgment, and disdain. Enjoy!Read More
WELCOME BACK, RIVERDALIANS!
We’re nearing the home stretch of this season—and boy has it been a marathon. How will the writers wrap up this whole Gargoyle King plot? Let’s see if they can! In typical Mary fashion, I’ve split up this ep into groups of characters.Read More
Hi everyone! We’re back with another dark, and I mean that literally, episode of Riverdale. So let’s dive right in.Read More
After a short hiatus, Riverdale has returned with a bang! Or like, a sound, at least.
This week we got to check in on a number of plots, from the happenings at Edgar Evernever’s Farm to the latest G&G quest, and were even treated to an amateur boxing match at a teen-owned gym sponsored by a teen-owned speakeasy. Teens! They own stuff.
Let’s get on with our attempt to pull this apart.Read More
After an immunity challenge win by Gavin, and a weird day of scrambling and awkward silences. One of the wildest tribal councils in Survivor history leads to the ouster of Julia, the woman who would be Queen. And now, the castaways must deal with the fallout. What will this week’s episode bring? Let’s dive into our recap to find out!Read More
Hey everyone! We missed last week because we were SO SHOCKED by that TWIST (j/k, but welcome back Devens!). In other events, Joe did not win the immunity challenge (Julie won! You go Julie!), and instead of trying to convince the Kama 6 not to vote him out, he painted a phoenix on the merged tribe’s new flag. And then, Joe was voted out! But he immediately went to the Edge of Extinction. If you have other thoughts on that episode, or any Survivor thoughts, leave them in the comments section below, but without further ado, let’s jump into this week’s episode of...Survivor!