A lot is going on. All the time. Everywhere. And we publish a lot of content every week, some of it breaking news, other more editorial stuff, as well as reviews and teases of shows and movies to come. We understand you can’t always be on top of everything. And as such, you might miss stuff we wish …well, you wouldn’t.
So, every week, I’m going to comb through the site and point you, once again, to the stuff you should take the time to read. Either because it’s really funny, or because it’s a particularly good take, or just because I liked it. This is my list, after all.
Here are my picks for the 5 can’t miss Fangirlish articles of this week:
You want a laugh? The answer is, of course, yes, because we all want one, and probably need it these days. So, go on and give Jade’s hilarious piece about what it would be like to date the characters of Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Half joke, half deep character dive, this thing had me pausing to collect my breath about five times. You just gotta take your time and enjoy it.
We’ve all been there, lamenting over a show that has left us way too soon. Shelby C has an entire column, Gone Too Soon, about examining the myriad of shows that networks and streaming services just gave up on way too early, and this week it was the turn of the recent Netflix cancellation The Order. If you want to know whether you should still try it, and even if it ends on a cliffhanger, Shelby C’s got you.
It seems like once every few months we get someone else trying to dunk on fanfiction, make it seem like the people who write it are somehow less than people who have been published and/or imply that the people who read it just can’t manage actual complex plot lines. We’re not here for any of that bullshit. Lyra is in the frontlines of our defense of fanfiction, and if you’ve ever enjoyed a piece of fanfic, make sure to read this article and support the writers who has gifted us all with so much joy.
There are good redemption arcs – and then there are some that can barely be called redemption arcs. Grace goes into the good, the bad and the ugly of this trope in her Keep Calm, Trope On column, and discusses why some arcs work, others don’t, and other just feel like the writers had no idea what they were doing and they threw everything at the wall, hoping something would stick. We’re looking at you, Once Upon A Time.
Bridgerton season 2 is a go, and we have questions. And hopes. And wishes. But let’s starts with the questions! Like, for example, does the fact that season 2 is rightfully going to focus on Anthony means no more Simon and Daphne? Please don’t say yes, Netflix. And what about Francesca? Do we get to see more of her? Will we get Eloise’s first season out? Oh, and can you confirm the other seven very necessary seasons? Thank you.