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:
I have always loved romance novels, but the pandemic has made me really, really love romance novels. It’s like I don’t want to read anything that’s going to stress me too much, or end badly. Nope, life has enough of that. And I always have such a hard time finding contemporary romance novels that actually hit the mark. I don’t know why, but period is easier. But this week Jacqueline brought us three recommendations that sound like they’re just what the doctor ordered, and if I’m being honest, three books I probably wouldn’t have found without her. So, yes, that makes me happy.
Naomi is here to give Anthony Mackie his due. Not just as Captain America, though yes, he’s talk about how The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is coming and we’re ready to see this man take up that mantle, but as the great actor he is. Because man’s got range, okay. Just take a look at some of Naomi’s favorite performances of his as some proof of that. Also, Naomi has some things to say about how the title of “America’s Ass” is in truly good hands with Mackie, and I can’t say I disagree.
Shelby C always kind of breaks my heart as she talks about shows that should have gotten more time in her Gone Too Soon column, but something weird happened to me as I read the entry about Swamp Thing …I suddenly wanted to watch it anyway. I would usually avoid a show that I know has been cancelled like the plague, but maybe it the show had been sold to me the way Shelby C is now talking about it, well …then the show wouldn’t have been cancelled in the first place.
Grace talks villains in this week’s Keep Calm, Trope On, and just seeing Black Jack Randall in the cover of her article gives me heart palpitations, and now exactly in a good way. But she does a really good job of examining what making a villain, and why some work and others just, don’t, as well as the differences between the villains that are just there for a little bit and the ones that are there to carry a show. She also provides plenty of examples of good villains, so hey, if you’ve ever wanted to watch a show and needed to know if a villain was good enough …here are some good examples!
Raquel brought the emotions in this interview, and I promise I had no idea it was going to be this way when I clicked on the link. Which is the sign of a good interview, if we’re being honest. If you read one and come out of it feeling nothing for the person that was being interviewed, then what was even the point, right? This is not the case for this Nomi Ruiz interview, I promise.
I had high hopes for Firefly Lane, and none of them came close to reality. The plot was disjointed – if I can even say there was a plot – the characters were okay, but not like OMG I LOVE THEM and the friendship that I expected to hold everything together just …didn’t. First big disappointment of the year in TV for me.