We watch a lot of TV! In case all the reviews, interviews, news, and features didn’t give you a clue (wink, wink), we’ve decided to come together once a week to highlight all those great moments that our favorite shows give us throughout the week. On these Fangirlish Feels of the Week, there are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Badass Character of the Week
Raquel: Jamie Fraser burning the world for his wife.
Ashley T.: Can I get two? I’m taking two. Watching Dr. M’Benga and Nurse Chapel plow through a hallway full of Klingons in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2×01 “The Broken Circle” this week really made me look at them differently. Obviously they’re conflicted about fighting to begin with, but man, if they’ve got to fight their way out of a situation, they can do it.
Lyra: Salma Hayek in Netflix’s Black Mirror season 6, episode 1. It’s giving Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard with a clear understanding of her long career and what makes her iconic. You can also tell that Hayek had so much fun playing herself in a twisted story about technology once again going too far.
I didn’t expect the church cheerleader outfit though with the penis drawn on her head. But I didn’t except her asking questions about her anus either or wearing that yellow jumpsuit, so yeah…crazy episode that highlighted a badass woman and character.
OTP of the Week
Ashley T.: Can it be an OTP if they’re not together? They should be. Even though, based on Star Trek canon, I know they’re eventually going to break my heart. Come on, y’all. Spock and Chapel. Let’s make this happen. They obviously care about each other deeply. If Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2×01 “The Broken Circle” showed us anything, it’s that Spock is MEGA conflicted. I can’t wait to see how this works out!
Shana: As someone who only has very random and sporadic references for Trek canon, I’m on the Strange New Worlds ride as, more or less, a newb. And that lets me just enjoy the ride and ship the shit out of Spock and Chapel — even if our expert here, and tons of people on social media, all tell me I’m doomed. And wow, were they a lot in this premiere.
Lyra: Ember and Wade in Elemental. No big spoilers because the movie just came out. But dear Lord, if your significant other doesn’t support you like Wade does with Ember THEN WHAT IS LOVE?! Watching them be unapologetically themselves with each other and loving all the not so pretty bits…FEELINGS!
Rachel: If we get to choose from movies, then I agree with Lyra: Ember and Wade in Elemental were fabulous. The romance was the best part of the film for me. It really worked.
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: Jamie and Claire reunite in Outlander. The way they say everything with their glances and the way Claire throws herself into his arms, the only place she feels safe is the chef’s kiss.
Ashley T.: Spock telling Dr. M’Benga that he has no words for what he feels. Poor guy. Someone give him a hug for me.
Shana: I’m breaking the rules slightly here, but Alex Newell winning a Tony? Sorry (not sorry) to my neighbors for the shrieking.
Rachel: I was sad to hear of Treat Williams’ death this week. Not only was he great on Everwood years ago, but I’ve watched so many film performances of his that this news doesn’t seem real.
Quote of the Week
Raquel: “Let’s go get my wife” Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser, Outlander.
Shana: “Grief turned her outward, pushed her toward dangerous things. She so desperately wanted answers, she stopped caring about the lines she had to cross to get them.” – Juliette’s dad telling her about her mom in Silo 1×08.
WTF Moment of the Week
Lizzie: Look, it is indeed WTF that everyone is out there watching The Flash like we didn’t go a few months out there where every time we heard the name Ezra Miller we were wondering what crime they were committing. Sure, the movie might be objectively fun, but it’s sad that we can just put a movie over the people Miller has actively hurt. I won’t be watching it, period.
Raquel: Agreed with Lizzie! Ezra Miller should have been fired immediately.
Shana: So, I’m watching Black Mirror…did we really need the cheap “joke” about pronouns in “Loch Henry”? No. No, we did not.