We watch a lot of TV and movies! And we read a lot of books too, not to mention the time we spend on TikTok. In case all the reviews, interviews, news, and features didn’t give you a clue (wink, wink), we come together to highlight all those great moments that our favorite shows, movies, and books give us throughout the week. On these Fangirlish Feels of the Week, there are five categories and many thoughts! Ready?
Here we go!
Moment that made you collapse into a puddle of FEELS
Raquel: The way Jamie & Claire support each other in Outlander 7×03 despite having lost everything. But that’s the point with them, they’ll always have each other.
Amanda: Lola Tung recently did an interview with The Cut since the new season of The Summer I Turned Pretty is coming soon, and I just thought it was so cute and heartwarming when she shared that when the first To All the Boys movie came out, she and her sister were in 11th and 6th grade, respectively, just like Lara Jean and Kitty.
It reminded me of how much Lara Jean, TATB and the Asian American representation in the Jenny Han cinematic universe means to me and so many other Asian American girls and women.
Ashley T.: Man, when La’an finally lets her walls down in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 2×03 “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” I felt my heart just melt. Are they really going to make me ship her and Kirk? Never thought I would but if they keep this up, then yes. UGH.
Lizzie: Geralt’s love confession in The Witcher. Like, we knew. Yen knew – she can read his mind. But there’s something so powerful about him feeling like he can say the words, about their relationship getting to that point. It’s been a long, long road. And now mom and dad (literally mom and dad, at this point) have gotten to the point where they can be open with their emotions. And I’m very proud. And emotional, what can I say?
Shana: Boy’s entire monologue/rant against God in the From season finale…Just absolutely gorgeous stuff, from the dialogue itself to Harold Perrineau’s incredibly raw and emotional performance, to even just the setup and timing for the scene to breathe. I can not believe a horror show consistently has me in my feels like this, but here we are.
Erin: I have lived with the love of The Summer I Turned Pretty for over a decade and well, I absolutely am obsessed with the books. So seeing the trailer has made me collapse into a puddle of feels and one that left me crying so much. I really will never, ever love anything more than that I love this series. This trailer gave me just as much excitement as reading the books and I am absolutely in love.
Rachel: The last moments of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. I won’t spoil for those who haven’t seen it yet, but I was happy sobbing in the theater. And Indy/Marion is one of my film OTPs.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: Murdina Bug returning to Fraser’s Ridge to steal the gold along with her husband in Outlander 7×03. Like, it’s not worth it, girl!
Ashley T.: That ending of Secret Invasion 1×02 “Promises” had me yelling at the TV with its insanity and its perfect use of “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. *chef’s kiss*
Lizzie: Secret Invasion’s ending was okay, what, but the entirety of Rhodey was also kinda like …wtf …I kept thinking, what would Tony Stark think of this Rhodey?
Erin: The WTF moment of the week for me is the moment in The Summer I Turned Pretty trailer, when Belly and Jeremiah are pulled over and he’s telling her how he feels and how she broke him – and I WTF because I started feeling for Jeremiah and normally I don’t feel for him. Team Conrad until I die.
Ashley W.: In Superman & Lois episode 3×13: “What Kills You Only Makes You Stronger,” it was so sad and infuriating to see Sam Lane’s date turn out the way it did. Because he was so excited and even introduced the woman to his grandkids, but then she’s just a fraud with no actual interest in him, and the date is a setup.
TikTok That Made Me LOL
Amanda: It’s an expensive time to be a pink girlie! The Barbie collabs and marketing are taking all my money, and I was not prepared! I am loving all the collabs, but my bank account is not.
Shana: I’m obsessed with German Shepherds and pretty much always have been, so pretty much anytime the algorithm drops one of these delightfully intelligent and brave, yet also awkward and cowardly AF (little-known fact about a breed that’s supposedly “aggressive”), beasts in my FYP, I’m likely to have a good time.
Well. The look on this dog’s face when she gets caught is not only one of my favorite things I’ve seen this week, but it also reminds me of my bff’s dogs, past and present, who would have this exact “oh, shit” expression for a variety of reasons.
Ashley W.: File this one under the “Funny but sad” category. Target, crying, and cheeseburgers is how I, too, deal with adulthood.
Christabel: We all try to sleep early but end up on our phones the entire night!
What We’re Reading This Week
Amanda: I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump, so to help me get out of it, I reread two of my favorite LQBTQ+ books in honor of Pride: The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me by Mariko Tamaki. Both feature POC protagonists with relatable stories and are a novel-in-verse and graphic novel, respectively. So they’re relatively easy/quick reads.
Shana: For the foreseeable future, I’m working my way through Maureen Ryan’s Burn It Down. Absolute must-read for anyone who cares about the entertainment industry.
Erin: The Burning by Anna Todd. I can’t say anything about it yet, but it’s sooooo good.
Lyra: The Dragon’s Bride by Katee Robert. It’s a romance novel between a human woman *checks notes* a humanoid dragon. And apparently he has *checks notes again* two penises. Haven’t gotten to teh penis part and I’ve never read a monster fucking book. But there’s a first time for everything!
What We Rewatched This Week
Raquel: Friends. In my house, Friends is always in the background on some TV in the room. Yes, I am aware of the problems it has — please, no more fatsuits, fatphobia or that obvious lack of diversity — but it was always my comfort show and it still is despite everything.
Ashley T.: I’ve got a trip to Boston planned in the near future so I’ve slowly been working my way through Cheers. I’ve seen some of the show before, but not all of it, so I started at the beginning.
The 80s aesthetic works for me on every level. A standout episode for me is episode 2×02 “Little Sister, Don’t Cha” where Rhea Pearlman plays her own younger sister. It’s fun to watch her play the opposite of her regular boisterous character, Carla. Fun stuff!
Ashley W.: I’m always in the middle of some sort of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rewatch, and, this week, I’ve been rewatching season 3. It may not be one of my favorites, but it has a lot of great — albeit emotional — moments. I’m at episode 3×13: “Parting Shot” right now, and, well, let’s just say it’s impossible to get through it without crying.
Shana: I’m back on my The Next Step bullshit but with a fun twist: watching reactions from the actors who played two of my favorite characters in the first/original cast. As a result, I will probably be talking about being back on my Jiley bullshit and rewatching seasons 1-4 at some point next week. I should probably be ashamed at my age…but nope.
Christabel: I watched How To Get Away With Murder when it first came out but I didn’t really pay attention to what was going on. So when I decided to rewatch it in June I loved it.
I was satisfied with the final episode 6×15 because Annalise deserved a long happy life after all she had been through. To see Wes (Alfred Enoch) return as Laurel’s son, Christophe who was mentored by Annalise also made watching all six seasons worth it. But seeing Bonnie and Frank die definitely hurt.
Rachel: This week, I rewatched all 4 Indiana Jones films in preparation for Dial of Destiny. Raiders of the Lost Ark will always be my favorite because Marion was always his best love interest. That’s why Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is better than it’s given credit for, too.
Lyra: I watched the Netflix movie Run Rabbit Run. It’s an Australian horror that stars Succession’s Sarah Snook. It was giving Babadook for sure and considering they’re both Australian films, it tracks.