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: Brianna chatting with Jamie at his grave in the last Outlander episode. She loves her da and the longing in her eyes, the wish that he was there…had me in tears.
Shana: Legit, it was hearing Fran Drescher’s speech at the SAG-AFTRA press conference. That’s the Fran I’ve loved since I was a kid. Haven’t seen her much around these parts, what with the anti-science drivel, lately.
But wow, did she speak truth on so, so many issues so many people are facing, both inside and outside the industry. Bonus points for the “lech and a schmeck” comment. Dropping Yiddish sayings like that? With my little Yiddish name, I feel seen. I guess you could say I was verklempt. Kvelling, even.
Amanda: There are lots of moments in the new season of The Summer I Turned Pretty that make me want to cry, but so far, when Jeremiah and Belly reconcile on the way to Cousins when Jeremiah’s Jeep gets a flat stands out. They’d both be hurting for so long, and it broke my heart when Jeremiah finally just burst into tears and Belly was his literal shoulder to cry on.
Ashley W.: The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 finale—if you know, you know. Daisy crying profusely and bawling her eyes out. Not because of why she’s crying. Just the fact Daisy is so absurdly sad and hurt and feels broken, and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.
WTF Moment of the Week
Raquel: Claire not fighting against the misogyny of that man and bowing her head before him, being too cautious in Outlander 7×05. That’s not the Claire I know and love.
Shana: I still do not understand why Lee Pace asked for a robe in Foundation 2×01 if it was going to cover so little. I mean, I’m still not mad. I just do not understand it.
Rachel: I feel like I’m saying this every week but..WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING, Secret Invasion? First, that one character isn’t dead like we thought, then that other long-time character has been one of the bad Skrulls all along, then you kill another character. It’s too much of a whole mess.
Ashley W.: Anytime I saw complaints from people about how the SAG-AFTRA strike is going to delay movies and TV shows they’re looking forward to. Stop being selfish and making this about your entertainment “needs.”
TikTok That Made Me LOL
Shana: Shoutout to my friend Nate for sending me this one with the upset Old Bay. Having grown up in Southern Maryland and learned that that shit goes on everything, I feel seen.
Lizzie: Office humor Tik Toks keep me going.
What We’re Reading This Week
Rachel: I’m reading It Happened One Autumn, from the Wallflowers series of romance novels by Lisa Kleypas. This author’s work needs a television adaptation stat!
Amanda: With all these book-to-movie adaptations coming out soon, I’ve got lots to reread. Next up for me is rereading Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen. I’m so excited for Love in Taipei!
Lizzie: I wish I could be reading Lisa Kleypas for the first time. Alas, I started reading The Heir, by Kiera Cass. I’d read the first books in the series and realized I’d never read this one, so here I am.
What We Rewatched This Week
Shana: Finished rewatching the third season of The Next Step. Not sure if I have the strength to put up with the Alfie of it all in season 4…
Ashley W.: I’ve reached season 4 in my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. rewatch—a tremendous season of TV—and I have a few things to say thus far: Robbie Reyes Ghost Rider is awesome, and I wish we would’ve gotten more of him, but he also owes Phil Coulson his Hell Charger, because Robbie lost that (unintentional) street race.
Lizzie: I just rewatched the first few episodes of Castle this past week. Don’t ask me why. Call it nostalgia. Call it a sense that we might all be forced to re-watch all stuff to get by soon. And it’s still good TV, what can I say? Too bad that the last few seasons were …well, what they were.