This piece was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, tv shows and movies being covered in Fangirlish Feels of the Week wouldn’t exist. We stand with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
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
Shana: What if I just said Nicole Beharie’s entire performance in this week’s episode of The Morning Show? If I had to pick just one scene, I’d actually go with the one where she’s alone, reading those comments on the computer right after the leak. Utterly brilliant.
Ashley: Watching Mariner and T’Lyn affirm Tendi for who she is as both an Orion Pirate Assassin Princess AND as the super smart nerdy scientist that they all know and love warmed my heart.
I related so much to Tendi’s storyline in Star Trek: Lower Decks 4×04 “Something Borrowed, Something Green” this week because I also don’t feel like I fit in with my family, as the lone nerd in a family of rednecks. When Tendi’s friends affirmed her, it felt affirming to me too. Definitely melted my heart into a puddle of FEELS!
Rachel: I was SO SO happy to hear that Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is getting a physical release from Criterion in December. I’m a big physical media advocate and this film is one of the best from last year. More streaming movies and series need physical releases.
Jasmine: Listen, I am not sorry for the person I’m about to become over the next week or so because my ship, Spencer and Trina (Sprina) on yes, you guessed it, General Hospital are off for a Romantic getaway to NYC and we got a first look from Soap Opera Digest this week. I am not okay. I’m feeling all the feels right now. I’ve waited more than two years for this moment and I’m so ready. Looking at the photo above over and over has definitely made me collapse into a puddle of feels.
WTF Moment of the Week
Amanda: Why was Ticketmaster 2+ hours late in sending emails for Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS World Tour verified fan pre-sale Wednesday night without any explanation? They said emails would be sent by 8 p.m. ET and they weren’t. Is it really that hard to simply follow through with your plan? Especially when you know the demand is extremely high? Just another reason people continue to loathe Ticketmaster.
Shana: Started the new season of Sex Education. Not a fan of Otis first thinking Maeve might be cheating because she — oh, noes! — had an attractive male friend and then being hella unsupportive about her writing program. I get it. He misses her. But, like, this is…not the way to be.
Ashley: We’re still striking, so I’m still saying WTF. As I write this, WGA is set to talk with AMPTP, so I may be proven wrong by the time this will be published. I hope the WGA strike can end with this meeting. However, we’ve got to get SAG-AFTRA in the room for negotiations too. Until then, consider this my permanent WTF moment.
Rachel: The breaking of Egwene’s will on The Wheel of Time this week was terrible to watch. Of course, we knew the Seanchan were capable of this so this was more a “make it stop” WTF moment rather than a surprised one.
Ashley W.: Can I say Chris Evans’s photoshoot for the October issue of GQ? And by that, I mean “WTF” in the best way possible. Like, “WTF, this is amazing, and we don’t deserve this,” because those pictures made my entire day better when I saw them.
Tik Tok That Made Me LOL
Raquel: Rick O’Connell will be always superior!
Amanda: Kids are hilarious. And sometimes, they’re funny AND correct.
Ashley W.: Using this CapCut template for Hamilton is the best use of a CapCut template that I’ve seen so far.
What We’re Reading This Week
Ashley: I’ve got a date with my backlog of Creepshow comics this week. If you’re not familiar with Creepshow, it got its start as a 1982 horror comedy anthology film by George Romero and Stephen King. It eventually begat an 80s comic series, a couple of sequel films, Tales From the Darkside TV series (name was changed due to rights issues), and last year it ran for 5 issue comic mini series. Volume 2 just dropped for another 5 issue series. It’s a fun horror comedy series that’s perfect for Spooky Season Eve.
Rachel: After rewatching the Back to the Future trilogy last week, this week I am reading the behind-the-scenes book about it: We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy by Caseen Gaines. My film buff heart is loving all the details I didn’t already know.
Ashley W.: Captain America (2023) #1 by J. Michael Straczynski came out this week, and it is excellent. I was bummed that the previous Captain America solo comic run ended, but this new run is off to a tremendous start. This first issue featured more of everyman Steve Rogers, and I adore those scenes so much.
What We Rewatched This Week
Amanda: I watched the proshot of Newsies: The Broadway Musical (not the ’90s film starring Christian Bale on which it’s based) for the millionth time, because I was due for a rewatch and the timing is especially relevant with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes still going on. It’s also simply one of my all-time favorite musicals that I never get tired of.
Shana: I needed comfort viewing, so I watched the original Scream again. Obviously.
Ashley: I’ve been getting a jump on Spooky Season by watching a bunch of horror films this month. This week I revisited an 80s horror comedy, Night of the Comet. This is one that could also make my off-beat Christmas movie list as well. It’s got some 80s horror icons, like Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelly Maroney in it. If you’re in the mood for some light and fun horror, check it out. It’s currently streaming with ads on Tubi, or if your public library system has access to Kanopy, it’s available there without ads.
Ashley W.: I’ve been overdue for a Captain America trilogy rewatch, so I got around to watching the beloved Marvel classic Captain America: The Winter Soldier this week. That scene of Steve Rogers and Sam Wilson just running around the National Mall in Washington D.C. will never get old.
It continues to bring me so much joy, and I suspect it always will. Also, this movie just reminded me of how much I love Sam and how great he is. Which then makes me sad not knowing when we’ll see him in the MCU again — especially because he’s Captain America now.