This piece was written during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. Without the labor of the actors currently on strike, tv shows and movies being covered in Fangirlish Feels of the Week wouldn’t exist. We stand with 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: Seeing all the celebrations from WGA members finding out they finally had a good contract and could end their strike. If only the AMPTP hadn’t made them suffer through all that just to get something they could’ve offered writers from the start. (Next, do the actors, you assholes.)
Rachel: This one is HARD this week. Should it be the loss of the legendary acting talent of Michael Gambon? Or the delight of C3PO showing up on Ahsoka? Or maybe the fabulous deal the WGA got to end their strike? This was quite a week for emotions of all kinds in entertainment.
Amanda: This is a bit of a spoiler for the reading question, but I was very much feeling all the feels while reading The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo this week, especially towards the end. I was in bed crying for at least the last 20 pages.
Jasmine: Since they arrived in New York City, every single moment between Spencer and Trina on General Hospital has been swoon-worthy. But one moment in particular stoke my soul.
During their toast Spencer said “To the woman I love.” I absolutely lost it. I’ve waited for a long time, since last August to be exact, to hear Spencer tell Trina he loves her. Just like it did then, it caught me completely off guard. I am still not over it.
Ashley T.: Star Trek: Lower Decks 4×05 “Empathological Fallacies” gave me feels, ironically, when Mariner gave a pep talk to our resident Vulcan, T’Lyn. It shows that yes, Vulcans can get their feelings hurt, but it also shows just how great of a friend that Mariner really is.
WTF Moment of the Week
Shana: Can I just say pretty much anything involving men on The Morning Show? Stella watching those men mistreat Erica? WTF. Cory? Always WTF. Alex and her new WTF billionaire boy? WTF. Fred showing up at the party full of WTF? Also WTF!
Rachel: I think I have to go with Siuan’s unfortunate attitude toward Rand and Moiraine’s attempts to help him in The Wheel of Time. How she got so misguided about this, I can’t tell. And it creates a rift between her and the woman she loves! Yikes.
Ashley W.: Another good WTF this week, The Great Gatsby stage musical is having its world premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in October. The production recently had its press day, and OH MY GOD. WTF, Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada?!!! I never knew I needed those two Broadway favorites in a show together, and now I’ll never get over it. They sound PHENOMENAL. I cannot fathom their talent, especially together.
Jasmine: Once again I’m going with General Hospital. The Sasha/Gladys storyline has just been awful. The way they have treated this mental health story is disgusting. Gladys has taken advantage of Sasha and we thought she was finally sage and home free thanks to Cody.
That is until Gladys called the police to have her arrested again and sent back to Ferncliff where that psycho Dr. Montague has been drugging her. I need GH to dead this storyline because it’s sick.
Ashley T.: We’ve got the WGA handled. Now let’s take care of SAG-AFTRA. Don’t be jerks about this.
Tik Tok That Made Me LOL
Ashley W.: This boy really thinks he was brought into this world as a result of hustle, loyalty, respect, and love. It’s hilarious, and I need to know this kid’s thought process.
Christabel: Getting an outfit can be HARD!!
What We’re Reading This Week
Amanda: I wasn’t in the mood to read any books I actually have in my physical TBR pile, so I borrowed an ebook of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo from my local library. I’ve really learned to love novels in verse, and Acevedo’s words are always so powerful and moving.
Now I’ve finished that, I’m reading another library ebook borrow, but this time it’s The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas. I need something more fun and rom-com after crying through The Poet X! 😅
Ashley W.: I finished reading Marvel’s newest Silk run by writer Emily Kim and artist Ig Guara. The five-issue run began with a lot of action and suspense, and I really enjoyed how the heartfelt narrative between Silk herself, Cindy Moon, and her brother, Albert, closed out the series.
It tied back to not only part of the main conflict but also to Cindy’s story as a whole. As a longtime Spider-Man fan who’s an Asian American woman, it’s also just so cool for there to be an Asian American female Spider-Hero in Silk.
Jasmine: As I wait to start my month of Spooky reading, I’m reading the rest of Freed as told by Christian Grey by EL James of course. I know it’s crazy I haven’t finished it yet. But, sometimes we take a break from a story and then when the mood strikes we go back in and finish it.
What We Rewatched This Week
Rachel: I started a Pacey/Joey rewatch of Dawson’s Creek this week. That means first up was the marine biology project episode from season one, “Double Date.” Then onto the glory of season three next. SIGH, they really are one of the OTPs of my adolescent entertainment. (Maybe I should write something about these two?)
Ashley W.: I reached my all-time favorite episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. during my rewatch, episode 7×09: “As I Have Always Been,” and I will truly never get tired of it. It’s something I can play on a loop all day long—ironic given it’s a time loop episode.
It’s the one thing I’ve rewatched more than anything else, and I’ll never shut up about how perfect it is. And the best part about the episode will forever be Daisy and Sousa’s conversation. Without fail, it will make me cry every time. And if it doesn’t make you fall for Daniel Sousa, then I don’t trust you.
Christabel: I rewatched American Horror Story Roanoke and it remains the best season for me after American Horror Story: Coven. I wanted to see if it would be as good as I remember it when I was obsessed with the show.
Jasmine: Look, I’ve been preparing from this epic Sprina week on General Hospital. I’ve done nothing but rewatch clips on Sprina fan LMMN’s YouTube channel to prepare for Spencer and Trinas NYC getaway. #SorryNotSorry
Ashley T.: No lie, I rewatched this week’s Only Murders in the Building episode 3×09 a few times because it’s that good.