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
Ashley T.: I’m just as shocked as you are, but watching AGIMUS and Peanut Hamper turn from being evil sentient tech to repentant sentient tech on Star Trek: Lower Decks 4×07 “A Few Badgeys More” actually warmed my heart a bit. It’s a twist I didn’t expect, so it caught my feels off-guard!
Amanda: When I looked through my Timehop Friday morning and saw that I met Taron Egerton four years ago to the day, I definitely felt a lot of fangirl feels. 😂 Did I collapse into a puddle of feels? Not quite, but his panel that day was so memorable and iconic, and he called me darling, and I want to cry, smile, and laugh every time I think about it.
Shana: I know y’all aren’t surprised I’m picking something Julianna Margulies did, but when Laura basically begs Hal for him to give her and Bradley a chance in The Morning Show 3×06, that hits so very hard. Granted, the entire conversation shouldn’t even be a thing, but that…belongs in the WTF section, to say the least.
Rachel: During this week’s Quantum Leap, the moment Ben realized Addison had moved on during the three years he’s been gone was a heartbreaker.
WTF Moment of the Week
Ashley T.: I can’t believe these studios are making this my WTF moment of the week AGAIN. Read this thread from SAG-AFTRA to learn more info about the studio execs walking away from the table AGAIN.
Ashley W.: What Ashley T. said. *insert Spider-Man pointing meme here* The corporate greed is increasingly maddening, and no one should be a billionaire.
Shana: I mean, just read the first sentence of this here review…and also WTF with the AMPTP’s latest bullshit game.
Rachel: I have to join the chorus of going, “WTF?” to the AMPTP. Come on, guys, didn’t we just do this with the writers?
Tik Tok That Made Me LOL
Amanda: If you don’t know Jeremy Jordan and Newsies (the Broadway musical), you probably won’t find this funny. But if you do, then It’s pretty hilarious because who doesn’t love Jack Kelly, Santa Fe, and a full-circle moment?
Ashley W.: In Loki, time slipping looks so jarring. But to see that, pre-special effects, it’s just made up of random flails and jump is so amusing.
Christabel: The bedbug memes are getting out of hand but so funny I laugh at each one I come across!
What We’re Reading This Week
Gissane: I’m once again here to scream about Rebecca Ross’ Divine Rivals. I finished reading it on Sunday night and cannot stop thinking about it. Ross’ prose are so lyrical, and the book leaves off on a cliffhanger that has me itching for the second immediately.
There’s so much to adore about it, but right now there’s a really beautiful quote I’m stuck on: “Because sometimes strength isn’t swords and steel and fire, as we are so often made to believe. Sometimes it’s found in quiet, gentle places. The way you hold someone’s hand as they grieve. The way you listen to others. The way you show up, day after day, even when you are weary or afraid or simply uncertain.”
Amanda: This week, I finished reading The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas, which I didn’t realize was part of a series/universe until the end. Luckily, it’s totally understandable on its own. I didn’t love it or hate it, but the whole time, I just kept thinking “But why?” whenever Lucas said he couldn’t be with Rosie.
He said it a billion times in the story, but I feel like there was never a clear, legitimate reason as to why. Now I’m moving on to a reread of The Great Gatsby to prepare to see Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada in the musical adaptation at the end of the month!
Ashley W.: As the season 2 premiere of Invincible nears, I’ve been continuing to make my way through Invincible Compendium One. It’s been fun to experience Mark Grayson’s growth as a person and hero, to see how the show differs from (but still remains true to) the source materials, and to wonder what elements of the narrative could be seen in the upcoming season of the Prime Video series.
Rachel: In honor of the spooky season, I am reading Shirley Jackson’s short story collection featuring her classic scary tale “The Lottery” and other stories.
What We Rewatched This Week
Ashley T.: It’s Spooky Season, so my steady stream of horror movies and holiday specials is in full swing. I watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown! again because I can never watch it too many times. In the not horror realm, my best buddy visited this week, so I introduced her to Tank Girl. I don’t think she enjoyed it as much as me, but she appreciated why I appreciate it, and that’s all I needed.
Ashley W.: Captain America: Civil War was being aired on TV on my birthday, and I simply took that as a sign from the universe that it was done so as a birthday gift for me.
Rachel: I’m still deep in my Pacey/Joey rewatch of Dawson’s Creek. I’ve gotten into the good stuff now, the eps where the couple are acknowledging their feelings near the end of the season. “Stolen Kisses” is an exceptional shipper ep and always will be.