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
Shelby: I’ve been watching the latest season of The Great British Baking Show (Collection 11) and collapsing into a puddle of FEELS with every single episode. It always gets to me – the genuine kindness usually expressed among the bakers, hosts, Paul and Prue, etc. – but it’s really getting to me this season. I cry when the bakers succeed or fail and pick each other up or root for each other. I cry laughing at the jokes Alison Hammond brings to the tent.
The Great British Baking Show is a quintessential comfort show that makes me believe in humanity and inspires me to try out some new bakes, even though I know I could never make a loaf of bread that would earn a Paul Hollywood handshake. It’s the thought and care that counts.
Jasmine: The end of Found episode 1×03 when Gabi showed up to see Lacey/Bella. Gabi spent the whole episode avoiding Bella and she was very short with her. You could see how much it was affecting her to the point where she was almost in tears at certain points.
The absolute relief all over her face when she saw Gabi on the other side of that door was palpable. That hug was EVERYTHING. I don’t think Gabi truly realizes what she means to Bella. Bella was taken when she was a little girl and Gabi took care of her like a big sister. Her trauma is so strong and she needs Gabi because she helps her get through it.
Shana: I watched Freaky for the first time this week because some spooky friends recommended it to me when I said how much I’d enjoyed Totally Killer. There’s a surprisingly sweet moment between main character Millie and her mom when she is um….not herself, we’ll say. It had no business making me so emo, but there was just this great vulnerability from both characters and even some heartbreak from her mom when she thought she was being rejected. Sometimes, I guess, you just need to be in the body of an adult serial killer to be able to express your love for your parents.
WTF Moment of the Week
Rachel: I gotta say, the debacle in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Republicans can’t choose a Speaker is embarrassing.
Ashley W.: I simply cannot look at Miss Minutes the same after watching Loki episode 2×03: “1893.” She was already creepy, but now that creepiness has reached a different level of discomfort.
Jasmine: Definitely that revelation from Britney Spears about her and Justin Timberlake. I have no words other than, what the fuck?
Shana: I am, once again, asking WTAF about the entire situation with Cory’s mom and the spontaneous musical number in The Morning Show 3×07.
Tik Tok That Made Me LOL
Ashley W.: The way this man is holding his credit card while in a bevel pose truly elevates the humor of this video to new heights of amusement. And the song choice is truly perfect. Wish big (and expensive), everyone.
Shana: If you know, you know.
What We’re Reading This Week
Rachel: I’m reading Jane Against the World: Roe v. Wade and the Fight for Reproductive Rights and I am learning a lot.
Jasmine: I’m currently doing a Spooky Season reading spree for this month. Right now I’m reading Blood Captive by indie author Kim Loraine. It’s a quick read and it’s about vampires which is my favorite thing. Sign me up for anything vampires.
What We Rewatched This Week
Rachel: Aside from finishing my Dawson’s Creek rewatch, I also rewatched two classic Universal monster movies, Dracula and Frankenstein, in honor of spooky season. They’re good options for me because they’re not too scary and I’m a wuss!
Ashley W.: In the MCU, the Battle of Earth took place on October 17, 2023. So I, of course, had to rewatch Avengers: Endgame on that day. I’m certainly not one to pass up a perfectly good opportunity to see Steve Rogers wield Mjolnir. While I’ve seen the movie countless times, it really hit differently on this rewatch. I ended up being a bigger emotional wreck than I usually am when watching Endgame. RIP, Natasha Romanoff and Tony Stark.
Shelby: Would anyone be shocked if I wrote Ted Lasso? It’s very in character for me, but it’s also the truth. I always turn to that show – and Jamie Tartt. I know I’m not alone in that.