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So…
I’ve just started watching Still Star-Crossed, the tv show from ABC

And wow…Americans are so lucky to have a large choice of TV shows! Meanwhile, France is still like C’eSt QuOi?


*Romance? Mystery? Fantastic? Still Star-Crossed.

*Medieval Drama? Past plays a big role? Political Drama? Still Star-Crossed.


Also, Rosaline x Benvolio is 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

Look at all these romance tropes! 😍 😍 😍 😍

*Ennemies to Lovers? Rosvolio

*Arranged marriage/Marriage of convenance? “The Capulet girl” and “That Montague".

*Slow burn romance? Rosaline x Benvolio

*Badass Couple who slays together? Rose x Ben

*Validate and listen to one another? Benvolio x Rosaline

*Bicker like an old married couple? ROSVOLIO

Those medieval dorks…

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And obviously my bae Princess Isabella

Ambitious, Wants to inspire women in Verona to proactively seek independance and recognition, the Shadow Queen™ of Verona, Ready to manipulate people and circumpstances in order to reach her goals, Political savvy (seriously, her brother better give her the crown asap!), underestimated and belittled because she’s a woman and she’s done with it so she’s working her way to the top….Hmmmm BOI   🔥 🔥 🔥 .

I low-key want her to be the Big Bad but oh well…At least I’ll have her sass.

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I heard that the time slot was moved because of the low ratings. Here goes another show I didn’t even have time to appreciate. le Sigh…

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“I have a responsibility to the public …we all have a responsibility,” Chelsea Manning describes what motivated her to disclose US war logs. Chelsea’s first interview, slated to air next week on ABC’s Nightline, was previewed today on Good Morning America.

why you should watch still star-crossed
  • it’s basically a show that continues the story of shakespeare’s romeo&juliet
  • so if you like shakespeare, you’ll pretty much adore this
  • the aesthetic!! boi, i swear, i’ve never seen something prettier than this tv show in a long time
  • this inclused the shots, the cinematography, the costumes and settings! all beautiful
  • great soundtrack too!! which all leads to the dreamiest, fairest, most authentic vibe ever
  • a diverse cast!! black people and white people filling up both positions of power and of servants! —>historical accuracy!!! 
  • so if you like period tv shows, again, this one is for you
  • you like fight scenes? plenty of fight scenes!!
  • you like romance? we have that too!!! 
  • you like political plots? checked. morally ambiguous character? yep. beautiful actors? oh dear, of course
  • greatly fleshed out characters!!
  • strong females that want freedom from patriarchal values, females that just want to be married, females that want power, peace!! and they’re all great and amazing in their own way!!
  • antagonists with actual background and reasoning, while not being apologetic and not having their deeds excused!!! 
  • if you like shonda rhimes shows (grey’s, scandal, how to get away with murder) i’m pretty sure you’ll like this one too
  • please please please do not let this show die!!! !!!

Okay, since I heard that ABC jumped on the live musical wagon with The Little Mermaid Live! (Yes, I’m aware that it’s just going to be done concert style sort of like what they did at the Hollywood Bowl, but I’m still very excited about it!)

If that becomes successful, imagine what other live musicals they could do. Beauty and The Beast Live, Newsies Live, but I have an idea what they could do after The Little Mermaid.

Okay don’t kill me, but I think they should do…

Okay here me out on this one.

If ABC did do this as a live TV musical, they would definitely get people’s butts on the couch. Admit it, those of us who were Disney Channel kids grew up with this movie and loved it, loved it so much that we couldn’t stop singing all the songs, quoting every scene, and obsessing over the cast. Now, it seems like High School Musical’s popularity is starting to make a comeback, and they’re even making a fourth installment, so why not do a live musical television event of High School Musical.

Also High School Musical has a special place in my heart. I loved this movie growing up and it was the first play that I did in high school’s drama club (I was a Skater Dude), although everyone in the club is kind of pulling a “Zac Efron” right now, saying that they regret it and it was the worst thing that we’ve ever done, but I still enjoyed.

If ABC does decide to this. I have an idea on who they could cast (and just to clarify since all of the live TV musicals are more based of the stage versions of certain musical, and yes there is an official stage version of High School Musical, but it was off-Broadway. Also the stage version is a little different from the show, Gabriella’s mom, Troy’s mom, and the Principal are cut from the show and there is a character that was added in):

Derek Klena as Troy Bolton

(Come on, he would be perfect for this role and I did a little research, and I found out that Derek did play Troy once for a community theatre play.)

Eva Noblezada as Gabriella Montez

(Just like Derek, Eva would be perfect for this role, and she’s also Filipina, just like Vanessa Hudgens. She also looks like she would have great chemistry with Derek.)

Dove Cameron as Sharpay Evans

(She killed it as Amber in Hairspray Live! To me, Dove makes a really convincing Queen Bee and since she is already good friends with Kenny Ortega, the director of all three HSM movies, why not cast her as Sharpay Evans?)

Ben Cook as Ryan Evans

Anthony Ramos as Chad Danforth

(He already has the puffy hair.)

Jasmine Cephas Jones as Taylor McKessie

Auli'i Cravalho as Kelsi Nielsen

(Come on, she would make an adorable Kelsi.)

Jordan Fisher as Zeke Baylor

Katie Ladner as Martha Cox

(If any of you guys are fans of Heathers, admit it she would be amazing in this role.)

Mike Faist as Ripper (The “I play the cello” guy)

George Salazar as Jason Cross

Ryan Potter as Jack Scott

(Jack Scott was a character they added in the stage version of High School Musical, he’s East High’s PA announcer and he also has a crush on Kelsi. Jack Scott isn’t a singing part, so they don’t have to worry about getting a singer to play this role.)

Brian d'Arcy James as Coach Bolton

Audra McDonald as Ms. Darbus

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The Mayor - Official Trailer

From Tony Award Winner, Daveed Diggs, comes a fresh new a comedy on ABC about a rapper-turned-mayor (Brandon Michael Hall) ready to clean up his town. The Mayor stars Lea Michele, Yvette Nicole Brown.

The ABC Upfront was today, which means the official trailer for The Mayor dropped. Look at this beauty:

*sniff* So proud.

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Shay Mitchell says playing a queer character in “Pretty Little Liars” was “the best part.”

❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

“That’s the best part. That was definitely the best part out of everything. I’ve had guys and girls come up to me and say, “Thanks to your character, I came out to my friends and family.” That means more to me than anything. The fact that I got to play this character that I had so much fun with and we got to be on an entertaining show that’s one thing, but to have a small impact on people’s lives in that way… Words can’t explain. That’s just awesome.”

I’ve seen enough true crime and 48 hours documentaries to know certain things:

1) Don’t be “beautiful, bubbly and full of life.”

2) Don’t have a valuable life insurance policy.

3) Don’t marry a handsome but, eh, shady, secretive man you are unsure about.. 

4) Don’t let said handsome, but, eh, shady, secretive man have a boat or yacht.

All steps we should take to avoid ending up Nancy Grace’s latest whim or craze.

Culture Shock: Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Bachelorette’

One woman, 25 men. Can she find love, and come away with a ring? That’s the question that’s asked every week on American’s longest-running reality TV franchise. If you’re not already watching, here’s everything you need to know about everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, ‘The Bachelorette’!

The first season of The Bachelorette took place in 1953, and starred a then-single Ethel Rosenberg: Lifelong fans of the show agree that the most iconic moment in Bachelorette history took place when Ethel Rosenberg chose Julius Rosenberg to be her husband. However, their romance was short-lived, as days after the season ended it was revealed that both Ethel and Julius had been using the show to transmit secret messages to the Soviets. While the two were ultimately sentenced to death, their memory remains, as each season of The Bachelorette is dedicated in their honor.

The show now picks its contestants by ramming a bulldozer through the men’s locker room of a gym, scooping up 25 people, and driving off: Casting directors start searching for contestants several months before the season premiere when they rent a bulldozer and immediately smash it straight through a wall of a randomly selected LA Fitness location. Once they’ve breached the locker room and scooped up every nude man inside, they put the bulldozer in reverse and drive off down the highway toward the Bachelor mansion, where they could meet the love of their life!

One season a stray dog got on set and ate The Bachelorette, so all the candidates married each other in her honor: In what is regarded as the show’s most emotionally charged season to date, an escaped border collie burst through the wall of a rose ceremony and ate 2010’s Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky in front of all her potential suitors. However, rather than quit the show and let Fedotowsky’s demise be forgotten, all 16 remaining contestants held a polyamorous wedding together to honor her memory. Only four have divorced from the group so far, while the rest remain happily married to each other.

In the history of The Bachelorette, five contestants have been eliminated in the final round for showing up with a backpack to “take my wife home in”: You’d think the men would learn from past contestants’ mistakes, but no! Quick tip for all future contestants—you might think women want to jump in “the wife bag,” but they almost never do.

Behind the scenes, producers insert unity stones into the wrists of all the contestants that contain activated quartz crystals to encourage group harmony: As a longstanding rule, all bachelorette contestants are required to have activated quartz implanted into their wrists throughout the season to channel both unity and strength. The metaphysical properties of activated quartz crystals allow the contestants to know a clearer understanding of their past, present, and future lives, and cannot be removed until the final rose ceremony where the stones steal their combined life force and they all die together as one. Awesome!