literally one of my favorite moments on tv

shows on netflix u should definitely be watching
  • Crazy-Ex Girlfriend - ITS A COMEDY MUSICAL, GUYS, CREATED BY RACHEL BLOOM (who won a golden globe?? YES HER). get to the 3rd episode at least. there’s an OPENLY BISEXUAL CHARACTER (later on in the season) and its such a good representation of love & what it actually is and growing up and letting go?? such a good show
  • BoJack Horseman - just a really, really good & cleverly written show about an anthropomorphic horse. 7000% animal puns. 5000% describes exactly how u feel about life and sadness.
  • Jane the Virgin - CUTE!! mock telenovela that deals with lots of social issues, like immigration, etc (the last episode i watched had the narrator checking every scene for the bechdel test omg) ALSO, arrested development level narration, fam, get on this. gina rodriguez will slay ur ass
  • Bob’s Burgers - such a good lil family show about a burger joint. watch this when you need to laugh or just to lift ur spirits. also, we are all either gene, louise, or tina. don’t lie
  • Lovesick (prev. Scrotal Recall) - adorable show prev. suffering from a truly tragic name. cute & british, about a man who finds out he has chlamydia and has to tell all of his previous sexual partners. you’ll fall in love with these characters by the end of s1, they’re all so dear to me
  • Master of None - aziz ansari’s show. each episode is basically a lil movie. the love story is ridiculously cute and it talks on some subjects rlly well
  • Jessica Jones - !!!!!!! if you haven’t seen this, GET ON IT. esp. if you’re a girl, cause this is SUCH A RELATABLE SHOW FOR WOMEN. grizzled neo-noir female detective? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP. also, watch daredevil if u wanna be caught up for Marvel’s Defenders, which is gonna be sofuckinggood
  • Sense8 - HOW HAS NOBODY SEEN THIS ONE? god, it’s so good. it’s got some problems but overall it does well @ showing other cultures and also some kickass sequences and wow main the characters interacting is just A1
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia/The League - this is. so funny. get past the 1st season and its such a good garbage show. the characters are such assholes, dude. they’re horrible. super dark humor, only watch if ur into that/ funny show abt a fantasy football league. both garbage shows and i love them w all my heart
  • Arrested Development - just in case u haven’t seen the best show ever written. basis of basically every comedy show u love. watch.
  • The Office - how have u not binged the office?? binge the office.
  • Comedy Specials - comedy specials are an UNTAPPED GOLDMINE on netflix. some of my fave comedians are John Mulaney, Bo Burnham, Ali Wong, Chelsea Peretti, Donald Glover, Jim Gaffigan, and Aziz Ansari.

BONUS - non-netflix shows u should also be watching

  • You’re The Worst - messed up characters and darkkk dry humor, but the second season does such an EXCELLENT job at portraying depression!! also, a dysfunctional relationship that is not necessarily unhealthy (sometimes, tho, sometimes)
  • Community - ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. Gets emotional so quickly. S1-3 are some of the best moments on television. skip S4. S5-6 are good but S1-3 are amazing. characters will become all of ur faves
  • Westworld - my expectations for this show were sky-high and it has oNLY PROVED THEM RIGHT! half sci-fi, half western fantasy VR, all badass. i have no idea what’s going on and i love it. literally Robots With Anxiety #relatable

pls add to this if you have any great shows, and i’ll update this list whenever i find something else wonderful that i don’t hear people talking about

My favorite moment in tv history is when Sandra went to the Morgan tribe and got to take one thing and she wanted the tarp and they told her she had to get it herself and she couldn’t use their knives and they said “do what you gotta do” and she was like “not a problem” and fucking destroyed their whole shelter and took the tarp and walked away and was like “take care guys! :)”

Tagged by @chris-phd ! Thanks hon, seems like I’m doing this tag games a lot these days :))

Name: Caitlyn

Favorite drink: Tea or Cold milk

Favorite Snack: Anything sweet

Favorite meal: Man…I really don’t know

Favorite memory: I don’t remember much from my childhood or literally any memory from being <12..so…I guess I will choose a recent moment…winning 2nd prize in the history of art competition that I participated at.

Favorite tv show: SPN, Lie To Me, NCIS, Criminal Minds, though I am developing an obsession for House MD right now~

Favorite tumblr blog: Wowow, uhmmmm this is a hard one,,,and a very long list…and I have a poor memory due to the fact that people change their urls these days and i am an old hag… *chuckles* Soooo I will mention a few :

  @chris-phd because he is an awesome writer and artist and you should totally check his blog out for cool drawings and good fics (whether or not you are in a fandom you can find or ask for whatever your heart desires) *swoons* Also he is great because he takes requests and just!!! CHECK HIM OUT!!! *slams fist to the table*

@heartbreakhotelsuite505 I absolutely love your blog and every time I see you on my dash I remember why I love this fandom so much!! (and also your posts kind of rekindle my love for am when I feel like giving up on this blog) Definitely a blog I’ve been following since I made my first-first tumblr account which was…some while ago…

@best-thing-since-cavan You are one of the first people I ever talked to on tumblr (and who put up with my social anxiety and omg how did you even stand me :))) ) and gahhh you are so sweet and adorable and I misss you so much, honey! <3

@mvrdybums You are so kind and you put up with my stupid mental illness and you’ve been with me through a really hard time that drove me deeper in my self destructive thoughts and I couldn’t be more thankful for the talks we had. I miss talking to you and I’m sorry I am such a difficult person…*sighs*

I know I missed a lot of people but these are on my mind right now and I really am too tired to squeeze this brain for moe :((

One random fact about you: Ohhhh~ Random facts! I have a beautiful bamboo spine that gives me horrible pains and my knees suck… *sigh*  

One random fact about your day: I am literally procrastinating on tumblr (as usual) and staring at the material that I should sew right now.

One random fact about your job/school: I pretend to not care about the grades but I try my hardest and I wouldn’t be surprised if I would eventually end up killing myself over these people that don’t care at all about me…

One random fact about your favorite tv show:  It portrays the relationship I have with my brother perfectly.

What is one thing you would sell your soul for: My brother. *makes a sad Sam face* Or the happiness and fortune of my family.

If you could only have one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be: Jeans and a simple shirt and cardigan would work for me. Or a suit, I guess. 

What was the last song that got stuck in your head:  Rag’n’Bone Man - Skin *groans* I just wanna write something on it sooo bad

Zombie Apocalypse. What is your weapon of choice: The Colt. Or maybe running away. lmao.

Did you have a baby blanket? Do you still have it: Baby blanket….I don’t know..>I have a Winnie The Pooh blanket that is very old but I wouldn’t call it a baby blanket per se…

What is your favorite Halloween costume you’ve ever worn: I was Hermione Granger in 5th grade and NO ONE KNEW WHO SHE WAS!!! GAH!!!

Beach or Water Park: Beach. 

Name a song that you dislike: A song I dislike. Okay. Um…I don’t like Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran (bc of my colleagues that overplayed it)

What do you think is your spirit animal: My spirit animal? As a person? Probably Kunikida Doppo or Ango Sakaguchi. Anything that is tired, angry, salty and depressed is my spirit animal :)))

What is the most played song on your MP3/MP4: Man…I haven’t had an MP3 in a long time though the most played song is probably Cold cold cold or Sweetie Little Jean - Cage the Elephant


I tag @heartbreakhotelsuite505 @mvrdybums @best-thing-since-cavan @chvyanakahara @gayalexy @florakinesis @jvminv and whoever wants to do it! (If you don’t want to it’s a-okay!)

The Librarians - GO SEE THIS

First: Have you ever seen this movie?

This. This is a staple of my youth. It is HILARIOUS. It has a QUIRKY GOOFUS LEAD GUY. It’s an adventure/comedy about a dude picked to be responsible for a secret archive of magical junk under the New York Metropolitan Library and he has to go out and find MORE magical junk before some jerks find it first and use it to mess up the world and you should ALL GO WATCH IT. The parallels to actual myth and legend are often ridiculously off-kilter but the acting and humor totally make up for it. It has two sequels which aren’t quite as good but you can watch those two if you feel like it BUT DEFINITELY WATCH THE FIRST ONE

*ahem* Now, have you heard of this new show that just premiered on Sunday?

THEY MADE A TV SHOW

THEY MADE A TV SHOW OF ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE COMEDY/ACTION MOVIES

AND YOU KNOW WHAT?

IT WAS ACTUALLY REALLY GOOD

Now, “good” might be defined differently by different people. The fight scenes are laughably - I do mean laughably - terrible, the storyline has corny moments, but they are DELIGHTFULLY corny moments, with characters who are LOVEABLY goofy, and honestly pretty darn good writing, and it TOTALLY MATCHES THE HUMOR AND WORLD OF THE MOVIE

First, you’ve got the classic main character from the movies, Flynn Carsen, the dude on the right:

That picture says a lot, really.

He’s a goofus who originally was a professional student with like a jillion PhDs, and Bob Newhart is his mentor. Bob Newhart runs the magical Library where Flynn works. Bob Newhart is known as Judson but I figured a few of you would be excited about Bob Newhart, so name dropping ahoy. Bob Newhart probably won’t be in the actual SHOW much, which makes me sad, but you’ll love him in the movie. Also it looks like Flynn won’t be a MAIN-main character in the show, it’s gonna focus mostly on the new kids, but he’s PRETTY DARN IMPORTANT and hilarious.

Now let’s introduce some of the new cast in the show, who are fantastic in their OWN equally special ways. Here’s three of them:

I feel like these pictures are really speaking for themselves. Notice how they are not all your “classic” super-hot characters (I say classic because I dunno about you but I find the nice-guy midwestern oil rigger dude in the middle quite attractive OH AND DID YOU KNOW HE HAS AN IQ OF 190 AND SECRETLY WRITES ART HISTORY BOOKS AS A HOBBY AND YET STILL HAPPILY KEEPS HIS DAY JOB ON A FAMILY OIL RIG IN OKLAHOMA AND HE’S EXPERIENCED IN BARFIGHTING AND HE’S A REALLY NICE GUY WITH A NERDY SIDE FOR ART)

(CAN YOU TELL WHO MY FAVORITE NEW CHARACTER IS YET)

But yes, I’m really pleased that they managed to collect such a relatively NORMAL-looking group of people. No one is dirt-ugly and it would be quite easy to say all of them are very attractive in their own way, but it doesn’t look or feel like a bunch of supermodels just walked on-set and were handed scripts and awkwardly-fitting outfits. I am looking at you, Revolution.

(Ugh, the guy in the super-tight blue shirt, and her in the too-small leather jacket, and the bad fight scenes, and, I just, I can’t–)

So back to our first (fourth?) picture, the dude on the left is a super-smart kleptomaniac, not in the psychological disorder sense (well, maybe) but in the “I’m smart enough to steal things so I think I will ‘cause it’s fun” sense. He’s decently entertaining, I expect good things from him.

On the right we have the ONLY non-genius member of the group, which isn’t actually saying much because she’s pretty darn smart and she kicks butt (literally, even if the fight scenes really aren’t much to speak of XD;). I think she’s a colonel in an anti-terrorism unit or something. There was a nuclear bomb in the beginning of the episode. Also an opal that summons demons but that actually wasn’t that important (thank goodness, I really don’t care for demons in real life or in my TV shows). 

And on the right in THIS picture is our other new main character, who is a super-sweet girl with a totally real and very rare brain condition called synesthesia, so she sort of overloads on super smart information and gets weird side effects, like math smelling like peanuts. It’s hard to explain, but they have a really cool (and sad) explanation for it. 

So the new cast all-together looks something like this:

That’s pretty much the whole show right there. 

(Oh yeah, and there’s this guy, but we don’t don’t know much about him yet except he’s a grouch who wishes all these kids would leave him alone:)

Did you notice? This is a show about gathering magical artifacts, and almost everyone in it is a NERD of some kind, and NONE OF THEM HAVE MAGICAL POWERS. There are no convenient psychics or people who get vibes (I’m sorry, Warehouse 13, I’m calling you on that), there are just ordinary people with maybe not so ordinary but still very possible gifts, and they are all lovable dorks and OH MY GOODNESS WATCH THIS SHOW

WATCH IT

BUT WATCH THE ORIGINAL MOVIE FIRST SO YOU CAN FULLY APPRECIATE HOW GREAT AN ADAPTATION IT IS

IT’S FUN AND HUMOROUS AND YOU’LL ENJOY IT AND BY GOODNESS THEY HAD BETTER NOT MESS IT UP WITH UNNECESSARY MATURE CONTENT OR TOO-DARK CREEPY STUFF OR WHAT HAVE YOU OTHERWISE I WILL BE VERY MAD ESPECIALLY AFTER WRITING IT THIS NICE REVIEW

That is my message. Thank you for your time.

Oh and before I go I should also warn you, this premier will make you cry over a sword.

You have been warned.

Girl Meets Tumblr

Okay, so I started this blog a couple of days ago because I finally acknowledged how brilliant this show is. But what am I actually doing here?

Let me start from the beginning. I am an old school Boy Meets World fan. I used to watch TGIF every Friday with my Dad growing up. When GMW started I had to tune in and see Cory and Topanga again. I also have a sister who was 11 when the series premiere aired and I thought it would be a good way to bond with her.

So I’m 27 now. I only watched Boy Meets World when It aired from season 4 on (I was 10). I’m probably younger than a lot of Boy Meets World diehards but it’s always been one of my favorite shows.

In terms of what fascinates me about this show, there’s a few things. My undergraduate degree is in English (and political science). Every good book has themes, symbolism and things beyond the surface. I love to read and find what a boy is really trying to say.

My graduate degree is in theatre. Now, live theatre is different than film and television but it isn’t SO different that you don’t look for what’s happening during the in between moments, in the silences, in the scenic design, costume design, lighting design and prop use. Again, theatre has themes and symbolism. Meta theatre is probably one of my favorite theatrical tools and movements. If GMW is anything, it’s metatheatrical.

Like a lot of viewers, I fell into the Rucas trap. I was so on board with Lucas and Riley. They’re perfect, they’re the new Corpanga. They literally FELL INTO OUR LAPS, how could I not love them?

Then a funny thing happened. I watched Girl Meets New Teacher and had this humongous “huh” head scratching moment after Auggie asked Riley if two girls could like the same boy and stay best friends. At first my thought process was “no, they aren’t going there. They can’t go there.”

Yea, they went there. The Texas trilogy happened and I was angry and confused and still clinging to my Rucas dreams. Rucas HAD to happen right? They just HAVE to be endgame right? How could any other couple on the show ever be as epic as Rucas? They’re perfect for each other.

My sister was even on board the lucaya train before I was. I’ll be brutally honest here for a second- I’m still not crazy about lucaya. I think that Jacobs made a mistake if lucaya was always meant to be endgame. What mistake you ask? Well, it’s really hard for me to get past him pairing a guy with severe anger issues (though he is learning to control them so yay Lucas!) with a girl who has severe abandonment issues (though she is learning to let go and forgive herself for her dad leaving so yay Maya!). It seems like a recipe for disaster to me. It just doesn’t go together to me- it doesn’t jive. Hopefully their continued growth over the duration of the series turns them into partners better suited for each other. But no matter how much they love each other, anger and abandonment has the power to blow them up.

They have amazing chemistry and I have no doubt lucaya will date for a long time. I’m just not convinced they are endgame.

So what made me jump ship from Rucas? In short: Riarkle.

After Texas aired, I went back to watch the show again from the beginning (in story order not the order they aired the episodes in- Disney channel screwed us over during season 2 with their airing order).

It was as if someone had taken off my blinders. I saw things clearly. Rucas was dropped in our laps because Jacobs wanted them dropped in our laps.

The audience’s trajectory over the duration of the series equals Riley’s. Riley thinks Lucas is perfect for her because he is literally put in front of her and he becomes a prince to her.

Then we learn about the Trojan horse. Then we learn about how too much sugar is bad for you. And still, most people don’t see beyond the surface.

Hi, im here to tell you that Rucas is the Trojan horse. There is no way around that.

I didn’t see it until I went back and actually watched. I let go of my Rucas is perfect perception and watched and listened.

What I saw was a girl and a boy who have been best friends forever. A boy who literally met Riley when he saved her life. Twice. A moment in which Riley is wearing a pink princess costume (Glinda from The Wizard of Oz anyone) and is saved by what? Not a prince, a turtleneck wearing Dracula. Shout out to everyone who recognizes the Riley/Farkle first meet as a throwback to when Cory and Shawn first met because Cory fell in the llama pen. Theres a definite parallel there.

Now, a lot of people think that’s proof that Riarkle ain’t happening. He wasn’t a prince then and he isn’t a prince now.

Well, what if I were to tell you that Riley doesn’t need a prince? What if I were to say that not all romances follow the prince/princess/knight in shining armor mold?

This time, the princess is going to end up with the vampire. And it’s perfect. It plays with our perceptions because princesses and vampires don’t go together do they? No of course they don’t. They don’t belong together.

This princess and his vampire do belong together though.

Riley and Farkle have said “I love you”. They share deep, meaningful looks in pretty much every episode. They aren’t big or loud or obvious, but they are there.

It took Riarkle to get me to let go of my Rucas dreams because I needed to see what is really real before I could say goodbye to my perception of what is real: Rucas.

It goes back to the audience having the same trajectory as Riley. Riley hasn’t seen what is really real yet. She will, have no fear.

When she does, she will be able to let Lucas go.

So what am I doing with this blog? Well to be honest I wish I had gotten here sooner because there are some truly amazing, genius theorists on here like @bmgmw @theowldetective @its-austen-anon-scholar @girlmeetslessons and they’ve pretty much already pinned down what GMW is doing and how they’re doing it.

I don’t want to compete because I can’t.

What I can do is offer insight and interpretation to new episodes once they air. I can bring my theatrical knowledge and help analyze what is happening under the surface. If you have any questions about past episodes don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll give you my spin on it (because I am an individual so I undoubtedly will have different thoughts than the brilliant minds I listed above- who all also have their own unique views).

I can also write fanfiction for any pairing on GMW. Writing has always been a huge hobby of mine. So send me requests please!!

I can also promise that if I witness the story or analysis or theme of GMW changing, I will change my opinions, theories and pairings accordingly.

I write based on what I see the writers and the show doing. I am not dying on any hills. I am not clinging to anything once I see that it is not real.

If I’m wrong I’ll admit and change direction accordingly.

So join me on embarking on the journey of witnessing the brilliance that is Michael Jacobs and Girl Meets World. We’ll all be better people for it!

One Of My Favorite Scenes From Breaking Bad (2008-2013)

The closing moments of this episode were harrowing: Walt literally at his lowest possible point, his screams turning to sobs turning to hysterical laughter, as he realizes that he may have destroyed his family by trying to save it. 

If you have not watched this show yet you really REALLY need too!

Week 37 & a pregnancy confession.

I miss how fat I used to be. Granted, this bump is ALL baby and I’m having a relatively easy pregnancy, but hear me out: I now feel huge. I look back at pre-pregnancy and even early pregnancy photos and think, “yeah, you were a solid gal with some heft, but in comparison: so much smaller.” Fortunately I have a husband applauding my pregnancy efforts and redirecting my negative body image and somehow always making me believe I’m actually in better shape and overall smaller than before I got pregnant. Everyone should have a Phil.

It takes a few seconds of internal dialog, a pep talk and some momentum to now turn over in bed. I feel like I’m about 80 years old. I haven’t worked out in days because with every step I feel like the bottom is going to fall out and along with it the baby and my innards.

I’m tired and distracted. I foolishly took on a bit more work and now am scrambling to finish up the project before I end up making calls and sending out emails from the delivery room. I end up spending half the day daydreaming and wondering what every little niggle and bump is while working up the motivation to get said work done instead of daydreaming.

The original Hunger Games was on TV last night. I happened to turn it on at the worst possible moment: the Rue/death/singing/salute scene. Cue the waterworks. I got into the car this afternoon and one of my favorite Mumford and Sons songs was playing. A song I’ve heard literally hundreds of time. I had to fight back tears. And those John Lewis Christmas commercials? DON’T GET ME STARTED.

Do I know all of this is extremely normal? Sure. Does it help? A little. But it’s officially happened: I’ve reached THAT POINT in the pregnancy. The exhausted, side-eye giving, crying and distracted hot mess of a woman.

I need to go buy myself something pretty. Let Treat Yo’self 2015 commence!