How To Do the Unlikable Protagonist Properly (ft. Fallon Carrington)

via Tumblr by Shreya In this era of questionable Netflix content (see Emily in Paris, The Kissing Booth), it is quite common to come across a protagonist that is completely unlikable. And unfortunately, whatever TV universe they might belong to is probably incredibly popular and addicting. Take Emily in Paris for example, a show whichContinue reading “How To Do the Unlikable Protagonist Properly (ft. Fallon Carrington)”

Revolution Girl Style: Tales of Riot Grrrls Past (and Present)

via Music Teacher’s Helper The late 80s and 90s saw a new wave of punk and hard rock artists take over the alternative – and mainstream – scene. While these musicians represented a change in the overall sound, lyricism and style of punk rock, the scene was still as male-dominated as ever. Women in theContinue reading “Revolution Girl Style: Tales of Riot Grrrls Past (and Present)”

I Watched He’s All That and I Have Thoughts

source: Netflix by Shreya Everyone is probably aware that the mass fame of tiktokers (the D’Amelio sisters), has begun to bleed over into other mediums. Just recently, the two sisters announced a docuseries on their lives, The D’Amelio Show, airing on Hulu. And perhaps the latest example, and the most surprising: the Netflix spinoff ofContinue reading “I Watched He’s All That and I Have Thoughts”

Killing The Microtrend Monster

source: chaukareaul, lisa says gah, reformation, adobe by Altea The microtrend monster – the modern fashion scourge. As addicting as it is harmful, it has half the fashion conscious world aggressively buying up certain pieces of clothing, only for them to be scrapped entirely within a few months. Traditionally, popular pieces go in and outContinue reading “Killing The Microtrend Monster”

SOUR Review

Disclaimer: Any opinion expressed here is my own. I am not a professional musician or producer, and I am not a professional music reviewer. I just happen to really like music and want to share that love with anyone that will listen. So don’t take anything I say too seriously.  When drivers license came out,Continue reading “SOUR Review”

The Love Triangle Industrial Complex

Teen-fiction rom-coms are rife with every romantic movie trope you could possibly think of. Enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, fake dating (one of my personal favorites) – you name it; it’s been done. But no trope has been used for all it is worth quite like the love triangle trope. It seems like amidstContinue reading “The Love Triangle Industrial Complex”

Popular Relationship Tropes

by Altea Media is peppered with various romance tropes: second chance, enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, love triangle, fake dating, soulmates, etc. These tropes usually appeal to a wide audience, tugging at pretty much everyone’s heartstrings. But what’s most interesting about them is that they can be applied to so many different characters, settings,Continue reading “Popular Relationship Tropes”

The Idealization of High School Relationships

The quintessential high school relationship. We’ve seen it many times starting in youth, first likely in TV shows showing the ever ‘realistic high school experience’. But it’s a special irony that the shows geared towards pre-tweens show the most realistic and healthy high school relationships, especially when compared to those targeted to a population thatContinue reading “The Idealization of High School Relationships”

P&P: The Perfect Romance

via Pride and Prejudice by Stella Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a classic. The story of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy has captivated hearts across generations. I myself, part of Gen Z, was introduced to the book by my grandma who is part of The Silent Generation. Its movie and show adaptations are alsoContinue reading “P&P: The Perfect Romance”