The Idolization of Jess Mariano

Warner Bros by Altea Fairly early on in the second season of Gilmore Girls, Jess Mariano is introduced to the viewers as the delinquent nephew of Luke Danes, and kickstarting a borderline obsessive fan base of teenage girls who have stronger opinions on Rory Gilmore’s best boyfriend than foreign policy. But what exactly makes JessContinue reading “The Idolization of Jess Mariano”

The Eternal Relevance of Lorelai Gilmore

by Shreya As evidenced by the massive fan base that remains, Gilmore Girls stands as possibly one of the most nostalgic shows of the 2000s, with its influence on aesthetics, fashion, and society in general. And a large part of that was the universal appeal of the premise of the show, a sister like mother-daughterContinue reading “The Eternal Relevance of Lorelai Gilmore”

Jackie & The Gang

by Altea Out of all the characters of That ‘70s Show, Jackie has had the most relationships with members of the core six characters, having dated everyone but Eric and Donna. And with good reason too, as Jackie is arguably the most beautiful, charismatic, funny, and interesting character that has ever set foot within theContinue reading “Jackie & The Gang”

Jackie Burkhart’s 2022 Aesthetic

by Altea Jackie Burkhart is arguably the most beloved and iconic character of That 70s Show. As one of the only main female characters, Jackie is well-known for her clothing choices and personality reminiscent of other “queen bee” archetypal characters of the movies and shows of the 2000s and beyond. While Jackie was initially introducedContinue reading “Jackie Burkhart’s 2022 Aesthetic”

The 108 Year Old Boyfriend

via Summit Entertainment by Shreya The absurdly overpriced collectors merchandise that frequents a rather special sector of Depop ($35 dollars for a black tee that says “twilight” in the franchise font on the front) is just one of the many indicators of the chokehold that the Twilight franchise continues to hold on society. As aContinue reading “The 108 Year Old Boyfriend”

Let’s Talk About Glee

via Hulu by Altea Like many cult classics, it’s impossible to make any sort of definitive statement about the degree to which the general public has heard of Glee. I wanted to open this article discussing the impossibility of being an active user of the internet without having heard of Ryan Murphy’s six-season masterpiece, butContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Glee”

Most Iconic of Y2K

by Altea It’s oddly fitting, in some twisted way, that the early 2000s received their iconic nickname based off of the nearly disastrous event that kick-started them. Even now, 22 years later, long after the threat of global electronic collapse has elapsed, we still use Y2K to refer to the early 2000s period. And weContinue reading “Most Iconic of Y2K”

The Return of Tumblr

by Shreya At Tumblr’s peak, I was not old enough to fully understand and appreciate the cultural impact it had, and therefore cannot experience the comeback of the website and its’ individual subculures. Reaching its peak during the mid-2010s, everyone who is anyone knows what tumblr is and who the clientele were. Winged eyeliner, dirtyContinue reading “The Return of Tumblr”

The Bridgerton Effect

via Netflix by Stella When Bridgerton Season 1 came out on Netflix back in December of 2020, it made waves. Much of the press following its release was focused on the diverse casting (diverse in some ways but not many, watch Khadija Mbowe’s video for more information) and aesthetics. Quickly after its debut, the show came underContinue reading “The Bridgerton Effect”