In Defense of Rory Gilmore

via Netflix by Altea After my first completion of Gilmore Girls, I engaged in my usual post-TV show finale routine: rooting through the deep confines of the Internet in search of both scalding hot takes and generally accepted opinions regarding the show. I was shocked and slightly disturbed to discover the outpouring of hatred directedContinue reading “In Defense of Rory Gilmore”

Gone But Never Forgotten.

via Netflix by Shreya ‘Tis the lovely season for a Gilmore Girls reruns. Something about the transition in foliage leaves us all hankering for the lovely New England town of Stars Hollow. Arguably the most interesting plot lines are the various love affairs of the two protagonists. But I’m tired of picking between the variousContinue reading “Gone But Never Forgotten.”

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”

Evolution of Britney Spears

via Getty Images by Stella It’s recognized worldwide that Britney Spears was one of the first pop princesses. Starting her long music career as a teen idol, she experienced isolation in the pop world, a contentious conservatorship that ended last year (yay!), and the ups and downs of media attention. In order to track herContinue reading “Evolution of Britney Spears”

Evolution of Taylor Swift

Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / WENN by Altea In Taylor Swift’s 2020 Netflix documentary Miss Americana, she stated that “female artists have reinvented themselves 20 times more than the male artists. They have to or else you’re out of a job. Constantly having to reinvent, constantly finding new facets of yourself that people find toContinue reading “Evolution of Taylor Swift”