Caitlin is a freelance writer who experienced early age corporate burnout in 2015 and traded New York City for the misty air and superior coffee of Seattle. She is a Gemini, a former ballerina, and a proponent of the Oxford comma. Like Madeline Martha Mackenzie on "Big Little Lies," she tends to her grudges like little pets.

Caitlin’s Latest Articles

Sophie Handled Sexism Like A Boss On 'The Catch'

When Sophie felt completely let down by Danny after being shot at on the job, she went on the rebound and hooked up with Tommy. Although Alice's brother isn't much of a catch, there was absolutely nothing wrong with Sophie's decision. You can't cheat on someone you're not dating and, even if that had been the case, Danny's actions in the March 23 episode "The Dining Hall" were sexist, childish, and incredibly demeaning. Danny slut-shamed Sophie in front of their bosses on The Catch, and she put …

By Caitlin Flynn

Tommy Caused So Much Trouble On 'The Catch'

When Tommy hired Rhys to help him access the $3 million in drug money that happens to be in his bank account, viewers everywhere collectively said, "Well, this is bound to get ugly." It turned out to be an understatement because, as we learned in the March 23 episode "The Dining Hall," Tommy's working for a drug cartel on The Catch and he rebuffs Alice's repeated attempts to protect him. My knowledge about cartels is admittedly limited, but even I knew Tommy would be in major trouble when he fai…

By Caitlin Flynn

'Ingobernable's Emilia Urquiza Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

Fans of political thrillers will want to clear their calendars for this weekend, because the 15-episode Season 1 of the Netflix series Ingobernable begins streaming on March 24. The trailer alone left me on the edge of my seat and I already have so many questions — needless to say, I'm counting down the minutes until I can begin a marathon session. The plot centers around Emilia Urquiza, the first lady of Mexico who makes the unprecedented decision to divorce her husband, Diego Nava, because she…

By Caitlin Flynn

Netflix's 'Ingobernable' Has An Exciting Premise

When I hear about any new show that focuses on politics, my interest is immediately piqued — and the new Netflix series Ingobernable, which begins streaming on March 24, is even more exciting because it's a political thriller. And it looks like quite a dramatic thriller at that — based on the trailer, the series will be action-packed and suspenseful. (Pardon me for a moment while I grab my planner and block off 15 hours this weekend for a marathon.) The plot looks gripping, but is Netflix's Ing…

By Caitlin Flynn

Why 'The Hunger Games' Still Resonates In 2017

On March 23, 2012, I eagerly stood in line waiting for the midnight screening of The Hunger Games. I couldn't wait to see one of my favorite books on the big screen — especially because Jennifer Lawrence was perfect for the role of the badass heroine Katniss. Although present day life is a far cry from the dystopian nation of Panem, the themes of class oppression, totalitarian rule, and resisting a corrupt government have become increasingly relevant. The Hunger Games still resonates in 2017 bec…

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'American Crime' Gives Voice To The Powerless

Set against the backdrop of North Carolina's suburban farmland, American Crime Season 3 has introduced viewers to a number of marginalized characters. The plot is driven by various forms of human trafficking, with a focus on undocumented immigrants who are forced into agricultural slavery and teens who are prostituted by people who supposedly love them. After two episodes of the anthology's latest installment, one thing is clear — American Crime's Season 3 themes of racial inequality, xenophobia…

By Caitlin Flynn

Amabella Is Victim-Blamed On 'Big Little Lies'

Big Little Lies is centered around one murder mystery, but violence is ever-present on the show. Whether it's Jane's constant, intrusive flashbacks to her rape or Celeste's increasingly violent marriage, many of the show's main characters have already coped with life-changing assaults. It's no coincidence that a choking incident in the first grade classroom at Otter Bay School is key to the plot from day one. We still don't know who's bullying Amabella on Big Little Lies, but her situation is a …

By Caitlin Flynn

Madeline's 'Big Little Lies' Secret Could Change Everything

Aside from a change in location, Big Little Lies has mostly stayed faithful to the book it's based on — with one major exception. Madeline's extramarital relationship with Joseph came as a surprise to readers who thought we'd be able to predict every twist and turn this season, and the plotline was placed front and center in the March 19 episode "Once Bitten" after the pair got in a car accident while arguing about their future. As we approach the deadly Trivia Night, I'm even starting to wonder…

By Caitlin Flynn

This Is Where The "Manson Family" Is Today

Public interest in the true crime TV genre shows no signs of waning, and one of the most infamous ones in history will be the subject of the ABC documentary Truth and Lies: The Family Manson, which airs on March 17. It will feature new interviews and, as the title indicates, the documentary will place a strong focus on the people who carried out the murders that shocked the country and left Los Angeles residents terrified. Charles Manson himself was recently denied parole, but are any of the Man…

By Caitlin Flynn

Alice & Margot Join Forces On 'The Catch'

There are still plenty of trust issues in Alice and Ben's relationship because, you know, that tends to come with the territory when one partner lies to the other about their identity for a full year. Alice safely has ammo for every argument they have for the rest of their lives, but meanwhile she's got a secret of her own — Alice and Margot joined forces on The Catch and it was such a successful collaboration that I really hope showrunners find a reason to put these two together onscreen again …

By Caitlin Flynn