Caitlin is a freelance writer and editor 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.

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'Gypsy's Jean Draws Inspiration From Other TV Antiheroes

'Tis the season to hide indoors from the heat and watch some seriously creepy TV shows. It's hard to keep track of all the eerie summer options, but I'm especially excited for the premiere of Netflix'...
By Caitlin Flynn

The Most Problematic Part Of 'Pretty Little Liars' Is Sadly Realistic

After a seven year emotional roller coaster, Pretty Little Liars is coming to an end on June 27. Hanna and Caleb have officially tied the knot, but it still seems likely that another couple, Aria and ...
By Caitlin Flynn

The One Major Problem With Haleb On 'Pretty Little Liars'

Speaking as a diehard Haleb shipper, I was over the moon when Hanna and Caleb tied the knot on Pretty Little Liars. I've been waiting for this moment for what feels like forever and I even toughed it ...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Pretty Little Liars' Spinoffs Fans Would Love To See

After seven seasons of twists, turns, black hoodies, creepy dollhouses, and more funerals than you can count (often for people who later turned out to be alive), it's time for the Pretty Little Liars ...
By Caitlin Flynn

11 Things Fans Will Miss About 'Pretty Little Liars'

Alright, everyone, take a deep breath because life as we know it is about to change dramatically. I am, of course, referring to the Pretty Little Liars series finale, which marks the end of an era and...
By Caitlin Flynn

This 'Pretty Little Liars' Complaint Is Victim Blaming — Plain & Simple

Watching Pretty Little Liars requires a certain suspension of disbelief. It's safe to say that Ali, Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer face a particularly, uh, unique set of problems during their teens a...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Veep's Timothy Simons On Finding The Satire In The Age Of Trump

When Season 5 of Veep concluded in June 2016, it was hilariously ironic that Jonah Ryan was the only character who still had a stable job in politics. Fast forward to Season 6, which premiered three m...
By Caitlin Flynn

Selina & Gary's Imbalanced Relationship Is The Saddest Part Of 'Veep'

When I think of things that I would file under "tragic-comic," Selina and Gary's relationship on Veep is the first thing that comes to mind. One of the funniest aspects of the HBO series is watching a...
By Caitlin Flynn

Why You'll Miss Mona From 'PLL' Most Of All

As fans prepare for (*sob*) the final episodes of Pretty Little Liars, you're likely feeling all sorts of nostalgia about the characters you've grown to know and love — or hate — over the past seven s...
By Caitlin Flynn

'The Mist' Will Terrify You In More Ways Than One

There's no wrong season to watch scary movies or TV shows, but the summer months always make me especially excited to watch anything that will give me chills. And, based on the synopsis and trailers f...
By Caitlin Flynn

Theories That Mona Is A.D. On 'Pretty Little Liars' Are Compelling

With only two episodes left until the Pretty Little Liars series finale, theories about A.D.'s identity abound. Because this is Rosewood (aka the town that surely contains more sketchy individuals tha...
By Caitlin Flynn

How To Keep The 'Pretty Little Liars' Story Alive Even After The Finale

OK, Pretty Little Liars aficionados — we all need to take a deep breath because life as we know it will dramatically change when the series finale airs in just one week on June 27. But, here's some go...
By Caitlin Flynn

These 'PLL' Series Finale Theories Are Bonkers

I am not emotionally prepared for the Pretty Little Liars series finale in any way, shape, or form. Nevertheless, it's rapidly approaching and in less than a month, fans will bid goodbye to the Liars ...
By Caitlin Flynn

Why The Institute Of Living's Clergy Treatment Program Closed Its Doors

Netflix's new docuseries The Keepers is arguably both the most important and the most painful TV show of 2017. It addresses myriad issues that haven't received nearly enough attention — and one of the...
By Caitlin Flynn

'The Keepers' High School Is Closing Its Doors

Nearly five decades after Sister Cathy Cesnik's tragic murder in Baltimore, the unsolved case is receiving the national attention it deserves. But Netflix's new docuseries The Keepers simultaneously p...
By Caitlin Flynn

'I'm Dying Up Here' Shows The Dark Side Of The Comedy Biz

When I tuned in to watch the premiere of Showtime's new series I'm Dying Up Here, I expected that a show about standup comics would be, well, pretty funny. Although the episode definitely had a few la...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Deadly Secrets By The Lake' Takes Place In A Mysterious Town

There are two things I know to be true about Lifetime movies: they have a flair for the dramatic, and they often borrow plot elements from real life. The Lifetime Movie Network is definitely stepping ...
By Caitlin Flynn

Sarah Silverman Shows Have Metal Detectors For This Sad Reason

Comedian Sarah Silverman is never one to hold back when it comes to sharing her opinions regarding politics, among other things. Her candor is one of the reasons fans love her. But, as she points out ...
By Caitlin Flynn

Here's How 'World Of Dance' Keeps The Competition Fair

I don't know about you, but I'm totally jazzed to tune in to the World of Dance premiere on May 30. There's no shortage of reality TV shows that feature the art form — the success of series like Danci...
By Caitlin Flynn

You May Have Missed This Spencer Twin Clue In 'PLL'

OK, at this point I think it's almost safe to say that Spencer has a twin on Pretty Little Liars. The clues have slowly but surely been adding up for ages and some are super subtle — for example, duri...
By Caitlin Flynn

7 Signs You Might Have An Undiagnosed Addiction

Nearly every mental illness has a stereotype attached to it — and these tropes are often overgeneralized and straight-up inaccurate. For instance, when people think of the illness of addiction, they o...
By Caitlin Flynn

5 Signs You're At Risk Of Addiction

Although the stigma surrounding many mental illnesses, such as depression and anxiety, is slowly being broken down, many other mental illnesses remain dangerously stigmatized — including drug and alco...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Project Runway' Season 16 Will Keep Us Waiting

All Project Runway fans know that, in fashion, one day you're in and the next, you're out. But, this reality show has stayed in the game since its 2004 premiere and we won't need to say "Auf Wiederseh...
By Caitlin Flynn

'The Fall' Is 2016's Most Underrated Feminist Show

As the TV landscape becomes increasingly saturated, it gives way to a number of feminist shows that likely wouldn't have made it to the small screen several years ago. From comedies like Inside Amy Sc...
By Caitlin Flynn

The Biggest Questions 'PLL' Left Us With In 2016

I know I say this after every single Pretty Little Liars finale, but my head is still spinning from the 7A conclusion — which, in true PLL form, left us with far more questions than answers. When the ...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Scream Queens' Unmasks Another Green Meanie

OK, there are a lot of Green Meanies roaming the halls of the C.U.R.E Institute so let's briefly recap. In episode 6, we learned that Dr. Cassidy Cascade (the son of the hospital patient who was murde...
By Caitlin Flynn

Grace's Fate Is Revealed On 'Scream Queens'

Only a lucky few survived Season 1 of Scream Queens, and Grace Gardner was one of them. The last time we saw her, she had become vice president of Kappa Kappa Tau and was, predictably, being the chang...
By Caitlin Flynn

Emily Was The True Star Of The 'GG' Revival

Like pretty much every Gilmore Girls devotee, I have a whole lot of feelings and opinions about Netflix's revival, A Year In The Life. My biggest disappointment was that, 10 years after her graduation...
By Caitlin Flynn

'Good Girls Revolt' Is So Relevant To 2016

Inspired by the true story of a group of women who filed a lawsuit against Newsweek, Amazon's series Good Girls Revolt put '60s/'70s gender discrimination front and center. Although it's a period piec...
By Caitlin Flynn

The 'GG' Body-Shaming Scene Was A Major Misstep

There's no place like home — especially when your hometown happens to be Stars Hollow. When the Gilmore Girls revival episode "Summer" kicks off, Rory's back in town indefinitely and enjoying the lazy...
By Caitlin Flynn

This Amazing 'GG' Easter Egg Was Easy To Miss

A return to Stars Hollow wouldn't have been complete without appearances from all the town's quirky, beloved inhabitants — one of whom is the town troubadour on Gilmore Girls. As longtime fans know, t...
By Caitlin Flynn

'My Girl's Vada Is The Ultimate '90s Heroine

I vividly remember the first time I watched the 1991 movie My Girl — and not just because that heartbreaking ending left me crying for days. What stood out to me most was that Vada was so different th...
By Caitlin Flynn

PBS Brings 'Anne Of Green Gables' To Life

On Thanksgiving day, viewers have to wait until past midnight to begin streaming Gilmore Girls on Netflix. But, luckily, there's another exciting premiere at 8 p.m. that evening — Anne of Green Gables...
By Caitlin Flynn

Chelsea Handler Has A Crucial Post-Election Plan

During the May premiere of her new Netflix series, Chelsea Handler vowed to place the 2016 election front and center — and she held true to her word. For the past six months, she's interviewed a wide ...
By Caitlin Flynn

Here's How The 'GG' Revival May Be Different

It's been nearly 10 years since we said "Bon Voyage" to the entire Gilmore family and the quirky, lovable cast of characters who inhabit Stars Hollow. Luckily, sometimes dreams come true — and, at lon...
By Caitlin Flynn

'The Affair' Tackles Rape Culture In An Honest Way

During the time jump of The Affair, Noah Solloway spent three years in prison and acquired a seriously questionable mustache. But some things remain the same and his deplorable behavior in The Affair ...
By Caitlin Flynn

'The Killing Season' Has An Important Message

As true crime series surge in popularity, we have a new series to watch: The Killing Season on A&E. Filmmakers Josh Zeman and Rachel Mills, along with the help of cyber sleuths, started out by inv...
By Caitlin Flynn

Lena Dunham's Halloween Costume Misses The Mark

We can never have too many outspoken critics of Donald Trump, and Lena Dunham is one of them. The 30-year-old actor appeared at the Democratic National Convention and stated, “I am a pro-choice, femin...
By Caitlin Flynn

Spector's Past Ends 'The Fall' In A Troubling Way

Spoilers for The Fall Season 3, including the finale, ahead. After three bleak seasons, it wasn't much of a surprise that happy endings were hard to come by in The Fall Season 3 finale. When the seaso...
By Caitlin Flynn

Everything That Happened In 'The Fall' Season 2

If you absolutely cannot wait for The Fall Season 3 to hit Netflix on Oct. 29, you're not alone. And, if it feels like it's been forever since Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson) and Paul Spector (Jamie ...
By Caitlin Flynn