Martha Sorren
Martha is an Associate TV Editor at Bustle. She's obsessed with the ocean, puns, movie sequels, Top Ramen, and can often be found unironically watching The Bachelor and grieving over Grey's Anatomy's latest character death. You can also find her work at Seventeen, Azula, Woman's Day, and Truthout.

Latest Articles

Michael Phelps' Shark Race Was So Close

To be honest, I'd been pretty hard on the idea of Michael Phelps racing a shark for Shark Week. Not that I think it makes for poor viewing — quite the opposite, I was excited to tune in. But I didn't ...
By Martha Sorren

Twitter Is Living For Phelps V. Shark

In the immortal words of Twitter user maxneary13, "Michael Phelps is racing a CGI shark. The world is yet again a meme." Of course something as epic and insane as Michael Phelps racing a shark for Sha...
By Martha Sorren

The 'BB19' Battle Back Winner Will Change Everything

It's always sad to see a contestant get evicted on Big Brother, especially early in the game before everyone's really had a chance to play. But, for four of the contestants, getting evicted didn't nec...
By Martha Sorren

Why These 'Daily Show' Stars Think A Hillary Clinton Victory Wouldn't Have Been A Win For All Women

"Are we talking about the apocalypse?" Desi Lydic asks. She has just finished her portion of her Bustle Comedy IRL photoshoot and joins Michelle Wolf, her colleague, ready to talk politics. The pair w...
By Martha Sorren

I Almost Don't Even Want Nymeria To Return On 'Game Of Thrones'

It's hard to be a fan of a show that kills dogs with such reckless abandon, so I'm a little nervous that a preview for Game of Thrones hints that Arya may reunite with her direwolf, Nymeria. Not that ...
By Martha Sorren

'Game Of Thrones' Hints At A New Romance

Look, you can have your Tormund and Brienne and your Jon Snow and Ygritte (although you can't really have that one anymore, can you?), but I'm all about the Yara and Ellaria relationship Game of Thron...
By Martha Sorren

'BB19' Star Cody Is Ready To Make Jessica His Girlfriend

He's a man of few words, but when he does talk — it's mostly to his showmance partner. And, it appears that Cody wants to date Jessica after Big Brother 19, because he asked her to be his girlfriend o...
By Martha Sorren

'Big Brother 19' Is Bringing An Evicted Houseguest Back

Julie Chen always warns contestants to expect the unexpected on Big Brother, but I bet no one in the house is expecting the next big twist. On Thursday night, Chen revealed there will soon be a Battle...
By Martha Sorren

Why 'The Bold Type's Version Of Feminism Is Dangerous

In 2017, feminists are everywhere. Women took to the streets in droves for the Women's March to loudly, angrily protest. We are in your face demanding equal rights. We are talking about politics at th...
By Martha Sorren

Alex Is Forever In 'Bachelorette' Fans' Hearts

Look, I respect Rachel as the Bachelorette. I know she has to make tough, sometimes unpopular decisions. But I can't forgive her for sending Alex home on The Bachelorette. OK, I can forgive her, becau...
By Martha Sorren

So Much Is Happening With 'BiP'

Although filming on Bachelor in Paradise had only just begun, it's already been stopped after "allegations of misconduct," according to a statement from Warner Brothers to The Hollywood Reporter. But ...
By Martha Sorren

'Bachelor In Paradise' Has Halted Filming

On Sunday night, Bachelor in Paradise fans got a big shock when, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers released a statement that production of Bachelor In Paradise has been suspended du...
By Martha Sorren

These 'Bachelorette' Contestants Are Still In The Game

With a record-setting 31 contestants competing for her love, Rachel Lindsay set off on a journey like no other. But, with the progression of a new season comes the elimination of people from week to w...
By Martha Sorren

Francesca Explains The 'Master Of None' Season 2 Ending

Alessandra Mastronardi doesn't know how her own show ends. When she comes into Bustle's New York HQ a few days before the May 12 launch of Master of None Season 2, she asks me which of the multiple fi...
By Martha Sorren

Britt Robertson Welcomes Your 'Girlboss' Hatred

Sophia Marlowe, the protagonist of the Netflix series Girlboss, is so unlikable. Based on the life of Sophia Amoruso, the founder of online retail site Nasty Gal, Girlboss is a dramatized version of t...
By Martha Sorren

Yvonne Strahovski's 'Handmaid's Tale' Shatters A Harmful Female Stereotype

Yvonne Strahovski has an impossible job. She's promoting a television series that no one wants to watch. Not because it isn't good, but because it's almost too good, too real. The Handmaid's Tale shou...
By Martha Sorren

Why "Crush" Singer Jennifer Paige Doesn't Miss The '90s

Nostalgia for the '90s is at an all-time high. Revivals of popular '90s shows are popping up all the time (Twin Peaks, anyone?), The Splat brought classic Nickelodeon cartoons back to your TV, and cla...
By Martha Sorren

Joan Crawford Allegedly Knew About 'Mommie Dearest'

Christina Crawford's memoir Mommie Dearest was published a year after the death of its subject, her adoptive mother. But the finale of Feud claims that Joan Crawford knew about Mommie Dearest before i...
By Martha Sorren

This 'Girlboss' Song Is An Anthem For The Series

SPOILERS for the Girlboss finale ahead. There's no denying that Netflix's Girlboss series has great songs. The show plays with genres and years and styles to take us back to a simpler time: The early ...
By Martha Sorren

Betty Who Is Making Room For Women In Music

Jessica Newham radiates cool from the moment she steps into a room, standing a foot taller than me ("a foot taller than everybody," she reminds me) with the kind of haircut I've always wished I could ...
By Martha Sorren

The TV True Crime Phenomenon Is Far From Over

Though the true crime phenomenon didn't start with the explosion of Making a Murderer in late 2015 through early 2016, considering what followed the Netflix docuseries' premiere, it certainly feels th...
By Martha Sorren

16 Dirty Jokes You Missed In 'Fuller House'

Ah, I love watching good ol' family-friendly television and nothing fits that category more than Full House. You'd probably assume that, by extension, Fuller House does too, right? Wrong. When Netflix...
By Martha Sorren

18 Hilarious Meta Jokes In 'Fuller House' Season 2

The Tanners, Gibblers, and Fullers are back for more fun on Netflix. With the release of Fuller House Season 2 came so many meta jokes that poked fun at the cast of the show, and the show itself. Seas...
By Martha Sorren

'Fuller House' Brought Duane Back... But, Whatever

Even though he just had a three-episode arc in the final season of Full House, Kimmy's boyfriend Duane is one of the most memorable characters to me. I mean, he may have never said more than "whatever...
By Martha Sorren

Nick Viall's 'Bachelor' Contestants Are Here

On Wednesday, the 30 (yes, there are 30 of them!) contestants of Nick Viall's Bachelor season were announced on ABC.com. Usually there are around 25 contestants per season, but ABC pulled out all the ...
By Martha Sorren

Justin Bieber's Fans Are Psyched About Grammy Noms

There are some fandoms that are unparalleled in their devotion to their favorite star and Justin Bieber's is one of them. So, it no surprise that, after he got four Grammy nominations, Justin Bieber's...
By Martha Sorren

The 2017 Grammys Nominations Are Here

2016 was a great year for music which, of course, meant that the 2017 Grammys nominations list was in rare form. With so many stunning musicians eligible, I don't envy those who had to narrow down the...
By Martha Sorren

'Brandy Bunch' Star Florence Henderson Has Died

Sad news out of Hollywood today as The Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson has died at age 82, according to a USA Today report. Entertainment Tonight reported that a rep for the star said the actor di...
By Martha Sorren

All The 'Gilmore Girls' Revival Easter Eggs

It's here, it's here! On Nov. 25, the Gilmore Girls revival hit Netflix in all its four-episode glory. From the very first few minutes of the first episode it was clear to fans watching that, though s...
By Martha Sorren

'Grey's Anatomy' Brought A Beloved Character Back

It's been so long since beloved Shondaland character Derek Shepherd died in a car accident. But, on Thursday, Derek returned to Grey's Anatomy, kinda, in a scene with a thoughtful Meredith Grey. Patri...
By Martha Sorren

How 'SNL' Does & Doesn't Influence Politics

Since its very first season, Saturday Night Live has been parodying politics. It all began in 1976, when Chevy Chase introduced his widely discussed Gerald Ford impression, in which the comedian did p...
By Martha Sorren

I Owe The Women Of 'Good Girls Revolt' A Thank You

When I was a freshman in college, I picked up a copy of the campus newspaper, looked at the editor-in-chief's name on the masthead, and told my roommate, "Someday, that's going to be me." Two years la...
By Martha Sorren

The 'Gilmore Girls' Trailer Hints At Jess' Job

With just a month to go until the Gilmore Girls revival premieres on Netflix, fans have been given a great gift: A trailer for the new episodes. And, as excited as I am to see Lorelai and Rory and Luk...
By Martha Sorren

'AHS' Is Not Kind To Evan Peters' Characters

Even though fans just finally got Evan Peters on American Horror Story: Roanoke one week ago, he's already gone. His character, Rory died on AHS: Roanoke on Wednesday, and, since this time it was the ...
By Martha Sorren

'Bach's JoJo & Jordan Spill On Their Wedding Plans

It's been two months since America saw Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher get engaged on The Bachelorette. But, in real life, the pair has been engaged for longer than that, since the show doesn't air i...
By Martha Sorren

JoJo & Jordan Are "Open" To A 'Bach' TV Wedding

If you're still sad that The Bachelorette is over, fear not: You may be able to watch JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers get married on TV soon. On Friday, the couple did a Q&A at the Mohegan Sun fo...
By Martha Sorren

'Emerald City's Dorothy Is A Major Step Forward

The role of Dorothy Gale has been adapted dozens of times for film and television. By the time Judy Garland played Dorothy in the 1939 hit The Wizard of Oz, she was the sixth woman to take on the role...
By Martha Sorren

Is This How 'Legion' Fits In Marvel's Universe?

As soon as a new superhero property is announced, fans always want to know how it fits in to the larger universe. Now that FX is soon premiering Legion, its take on X-Men, people had that exact same q...
By Martha Sorren

You Can Help People Who Are Wrongfully Convicted

After investigating three cases over several episodes, Season 1 of Unlocking the Truth ends on Wednesday, Oct. 5. It was clear that hosts Ryan Ferguson and Eva Nagao poured their soul into this projec...
By Martha Sorren

Brangelina's Last Interview Addressed Marriage

After the shocking news that Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, stunned fans have gone looking for clues that this would happen in their old interviews. More to come...
By Martha Sorren