Hailing from an itty bitty town in Louisiana known for meat pies and Steel Magnolias (the movie!), Alexis is a TV writer for Bustle and a cinephile based in New York. The way to her heart? Tacos and any quote from Friday that's not "Bye Felisha."
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This Netflix Show's Cast Got A Crash Course In '90s Pop Culture — For Work

From re-emerging fashion trends to television reboots, '90s nostalgia is swirling all around us. And Netflix capitalizing on that with its newest original series Everything Sucks! With so many relatable moments weaved throughout the show, many fans a…
By Alexis Reliford

grown-ish’s Social Media Advice Isn't Condescending & It's Actually Useful For Millennials

Millennials today have heard it a million times: having a booming social media presence can help you get a job and make vital connections. But on the flip side, one wrong move on Twitter or Instagram can ruin your reputation and destroy your brand ju…
By Alexis Reliford

What That ‘Black Lightning’ Conspiracy Video May Have To Do With Jefferson’s Mysterious Spasms

Spoilers for the Feb. 13 episode. Since the show first premiered, Jefferson Pierce has struggled with the decision to re-suit up as Black Lightning or to continue on with his “normal” life as a high school principal. But finally in Episode 5, he seem…
By Alexis Reliford

Clare’s Instagram Reveals That ‘The Bachelor’ Star Lives A Bold Life

Once the cameras stop rolling, some Bachelor Nation alums go on to become TV personalities and pursue entertainment careers, while others step completely out of the spotlight. Clare Crawley from Season 18 of The Bachelor chose the latter. After finis…
By Alexis Reliford

'Bachelor' Star Lesley’s Instagram Is Beyond Breathtaking

She might not have gotten a happy ending with Sean Lowe, but according to her Instagram feed life has only gotten better for Bachelor contestant Lesley Murphy since she appeared on the show in Season 17. The former political consultant and Arkansas n…
By Alexis Reliford

Josiah Is Looking For Redemption On 'Bachelor Winter Games'

With a shared love of courtroom jargon and legal briefs, fellow lawyer Josiah Graham initially seemed to be the perfect match for Season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsey. But unfortunately, the prosecuting attorney from Florida was eliminated in Week 5…
By Alexis Reliford

Sex-Positivity Isn't Just For Millennials In This Hilariously Sweet 'Jane The Virgin' Storyline

Spoilers for the Feb. 9 episode of Jane The Virgin. For a show that's got the word "virgin" in the title, it's definitely no surprise that CW's Jane The Virgin (executive producer: Jennie Snyder Urman) talks about sex. A lot. But this time instead of…
By Alexis Reliford

Twitter Is Obsessed With New Zealand's Olympic Flag Bearer So Move Over, Tonga Guy

On Friday, Feb. 9, viewers from all over the world tuned in to watch the official kickoff of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Stunning visuals and plenty of cultural ambiance at the opening ceremony set the tone for what's to com…
By Alexis Reliford

Tonga Guy Returned To The Olympics & His Clothing Choice Was Seriously BRAVE

The Olympic Games have officially begun and athletes from around the globe have gathered in PyeongChang to battle it out for the gold. Standing out amongst the stunning visuals and in the sea of athletes during the opening ceremony was Pita Taufatofu…
By Alexis Reliford

OMG — The 'Scandal' & 'HTGAWM' Crossover Just Officially Started

Spoilers for the Feb. 8 episode. Get ready, TGIT fans. Because the Shondaland crossover between How To Get Away With Murder (executive producer: Betsy Beers) and Scandal (executive producer: Shonda Rhimes) has officially begun. After Annalise's class…
By Alexis Reliford

If ‘The Four’ Returns, The Judging Panel May Look A Lot Different

Standing out in a sea of competitive singing reality shows, FOX's The Four: Battle For Stardom, brings a fresh take on the musical talent search. Since its debut on Jan. 4, four vocalists have battled it out week after week to retain their spots agai…
By Alexis Reliford

‘grown-ish’ Investigates That False Assumption That Breakups Are Always Harder On Women

Breakups are the absolute worst — especially when you’re Zoey on grown-ish (episode writer: Kara Brown) and you nearly lost your friends and dropped out of school for love. Zoey, still mourning her breakup with Cash, is found by her friends — un-show…
By Alexis Reliford

This 'grown-ish' Character Is A Perfectly Imperfect Example of LGBTQ Representation

Few shows on TV today tackle real-life experiences in a way that feels authentic and fresh. Even fewer are telling stories about characters who identify as bisexual — the often forgotten and frequently dismissed members of the LGBTQ community. But Fr…
By Alexis Reliford

Black Lightning’s Newest & Most Dangerous Enemy Isn’t A Freeland Gangster

It's only a few episodes in, and Black Lighting has quickly taken a turn to the dark side. With the return of the titular superhero, crime is on the rise in Freeland as the 100 gang try to maintain their power over the community. In addition to prost…
By Alexis Reliford

Why Black Lightning’s Closest Ally May Not Be As Trustworthy As He Seems

Nearly four episodes in and the most interesting thing on CW's Black Lightning (executive producer: Mara Brock Akil) isn’t the reemergence of the titular superhero or ruthless villains like Tobias and Lady Eve. Instead it’s Black Lightning’s right ha…
By Alexis Reliford

There's Even More To Wes' Shocking 'HTGAWM' Death Than Fans Already Knew

If you thought things couldn't get any more confusing on ABC's How To Get Away With Murder, think again. Even though Wes died last season in a house fire, each episode reveals a new little nugget about the events leading up to his death. In "He's A B…
By Alexis Reliford

Here's How Close Will & Lisa From 'Fresh Prince' Still Are Today

In the early '90s, Nia Long rose to fame after starring in the coming-of-age drama film Boyz In The Hood, in addition to a variety of other Hollywood blockbusters. But, it was her TV role as Lisa Wilkes in the '90s comedy The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air …
By Alexis Reliford

‘grown-ish’ Nailed Why Ditching Your Friends For A Partner Is NEVER A Good Idea

Dating in no college is no easy feat. But if you’re like Zoey on Freeform’s grown-ish (executive producer: Julie Bean), once you get the hang of it everything is breezy. Until it's not. Ever since their tutoring session, Zoey and her star basketball …
By Alexis Reliford

‘Black Lightning’ Introduced The Only Person Tobias Is Afraid Of — And She’s AWESOME

Since CW’s Black Lightning (executive producer: Mara Brock Akil) first premiered, the titular character’s arch-nemesis Tobias Whale has been the head guy in charge, wreaking nothing but havoc on Freeland and shooting folks with a harpoon. But as view…
By Alexis Reliford

OK, So Rosario Dawson’s 'Jane The Virgin' Character Is SUPER Shady

Spoiler alert for "Chapter Seventy-Two" of Jane The Virgin. After what felt like an eternity in TV time, CW’s Jane The Virgin (executive producer: Jennie Snyder Urman) has officially returned to our screens. And this latest development is straight ou…
By Alexis Reliford