Ariel Kay
Ariel Kay is a pop culture enthusiast whose work has appeared on Television Without Pity, Film Journal International, and Crushable. She studied Film at Smith College, where she also made time to hone her crochet skills, in hopes of become an Etsy millionaire.
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Who Will 'Agent Carter' End Up With?

Peggy Carter is a lot of things: a superhero, a Stark employee, and single gal. None of those were easy things to be in the 1940s (though, arguably, being a comic book hero is probably still pretty hard, even today). But Peggy handles it all, even wh…
By Ariel Kay

How Do You Know The Star Of 'The Book of Negroes'?

The Book of Negroes, a six-part historical miniseries that debuted on Canadian television in January, is now having its American premiere on BET. A gripping, powerful show needs an equally powerful protagonist, and The Book of Negroes ' Aminata Diall…
By Ariel Kay

Everything We Know About 'Gotham's Jerome

After 15 episodes and a whole lot of teases, you might think Gotham is finally ready to reveal its Joker. But you'd be wrong, because though the show has included endless clues and red herrings, the identity of the most popular villain in all of DC C…
By Ariel Kay

'Empire's Vernon Was On A Certain Bobsled Team...

On Empire, Lucious Lyon may think he's untouchable (at least when it comes to the law), but he's about to get a rude awakening. In the show's sixth episode, "Out, Damned Spot," the CEO will finally have to start answering for his involvement in Bunky…
By Ariel Kay

'Empire' Isn't Courtney Love's First Acting Gig

It's finally happening! After a month and a half of teases and promos, Courtney Love is finally coming to Empire on Feb. 11. The Hole singer and full time headline-maker is probably known to many as Kurt Cobain's widow, but the musician/actress is a…
By Ariel Kay

Derek Luke Provides Some Security on 'Empire'

There have been so many exciting musical guest stars on Empire already this season — and even more on the way — that sometimes it's easy to forget that the actors making non-singing cameos are also bringing some serious heat with their performances…
By Ariel Kay

'Empire's Michael Is Already A Star In Venezuela

How do you make a great TV couple? Mix two parts romance with several obstacles, add a dash of sexiness, and there you go. Empire has mastered this equation with Michael and Jamal, the two men who make up the show's most stable relationship. But just…
By Ariel Kay

Meet Malese Jow, 'The Flash's Linda Park

I've got one rule when it comes to dating: if you perform karaoke, and anyone at the bar is still interested in getting to know you after you've stepped off the stage, they're probably a keeper. That's exactly how The Flash introduced viewers to Lind…
By Ariel Kay

Meet Firestorm's Other Half: Victor Garber

Victor Garber, who made his debut on The Flash on Feb. 3, is the latest high profile actor to take a shot at playing a comic book super hero. We haven't yet seen him don a cape or pick out any high-tech gadgets, but we do know who Garber's Flash cha…
By Ariel Kay

A 'Revenge' Favorite Is Back on TV

Part of growing up is realizing that your parents are fallible. It happens to everyone, but not everyone has to deal with the same level of fallibleness. Margarita Levieva's character on the new show Allegiance should know. Turns out, her mom (Hope…
By Ariel Kay

'Empire's Song Writer Works On & Off Screen

Since Empire began airing over a month ago, fans and critics have been have raving about the show's original music. I've had "No Apologies" on steady rotation for weeks now, and each episode brings more songs that I can't get enough of. Most of the c…
By Ariel Kay

'Empire' Books Another Legendary Musician

You never know who's going to show up on Empire. With Timbaland serving as executive music producer and Terrence Howard in the driving seat as star Lucious Lyon, plenty of music industry legends have been making time in their busy schedules to drop b…
By Ariel Kay

'Shark Tank's Drain Strain Is Super Convenient

Indoor plumbing is a very good thing — I think we can all agree on that. But just because modern conveniences allow us to stay warm while doing our business doesn't mean they're entirely problem free. Case in point: clogged drains. There are few thin…
By Ariel Kay

'Shark Tank' is Going To The Dogs With Fresh Patch

There are pretty much no downsides to owning a dog. You get to play with them, cuddle them, and put cute pictures of their faces all over Instagram. In return, they give you unconditional love. See: no downsides. But, if there was one thing dog owner…
By Ariel Kay

Your Guide to Getting Blitzed During the Big Game

The Super Bowl: like many great American traditions (Mardi Gras, homecoming weekend, Flag Day), the biggest sporting event of the year is best enjoyed if you leave your sobriety at home. Whether you're a die-hard fan or you can barely keep track of t…
By Ariel Kay

Everything We Know About 'Homeland' Season 5

When Homeland's Season 4 finale came to a close without a single bomb exploding, gun firing, or character suddenly dying, some viewers were less than thrilled. This isn't the high-stakes, action-packed season closer we've grown used to. Instead, the …
By Ariel Kay

Meet Kurt's New Love Interest on 'Glee'

If you felt more than a little squicked out while watching Glee's Jan. 23 episode, you're not alone. Throughout the show we kept hearing about how Kurt has moved on from Blaine (so not true) and how he's found this new guy online (cue alarm bells) an…
By Ariel Kay

Check Out Bryshere Gray Rapping Before 'Empire'

Empire has quickly become a breakout hit, and for good reason. The acting is top-notch and the music is on point. In fact, many of the actors who appear on Empire, including two of the three Lyon sons, are also musicians. Bryshere Gray (Hakeem) has b…
By Ariel Kay

'The Flash's Mason Bridge May Have Comic Book Ties

There's a cool new character coming to The Flash on Jan. 27 — and no, I'm not talking about the villain Pied Piper, though he looks pretty rad too. I'm talking about Mason Bridge, played by soap opera vet Roger Howarth. Who is Mason Bridge to The Fl…
By Ariel Kay

Beatrice Rosen Is, And Has Been, On Your Radar

All hail the return of Rainn Wilson. The Office ended a year and a half ago, and since then, many of us have felt a distinct lack of Wilson in our lives and on our TV screens. Well, the wait is finally over, he's back on TV with Backstrom, a crime dr…
By Ariel Kay