Caroline Gerdes is a New Orleanian living in Seattle, working as a freelance writer. She is also a National Geographic Young Explorer — which is totally a real job title. Like Kenneth the Page, there are only two things Caroline loves in this world, "everybody and television." Except it's not so much everybody as it is her dog Rasco.

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In The Bustle Booth With Meghann Fahy

When celebrities come into Bustle HQ in New York, whether it's for a photoshoot, videoshoot, or a Facebook Live, we want to give them the chance to leave their mark. Literally. So we hand them a pen, a piece of paper, a few questions, and ask them to…
By Caroline Gerdes

'Game Of Thrones' Quotes That Prove Bran Is The Night King

There are so many theories online about Game of Thrones, from crazy fan-fiction romances to those that are plausible or have been proven (hello, L+R=J!), that fans probably think they have heard everything. Yet the show and the theories around it sti…
By Caroline Gerdes

How The Targaryen Family Tree Connects Jon & Dany On 'GoT'

While Game of Thrones' seventh season is coming to a close, there have been a few plots fans are waiting to see wrap up — or heat up — in the finale episode. Season 7 has been building toward a Daenerys and Jon Snow hookup. And after the pair's conve…
By Caroline Gerdes

Could Dany + Jon = Baby On 'GoT'?

Ever since Jon Snow rolled up in Dragonstone on Game of Thrones, fans have been 'shipping a Daenerys and Jon romance more than ever. Said fans are likely also feeling at least a little bit conflicted about 'shipping the relationship because Dany is J…
By Caroline Gerdes

Dragons Being Reanimated As Wights Is A Real Possibility, 'Game of Thrones' Fans

On Game Of Thrones there are many religions and many answers to the age-old question, what happens when you die? In Westeros, the question becomes quite literal because when you die, there's a chance you won't stay that way. The White Walkers are in …
By Caroline Gerdes

'The Defenders' Could Jumpstart A New Marvel Romance

The Marvel series Netflix has been building toward since Daredevil premiered in 2015 is finally here. The Defenders premieres on Aug. 18, and all of Netflix's reluctant heroes are back. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and the Iron Fist are finall…
By Caroline Gerdes

Why Cora Is Violently Triggered By That Song On 'The Sinner'

Just when fans think they have USA's The Sinner figured out, the show throws another twist their way. Or, in the case of the Aug. 16 episode, several twists. However, one theory remains constant and is stronger than ever: a sensory experience prompte…
By Caroline Gerdes

Escobar’s Most Trusted Assassin Says He Killed 300 People & Now He’s Telling His Story

Fans of the Netflix series Narcos may have thought that the show thoroughly covered the story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar from all angles, including the cartels', Escobar's, the American government's, Steve Murphy and Javier Peña's, and so o…
By Caroline Gerdes

'GoT' Fans Have An Awesome Theory About Viserion Becoming An Ice Dragon

If fans have learned anything this season on Game of Thrones, it's that dragons are not as indestructible as previously thought. From Qyburn developing a weapon to shoot down dragons to Drogon's injury during battle at the hands of Bronn, it seems th…
By Caroline Gerdes

Disney XD’s Reboot Is Packed With Classic ‘DuckTales’ References

Huey, Dewey, and Louie are back for more mischief, mystery, and misadventures to share with a new generation of DuckTales fans. The beloved animated series rebooted with a one-hour special on Disney XD, leading up to a new series. While the show boas…
By Caroline Gerdes

A New Kind Of TV Family Is Coming To Netflix

Netflix's new series Atypical premieres Friday, Aug. 11 and depicts a family raising a teen on the autism spectrum. Because the show tackles serious themes about what it's like for an autistic individual to go through high school and how a diagnosis …
By Caroline Gerdes

Jon Snow Isn't The Feminist 'Game Of Thrones' Fans Think He Is

From the second Jon Snow landed at Dragonstone, worlds collided on Game of Thrones. Fans were naturally curious about how Jon would fare in Daenerys' kingdom. Dany's world was built with the power of women and underrepresented groups. Jon Snow's powe…
By Caroline Gerdes

Paul Rudd Isn’t Playing The Coolest Guy In ‘WHAS: Ten Years Later’

The Wet Hot American Summer gang is coming back to Netflix again, for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, premiering Aug. 4. The gang from the 2001 cult comedy movie hit made their first triumphant return to Netflix in 2015 with the prequel, We…
By Caroline Gerdes

How To Visit The Set Of This Comedy & Sign ‘The Guest Book’ Yourself

TBS's new comedy about visitors of a mountain vacation resort, premieres Aug. 3. The Guest Book centers around the sign-in book that lives in Froggy Cottage in the town of Mount Trace, which tells the stories of the quirky cast of characters who have…
By Caroline Gerdes

You'll Want To Visit 'The Guest Book's Kooky Mountain Town

Showrunner Greg Garcia's anthology-style comedy The Guest Book premieres Thursday, Aug. 3 on TBS. The series chronicles accounts from a guest book that lives in Froggy Cottage, a vacation cabin in a small mountain town called Mount Trace. Garcia's pr…
By Caroline Gerdes

What Americans Most Take For Granted About Their Childhoods

For most American parents, their morning routines can probably be compared to "herding cats." They involve dragging kids out of bed, feeding them, and getting them to school, usually while those kids are resisting every step along the way. In those f…
By Caroline Gerdes

'The Last Tycoon' Will Make You Feel Like You're On A '30s Movie Lot

Amazon's lush and lovely period drama The Last Tycoon premieres on July 28 and depicts some very personal stories against the backdrop of the Golden Age of Hollywood. While the series discusses real films, real executives, and real movie studios, the…
By Caroline Gerdes

How To Work Out With The Stars Of TLC’s ‘OutDaughtered’

With six pairs of little feet scrambling around the Busby household, it can be exhausting to just watch TLC's Outdaughtered, a show chronicling the life of the Busby parents, their toddler quintuplets, and one older daughter. It's amazing that Adam a…
By Caroline Gerdes

Cersei Likely Has A Grand Plan For Dany On 'GoT'

The Season 7 premiere of Game Of Thrones depicted something fans have been awaiting for seven seasons — a homecoming for Daenerys Targaryen. The queen finally made landfall at the site of her birth, Dragonstone. Daenerys is now in a position to rule …
By Caroline Gerdes

7 Theories About Euron's Gift On 'GoT'

We live in an age of extravagant marriage proposals. So, when Euron Greyjoy thought he could just walk into King's Landing on Game of Thrones and propose to a queen seated on the Iron Throne empty-handed, I let out a resounding, audible scoff. But, E…
By Caroline Gerdes