Kayla Blanton
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Kayla is a freelance writer and part-time barista who believes reality TV is pop culture's gift to the world. She also enjoys pinot noir, cats of Instagram, over-indulgent skin care, and pretending to be a Chopped contestant while cooking.

Netflix's Latest Series Let's You Keep Up With Brazil's Most Famous Pop Star

Docuseries that follow days in the life of a significant figure in pop culture — be it a musician, actor, model, or all of the above — are becoming increasingly common, and they tend to cling to streaming giants like Netflix and Amazon for…
By Kayla Blanton

'The Bisexual' Boasts Some Real AF Sex Scenes & They Are Everything

When I pressed play on Desiree Akhavan's new series on Hulu, The Bisexual, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect — other than the fact that it likely features a bisexual character, hence its title. After watching, though, I felt refreshed. Not…
By Kayla Blanton

'Mirzapur' Is The Thrilling Indian Gangster Show You've Been Waiting For

November 16 is welcoming an action-packed batch of new releases to the TV streaming world. The fourth season of Narcos, a.k.a. Narcos: Mexico hits Netflix on the same day that Amazon Prime Video releases its latest Indian gangster drama, Mirzapur.…
By Kayla Blanton

'The Kominsky Method' Starts A Conversation About Aging That Needs To Be Had

No one likes to think about getting old. In fact, it's safe to say that many people avoid it at all costs. But Netflix isn't going to allow them to do that anymore, because its new series starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, The Kominsky…
By Kayla Blanton

Why 'Narcos' Has So Much Potential For Many More Seasons

Fans flocked to Netflix's series, Narcos, as soon as it debuted, which is why a double season renewal took place in 2016 after the release of Season 2, promising four total seasons of the show, at least. Since then, the creators announced that the…
By Kayla Blanton

Sarah Silverman Is So Attached To Her Show, It's Bound To Return For Another Season

Sarah Silverman loves America, and she really, really wants you to know that. That's why she has worked with Funny or Die to create two seasons of her Hulu Original variety show, I Love You, America — to connect with "unlike-minded people" in a time…
By Kayla Blanton

Jack Hid A Lot From His Family On 'This Is Us' About His Time In Vietnam

Jack Pearson rarely discussed his time in the military with his children. He hardly mentioned it, voluntarily, at all. And when he did acknowledge his experience at war, he brushed it off as something insignificant — that he was simply a mechanic;…
By Kayla Blanton

Why Fans Are Already Clamoring For A 'She-Ra & The Princesses Of Power' Season 2

Who doesn't love a good nostalgic TV reboot? When they're done right, they have the power to lift spirits like nothing else can — especially when that reboot is of a Saturday. Morning. Cartoon. One that children (and parents) of the '80s joyously…
By Kayla Blanton

The Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo On How She's Grieving The End Of Her Marriage

For 13 seasons on TLC, star of Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo has performed countless readings for loved ones of the departed, providing support and helping them grieve. And although no one close to her has recently conceded to the afterlife,…
By Kayla Blanton

Eva Marcille From 'RHOA' Used To Be On The Ultimate 2000s Reality Show

You may recognize Eva Marcille from another beloved reality show that stars a slew of gorgeous women — America's Next Top Model, which she won in 2006. But now, over a decade later she's taking on a new series and a new title: Real Housewife of…
By Kayla Blanton

The Newest 'RHOA' Cast Member Is An Early 2000s R&B Legend

She's a singer, a marriage ambassador, a mother, and so much more, and now she's in the cast of Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 11. You may be more familiar with her as one-third of the iconic '90s R&B all-girl trio, Blaque, but if that doesn't…
By Kayla Blanton

'Sweet Home' Star Jennifer Welch's 5 Best Tips For Decorating On A Budget

Jennifer Welch is super busy. Her Instagram bio directly says so. But that's to be expected, considering she's juggling two children, starring on Bravo's Sweet Home, and running her own business, Jennifer Welch Interior Designs. The coolest thing…
By Kayla Blanton

Jennifer & Josh Welch's Relationship Is A Real AF Example Of How Addiction Affects Dating

Relationships can be really, really tough, but Jennifer and Josh Welch's relationship timeline proves that, sometimes, all those hardships are worthwhile in the end. The couple that now stars in Bravo's Sweet Home (and formerly led Sweet Home…
By Kayla Blanton

'Beat' Season 2 Could Reveal The Horrifying Realities Of Human Organ Trafficking

Imagine the daily antics of a techno club promoter — the booze, the drugs, the music, the people. Then imagine an organ trafficking operation taking place beneath the chaos, unbeknownst to the inebriated dancers on the floor. It's kind of the…
By Kayla Blanton

Everything Teresa & Joe Have Been Through Leading Up To The 'RHONJ' Season 9 Premiere

The Guidice family has been under a lot of scrutiny ever since Joe and Teresa Guidice plead guilty to 39 counts of fraud in 2014, including bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and bankruptcy fraud, per Entertainment Tonight. As a result, Teresa served…
By Kayla Blanton

Why Viewers Shouldn't Expect To Hear Much About Joe Giudice On 'RHONJ' Season 9

It's been a difficult few years for the Giudice family. In 2014, both halves of the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple pleaded guilty to bank fraud, mail and wire fraud, and bankruptcy fraud, according to Entertainment Tonight. Since then, Teresa…
By Kayla Blanton

How 'Mama Medium' Is Different Than Any Other TV Psychic

Another New York-based medium is taking over TLC. Ways away from Long Island, this mother of four hails from upstate — Rochester, to be exact — and that's not the only thing that separates her from the network's fan favorite, Long Island Medium…
By Kayla Blanton

Why 'SNL' Fans Need To Start Watching 'Tracey Ullman's Show,' Stat

If it feels like Tracey Ullman has been on-screen for decades, it's because she has. Since breaking big in A Kick Up the Eighties back in 1981, she's appeared in over 50 shows and movies. And now, as her latest sketch comedy series wraps its third…
By Kayla Blanton

Why 'One Dollar' Fans Should Be Worried About The Fate Of The Show

Marathon-worthy streaming isn't exclusive to Netflix and Hulu. Sure, they're considered industry titans, especially when it comes to original content, but other creators are adapting to reach their audiences, too — including CBS' streaming platform,…
By Kayla Blanton

You're Probably Not Watching 'StartUp,' But Here's Why You Should Start

If you have every possible cryptocurrency-tracking app downloaded and saved to a folder on your phone, you're probably watching StartUp. An original series housed on Sony's streaming and video service, Crackle, the show releases its third season in…
By Kayla Blanton