Kayla Hawkins
Kayla Hawkins is a TV writer for Bustle and The Tracking Board, a gray sweatshirt enthusiast, and a recent TV writing graduate from NYU. She misses bagels and really thinks you should watch Bob's Burgers.
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‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Shows How Hot-Shot Conductors Can Really Achieve Musical Greatness

Mozart In The Jungle (producer: Caroline Baron) is back for a new season, and the musical drama has left Italy and is spurring its characters in a new direction. After discovering that her passion for music doesn't stop at the oboe in Season 3, Mozar…
By Kayla Hawkins

It Could Be A Loooong Wait For ‘Mozart In The Jungle’ Season 5

Mozart in the Jungle Season 4 is dropping on Amazon on Feb. 16 with another full season of Rodrigo and Hailey's charming musical adventures. And when a whole season drops in one day, it's never too soon to start wondering if Mozart in the Jungle will…
By Kayla Hawkins

The FBI Agent On 'Riverdale' Is Probably Hiding Something Major

The second half of Riverdale (executive producer: Sarah Schechter) Season 2 has seen the addition of an FBI agent (played by John Behlmann) who has tracked Archie down and convinced him to be an informant, telling him about what's going on with Hiram…
By Kayla Hawkins

'black-ish's Self-Care Episode Will Make You Want To Book That Spa Day Immediately

Bow's decision to extend her maternity leave a few episodes ago was a surprising move for black-ish (executive producer: Corey Nickerson), but thankfully, this choice has finally resulted in an episode that puts Bow's feelings first. Dre is thrilled …
By Kayla Hawkins

Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives’ Marathon Is The Perfect Antidote For Super Bowl Fever

TV fans contain multitudes: it's more than possible to love lots of different shows, especially with so many different ways and places to watch them. But if you are a fan of two drastically differently things — like, say, the Super Bowl and The Real …
By Kayla Hawkins

'The Flash's New Villain Is One Of The Most Violent In The DC Universe

After four seasons, The Flash (executive producer, 48 episodes: Sarah Schechter) is still adding villains to its stable of characters. The latest threat to Central City on The Flash is Dwarfstar, aka Sylbert Rundine (played by Derek Mars). But the ni…
By Kayla Hawkins

How A Controversial Religious Sect Prepared Rose McGowan To Fight Sexual Abuse

Trigger warning for discussion of sexual assault and child abuse. Actor, director, and writer Rose McGowan has gone from being best known for starring in movies like Scream and Jawbreaker to passionately speaking out against the wave of sexual abuse …
By Kayla Hawkins

Why Netflix's 'Retribution' Will Probably Not Return For Season 2

Netflix continues to acquire series after series in order to dominate the streaming TV game, and its latest, among many, is a UK original series Retribution (series editing: Emma Oxley). And, since Netflix has made its name on hotly anticipated shows…
By Kayla Hawkins

The Creators Of Your New Netflix Crime Obsession Already Have SO Much More Planned

Fans of costume drama, rejoice. Netflix is now airing the lush 1920s-set German series Babylon Berlin (series casting: Simone Bär). The first two seasons were aired in Germany already, and all 16 produced episodes dropped on Netflix on Jan. 30. But a…
By Kayla Hawkins

Rose McGowan's Activism Will Continue Long After Her Show Ends

In the last few months of 2017, actress Rose McGowan mobilized her social media followers into a force, helping to spread the hashtag #MeToo and speak out against different forms of harassment and assault. Members of "Rose's Army" will want to check …
By Kayla Hawkins

You Don’t Necessarily Need Cable OR A TV To Watch The 2018 Grammys

The Grammys are unique among awards shows, because the performances are almost more of a draw than the actual trophies. And even though there's no head-to-head battle this year that's quite like the Beyoncé and Adele matchup of 2017, that doesn't mea…
By Kayla Hawkins

This Miniseries Retells One Of The Most Unbelievable News Stories Of The ’90s

A new miniseries on the Paramount network focuses on the lethal 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas between the FBI and the religious fringe group, the Branch Davidians. Waco (costume design: Karyn Wagner) will also go inside the compound to show how Kore…
By Kayla Hawkins

Why The ‘American Crime Story’ Costumes Look So Authentically Versace

After just its premiere, The Assassination of Gianni Versace:American Crime Story (executive producer: Nina Jacobson) has transported its audience back to the mid-'90s through lurid cinematography, the Miami setting, and, crucially, costuming. And he…
By Kayla Hawkins

How This Creepy New Period Crime Series Seamlessly Mixes Fact & Fiction

Cobblestone streets, corsets, and criminal investigations are all equally important to new TNT drama The Alienist (executive producer: Rosalie Swedlin), which aims to mix real details from the series' 1896 setting with familiar TV mystery twists. Thi…
By Kayla Hawkins

This New Thriller Series Gives Old-School Spy Intrigue An Unexpected Twist

Many prestige drama series are adaptions, from Outlander (writer: Diana Gabaldon) to Game Of Thrones (executive producer, 11 episodes: Carolyn Strauss). And it makes sense, as shows based on previously existing source material come with a built-in fa…
By Kayla Hawkins

Why 'Grace And Frankie' Season 5 Needs To Happen

As Grace & Frankie premieres its fourth season on Netflix, even 10 new episodes of the series doesn't feel like quite enough. So, even though any more seasons will be at least a year away (ah the Netflix model), when will Grace And Frankie Season 5 p…
By Kayla Hawkins

Everything You Need To Know About Betty's Brother On 'Riverdale'

Riverdale (directed by: Allison Anders, two episodes) fans, it's finally time to rejoice: Season 2 is returning on Jan. 17, and when it does, the show isn't slowing down whatsoever. Even though it may seem that the series ended the whole saga of the …
By Kayla Hawkins

This ‘black-ish’ Episode Pointed Out A Heartbreaking Responsibility That Falls To Black Parents

This particular "talk" has nothing to do with the birds and the bees. In the Jan. 16 episode of black-ish (executive producer: Kenya Barris) Dre works on a campaign about how black parents must explain systemic discrimination and racism to their kids…
By Kayla Hawkins

Diana Rigg Has A New Role That May Fill The Lady Olenna-Shaped Hole In Your Heart

Spoilers for Game Of Thrones! The moment when Game of Thrones killed off Lady Olenna may have been shockingly dramatic, but it was also shockingly tragic to lose the brilliant performance of Dame Diana Rigg in the role. But for those who want to see …
By Kayla Hawkins

Season 2 Of ‘Victoria’ Will See The Queen Face Some Very Modern Problems

If you just finished watching The Crown and are craving more British royal drama, the second season of Victoria is premiering on PBS Masterpiece on Jan. 14. Jenna Coleman is back as the young monarch, who's now a wife and mother. But how accurate is …
By Kayla Hawkins