Rachel Semigran
Rachel is an East Coast native and a total Anglophile. She received her MA in Applied Theatre (Drama in the Community and Drama Education) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. An accomplished improviser, Rachel has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Chicago Improv Festival, and the UCB's Del Close Marathon. Along with writing, Rachel teaches theatre to young people and communities and has worked with the Old Vic, the British Museum, and Look Left Look Right. Fun fact: she is an expert cheese monger. Her favorite hunk is Colston Bassett Stilton.

Latest Articles

13 Problems Casual 'GOT' Fans Understand

Being a Game of Thrones fan takes a lot of time and emotional investment. There are so many characters, feuds, alliances, mystical elements, foreign lands, foreign tongues, romances, and violence. It's a lot to keep track of, and, quite frankly, that…
By Rachel Semigran

13 References In 'Gilmore Girls' That Will Age You

If you can believe it, Rory Gilmore's first day at Yale was nearly 12 years ago. Even though Gilmore Girls' last episode aired in 2007, the show has found new life and a new fanbase on Netflix. A whole new generation of coffee and junk food loving fa…
By Rachel Semigran

What It's Like To Do Yoga When You Have Big Boobs

I love yoga; I take a vinyasa yoga class one or two times a week, and I always look forward to that hour or two each week where I get to focus on calming my mind and strengthening my body. Yoga is as relaxing as it is challenging and if you're one of…
By Rachel Semigran

Why No One Will End Up With The Iron Throne

Throughout this entire series, we've watched the Lannisters, Starks, Baratheons, Tyrells, Targaryens, and even the Free Folk waging wars, marrying each other, conquering lands, and forging alliances all for the Iron Throne. Or so Game of Thrones may …
By Rachel Semigran

7 Best Tom Hiddleston Movie One-Liners

Tom Hiddleston is slated to have four films released before the end of 2015 — one gothic horror (Crimson Peak), one half animated/ half live action short (Will-Shake), one action-packed thriller (High-Rise), and one biopic (I Saw The Light). If that …
By Rachel Semigran

21 Things I Noticed Watching 'The Sopranos' Pilot

One of the greatest crimes I've committed in my pop culture consumption is that I have never seen The Sopranos from start to finish. I know, I know! It's one of the finest television series of all time and I am doing myself a grave disservice by not …
By Rachel Semigran

What If The R+L=J Theory Doesn't Happen On 'GoT'?

If you haven't caught up on the Game of Thrones Season 5 finale yet, then I beg of thee, retreat back to the rock from which you've been living under, for there are dangerous spoilers afoot! Right, moving on. The last season of Game of Thrones featur…
By Rachel Semigran

You Definitely Never Knew This About 'Friends'

Now that Friends is on Netflix, fans can re-live every Thanksgiving, every love triangle, and every Phoebe Buffay original song. After watching the show innumerable times, I feel like I know everything there is to know about Rachel, Monica, Joey, Cha…
By Rachel Semigran

7 Ways 'The Golden Girls' Was Ahead Of Its Time

I was a budding feminist from a very early age. I identified with Lisa Simpson not just for her adolescent belief in civic duty, but also for her strength and wisdom well beyond her years. I grew up playing with all of the neighborhood boys not as "o…
By Rachel Semigran

19 'Golden Girls' Lines To Use In Any Situation

There's no questioning the power of The Golden Girls . You can turn on the TV at any hour of the day and find four saucy babes in Miami serving up the sass. The revolutionary sitcom is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and I think we can all take a …
By Rachel Semigran

Totally Awesome '90s-Themed Tattoos

Fun fact: I am the pop culture ringer when I play Quizzo with my friends, and that is all due to my totally '90s upbringing. I grew up in the hey day of The Simpsons , battled through long car rides on my Gameboy, and spent most days after school wi…
By Rachel Semigran

Check Out 'Legend Of Tomorrow's Hawkgirl & Hawkman

DC Comics is swiftly taking over your television screen, one character at a time. Series like Arrow and The Flash have really taken off and the grand poobah Legends of Tomorrow just keeps getting more exciting. Two more superheroes are going to debut…
By Rachel Semigran

'SATC' Was More Safe Than It Was Shocking

When Sex and the City premiered in 1998, it was hailed as one of the most envelope-pushing, modern television series of all time. It was about four successful women in their 30s living in New York and having sex... and talking about it. Nowadays, tha…
By Rachel Semigran

Spoiler: You're Still Not Over These 'GoT' Deaths

After five bloody seasons, fans are still shocked when a beloved Game of Thrones character dies. No, really, it's true. Since the beginning, HBO and creator George R.R. Martin have not held back when it comes to gutting, beheading, lancing, poisoning…
By Rachel Semigran

Kanye May Have Launched A Halloween Trend

When MTV signed on Miley Cyrus to host the 2015 VMAs, it was clear from the start that the network wanted this year to be the television event that everyone would talk about. And boy oh boy, did the ceremony serve up the drama this year. Fans were tr…
By Rachel Semigran

9 Most Chilling Moments From The 'Macbeth' Trailer

When it comes to Shakespearean tragedies, few are as chilling and unforgettable as Macbeth. The chance to play the role of the Scottish army general turned King is perhaps the highest honor for an actor, and in the latest adaptation of Macbeth, Micha…
By Rachel Semigran

17 Perfect Songs for Book Nerds

There are few things I love more than curling up with a good book at the end of a long day. I'm one of those, "Won't give into the Kindle" people (aka: doesn't want to spend the money on it) and I love taking time to just sit and read. The only thing…
By Rachel Semigran

The New 'AHS: Hotel' Teasers Are Terrifying

For many, the coming of Autumn means sweater weather, pumpkin spiced everything, and "crafternoons" involving gourds of all shapes and sizes. But for us, television fiends, fall means one thing and one thing only: a new chilling season of American Ho…
By Rachel Semigran

The 9 Darkest Lyrics From 'Plans'

When Death Cab For Cutie's breakthrough album Plans was released it was the summer before my freshmen year of college. It was just as my emo phase was beginning to putter out. I started figuring out that a positive attitude goes a lot further than a …
By Rachel Semigran

Ranking All Of The 'Star Wars' Films Because YODA

The cast and crew of the upcoming The Force Awakens have a lot to live up to when it comes to being part of the Star Wars legacy. The force is so strong with the original trilogy that Disney purchased the franchise in order to keep telling the story …
By Rachel Semigran