Rebecca grew up in Papua New Guinea and now lives in Queens, where she watches an inordinate amount of television and obsesses over her two cats.

This Is What Makes 'My Brilliant Friend' The Bleakest Show On TV Right Now

Spoilers ahead for My Brilliant Friend Episodes 7 and 8 "All the beauty [Lila] had in her head when she was a child — it's gone the wrong way," a disappointed Maestra Oliviero (Dora Romano) tells Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) in Episode 7. She thinks…
By Rebecca Patton

Greg On 'Crazy Ex' Isn't Just A Different Person (Literally) — He's A Changed Man

Spoilers ahead for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4, Episode 8 Greg is officially back on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend... well, kind of. In the CW show's fall finale, his class is having their 10-year reunion (even though it's been 12 years), so Rebecca's former…
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We Need To Talk About Abe's Romper On 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 2

Spoilers ahead for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 ."A romper, Joel — I wear a romper." Is there anything better than the curmudgeonly Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub) in Season 2 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel? Although Midge's father has an…
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Here's When 'Pine Gap' Will Likely Be Returning for Season 2

Netflix's newest drama series, Pine Gap — which premieres Friday, Dec. 7 — takes place on a military base in Alice Springs, Northern Territory. The intelligence analysts are both Americans and Australians, but when an unannounced missile takes down…
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Why Benjamin Could Be Midge's Max Medina On 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'

Spoilers ahead for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2. This season on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) and Joel (Michael Zegen) have started to move on (or have they?). While Joel begins casually dating a string of nondescript…
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Rose & Midge's Stories In 'Mrs. Maisel' Are Similar For The Most Infuriating Reason

Spoilers ahead for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2, Episodes 1-3. Rose Weissman begins The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 2 as a newly liberated woman. Fed up with feeling unfulfilled and under-appreciated, she moves to Paris on a whim and waits…
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Midge Isn't The Only One Challenging Conventions On 'Mrs. Maisel,' Says Marin Hinkle

When celebrities hang out with Bustle writers, 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 get creative. The rest is up to them. This time, The Marvelous…
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Why HBO's 'My Brilliant Friend' Might Not Be For Everyone

Spoilers ahead for My Brilliant Friend Episodes 5 and 6 Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila (Gaia Girace) are growing up, and with that comes attention from men. And while it's been obvious from the beginning that women don't have much agency in…
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A Quick Guide to All The Men In 'My Brilliant Friend,' Even Those Awful Solara Brothers

Spoilers through My Brilliant Friend Episode 6. It can be difficult enough for English-speaking viewers to keep up with the My Brilliant Friend plot (hello, subtitles) without taking into account that the characters are played by a series of…
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The Most Disturbing Part Of 'Nightflyers' Has Nothing To Do With Its Jump Scares

Spoilers ahead for the Nightflyers Season 1 premiere. For those who haven't read the George R.R. Martin novella upon which it's based, Syfy's Nightflyers premiere might be a lot to take in. Think of it as Battlestar Galactica meets Interstellar —…
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Bella Hadid & The Weeknd's Relationship Timeline Shows Just How Much They've Overcome

Between Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande, the Tatums, and Lena Dunham and Jack Antonoff, it's been a tough year for celebrity breakups. So when a couple who's previously called it quits decides to give love a second shot, that's reason for…
By Rebecca Patton

This Week's 'Crazy Ex' Episode Includes A Lesson ANYONE With Twitter Can Relate To

Spoilers ahead for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4, Episode 7. Online dating is notoriously difficult, but did Rebecca really have to use her prison mug shot as a profile picture? In Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Season 4, Episode 7, the West Covina favorite…
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Why Anti-Sex Trafficking Groups Are Protesting Netflix's New Italian Teen Drama

Following in the footsteps of Italian shows like Suburra, the Rome-set Baby premieres Friday, Nov. 30 on Netflix. The series depicts two Roman high schoolers, Chiara (Benedetta Porcaroli) and Ludovica (Alice Pagani), who begin moonlighting as…
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For The Girls In 'My Brilliant Friend,' Puberty, Sex & Violence Are All The Same Thing

Spoilers ahead for My Brilliant Friend Episodes 3 and 4 Getting your period for the first time can be terrifying, but it's doubly so for Elena Greco (Margherita Mazzucco) on HBO's My Brilliant Friend. In the third episode, which aired on Sunday,…
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Richard Matt's Kids Had A Complicated Relationship With The 'Escape At Dannemora' Subject

Everyone loves a good jailbreak story — except this one is based on real life. Showtime's Escape at Dannemora, which premiered Sunday, Nov. 18, puts a fictionalized spin on Richard Matt (Benicio Del Toro) and David Sweat's (Paul Dano) infamous…
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Cardi B Probably Won't Be At The Soul Train Awards, But For A Pretty Badass Reason

It's no secret by now that Cardi B is the life of the party, and what screams party more than an awards show? The Soul Train Awards air Sunday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET on BET, and although the "Bartier Cartier" singer is up for six awards, it's unclear…
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The 'Dirty John' Podcast Ending Will Shock Fans Of The Bravo Series

Spoilers ahead for the Dirty John podcast Last fall, the L.A. Times and Wondery released a six-part podcast called Dirty John, which immediately garnered tons of devoted fans. The series, which was both written and hosted by Christopher Goffard,…
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This Star-Studded Cop Comedy Might Be The Funniest Show You're Not Watching

Just in time for a Thanksgiving marathon, the second season of star-studded cop comedy No Activity hits CBS All Access in full on Thursday, Nov. 22. Following in the footsteps of favorites like Brooklyn Nine-Nine, the series features two bumbling…
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Why It's Too Soon to Tell If There Will Be More 'MST3K' Episodes

Audiences will have plenty to give thanks for this year. Mystery Science Theater 3000 Season 2 premieres Thursday, Nov. 22 on Netflix — that is, Thanksgiving Day, which means you might actually find something to watch with your random extended…
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'The Cry' Star Jenna Coleman Explains Why Being a Good Mom Is So Subjective

Spoilers ahead for The Cry Episodes 1-4. It's no secret that motherhood is difficult, but in movies and TV, the more grueling aspects are often glossed over in favor of pleasant depictions of happy, made-up moms pushing bespoke strollers around the…
By Rebecca Patton