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Catch Up With Matt's Journey Leading Up To 'The Defenders'

Since Daredevil declared himself New York’s vigilante hero, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) has had his work cut out for him. As Netflix introduces the highly anticipated crossover series The Defenders on Aug. 18, Matt will find himself wrestling with the…
By Samantha Atzeni

Why 'BiP' Fans Need To Leave Evan's Kids Alone, Even If They Mean Well

Evan Bass is having a good year. The Bachelor in Paradise contestant is marrying his fiancée Carly Waddell during the Aug. 15 Season 4 episode, and the two are expecting their first child together. But that might make you wonder how old are Evan Bass…
By Samantha Atzeni

Carly’s Job Is More Than Just A ‘BiP’ Reality Star & She Hasn’t Forgotten Her One True Passion

Carly Waddell has been up to a lot since her Season 3 appearance on Bachelor in Paradise. Aside from her much-anticipated wedding and her pregnancy announcement, Carly has also been busy building her career. (Yes, TV stars do have other ways of payin…
By Samantha Atzeni

Carly & Evan’s ‘BiP’ Wedding Has A Hefty Price Tag, So I Hope They're Not Paying The Bill

Weddings can carry with them a hefty price tag — even for celebrities. Carly Waddell and Evan Bass got engaged on Bachelor in Paradise Season 3, and fans have been looking forward to their nuptials ever since. But did Carly and Evan pay for their Bac…
By Samantha Atzeni

Robby Has His Sights Set On Multiple 'BiP' Women

With Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 premiering Aug. 14, the speculation of who leaves the show coupled up already is underway. So are Robby and Raven still together after Bachelor in Paradise? Previews for Season 4 show that Robby was interested in bo…
By Samantha Atzeni

Robby & Amanda's 'BiP' Cast Members Question Their Love

Many a couple has found love on Bachelor in Paradise, but staying together after the cameras stop rolling have proven to be tricky for some. So, will Robby and Amanda stay together after Bachelor in Paradise? They may have spoiled the show when they …
By Samantha Atzeni

Remember When Ben Z. Was Almost 'The Bachelor'?

As summer draws to a close, there is still one more trip to take. Bachelor in Paradise Season 4 premieres Aug. 14, and viewers will be treated to new, old, and familiar faces from both The Bachelor and Bachelorette. So who is Bachelor in Paradise sta…
By Samantha Atzeni

'Atypical's Autism Representation Falls Short

Finding the balance between humor and earnestness can be tricky. In Netflix's Atypical, which premiered Aug. 11, this balance is sought in a fictional narrative about a teen who is on the autism spectrum. However, Atypical's relatively traditional si…
By Samantha Atzeni

The Season 2 Finale Won't Be The Last Time You See This Bravo Crew

Come for the beautiful and breathtaking views of Greece; stay for the delicious crew drama. Season 2 of Below Deck: Mediterranean is wrapping up the season with an Aug. 8 finale. But will Below Deck: Mediterranean return for Season 3? It's unclear wh…
By Samantha Atzeni

Why The 'Bachelor' Title Is Peter's To Lose

The Bachelorette is rounding out its season with a three-hour Aug. 7 finale, and fans are still unclear as to where Rachel and Peter stand in their relationship. If Rachel and Peter decide to go their separate ways at the end of Rachel's season, will…
By Samantha Atzeni

Here’s When Your Next ‘Bachelor’ Will Start Handing Out Roses

It's official: The Bachelorette is running out of roses. Soon, fans will know which lucky guy Rachel picked, and Bach Nation will jet off to Paradise. Of course, the next phase of this glorious rotating cycle puts a male suitor in the hot seat. So wh…
By Samantha Atzeni

Netflix Won't Leave 'Voltron' Fans Hanging For Long

As the battle continues between the Paladins and Galra Empire onscreen, fans of Voltron: Legendary Defender are showing their dedication offscreen. Unfortunately for the Voltron fandom, Season 3 only has seven episodes. The better news is that it's b…
By Samantha Atzeni

‘Queen Of The South’s Matriarchs Subvert The Drug Lord Stereotype

Viewers beware the TV-endorsed stereotype. Usually a product of lazy storytelling, it is an obstacle to proper representation. However, the USA series Queen Of The South challenges many stereotypes that frequently follow Hispanic characters, especial…
By Samantha Atzeni

Why Bradley Cooper Missed Out On This 'Wet Hot' Reunion

Reunions are always filled with familiar faces, and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later won’t be any different. But when the gang returns to Camp Firewood for their reunion, one particular member of the original cast will be missing. So why isn’…
By Samantha Atzeni

Why Hulu's Most Co-Dependent Family Needs Another Season

Hulu's original series Casual still remains a hidden gem among the variety of TV streaming choices, thanks to its mix of comedy and drama. While Alex, Val, and Laura have been through a lot of changes this season, which ends Aug. 1, their stories can…
By Samantha Atzeni

Here Are Some Cute AF Pics Of Dean & His Dog — You're Welcome 'Bach' Fans

To say that Dean loves dogs is an adorable understatement. Aside from trying to win over Rachel on The Bachelorette, there's another important woman in Bachelorette contestant Dean's life: his dog Nala — the star of his Instagram and also his heart. …
By Samantha Atzeni

This Doc Will Give You New Appreciation For Your Diploma

For some, education in India is an unattainable privilege. The Netflix documentary series Daughters of Destiny features young women who, as members of the country's “untouchable” population, would normally be prevented from going to school. The serie…
By Samantha Atzeni

The One Reason Why Peter Won't Win 'The Bachelorette'

For Rachel Lindsay, being The Bachelorette has one main goal at the end — marriage. And, with three bachelors left to choose from, it is becoming clear to viewers that Peter may not win The Bachelorette for one pretty big reason. Not all frontrunners…
By Samantha Atzeni

A Handy Guide To All Of Peter Kraus' Tattoos (aka This Post Has A Lot Of Shirtless Pics)

On The Bachelorette, Rachel has finally narrowed down her choices to the last three contestants. Each one brings his own flair to the final three, but it's Peter who stands out physically as the only one left with tattoos. (Neither Eric nor Bryan hav…
By Samantha Atzeni

Creek May Not Be As Human As She Seems On 'Midnight, Texas'

In NBC's supernatural drama series Midnight, Texas, viewers will get a look at an imagined world filled with witches, vampires, angels, and other oddities. In the middle of it all is a girl-next-door named Creek, a human wannabe writer who coexists p…
By Samantha Atzeni