Victoria lives in Brooklyn and currently writes for Bustle, Nerdist, and Pajiba. You can also find her work at MTV News, The Mary Sue, Revelist, and more.

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In The Bustle Booth With Melora Hardin

When celebrities come into Bustle HQ in New York, whether it's for a photoshoot, videoshoot, or a Facebook Live, 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…
By Victoria McNally

'AHS: Cult' Will Pack Familiar Scares Into Its Election-Inspired Story

For a lot of people, the 2016 election straight-up felt like a horror story, so it’s no wonder that showrunner Ryan Murphy has chosen to make it the backdrop of his latest season of American Horror Story. In Cult, premiering Sept. 5, Sarah Paulson wi…
By Victoria McNally

Chandra Levy’s Parents Have Yet To Get Any Closure

Chandra Levy: An American Murder, premiering Sept. 4 on TLC, will explore the unsolved murder of a 24-year old Capitol Hill intern who disappeared suddenly in May 2001. Of course, that was over 16 years ago, which means her family has had to deal wit…
By Victoria McNally

AMC’s Startup Series Could Be On The Verge Of A Shutdown

The lives of the wealthy are a popular subject for television shows — just look at Dallas, Gossip Girl, Billions, any of the Real Housewives shows, and… well, I could go on and on. But this season, the AMC series Loaded has proved that there’s also p…
By Victoria McNally

This Jack The Ripper Investigation Is About To Close

Jack the Ripper is one of the most infamous serial killers in history, and with good reason: he seemingly disappeared in 1891 without ever being identified by English authorities. But American Horror Story fans know that the U.S. has its own 19th cen…
By Victoria McNally

‘Dare To Live’s Star Will Make You Want To Chase Your Dreams

When it comes to reality show programming, MTV has always lived on the cutting edge of ridiculousness. Back in the ‘00s when Survivor and American Idol were just getting off the ground, Johnny Knoxville and his buddies had made a career running aroun…
By Victoria McNally

'Hooten & The Lady' Season 2 Could Be The Most Elusive Treasure Of All

What do you get when you take the jungle-exploring esthetic made popular by Indiana Jones and the Uncharted video game series and turn it into a TV series? You get Hooten & the Lady, a British action-adventure series about a charming American adventu…
By Victoria McNally

How 'Game of Thrones' Suddenly Made Sisterhood One Of The Most Powerful Forces In Westeros

Over the course of Game Of Thrones, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish has pulled off a lot of ridiculously complicated Machiavellian schemes to earn more power in the realm — despite looking like the most untrustworthy person alive. He managed to poison J…
By Victoria McNally

Tormund Had A Terrifying Moment In The 'GoT' Finale

It's been a very, very long time since Game Of Thrones has seen fit to kill off a major character. And I'm not counting somebody like Thoros of Myr; I mean a person that fans gotten to know and love (or hate) and would be bummed to see leave the seri…
By Victoria McNally

'Game Of Thrones' Fans Are Totally Losing It Over This Night King Moment

What's cooler than being cool? Sorry, André 3000 fans, the answer to that question is no longer "ice cold" — it's actually "riding an ice dragon on your way to kill everyone in Westeros," as the Season 7 finale of Game Of Thrones just revealed. After…
By Victoria McNally

Bran & Sam Have The Same Secret Now On 'GoT'

At long last, somebody other than Bran Stark and all of the audience watching Game Of Thrones finally know what's going up with Jon Snow's parents. On the Season 7 finale, Bran told Sam that Jon Snow is a Targaryen — and what's more, Jon has a surpri…
By Victoria McNally

Cersei & Tyrion's Reunion On 'Game Of Thrones' Ends Rather Surprisingly

From the very beginning of Game Of Thrones, Cersei and Tyrion never quite got along, but the past few years have been especially tense ever since Tyrion was wrongfully accused of killing her son and then definitely did kill their father. Since then, …
By Victoria McNally

The Night King Is A Completely Different Character In The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Books

Now that Game Of Thrones has gone beyond where the books last left off, does anyone else occasionally forget that they’re based on books in the first place? Because I sure do, which is weird considering how obsessed I was with George R.R. Martin’s A …
By Victoria McNally

'The Disappearance Of Natalee Holloway' Adds To The Growing True Crime TV Trend

In the summer of 2005, you couldn’t read very deep into a newspaper or watch cable news without the name “Natalee Holloway” appearing at least once. The Alabama teen’s mysterious disappearance in Bermuda during a class trip shocked and captivated the…
By Victoria McNally

Arya Stark May Not Be The Perfect Feminist Hero You Want Her To Be

Game of Thrones has had its fair share of interesting, complex female characters, but it’s never been a particularly good show for women; they tend to get threatened with rape and murder a whole lot and generally don’t tend to have a lot of control o…
By Victoria McNally

The 'Disjointed' Theme Song Comes From A Surprising Time & Place

Marijuana might be much more acceptable now than it’s ever been, but it still brings to mind images of ‘60s hippies and ‘70s stoners when you talk about it. Disjointed, the new Chuck Lorre sitcom coming to Netflix on August 25, definitely buys into t…
By Victoria McNally

Here's Why The 'Disjointed' Dispensary Feels So Real

The marijuana industry has always been a popular subject for TV and movies — just look at Half Baked, Pineapple Express, or Weeds, all of which focus on the seedy underbelly of the illicit drug trade in various (often ridiculous) ways. But Netflix’s …
By Victoria McNally

Why Only Some Fans Will Get To Watch ‘BiP’ Tonight

This season of Bachelor In Paradise only just began last week, and already it’s facing annoying scheduling delays —well, in one city, at least. While everybody else in the country will be watching more of Taylor and Derek’s awkwardly beautiful love s…
By Victoria McNally

‘The Defenders’ Version Of The Leaders Of The Hand Is Way Different From The Comics

Spoilers for The Defenders beyond this point. After briefly re-emerging in Iron Fist Season 1, the shadowy underground organization known as the Hand is more dangerous than ever under the direction of Alexandra (Sigourney Weaver) and her colleagues. …
By Victoria McNally

The Targaryen Line May End For Good On 'GoT'

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen shouldn’t be a 'ship that works, and yet, somehow, I can’t keep myself from hoping those two crazy kids get together before Game Of Thrones ends. Not only will they be able to continue the Targaryen line in the traditi…
By Victoria McNally