Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 5: “Let the Games Begin”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 5, I realized that healthy competition is not necessarily a bad thing, but when it comes to blurring the lines between your personal and professional life, things can get a bit complicated.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Stiff Competition,” Liza and Charles continue to compete over authors, which begins to put a strain on their relationship.  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Diana attempt to channel their rage, and Lauren puts her publicist skills to the test with Josh’s daughter.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 5 are:

5

“Feisty isn’t the F word I would use…”

In this episode, the competition between Charliza initially seems kind of fun and spicy, but this mood quickly changes when the competition gets real.  Liza and Charles are both very convincing and are up for the challenge, but winning isn’t always everything…especially if it gets in the way of our favorite ship on the show!

4

“Charles is hot and I’m not.”

Poor Kelsey.  After losing some of her hair in last week’s episode, she is now placed toward the bottom of a hot in publishing list, as Charles is climbing up to the top.  Charles does look quite dashing in his picture and they somehow decided to just use a cropped photo of Kelsey’s head, which makes her a “floating tragedy,” according to Diana.  Kelsey has had enough and is not ready to hand over her authors to Charles, but this is definitely not helping her ease her stress.

3

“We have a lot of rage.”

Liza tries to maintain a positive spin on everything, realizing that she is constantly in the middle here and decides to have Kelsey and Diana accompany her to watch a talented young musician, who she has been in contact with for months about her book.  It looks like things are going well, but Charles is there and we find out that he is the one that provided the girl with her scholarship, so it initially looks like our ladies are out of luck here. 

Kelsey and Diana are over it and try to channel some of their rage by throwing axes, but things get interesting when the restroom is out of order and Diana has to pee.  As luck would have it, a police officer catches Diana urinating outside and Kelsey is still holding on to the ax.  They hilariously end up in jail, but luckily Enzo is there to bail them out.  I love when Kelsey and Diana team up.  These two are so funny and I hope we get some more screen time with them together soon!

2

“Gemma is following me on Insta…”

Lauren may have just found her golden ticket, as she starts an Instagram page for Josh’s baby daughter, Gemma.  @GemmaLoves already has 5000 followers in a day and everyone seems to be a fan.  Josh is initially skeptical about exploiting his daughter, but is ultimately on board when he realizes some of the perks.  Plus, it’s kind of fun!  Lauren and Josh take some absolutely adorable pictures of Gemma and I am a fan for sure.  I thought this was really cute and it gave us some much needed screen time with fan favorite Lauren, so that’s always a plus!

1

“If it’s all you, then there’s no room for us.”

Even though Charles is proving to be a tough competitor, he does confide in Liza about the possibility of losing his investment, explaining that he is essentially gambling it all for this risk.  Liza understands and she doesn’t want anyone to lose, but even Kelsey tells her that she will need to choose a side.  Later on, Charles congratulates Liza on winning over the author, but reminds her that he is essentially still winning since it is his father’s company, which doesn’t sit too well with Liza.

When Charles comes over, he also seems surprised to see Liza with Josh and his baby and asks her if he is competing with him.  I don’t question Liza’s feelings or loyalty to Charles, but she ultimately walks away from him after reminding him that “if it’s all you, then there’s no room for us.”  This is definitely not the end for Charliza, but it looks like Liza will need to decide what to do since she is essentially still in the middle here.  What will she decide?  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 4: “BDE”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 4, I realized that “if you’re looking for trouble, you’re probably gonna find it,” but what happens when it’s finally all out in the open?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In Wednesday night’s episode, “An Inside Glob,” Kelsey’s stress begins to catch up with her, which causes her to get creative with some of her fashion choices.  Meanwhile, Maggie tries out an interesting home remedy, Josh bonds with his daughter, and Liza confronts Charles.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 4 are:

5

“Money isn’t everything.”

In this episode, Kelsey decides to track down Zane at his new office and discovers that Mercury is based out of a community workplace.  Zane doesn’t seem to mind, but Kelsey wants to know where he is getting his funding from.  Zane reminds Kelsey that money isn’t everything and sometimes “it’s about charm,” but Kelsey doesn’t find this very cute at all.  Watch out, Zane!

4

“I don’t have that energy!”

Kelsey confides in Lauren about her stress over work and Lauren suggests she starts casually dating again.  She hilariously changes Kelsey’s work title on her dating app to “Creative Director,” so that Kelsey will seem more approachable, explaining that Kelsey has “BDE,” which apparently stands for big dick energy.  Kelsey seems excited for a new potential romance and decides to get her hair done for the occasion, but is in for a huge surprise, when she finds out that she is losing clumps of her hair and perhaps her BDE is really “Bald Dude Energy.”  Poor Kelsey.

3

“I really wanna be in her life full time.”

Meanwhile, Josh gets some quality time with his daughter when Clare has to work on a project.  Josh is absolutely adorable with his baby and even puts her in a baby carrier at work…although I’m not sure that the tattoo parlor is the best place for her, but Josh assures Clare that the buzzing actually puts her right to sleep.  Josh realizes that he wants to spend more time with his daughter and hopes that their upcoming divorce does not get in the way.  He asks Clare if they can do this parenting thing together and she agrees.  I’m just hoping this all works out for Josh because he seems so happy.

2

“Is there something you’re not telling me?”

Liza takes a minute to confront Charles privately and asks him if he is the money behind Mercury.  Charles comes clean with Liza and explains that he never wanted to give up publishing and was just trying to find the right moment to tell her.  Liza seems somewhat understanding after Charles explains that he wants something just for him, as he was always previously working for his father’s company, but asks Liza to keep this between them for now.  However, this puts Liza in an awkward position, as she will have to keep this information from Kelsey.  It’s only a matter of time before the cat is out of the bag.

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“My hair is falling out because of you!”

Well at least we don’t have to wait that long, as Kelsey decides to go see the author who initially turned her down at her lunch meeting with Zane.  Liza tries to intervene, but it’s too late, as Charles and Zane walk in the door and everything is now finally out in the open.  Kelsey is outraged by this and feels betrayed, screaming that her hair is falling out because of them.  Unfortunately, that starts trending on social media, which is not the best look for Kelsey, but at least the author decides to stay with her.  After all, Kelsey did fight for her and is extremely motivated and capable.  However, we now discover that Charles has resigned from the board, which makes him their official competition.

It looks like things are only going to get more complicated now.  Competition may be healthy, but Kelsey is taking everything personally and I don’t really blame her.  We’ll have to wait and see how this all unfolds.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top Couples on Television for 2018: Ships that will make you Swoon and then some!

As the New Year quickly approaches, it really got me thinking about some of my absolute favorite couples or ships on television.  Whether it was a moment of passion, a first kiss, or a love built on friendship, there were many ships that had my heart skipping a beat, as I gasped for air and fell in love along with them.  It was difficult for me to narrow down my favorite ships for 2018 and I didn’t think it was possible for me to choose my absolute favorite one, which is where you came in!

I ran a three round poll (randomized tournament style) on Twitter and asked for fans to cast their votes for their favorite ships of the year on TV.  Thank you so much for your participation and support, as the tournament was so much fun and actually really competitive!

Round One featured the following ships/couples from 2018:

  • Pablo & Kelly from Ash vs Evil Dead
  • Harvey & Sabrina from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Ship name:  Harvina)
  • FP & Alice from Riverdale (Ship name:  Falice)
  • Ian & Mickey from Shameless (Ship name:  Gallavich)
  • Cheryl & Toni from Riverdale (Ship name:  Choni)
  • Violet & Tate from American Horror Story (Ship name:  Violate)
  • Liza & Charles from Younger (Ship name:  Team Charles)
  • Veronica & Archie from Riverdale (Ship name:  Varchie)
  • Alice & Robin from Once Upon a Time (Ship name:  Mad Archer)
  • Betty & Jughead from Riverdale (Ship name:  Bughead)
  • Jenna & Lila from The Purge (Ship name:  Jelinna)
  • Clarke & Bellamy from The 100 (Ship name:  Bellarke)

After your votes, the following couples moved on to Round Two:

  • Harvey & Sabrina
  • Cheryl & Toni
  • FP & Alice
  • Betty & Jughead
  • Alice & Robin
  • Veronica & Archie

Honorable Mention:  Clarke & Bellamy just came up short in Round One.  Let’s hope these two can FINALLY get together at some point in 2019!

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After your votes in Round Two, the following couples moved on to the FINALS:

  • Betty & Jughead
  • Cheryl & Toni
  • Veronica & Archie

Most Spirited Ship Fans:  FP & Alice (Falice) fans deserve some recognition here even though they didn’t make it to the final round.  Riverdale dominated the votes and I would like to give a special shout out to Falice fans because they really did all rally together for these two!  Let’s hope FP and Alice get some much more needed screen time in 2019!

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After your votes in Round Three, the FINAL results are:

3rd place:  Veronica & Archie (Varchie)

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2nd place:  Betty & Jughead (Bughead)

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 Drum roll please…

1st place:  Cheryl & Toni (Choni)

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Cheryl and Toni WIN as your favorite TV couple/ship of 2018!  Congratulations and well deserved!  I am looking forward to many more swoon-worthy moments between these two.  They have a beautiful friendship and are truly the ultimate power couple.

Thanks to all the fans who voted!  I wish you all the best for the upcoming New Year!

View Final Poll Results Here!

I hope you enjoyed the list and please feel free to post your thoughts and comments below on some of your favorite ships on TV from 2018.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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When Kallie Bennett, a jaded teenage girl plagued by her alcoholic mother and her peers molded out of sheer bubble gum perfection, chases after Alice in Wonderland herself, she ends up lost in her own version of Wonderland, which forces her to face her utmost fears and introduces her to familiar characters with a dark twist. Among these characters is Ches, a gorgeous vampire with a conflicted conscience, who becomes Kallie’s guide and blossoming love interest. She also crosses paths with Queen Hartley, a manipulative witch who has the power to strip away one’s memories and imagination, which brings a bone chilling new meaning to “off with their heads.” In The Search for Alice, Kallie starts to realize that her Wonderland is just as frightening as her own reality and that she cannot always run away from her problems. She must figure out a way to defeat Queen Hartley and return home before it is too late, but she soon learns that escaping Wonderland means leaving Ches behind forever.

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” season 13 episode 3: “The Gang Beats Boggs: Ladies Reboot”

Happy Friday TV fans!  After watching the FXX network’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 3 last night, I realized that women really do need to stick together.  Only I’m not so sure that this much alcohol, moon charts, and maximum gross outs should be involved.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Gang Beats Boggs:  Ladies Reboot,” Dee tries to do the “Boggs thing” once again, but she wants to make it even better.  Naturally, she comes up with the idea of an all Ladies Reboot with the Waitress, Artemis, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mac.  The Boggs competition doesn’t go exactly as planned and we quickly learn that some other characters have boarded the plane as well, threatening Dee’s chances at being crowned the winner.  My top 5 moments from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 13 episode 3 are:

5

“You already did this.”

Dee is very excited to be on an all female flight to a women’s march, only her guests quickly learn that they are actually on the flight to compete in the Wade Boggs challenge.  Artemis reminds her that she already did this with the guys, but Dee hilariously explains that “it’s the same exact thing but it’s with women so it’s a new idea.”  Artemis and the others are not as excited to participate and suggest that they use a woman athlete or celebrity for inspiration, but Dee is not buying it saying, “The Boggs thing just feels more fun.”  “The Gang Beats Boggs” is one of my favorite episodes and I was instantly hooked as soon as I learned about the premise for this episode, but Dee definitely has big shoes to fill with her “Ladies Reboot.”

4

“In every reboot you need someone from the original to make a cameo.”

An excellent point actually, but Dee is not amused at all to see Frank on the plane.  Frank took this opportunity to score some points with the ladies on board, but Dee finds his presence to be a distraction.  To make matters worse, Dee receives a face time request on her phone from Charlie and Mac who ask her about doing the Boggs thing and make fun of her progress documented on her shirt so far.  Dee is determined more than ever to prove that she can win the competition and make her Boggs reboot even more successful.

3

“How do I keep winding up with you people?”

When the beer supply is running low, Dee looks for the help of the “man servant” on board and we are greeted by an old friend:  the waiter from Gugino’s.  I was instantly amused by his presence and “The Gang Dines Out” is another one of my all time favorite episodes.  Read more Ranking the top 5 episodes from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”  here.  Like always, Dee does not remember who he is, even though she is responsible for tying his shoelaces together, causing him to trip and fall into a plate of spaghetti.  Classic!  Dee tries to tell him that they are doing “the Boggs thing,” but he doesn’t have the slightest idea about what she is talking about.  Dee quickly learns that they do not have beer and that they will need to switch to Pink Wine for the remainder of the challenge.  Even though the obstacles keep coming Dee’s way, she is determined to keep going.

2

“Watching a woman do math scares me.”

This is probably the moment on the show that made me laugh the hardest.  Mrs. Kelly is absolutely hilarious combined with her partner in crime, Mrs. Mac, who is actually quite talkative on the flight since she ate a bunch of her Nicotine packs, actually taking her role as Commissioner very seriously.  When Dee realizes that they need to switch to wine for the rest of the competition, she starts to calculate the conversion of the alcohol percentage and comes up with the number 29 to win.  Dee has been in the lead, but the Waitress has been catching up to her very quickly.  When asked what her secret it is, she says, “I’m an alcoholic.”

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“You’re my rival.  The only way to beat men is to compete against other women.”

Dee is determined to win the Boggs competition and initially recognizes her only true rival as the Waitress.  She tries to keep the Waitress motivated, but the Waitress gets distracted after hearing about Dennis and once again deciding to have sex with Frank.  Dee tries to get into first class and we are greeted by another old friend:  Gail the Snail.  Gail asks Dee if she lost her invitation, but Dee honestly responds by saying, “I didn’t invite you because you’re the worst.”  Dee tries throwing salt on Gail, which is really the only effective way to get rid of her, but Gail reveals that she has been playing the game too and is currently beating Dee.  Dee accepts the challenge, but no one saw Artemis coming, who decided to spike everyone’s magic tea, creating a “maximum gross out.”  Dee is too sick to continue on the flight and is forced to get off at North Dakota with 28 written on her forehead.  So close, but so far away.  Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Mac are the only ones to arrive in California, standing on the baseball mound not really knowing what to do next.  While “The Gang Beats Boggs” is a classic episode for me, Dee really did try her best to keep up with the men and gave us some laugh out loud moments for sure.  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own thoughts on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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When Kallie Bennett, a jaded teenage girl plagued by her alcoholic mother and her peers molded out of sheer bubble gum perfection, chases after Alice in Wonderland herself, she ends up lost in her own version of Wonderland, which forces her to face her utmost fears and introduces her to familiar characters with a dark twist. Among these characters is Ches, a gorgeous vampire with a conflicted conscience, who becomes Kallie’s guide and blossoming love interest. She also crosses paths with Queen Hartley, a manipulative witch who has the power to strip away one’s memories and imagination, which brings a bone chilling new meaning to “off with their heads.” In The Search for Alice, Kallie starts to realize that her Wonderland is just as frightening as her own reality and that she cannot always run away from her problems. She must figure out a way to defeat Queen Hartley and return home before it is too late, but she soon learns that escaping Wonderland means leaving Ches behind forever.

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“Dancing with the Stars” winners revealed: Your vote mattered! Spoilers ahead.

Happy Winning Wednesday TV Fans!  I am in the spirit of winning after last night’s finale of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch yet.  A few weeks back, I predicted the top 3 and I am very excited that I got that correct, just a little out of order. 🙂 But that’s what is so great about this show.  You may think you know who the winner is or you may think the judges and audience is going in another direction, but it’s anyone’s game really.

For the first time in a while, I was truly invested in who won and I even found myself scrounging up my ABC account so that I could cast my 5 votes.  Through several efforts at remembering my password and going through about a million confirmation emails, I was on and ready to vote!  What was really great about last night’s show, is that they allowed the viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones to case votes after the traditional 24 hour fusion dance which I thought was another way to get the audience and voter really involved in the process.  In years past, they just combined the judges’ scores into the overall vote, which made the voter feel not as important in my opinion.  We only got 5 minutes to vote during the last commercial break and I found myself refreshing the DWTS voting page like an insane person, but it added to the suspense and fun of the show.  This was a great idea.

Although my personal favorites, Frankie and Witney did not win, they ended up in third place and provided the audience with entertainment and magic.  Judge, Len Goodman got it right when he said that although Frankie “may not have been the judges’ champion, he was the people’s champion.”  I’ve stated previously that Frankie was not the best dancer by far, however; he improved so much and displayed so much heart and joy when he danced, which is what the show is all about.  I am very excited to know that Frankie will also be going on tour with Jordan and the DWTS dancers which makes me want to reserve my tickets now!

Lindsey and Mark came up short in 2nd place, but I was inspired by her package, which I typically find myself fast-forwarding through.  They even showed a previous clip when America’s Got Talent told her the act was too different and passed on her.  This inspired her to not give up and to continue to pursue her talent and dreams which did pay off in the end.  Talk about an inspiration for everyone watching.  Lindsey’s fluidity and graceful abilities didn’t earn her the mirror ball, but I was impressed with her performances and her humility.

So our winners are…Jordan and Lindsay!  I had mentioned a few weeks back that Jordan was the best celebrity dancer on the show and perhaps one of the best dancers of all time.  Although his technique and high performance level did not really transform for me like the other celebs, his connection with his partner, Lindsay did grow and I think that is one of the main reasons why he won.  He spoke about how much she has helped him with his own performance, not even just with dance, but in everything he does as a creator and artist and I thought that was really wonderful to hear.  I am a big fan of Lindsay ever since she debuted on So You Think You Can Dance and was thrilled for her to win the coveted mirror ball trophy.  Congrats Jordan and Lindsay!  I am sad to take a break from the show, but am looking forward to see who the contestants will be in the spring.

Do you agree with the winners?  Feel free to post your thoughts and comments below.  Happy viewing!

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