Spoiler-Free Review of “He’s All That” on Netflix: The Bet is Back

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“I can take anything or anyone and make them popular…”

He’s All That premiered on August 27th 2021 on Netflix. The reboot of 1999’s She’s All That stars Addison Rae, Tanner Buchanan, Madison Pettis, Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard. It is approximately 90 minutes long.

It’s been 22 years since one of my favorite rom-coms first premiered and I had mixed thoughts going into this watch. The original film is far from perfect, but it is a cult classic in my opinion. It has humor, a fun cast, and an epic red dress. It’s one of those movies that you can watch over and over again.

He’s All That presents us with a role reversal which has the potential to shake things up. Two original cast members appear in the film, (Cook and Lillard) which may also help persuade you to give this a watch.

Here is the trailer:

He’s All That has a lot to measure up to. She’s All That is one of my favorite movies so this will be no easy task. The role reversal has the potential to make things interesting, but does this film find its own identity or is it a watered down imitation? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Matthew Lillard is the best part of the movie…

I absolutely adore Matthew Lillard. He is the best part of Scream and a hidden gem in She’s All That. I was super excited that he was going to be appearing in this movie along with Rachael Leigh Cook. Even in such a small role, he steals the show and I was literally cheering for him at one point.

You will too!

It was smart to bring these two back although I would have liked to have seen Freddie Prinze Jr. in it as well, but I’ll take what I can get!

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Decent chemistry.

The two main characters actually had really good chemistry on screen. There were some genuine sweet moments between them and I actually really liked the karaoke party along with the Great Gatsby one. Sure, we didn’t have Taylor Vaughn spilling a drink on poor Laney Boggs, but there were some entertaining moments in this film.

The Cons:

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Social media focus replaces humor…

There are so many laugh out loud moments in the original film and while I saw the attempt in the reboot, it did not translate well. The acting left a lot to be desired as well, although I thought Buchanan was actually pretty decent.

There was such a focus on social media in this film and I don’t think it actually made it stand out in any way. A lot of films have been relying on this with a new generation and audience, but it doesn’t replace pure entertainment…

A watered down version of the original.

The reboot actually had a solid idea with the role reversal, but it did not do anything new or unique to separate itself from the original. We had several of the same moments sprinkled into the film that didn’t have the same impact and although we had a decent make-over scene, nothing will ever compare to Rachael Leigh Cook walking down the stairs in her red dress.

The film tried to present us with a positive message at the end which I appreciated, but I really wanted this film to branch off and do something different and instead it followed the formula of the original by the numbers while losing its magic in the process.

So am I in or out?

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I’m 50/50 on this one…

The movie is not bad and has some entertaining moments. Since it is on Netflix, you can easily turn this film on if you have nothing else to watch. The movie isn’t too long and plus you get to watch Rachael Leigh Cook and Matthew Lillard for a little while (the main reason I tuned in). 

I really wanted to like this movie and I think it could have really embraced the role reversal, but this film didn’t come close to the original one for me. 

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on He’s All That in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


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Predictions for the “Younger” Series Finale: What I’m Dying to See and More!

Happy Saturday TV Fans! As we approach the series finale of Younger, there is quite a lot I want to see, but will we have time to address it all in the jam-packed finale?

**Please note spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up with this series.**

Younger is such a fun show and I have honestly fallen in love with it over the years. There is this seamless balance between rom-com perfection and drama to keep you coming back for more. While the love triangle has been done over and over again, it somehow seemed fresh and new on this show. There are also these incredible moments of self-reflection and growth presented and the show really captures the essence of true friendship without becoming too cheesy in the process.

It seems like the right time to end the series, but the final season has had its ups and downs. Will it end things on a high note? I’m remaining positive and I hope we can get back some of the magic from the earlier seasons in the final episode.

So, what can we expect from the series finale?

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I really want to see Liza and Kelsey venture out on their own. We know that Charles is finally impressed with what they are creating with Inkubator, but maybe it’s time for them to step away from the company and branch out on their own.

Of course there is now some drama tangled up in this. After Kelsey agrees to let Rob show someone the pitch, it gets forwarded all over the place and eventually winds up with Quinn. We know she is going to make some waves here. 

I think that Charles took too long to really believe in his employees and the beginning of the series started off with Liza having to lie about her age to land a job. Well, she has certainly proven herself and embraced her age and identity, so I think it’s about time for her to make it on her own with Kelsey.

I’m rooting for you ladies!

What about our favorite supporting characters?

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So, I appreciate the amount of time we have been spending on Maggie and Lauren this season. But, what about Diana? We know that Diana and Zane will not be featured that much in the final season, but we have to see Diana in the final episode…right?

We brought back Max into Lauren’s life and Maggie has really found her identity again through her work, but what about Josh?

Now that we have been shoved back into the Charliza direction again, it seems like Josh has been mostly filler this season. There was a part of me that wanted Liza to end up with him, but now what’s next for him?

He’s a great father and he has his work, but I really feel like we mostly used Josh as a prop for other characters and he deserves a lot more than that.

Is Rob right for Kelsey?

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I think Kelsey deserves a lot better and she is making some poor decisions when it comes to Rob. I don’t really agree with what she did to Clare. She should have been honest and upfront with her from the start. After that argument, it seems like she is moving too quickly with Rob.

I spent a lot of time falling in love with her and Zane and I will be extremely disappointed if this is truly the end of their relationship. I am hoping that Zane will also somehow get a hold of the pitch to save the day, but I really don’t know at this point.

I actually really liked the competitive drive between these two and I feel like Kelsey has lost a bit of herself in the final season. Fingers crossed that it will all work out!

Is Charliza end game?

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Honestly, I don’t know if I’m sold on this one. Sure, we have built up this epic love between them over the years, but I am really annoyed at Charles for rebounding with Quinn so quickly after Liza. Charles is a smart man and even though his ego was hurt by Liza’s answer, this seems like an annoying plot device thrown into the mix.

Nobody likes Quinn and she has been shady from the start, so why would Charles go to her with open arms? We brought Pauline back to stir things up and I honestly didn’t care. Liza has been so strong on her own and I was sort of hoping that she would end the series without a man, but maybe have it implied that things weren’t off the table for her and Josh in the future.

Now, that has been thrown out the window and we are left with a cheesy Charliza happy ending. It’s not that I don’t like these two together. I just don’t like how they were split apart and I think that we should really question Charles’s character after his relationship with Quinn. 

That being said, I’m going into the series finale with an open mind. This show has always been really entertaining and I will miss watching it. I hope we get a few surprises during the finale and some much needed guest stars, but we’ll have to wait and see!

If you haven’t watched Younger yet, you can catch up now on Paramount Plus and Hulu!

Feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Younger in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl


It was only supposed to be temporary…but when Olivia Crewe accepts a new position that seems too good to be true, she soon discovers that twelve other girls previously had the same job as her. Only none of them lasted for more than thirty days. No notice. Nothing…right before they mysteriously disappeared without a trace.

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Reliving the Same Day in Movies and Television: I’m totally having Déjà vu right now!

“Oh yeah, it means someone’s thinking about you while they’re masturbating. I get it six times a day.” (Danielle in Happy Death Day)

Reliving the same day again and again may seem overused in film and television, but somehow it still works, bringing new and inventive material our way without ever feeling stale and overdone.

So, what is it about Déjà vu? 

After recently watching and thoroughly enjoying the rom-com movie, Palm Springs on Hulu, I started to think about how many movies and television shows center around Déjà vu. Not to mention that some of our favorite television series of all time tend to have at least one episode dealing with some kind of time loop or Déjà vu.

While Groundhog Day still remains as the movie I automatically think about when it comes to Déjà vu, Happy Death Day certainly made a splash and proved that horror comedies can flourish using this theme. There has to be an element of comedy or the concept can become a little repetitive…pun intended.

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Some television series also took a stab at Déjà vu, but they were short-lived.

Remember shows like Tru Calling and Day Break?

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No? I’ll remind you because they were actually pretty fantastic and addicting, but they did not last very long. Tru Calling (starring Eliza Dushku) was canceled after the short second season and Day Break (starring Taye Diggs) only got one season.

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Netflix’s Russian Doll also explored this concept more recently.

But let’s not also forget some of our favorite television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and Supernatural. They have some pretty amazing stand-out episodes featuring the concept of a time loop or reliving the same day. Honestly, this list goes on and on and I’m sure that if you take a look back at some of your favorite shows, you will most likely find an episode that deals with some kind of time travel or Déjà vu.

Here are my standout episodes:

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Episode “Mystery Spot” (Season 3, episode 11).

Sam continues to relive the same day over and over as Dean dies. He must find a way to save him before time runs out.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Episode “Life Serial” (Season 6, episode 5).

Buffy attempts to find a job, but ends up stuck in a time loop while working at the Magic Box. This brought us some welcomed comedy for sure.

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Episode “Déjà Vu All Over Again” (Season 1, episode 22).

Phoebe realizes that she is repeating the same day over and over again. She must figure out a way to save her sisters from a demon, but a new threat is thrown her way at the end of each day.

So the theme of Déjà vu still works, but why? You would think that this would become overdone and yet I find myself enjoying this theme more and more. I think it’s because it allows us to discover something new each time.

Either the character needs to learn a lesson, a life needs to be saved, a sacrifice has to be made, or we have to start looking at something or someone differently than we used to. Maybe it’s even ourselves. I personally welcome this theme and I will always go into it with an open mind, but I think that in order for it to continue to be successful, it needs to do something slightly different each time while maintaining a steady balance of humor as well.

What are YOUR thoughts on Déjà vu in movies and TV?

Feel free to post some of your favorite movies and shows centering around Déjà vu in the comments section below! 


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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 5 episode 4: “Maybe if you get to know the Real me”

Happy Wednesday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 5 episode 4 last night, I learned that sometimes good things can happen when you least expect them to.  Who would have thought that a clogged toilet at a party could lead to a fabulous and romantic date with an old flame?  Surely not Diana, but it’s about time she gets a chance at her own happy ending.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Talented Mr. Ridley,” Liza meets a new potential romantic interest who shows her the way of “plus-oneing.” Meanwhile, Josh tries to push the reset button, Kelsey keeps Zane at a safe distance, and Charles continues to try and deal with the truth about Liza.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 5 episode 4 are:


“It is a game isn’t it?”

At the beginning of the episode, Diana is hosting a game night party at her apartment and decides that they should all play “Mafia.”  Liza gets randomly selected as the “murderer” and chooses Zane as her first victim.  After Kelsey accuses Liza automatically because she is drunk, Charles tries to lead the townspeople to see through Liza’s lie.  Liza tries to gently remind Charles that it’s just a game, but it escalates further when he tries to take out some of his own bottled anger about Liza’s real life lie on her.  Liza stays cool, however; and convinces the “townspeople” that Charles is the murderer.  Even though it’s just a game, Liza quickly realizes that Charles has yet to come to terms with her earth shattering news.


“I said crash not smash.”

After Kelsey has too much to drink at Diana’s party, Zane offers her a place to stay.  Kelsey appears to have strong feelings for Zane, but she has been trying to keep things casual especially since they work together.  After noticing that Zane changed his shirt at work, she asks him if he is going out on a date, but then reminds him that it’s his business.  It’s obvious that Kelsey and Zane have the potential to become a couple, but are they ready to take the next step?  It looks like Kelsey is going to explore a new romantic interest of her own in the next episode, which could be a conflict of interest at work, but will this completely sever any chance she has with Zane?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but I am hoping that both Kelsey and Zane can let their walls down and give their relationship a real chance.


“The last time you picked up a stray you married her.”

Josh makes the decision to give up sex and alcohol for 90 days, but quickly learns that this is no easy task.  He explains that he feels like he needs to do a full reset to get his life back on track.  With almost perfect timing, Josh finds a stray dog, Hawkeye, who is impossibly adorable to distract him.  After sleeping with the dog’s owner, Josh returns defeated to Maggie who tries to help him laugh it off and reminds him that a glass of wine and a good conversation can be the actual remedy that he needs.  Josh is still trying to find his way, but it’s nice to see him have friends like Maggie and Lauren there to help him figure it out.  I am still waiting for Josh and Liza to discuss their conversation before his wedding, but it seems like we will need to wait a little bit longer for this moment to happen.  After all, good things come to those who wait and all that.


“He knows…everything.”

After Charles lashes out on Liza’s potential new romantic interest and author, Don Ridley, she tries to confront him again and suggests resigning.  Liza confides in Kelsey and tells her what is going on, but promises she will do her best to fix it.  Charles continues to shut Liza out, but ultimately takes a step in the right direction when he tells her that he should not have acted that way toward a potential client and tells her that Millennial needs her to survive.  Liza takes this opening as a chance to potentially make things right and suggests, “maybe if you get to know the real me,” but Charles tells her to forget it.  While Charles is able to apologize to Liza, he is still not able to let her in after all of the lies, but is there any chance that time will help heal his broken trust?


“Oh my God I’m going on a date with my plumber!”

After Diana’s toilet gets clogged during her party, Liza assures her that she will call a plumber to take care of the problem.  Diana explains that “this party, like my marriage, is too gay for its own good,” dismissing the idea of finding a potential romance anytime soon.  Diana is beyond surprised when she opens the door and sees Enzo standing in front of her who she had a hot and passionate fling with in the past.  Enzo asks her out on a date and Diana happily accepts.  Enzo takes her to a romantic Italian restaurant in Staten Island and tries his best to impress Diana.  I have to say that I absolutely love the potential romance here and I really hope that it works out for Diana.  It’s about time she finds her chance at happiness.  Fingers crossed!

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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