My performance of the week ending 4/4/20 on TV goes to…

Tom Pelphrey as Ben Davis on Netflix’s Ozark season 3.

Ozark season 3 may be my favorite season yet and part of that is because of the beyond brilliant performance by Tom Pelphrey, who gave his heart and soul to his portrayal of Wendy’s brother, Ben Davis.

**Please note major spoilers have been left out for your convenience.**

It’s not easy being the new character on a show, especially when the characters are already so fantastic. However, Ben Davis certainly makes his presence known when he shows up to stay with the Byrde family.

What I really enjoyed about Ben was the way he was able to elevate other characters on the show. His connections with Ruth and his sister, Wendy, really developed their own character transformations, which I thought was so clever and thought-provoking.

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We learn that Ben suffers from bipolar disorder and begins to make some drastic decisions when he starts developing romantic feelings for our girl, Ruth, which worries Wendy. Wendy has seen Ben at his worst before and doesn’t want to go down this dark path again, especially since the entire family is walking on eggshells while working for the drug cartel.

I’ve never really liked Wendy that much before, but her interactions with Ben made me change my mind. We finally got to witness some truly believable and emotional moments with Wendy and I’m not sure that we would have seen them without Ben on the show.

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Ben has some fantastic and chilling moments on his own as well and isn’t afraid to shatter the lies and secrets being told in town. While his measures and actions may be beyond extreme at times, you can tell that he really has a big heart and cares about both Ruth and his family. He wears his heart on his sleeve, but he also believes in loyalty and integrity. He is honestly one of the most interesting characters I have seen on a show in a long time.

It’s not always easy to portray someone with a mental illness, but Tom Pelphrey really does a great job. He doesn’t overdo things or overact. He just simple embraces the role to the point where you really think that he is Ben Davis, which deserves a lot of recognition. I honestly think that he deserves an Emmy nomination for this role. He’s that good.

Season 3, episode 9 will tug at all of your emotions. I mentioned how powerful this episode was during my spoiler-free review of season 3, but Pelphrey’s performance is so real and heart-wrenching. I was crying my eyes out during this episode and I am still thinking about it even now. That’s how epic it was.

Family can sometimes be more complicated than anything else in the world and yet we still want to do everything we can to help the ones we love.

Bravo, Tom Pelphrey! Thank you for elevating an already fantastic show into something even greater.

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My Ship of the week ending 2/8/20 on TV goes to…

Cheryl Blossom and Toni Topaz on The CW’s Riverdale, also known as Choni!

Ever since Toni told Cheryl that she thought she was sensational, I fell in love with these two. Over the seasons, they have had their ups and downs, but one thing remains. They are loyal to one another until the end and their love knows no bounds.

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**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up on the series.**

While Choni doesn’t always get enough screen time, their relationship has truly grown and developed over the seasons. While I enjoy seeing some of the passionate and steamy moments between them, the reason why I ship them so much is because of their friendship and understanding.

Cheryl and Toni open up to one another, truly letting their walls down, as they reveal their past, fears, and desires. If anyone tries to mess with the other, they are right there to stand up for their love, bringing us timeless epic moments again and again.

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In season 4, episode 12, Cheryl crosses paths with Nick Sinclair once again, bringing up some traumatizing memories. After sharing everything with Toni, Toni tells Cheryl that she has also been there before and wants to help her get through things one step at a time. This gesture is so real and honest, as Toni wears her heart on her sleeve, proving to be Cheryl’s rock.

Even though this is a heartwarming moment, Toni takes things up a notch to remind Nick Sinclair that no one should ever mess with Cheryl, proving to be the world’s best girlfriend. She lures Nick into a trap and teaches him a lesson, which had me standing up and applauding.

Cheryl may never be able to completely recover from what happened, but Toni is there to support her every step of the way, making each day that much brighter.

The transformation and growth of Choni is contagious. They always find a way to make me smile, reminding me what real love is all about.

What’s next for Choni?

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We’ll have to see how their new business venture at The Maple Club goes, but I have a feeling that Penelope may try to make some waves, but it’s nothing that our power couple can’t handle.

Choni gives us so many incredible moments week after week on the show. They have both changed and grown as characters, but they have also both learned to finally be themselves.

Both of them shine so much in their relationship and I know that they are end game for certain! I can’t wait to see more incredible moments showcasing these two and they will continue to be one of my favorite ships of all time!

What are YOUR thoughts on Choni?

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Shameless” season 10 episode 12: “Gallavich!”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s Shameless season 10 episode 12 season finale, we knew it was going to be a stressful day, but the Gallaghers refuse to let hate win, reminding us that true love can conquer all…even Mickey’s dad.

Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not watched the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “Gallavich!” Ian and Mickey prepare for their wedding day, but things get complicated when Mickey’s dad decides to burn down their venue.  Meanwhile, Lip tries to get through to Tami, Liam works his magic with Frank, and Julia gets punched in the face.

My top 5 moments from the Shameless season 10 episode 12 season finale are:

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“You got game son.”

Liam tries to come up with the perfect present for Ian and Mickey and decides that he wants to get them a honeymoon car without spending money, which is where Frank comes into play.  Liam tricks Frank by telling him that they are selling the house, which gets one of Faye’s cars in the right place at the right time.

Frank is impressed with Liam, but tells him he’s not going to the wedding.  Liam reminds him that they don’t expect him to show up to much and actually talks some sense into his father, as Frank arrives to show his support…and to reunite with an old flame.

I thought it was nice that Ian spoke to Debbie about missing Monica, but no mention of Fiona not attending?

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“You got another mask?”

Tami is furious at Lip for renting the house in Southside without talking to her first and tells him that she is going to take Fred to Milwaukee without him.

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Lip is beyond heartbroken and resorts to drinking at the wedding, but luckily he shows up at Brad’s door and tells him he needs to find a meeting.

Tami has a change of heart and decides to move in with Lip after all.  I’m not the biggest fan of Tami, but I don’t want Lip to be separated from his son.  We’ll have to see how this all plays out in the final season, but it’s clear that Lip is destined to be a great father and now he’ll get the chance to prove it.

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“Welcome to the Southside, Julia.”

Julia’s back and now she claims that she is moving in with Debbie. 

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Sandy has other ideas after her own intimate night with Debbie and punches Julia…right in the face.  It’s not like she didn’t have this coming.  Nice Sandy!

Julia continues to argue with her mom and stirs up some more drama, but it looks like she is moving on to Carl...at least for a casual hookup.  At the end of the episode, the police show up looking for Debbie, charging her with statutory rape since Julia is not 18 yet.  Our girl Debbie Gallagher makes a run for it, but it looks like her love triangle fiasco is now catching up with her.

Run, Debbie!

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“Ask me fool!”

Kevin Ball’s Keg Zone is really making some impressive progress, as Kev begins to save a stash of money.  He doesn’t initially tell V about it, which makes her suspicious, but we later find out he was saving to buy V…an engagement ring!

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Kev asks V to marry him after Ian and Mickey’s wedding and it’s about time!  So happy for these two!!!!!!

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“At last!”

After Mickey’s father burns down The Bamboo Lotus, Ian and Mickey are out of a venue.  Debbie suggests that they “white trash this shit” up, as they pool together their resources.  Eventually, they settle on The Polish Doll, but the owner is not a fan of the LGBTQ community.

Luckily, Lip and Debbie get creative, as Debbie wears a wedding dress, claiming to be the bride.  She keeps the owner distracted with her wedding day jitters while the real wedding takes place.

“At Last” is the perfect song choice, Ian!  We finally get to witness Gallavich earning their first step toward happily ever after as these two tie the knot!

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The wedding is romantic and perfect and I teared up quite a bit, but we also get some true Gallavich adventure at the end when Mickey’s father tries to shoot up their honeymoon.

It’ll never be quiet for these two, but at least they have each other!

Stay tuned for the final season of Shameless!!!!!

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

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My Ship of the week ending 1/18/20 on TV goes to…

Ian Gallagher and Mickey Milkovich on Showtime’s Shameless, also known as Gallavich!

Shameless may be coming to an end after season 11, but it looks like Gallavich is destined for the happily ever after they deserve.  Oh and “save the f*cking speech you Pussy.”

**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you are not caught up on the series.**

Over the years of watching Shameless, there have been three couples to really stand the test of time for me:  Kev and V, Fiona and Jimmy, and Ian and Mickey.  Kev and V continue to keep the laughs coming while being there for one another unconditionally, but after Jimmy’s heartbreaking departure, I was truly worried about the fate of Gallavich.

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Fear not, as our favorite couple was reunited in season 9 when Ian was sent to prison.  I mean, it must be true love if someone is willing to get thrown in jail for you.  After Fiona’s departure at the end of season 9, Ian became a season regular again in season 10, providing us Gallavich fans with a lot of fantastic and swoon-worthy moments.

It seemed like Ian and Mickey transformed into an old married couple while in jail, but luckily they both returned to Southside to start over.

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After Ian’s initial hesitation about marrying Mickey, I was slightly worried that we would have to wait too long for them to come to their senses, but thankfully we were given the episode we have dreamed about with season 10 episode 10, “Now Leaving Illinois.”

Ian hilariously attempted to make Mickey jealous, but ended up overhearing Mickey’s new boyfriend, Byron, talking about him behind his back.  Ian defended Mickey’s honor and we witnessed a fist fight followed by a romantic proposal…Gallavich style, as Mickey hilariously told Ian to save the speech, agreeing to marry him.

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It’s about time, Gallavich!!!!!!

What’s next for Gallavich?  It looks like we will get a lot more screen time for these two for the remaining episodes of season 10, as they now have to deal with planning a wedding.  I’m sure that this will go smoothly.

Gallavich proves to be a ship that never fails to touch our hearts and souls.  They never compromise who they are and they are loyal to one another until the end, reminding us what true love is all about.  I can’t wait to see some more crazy adventures with them during the final season of Shameless!

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P.S. Shameless writers, if you want to pull out all the stops for the final season, please let Fiona and Jimmy get their happily ever after too!  Fingers crossed!

What are YOUR thoughts on Gallavich?

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Ranking the top Couples on Television for 2019: Ships that will warm your heart all year round!

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 2019 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 2019:

  • Cheryl & Toni from Riverdale (Ship name:  Choni) 
  • Charles & Liza from Younger (Ship name:  Charliza)
  • FP & Alice from Riverdale (Ship name:  Falice)
  • Ian & Mickey from Shameless (Ship name:  Gallavich)
  • Murphy & Emori from The 100 (Ship name:  Memori)
  • Villanelle & Eve from Killing Eve (Ship name:  Villaneve)
  • McKenna & Trey from Light as a Feather
  • Veronica & Archie from Riverdale (Ship name:  Varchie)
  • John Dorie & June from Fear the Walking Dead
  • Betty & Jughead from Riverdale (Ship name:  Bughead)
  • Alex & Piper from Orange Is the New Black (Ship name:  Vauseman)
  • Bellamy & Clarke from The 100 (Ship name:  Bellarke)

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

  • Villanelle & Eve
  • Cheryl & Toni
  • FP & Alice
  • Betty & Jughead
  • Ian & Mickey
  • Bellamy & Clarke

Loved seeing Bellarke & Gallavich make it to the second round this year!

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

  • Betty & Jughead
  • Cheryl & Toni
  • Villanelle & Eve

Most Spirited Ship Fans:  FP & Alice (Falice) fans deserve some recognition here even though they didn’t make it to the final round.  For two years in a row, these fans have pulled out all the stops to show their support and I adore them for it!

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

3rd place:  Villanelle & Eve (Villaneve)

This ship screams passion and danger and we love them for it!

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2nd place:  Cheryl & Toni (Choni)

Last year’s winners still held strong. I loved seeing Choni explore more layers of their relationship this past year. Can’t wait to see what they do next!

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 Drum roll please…

1st place:  Betty & Jughead (Bughead)

We have a new favorite ship for 2019 and I couldn’t be more pleased!  Even though their relationship may take a dark turn in the new year, these two constantly show each other unconditional love and support.

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

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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 2019.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “The Affair” season 5 episode 5: “You Are Enough”

Happy Sunday TV fans!  After watching Showtime’s The Affair season 5 episode 5, I realized that you can tell yourself over and over again that you are enough, but you need to truly believe it.  Sometimes that means trusting our instincts and other times that means saying no, but it all comes down to how we view ourselves and perhaps how we want to be viewed.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In tonight’s episode, “505,” Helen prepares to make her official debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend, but is constantly pressured by others around her.  Meanwhile, Sierra desperately tries to adjust to motherhood, which becomes even more difficult when her own mother arrives in town.  My top 5 moments from The Affair season 5 episode 5 are:

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“I’m so sorry…”

Part one of the episode follows Sierra, as she adjusts to motherhood.  Sierra has been raising baby Eddie by herself for four months and it is clearly taking a toll on her.  Sierra desperately tries to find her balance and tells herself, “Everyday and in every way…today, I am enough.” 

Even though the phrase certainly has a nice ring to it and I think I might try it out myself, Sierra has trouble keeping her cool, especially since baby Eddie will not stop crying.  Sierra goes to an acting audition and initially thinks she did not do a good enough job, but I am more concerned that she decided to leave baby Eddie in the car during the audition…

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“I just didn’t think men like you existed…except in the movies.”

During Helen’s part of the episode, Helen and Sasha appear to be getting closer and Sasha even tells Helen that he loves her.  Helen is slightly hesitant, but it looks like she does have strong feelings for Sasha, but things get a little bit overwhelming when she learns that she will be basically making a public debut as Sasha Mann’s girlfriend at a party.

Everyone seems to comment on how “normal” Helen is, which makes me wonder if she is really cut out for the Hollywood lifestyle and we even get to run into an old friend…Noah’s book agent, Eden.  Remember her?  I have to admit, I was glad to see a little bit of jealousy running across her face when she saw who Helen was dating, especially since she did have a brief affair with Noah as well in the past.

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“She’s been like a second mother to me.”

After Sierra lands the role, she is beyond excited, but she suddenly remembers she needs to find someone to watch baby Eddie.  After her mother bails on her, she tries to ask Helen, but Helen tells her to figure it out and Stacey offers to watch him.  Sierra makes another questionable call by leaving her baby with a 12-year-old, but does end up doing well at her first taping…once she gets out of her head. 

Perhaps she should have left it there, but Sierra decides to have some time for herself and ends up doing drugs and sleeping with the director.  After stumbling into Helen’s place at 2 am, she decides to take baby Eddie for a drive to calm him down and crashes the car.  Luckily, she and Eddie are OK, but I’m hoping that this is a huge wake up call for Sierra.

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“I don’t love you anymore.”

During the episode, we also get a brief moment between Noah and Helen.  Noah comes to apologize to Helen for his behavior and tells her that he still loves her and wants her back.  Helen stays strong; however, and tells Noah that she doesn’t love him anymore and that she’s not sure what the word “love” means to Noah.

While I’m not convinced that Sasha is the better choice for Helen, I was proud of her in this moment.  Noah has had so many chances with Helen and he has continued to mess them up.  While I appreciate his honesty with Helen, I think that she was right to turn him down here.  Go Helen!

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“You have everyone fooled.”

Helen tries out saying “no” in this episode, but she starts to have second thoughts about it later on.  Vic’s mother, Priya, begs Helen to bring baby Eddie to meet her brother because she doesn’t want everyone in her family to know that Eddie is actually Sierra’s baby.  After witnessing Sasha breaking his promise to one of his friends about a movie deal, Helen starts to realize that perhaps Sasha isn’t as perfect as he may seem. 

Priya knocks on her door and tells Helen that she has everyone fooled and that Vic told her she was a selfless person.  This encounter clearly impacts Helen and I think she is going to start really looking at her choices moving forward.  While I want Helen to find happiness for herself, I also don’t want her to turn her back on who she is either. 

Overall, I thought this was another revealing and moving episode, but I also want more Joanie screen time.  It looks like we will be getting a Joanie-centric episode next week so I am super excited about that.  There are still so many unanswered questions surrounding Cole’s death and Alison, so I’m hoping we will finally get to devote some time to that in episode 6.  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 14: “I’d Like to See that Smile Again”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 14, I realized that “the future’s a lot easier to get to if you’re not doing it on your own.”  But what if you focus so much on the future that you sacrifice the present?  And what about when we finally overcome what is troubling us from our past?  Is it too late to cherish in some happiness during our present?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Today and Tomorrow,” we catch up with Morgan and Al, as they try to help a stranger named Tom.  Meanwhile, Daniel and Grace open up to one another and put on a show-stopping number.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 14 are:

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“All they cared about was the future…”

In this episode, we check in with Morgan and Al, who come across a man named Tom in need of some help.  The horseback riders are trying to find him and Morgan and Al hide out with him in a van until they can come up with a suitable game plan.  We learn that Tom was with his sister at Paradise Ridge, a co-op complex, but a group came to take it over, claiming that they just wanted to help as well.

Tom explains that all they cared about was the future, which triggers something within Al, as she remembers Isabelle telling her the same thing: “It’s not about today, it’s about tomorrow.”  Al explains to Morgan that it’s not about the story for her and it’s clear that she desperately wants to see Isabelle again, hoping that this is somehow a connection.

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“I trusted you with a lot.”

Morgan recognizes that Al is keeping something from him and reminds her that he has trusted her with a lot.  Al agrees, but also asks Morgan why he left the compound and tells him that he’s running from something.  Morgan has been running away from his developing feelings for Grace and perhaps Al’s decision to run toward a chance at seeing Isabelle will spark something within him, but is it too late for both of them?

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“For a long time, he was all I had.”

We also take some time to catch up with Daniel and Grace during this episode.  Even though Skidmark spends most of his time in a crate, Daniel opens up to Grace and tells her that Skidmark was all he had for a long time.  He tells her that Charlie changed everything for him, which was incredibly heartwarming.  Daniel lost his daughter, but I think he sees himself as a father figure to Charlie and I thought it was so sweet that he wanted to bring back some records for her.

Grace also takes this opportunity to confide in Daniel and tells him that she tried so hard to help Morgan.  Daniel reminds Grace that she did get Morgan to smile and says that he thinks she did make a difference with him.

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“You two sure know how to make an entrance.”

Thankfully we get some action, as Morgan and Al run into some trouble at the co-op complex and wind up going for a dip in the pool with a persistent walker.  They are able to eliminate the threat, but are then surrounded by Virginia and her gang.  Virginia fills them in on what she is trying to accomplish without revealing too many details, but she does give us an interesting food analogy with spaghetti.

Al asks her about the helicopters and Virginia tells her that they don’t have any, which means that Isabelle and her group are not connected to Virginia, so there goes that theory.  Surprisingly, Virginia lets them head off and even gives Morgan a new stick, but what is her end goal here?  She says her door is always open, but what happens when they actually accept her offer?  I’m interested to find out for sure.

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“I’d like to see that smile again…”

At the end of the episode, Morgan comes to the realization that he doesn’t need to record the tapes anymore about his family.  He wants to talk to Grace now and in the present, but Grace’s health takes a dramatic turn for the worse after she and Daniel perform on stage.  Morgan tells Grace that he is going to get to her in time and Grace tries to hold on to the hope that she will see him again.

It looks like we will see Grace in next week’s episode, as her health continues to deteriorate, but is there any way to save her?  Now that Morgan is finally willing to open his heart in the present, I will be completely devastated if these two don’t get a chance to be together, but I know someone has to die… Stay tuned!

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

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My performance of the week ending 9/7/19 on TV goes to…

Hilary Duff as Kelsey Peters on TV Land’s Younger.  Even though the show mostly centers around Liza, I was beyond impressed with Hilary Duff’s performance in season 6 and I think that our girl Kelsey is finally showing the world what she is truly made of.  She’s more than a SHero.  She’s an inspiration and she is proving to be a strong woman who can compete with anyone in the business world.  Please note some spoilers are ahead if you are not up-to-date on the series.

Even when it seems like things are not working in her favor, Kelsey manages to turn it around somehow, proving that she is extremely capable and hard-working.  She refuses to let defeat creep over her and she always has another backup plan, preparing for whatever comes next. 

I have always loved the friendship between Liza and Kelsey, along with the budding relationship between Kelsey and Zane, but I really thought that Kelsey finally started to find her own identity separate from these relationships in season 6, which makes her much more than a supporting character.

Kelsey has a lot of responsibility on her shoulders in season 6, taking on the role of publisher of Millennial, but she continues to make impressive decisions.  Even after her social media mistake, she still bounces back and makes the courageous decision to leave the job that she has come to love, taking a huge leap of faith to discover her next path.

Ultimately, it looks like Kelsey’s path will actually lead her right back to Millennial in a different role and I have to say that I am relieved!  Kelsey has worked so hard and she deserves recognition for her efforts and I think that Charles is really trying his best to make her feel like she is part of the Millennial family.

What’s next for Kelsey?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like Kelsey will have a new position at Millennial to tackle and she is also truly opening herself up to Zane, so it will be interesting to see what’s next for one of my favorite ships as well.  I have been a fan of the series for a while now, but sometimes characters with the most potential lose out on screen time.

Each episode is only about 30 minutes, which doesn’t give us a lot of time to play with, but I think that the development and growth of Kelsey’s character has been so important for the series and I am a Kelsey Peters fan for life.  I can’t wait to see what she does next!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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My Ship of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Kelsey and Zane on Younger!  There are some amazing ships on this show, but I am so in love with Kelsey and Zane and I have been rooting for them for quite a while now.  Kelsey hasn’t had the best luck in her previous relationships, but I felt that instant spark and chemistry when she met Zane. 

His charming confidence was the perfect match for Kelsey’s stubborn tenacity and these two really compliment each other, while entering into some friendly competition as well, but that’s what makes their relationship scream passion!

**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you have not watched season 6, episode 9 yet.  Even though it seems like Kelsey and Zane are the perfect match, they haven’t really had their moment in the spotlight yet.  Kelsey and Zane both care about their jobs a lot and it has often gotten in the way of their relationship, but it looks like that is finally about to change!

In season 6, episode 9, Zane is hurt when he finds out that Kelsey has been lying to him about Liza’s real age and she tries to work things out with him.  This leads to a real and honest conversation between them, as Zane asks Kelsey what she really thought when he told her he loved her.  The obstacles appear to be out of the way for now and Kelsey tells Zane that she loves him too, which had me jumping up and down for joy!

Kelsey is such a strong woman and her past relationships consisted of men who simply did not deserve her.  Either they didn’t see how amazing she was or they were too busy being selfish, but she was so far out of their league.  Even though Zane tries to pretend like he doesn’t care, he does, and he proves that he has a softer and romantic side when it comes to his feelings for Kelsey.

Kelsey and Zane deserve a real chance at happiness and I believe in their relationship.  They are beyond adorable together and I love when they go out drinking, as the walls come down and they are finally just themselves with one another.  Perhaps Kelsey should leave the cooking to Zane in the future though…

What’s next for Kelsey and Zane?  Now that it looks like they are finally giving their relationship a chance, what does this mean for their working relationship?  Zane is currently reporting to Kelsey, but this will most likely need to change if they want to avoid more scandal at Millennial, but I can’t wait to see some more swoon-worthy moments for these two and I hope nothing else stands in their way because they are end game for me!

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Do you love television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Once Upon a Time, Lost, Charmed, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural?  Do you enjoy dark fantasy, fairy-tale retellings, paranormal romance, horror, and mystery?  Then you may like my book series, Dreaming of Wonderland…available on Amazon!  Thank you for taking the time to check it out and I appreciate any feedback as well.  I really hope you enjoy!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 8: “Is Anybody Out There?”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 8, I realized that if you haven’t seen a whole lot of good lately, you could have some coming your way, but nothing is ever guaranteed when you are trying to survive during the zombie apocalypse.  Even when all hope seems to be lost, you need to find a reason to live and when you find that reason…hold on to it as long as you can!  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “Is Anybody Out There?” Alicia, Morgan, and Grace deal with a walker horde looking to hitch a ride on their flight.  Meanwhile, June makes John a promise, and Sarah and Wendell try to get the runway ready, but run into a few issues of their own.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 8 are:

5

“You’re going to be OK.”

In the beginning of the episode, Alicia finally gets a break to take a quick hot shower, only it’s to scrub down after being potentially exposed to a radioactive walker.  Alicia’s favorite weapon is in the clear, but what about Alicia?  Grace tells her that they don’t know yet and they have a bigger problem to worry about now that the alarm has sounded, but it looks like Alicia’s fate has yet to be determined.  I’m remaining positive, but I would love to get some confirmation soon that she is in perfect health.  Fingers crossed!

4

“I’m not losing at the game of life!

Even though Sarah is dealing with a lot of pressure trying to get the runway ready for our friends, she keeps the laughs coming.  We get to see Logan again in this episode and Sarah asks him for help, but he doesn’t seem too inclined to get involved.  Sarah warns him that if he calls her “sweetheart” again, he’s going to get a nice shiner to match the one he already has, but luckily Dan the Man later shows up with perfect timing!  As if he is a Christmas miracle himself, he has brought along quite a few strings of Christmas lights for the runway, but will it work?  It’s great to see Dan the Man back in action and even Skidmark is super happy to be reunited with him, which was absolutely adorable!  More Skidmark screen time when new episodes return please!

3

“From the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew I found my reason to live.”

John and Dwight worry that they might not be able to make it to the plane in time and John radios over to June and asks her to promise him that she will take off whether he is there or not.  June does not want to leave without her beloved John, but she does make the promise.  It looks like John’s luck hasn’t run out just yet; however, as he finds the car that Sherry left and they make it to the plane with perfect timing.

After John gets on board, he tells June that there are still so many things he wants to tell her and he proposes to June using one of his hard candy wrappers, which was so incredibly beautiful and romantic.  Of course June says yes and I was literally jumping up and down cheering for these two.  Against all odds, these two continue to give me hope and I can’t get enough of them.  Somehow I feel like Dan the Man is going to officiate the wedding, but this was such an important moment for these two characters and I continue to ship them together so much!

2

“We are still standing!”

We have liftoff!  Al takes in some nice scenery after they lose the hitchhiking walkers from the back of the plane and fly over the ominous cloud headed straight toward them, but they still have to land the plane successfully.  The Christmas light runway is up and running, but Wendell runs into some trouble when a few walkers make their way over to him.  Wendell refuses to give up and crawls over to turn the switch back on and the plane is able to land without anyone getting hurt.  Luckily Wendell is OK as well and he is the hero of the day for me!

Everyone is surprisingly still standing and we even get a touching moment between Daniel and Alicia, who are finally reunited.  Dan the Man also takes a minute to tell Victor that he was wrong and it looks like everything is back to normal for our favorite characters.  Only we know that Logan is still lurking around and of course he now shows up to crash the welcome party.

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“You’re saying we should trust you?”

Logan is ready to chat with our group and interrupts someone trying to radio over to Morgan for help.  Logan shows up in person and explains that they need to actually be able to get to the people they want to help and that they are not going to be able to.  Of course Logan has a plan and tells the group that Clayton had a backup plan for this and kept a resource site somewhere else, but the location is in his journal.  Luciana perhaps over shares and reveals that they do have the journal and it seems like they are all going to work together to find this mysterious resource location.  Logan claims he is trying to make up for what he did, but is he really?

I don’t trust Logan for one second and it seems like he does not get along very well with this other group so I’m not sure that our favorite characters should get involved here, but they won’t be able to help many others if they can’t get to them.  Is this a trap?  We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m interested to see how this plays out for the second half of the season, as new episodes return August 11th 2019.  Also, congrats to Fear TWD for being renewed for season 6!  Stay tuned!

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

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