Saturday, February 27, 2010

The e-mail that rocked my World...

I just got an e-mail from (we're close), informing me that they are finally releasing Season 4 of the show that was Friday night for me and my friends during our pre-teen years. That's right, TGIF fans - the only teen dramedy that got better when the main characters went college, Boy Meets World, is finally getting the DVD treatment it deserves!

I have never understood why ABC only released the first three seasons of Cory, Topanga and Shawn's awesome adventures through adolescence. I mean, those weren't even the best seasons. Things got really juicy when Feeny and the gang hit high school in Season 4.  Just think about - that was the season Topanga cut all her hair off, Shawn and Cory turned Mr. Feeny's house into a B & B and Shawn dressed up in drag. And the show just got better after that. Season 5 introduced us to those legendary opening credits, not to mention the best episode in BMW history - "And Then There Was Shawn" - or as it might be called in Friends-speak, "The One With Jennifer Love Fefferman". 

If you watched Boy Meets World then you know about "And Then There Was Shawn". It was an epic episode which veered outside BMW's the typical teenage situational dramedy curriculum and took a field trip to my favourite genre of the 90s: teen slasher flicks. The concept seemed simple enough - Cory, Topanga, Shawn and Angela get sentenced to late-night detention with Feeny. But it got scary-awesome after the lights mysteriously flickered off and the gang's classmate, Kenny got a pencil to the head (cue the timely "He killed Kenny!" jokes). The episode just got creepier (and in the mind of a certain I Know What You Did Last Summer-loving nine-year-old, cooler) from there (see: the shady janitor, the eerie music flowing out of the PA system, the hooded figure running by in the background, the random phone calls coming in from the hall payphone), but the highlight had to be the guest appearance by the scream queen of the 90s (and my tweenage idol), Jennifer Love Hewitt.

When Cory, Topanga, Shawn, Eric, Jack and Angela went into the hallway to investiage the creepy goings-on, they encountered John Adams' newest student, Jennifer Love Fefferman (also known as Feffy - which I always thought was a sly reference to that other teen drama that made 90s TV so freakin' cool - Buffy). Horror-themed hilarity and awkward Eric moments ensued - and the result was spoofy sitcom gold. I remember loving this episode so much that my friends and I would try and recreate it on the playground during lunch. While the other kids were playing soccer, tag and you know, being kids, we would hang out on the grass and pretend to be high school kids hiding from a masked murderer. I was always Feffy.

I could go on about Feeny and the divine Miss Fefferman for days - but I won't. Just watch the episode and feel the 90s love for yourself.

Mood Music: Sabrina the Teenage Witch - The Album (Yep,  I TGIF-ing love 90s nostalgia.)

Monday, February 22, 2010

This dress is my (So-Called) life!

This ModCloth dress makes me want to crack open a fresh box of Crimson Glow, bolt over to the parking lot of Let's Bolt, over-think my decisions and moon over Jordan Catalano's so-beautiful-it-hurts-to-look-at-him leaning abilties.


Mood Music: "Everybody Hurts" by REM

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Meet my valentine: Mr. Mayer...


(With his hair short and shaggy and his vest looking all plaid 
and nerdy, John stole my heart before I ever heard a thing.)

While millions of couples were off getting mushy over shared desserts at various over-priced bistros last night, I had hot date with John Mayer.

John was a perfect gentleman throughout the evening, keeping the conversation light and genuine and the tunes smooth and sweet.  I'm pretty sure we had some eye-relations a few times and he almost gave me a carnation. I think I'm in love (again).

Mood Music: "Assassin" by John Mayer

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My big TV( debut!

Michael Ausiello better watch his back. There's a new TV nerd taking the web by storm - and her name is Emily Gagne.

This week I wrote two (!) articles for The first one was a recap of Wednesday's American Idol and was posted on Thursday. The second was a review of the most recent episode of The Vampire Diaries. It went up early this morning.

I am very proud of both of these pieces (I may have worked a little too hard on them - shocking, I know) and I cannot wait to add them to my portfolio. Especially the VD one.

I know I may not actually be taking the web by storm with these articles but after a few hours of stringing together too many vampy puns for my own good, I did manage to artifically link my name to the Salvatore bros. Can you say, bloody brilliant? (Here I go again...)

If you are interested in reading either article, head over to and look me up! Or, if you are a lazy bum you can just click here (for Idol) or here (for VD). You're welcome.

P.S. - Please feel free to comment on the reviews - either via this site or the comments section on TVGuide. I'd love some constructive criticism!

Mood Music: "Merry Happy" by Kate Nash

Monday, February 1, 2010

Dear John...



My mom: "I think you need to find a boy like that Harley guy from It's Complicated."

Me: "You and me both, Mom. You and me both."

(All photos

Mood Music: "Sugar Town" by Zooey Deschanel