#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 9

25 Love Stories 9/25
Prince Charming and Snow White (Once Upon A Time)

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Once Upon A Time’s Snow White and Prince Charming are unsurpassed — the ultimate fairytale couple. Plain and simple. In a world this cruel, we all need a good cheesy couple to love through and through. There’s so much purity and warmth in this couple, it’s nice to see something so wonderful all the time. They’re the embodiment of true love, and with the things they’ve gone through, they’ve proven that they’re unbreakable. Snow and Charming define everlasting; no matter what life throws at these two they’ll find a way to be together – to be one, in sickness, in health, and even after death attempts to part them. They overcame all obstacles and now literally share a heart. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas’ effortless chemistry and love always makes its way onto the screen thus making their scenes most beautiful. Their hearts beat to the same rhythm and it’s now stronger than ever – there’s no connection quite as powerful. The villains on this show should learn their lesson by now. At the end of the day, the purity in their love is the one thing that invokes the most hope in us. When two people who love one another as much as they do create a family, then you best believe it’ll be the strongest in the world – the impossibilities are achievable and day by day, their adoration grows stronger. It’s always gorgeous to watch them take on everything with grace and love – sprinkling their kindness onto the world because the love they found in one another and their children has changed and inspired them in ways nothing in the world could.

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Heartening Inspiration: Girl Meets Rileytown

A special review, for an immaculately special TV episode.

If I’m being perfectly honest, I wasn’t expecting to like Girl Meets World. I wasn’t even going to give it a chance because how could it possibly measure up to the greatness we’ve been exposed to in Boy Meets World? How could it come close to the series so many of us have grown up with? I’m proud to have looked past my ridiculous expectations because giving this series a try was one of the most wonderful decisions I’ve made. We could all use a little happy and cheesy fun from time to time. There will never be a series that could possibly top or come close to Boy Meets World, everyone knows this; however, “Girl Meets Rileytown” is an episode unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Whether you’re a fan of the series or not, I fervently encourage you to give this episode the chance to bring a little light into your life.

Riley Matthews, like all of us is a tiny little weirdo with a world inside her head. And when we’re younger, it’s not always easy to love each and every one of our quirks — especially when we’re mocked because of them. Girl Meets World is full of incredibly gifted stars and this episode gave each of them the opportunity to exhibit a wide range of emotions. I was and still am completely speechless.

We live in a frighteningly negative world where it’s somehow “cool” to be careless and mean. Passionate people are perceived as bizarre and differences aren’t celebrated enough. I hope those who’ve watched this episode allow themselves to be inspired because if we don’t take care of each other and ourselves, we’ll all fall apart.

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Once Upon A Time 5×01 “The Dark Swan” Recap

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Here we go again with glitches in our memories, new places, and the fight to make sure good always win. In other words: the recipe which makes Once Upon A Time extraordinary.

Due to the fact that the episode wasn’t shown in its usual flashback/present day form, we’ll just dive straight into covering matters we feel are most important. First things first, we’d be lying if we said we were excited for Emma Swan to turn dark, in fact, what we’re most excited for is Jennifer Morrison’s inimitable performances. We like savior/sheriff Emma a lot — she’s our favorite. However, even though we aren’t exactly a fan of what’s going on, count on these impeccable groups of writers to make sure we’re intrigued from beginning to end. “The Dark Swan” was a solid, excellent premiere that’s left us on the edge of our seats for the rest of the season.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 8

25 Love Stories 8/25
Julian Baker and Brooke Davis (One Tree Hill)

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There’s treasure in this relationship — something unexplainably beautiful that’s been waiting to be found for years and years. I didn’t really have any favorite characters on One Tree Hill until about season two and that’s when Brooke Davis became the one person whose happiness I wanted most. I’ll save talking about her growth for when it’s time to do individual characters, but life screwed her over and the world misunderstood her most. Brooke Davis has always been more than a pretty face, she’s more than just a pretentious cheerleader: she’s ambitious and compassionate in ways so inspiring, the man who stood by her side had to be incomparable. It wasn’t until Julian began showing just how much he cares to know more about her story, where I began to actively root for them. At the end of the day, no man has ever come close to truly deserving Brooke Davis. It’s key to note that at the end of the day, the greatest relationships are the ones that effortlessly heal all wounds while simultaneously challenging their partners in all the best ways. Love’s an outrageous mess wrapped beautifully in a bow of infinite possibilities: a safe place where both strengths and vulnerabilities are welcomed. It’s a whirlwind of emotions and hard work, but it’s the boldest risk that’s taken day by day with an admirable openness and unwavering adoration.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 7

25 Love Stories 7/25
Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation)

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Parks and Recreation quickly became one of my favorite shows because of how unapologetically feminist it is. And the most glorious element of the series isn’t just how much the ladies appreciate one another, but how the men are fully aware of the fact that their surroundings are their equals. Ben Wyatt not only loves Leslie Knope for all that she is, but he’s completely and fervently supportive of her dreams and that alone is indescribably beautiful. Ben and Leslie’s relationship reminds viewers that sometimes the biggest risks give us the greatest outcomes in life. Their love also serves as a pivotal reminder that it’s key to wait for someone who’ll not only grow wildflowers in your heart, but to wait for someone who’ll never once question your dreams and aspirations.

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Nashville 4×01 “Can’t Let Go” Recap

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Tonight’s premiere was engaging, but the drama that’s to come in the following weeks will undoubtedly be better.

Episode Summary: Beverly’s suffered through an aneurism. Juliette still hasn’t confronted her postpartum depression. Avery moves in with Gunnar and Will. Will’s career’s been put on pause after he publicly came out. Scarlett tells Caleb she loves him. Maddie refuses to believe Teddy’s innocent while Daphne holds on to the hope that her father will come home soon. Oh, and Deacon hasn’t died — thankfully. Although let’s be real is anyone surprised?

Review | Analysis: I’ve missed the ridiculous drama in Nashville, but mostly I’ve missed having such a powerful female figure like Rayna Jaymes on my screen. I shouldn’t ever question if I could possibly love her more because clearly the answer is always yes. And while tonight’s episode caught us up on everyone, I was mostly floored by her continuous dedication to people. Essentially most of the episode was great, but I could’ve definitely done without the overly dramatic moments like Deacon and Rayna staring at empty beds. Your other half’s not dead, y’all.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 6

25 Love Stories 6/25
Chuck Bartowski and Sarah Walker (Chuck)

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Let it be known before any of this begins that Chuck Bartowski is my ideal fictional boyfriend in every single way. (That Sarah Walker’s a lucky lady.) Chuck isn’t a series about love, but an enormous part of what makes it so special is the development between Chuck and Sarah. From their very first, sincere meeting at the beach to their explosive first kiss, watching them slowly, but fervently fall in love with one another has been the icing on top of an already wonderful show. To be frank, I’m an absolute fan of the way couples generally get together in Spy/Cop show dramas — there’s just something ridiculously fascinating about the undercover lovers trope. (I mean, seriously though. I’m obsessed with it.) Chuck and Sarah do a lot of going back and forth until “Chuck vs The Other Guy” (s3e13), but when they finally get together, their loves is incomparable. It’s not often the nerdy guy gets the most beautiful girl on television, but what’s always been the most wonderful detail in their relationship is the fact that Sarah falls in love Chuck Bartowski the man, not the spy, and Chuck falls for Sarah Walker, the woman behind the tough exterior.

Chuck and Sarah aren’t an easy couple for me to write about, there’s so much to them that I love and not enough words. There’s no way I can write about all my favorite scenes without us ending up at 3219 pages; however, there are moments that I’ve always felt defined them most gorgeously — moments that have made me cry tears of joy and thereby, landing them the number six spot on this list.

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Graceland 3×13 “No Old Tigers” Recap

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“No Old Tigers” should proudly wear a headline that reads: “there will be tears.”

Episode Summary: Briggs takes Ari’s life into his own hands. Jakes leaves Graceland. Mike signs off on the Sarkissian report and allows Gusti to go free. Everyone’s torn up by their actions but at the end of the day, if there’s a season four, we can be certain the house will have a lot of talking to do.

Review | Analysis: Presumably we were all to be extremely shocked by the finale; however, I didn’t find myself gasping one bit. I suppose this is largely due to the fact that I’ve seen way too many TV series dealing with similar storylines. That said, while I’m slightly underwhelmed with the turn of events, “No Old Tigers” was an exceptional episode featuring some of the most jaw dropping performances. Where’s Brandon Jay McLaren’s Emmy?!

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 5

25 Love Stories 5/25
Chandler Bing and Monica Geller (F.R.I.E.N.D.S)

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To this day, there are few TV moments that are as exciting as the times Monica and Chandler were sneaking off from their friends in order to be together. And to this day, it’s the most beautiful story of two people who’ve known each other their whole lives, realizing they’re actually perfect for each other.

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Graceland 3×12 “Dog Catches Car” Recap

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Still no idea what’s happening on the show. Anyone else?

Episode Summary: Johnny shoots Briggs. Mike punches Briggs. Martun tries to blow everyone up with fake gas. Gusti remains tied to a car. A drunken Charlie starts to believe everything she’s been through was for nothing. Jakes hides all the money he stole from a vault under his mattress then leaves the room where Courtney finds it. Paige and Mike finally bust Martun, but with Ari still remaining we can be certain things will be insane.

Review | Analysis: At the very least tonight’s episode focused heavily on our main characters and that alone makes me a happy viewer. However, the agonizing wait until next week’s finale is already dreadful. We’re essentially back to square one where it’s unclear to who to trust and there’s definitely more than meets the eye. At any rate, “Dog Catches Car” featured some incredibly raw moments that are long overdue. It’s always best to see moments of character growth done tastefully rather than having trivial matters glossed over for the sake of an exciting plot.

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