2017 Year-End Reviews: 10 Relationships

The story of Adam and Eve is probably one of my least favorites in the Bible; however, the factual idea behind it is something I could never let go of. It’s this idea that human beings aren’t designed to be alone. We aren’t meant to live alone — we are meant to interact, we are meant to grow, learn, laugh, cry, and love with other human beings who may either be just like us, or our complete opposites. And that’s why writing about relationships will always be my favorite topic as a writer — there’s something so marvelous and raw about the connections we have with other people — whether they’re platonic or romantic, they matter, and they shape us in ways we can never truly describe.

Also, be sure to check out our Series of the Year | Stranger Things article, as the number one performances, characters, relationships, and moments are all featured there first. They deserved their own special tribute. (There are a lot of things I appreciate about Stranger Things, but it’s the relationships, the pure, indescribable bonds that have profoundly resonated with me to core and have made me cry the happiest tears too many times. They’re now number one for me, of all time. Yes, of all time.)

As always, my beautiful, remarkably wise friends Katie (Nerdy Girl Notes) and Heather (TV Examined) have a number of phenomenal choices for their Best of 2017 reviews. Be sure to head on over there stat.

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This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

October 15-21
“HalloVeen” | Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Another incredible week of television passed us by with an emotional episode of Madam Secretary, a powerful hour of This is Us, a hilarious episode of Black-ish, The Mayor continuing to build itself up wonderfully, Riverdale raising the stakes higher, and Superstore took on bullying in a genius manner. However, it was Brooklyn Nine-Nine that made me burst into the happiest tears multiple times at the airport. If anyone was wondering whether I was okay, the answer is more than. Continue reading

This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

October 1-7
“The Big House Part II” | Brooklyn Nine Nine

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It’s been a week of stellar premieres and enthralling episodes starting with Sunday’s remarkably sweet Chesapeake Shores, Tuesday’s premiere of Black-ish, the debut of The Mayor, another emotional episode of This is Usand Thursday’s incredible episode of Superstore. But it was Brooklyn Nine Nine’s second episode into the season that I can’t stop thinking about.

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Spring ’17 Finale Roundup | Week III

| May 14-28 |

We’re almost there, friends — the end of an incredible, jaw-dropping spring season. The last two weeks have displayed partnerships at their finest with Once Upon A TimeChicago P.D., Madam Secretary, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

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This Week’s Most Exquisite TV Moment

April 30-May 6
“Moo Moo” | Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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We went into another fantastic week of television with an emotional episode of Once Upon A TimeAn intriguing hour of Madam Secretary. The Americans allowing us to see into the life of a character we’ve missed. Prison Break’s escape. Chicago P.D.‘s riveting hour of exceptional story telling. Black-ish presenting us with the fantastic spin-off Pilot that’d follow Zoey into college. And Superstore’s finale gave us an emotional, thrilling storm. But it was Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Moo Moo” that I can’t stop thinking about it.

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#100DaysofFanFavorites | Day 30

25 Nearest and Dearest 21/25
The 99th Precinct (Brooklyn Nine Nine)

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First and foremost, if you happen upon this without having watched a single episode of FOX’s Brooklyn Nine Nine, do yourself a massive favor by closing your browser and watch the pilot. And while I’m not sure how it works for others, usually when it comes to comedies, I personally need at least six episodes to determine whether or not it’s my cup of tea.This is without a single doubt, the very first comedy that had me hooked since the very first episode. Brooklyn Nine Nine is a gift for countless reasons, but mainly it’s a series with some of the most incredible and engaging friendships. And Brooklyn Nine Nine does an especially remarkable job focusing on the interpersonal dynamics while fortifying the entire unit as a team. Most importantly, as all great friendships, their loyalty to one another is a constant light which stands out beautifully.

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Spring ’16 Finale Roundup: Week One

| March 20 – April 23 |

Heartland, Brooklyn Nine Nine, When Calls the Heart, and in a sense, Fuller House have ended for the remainder of the season leaving us with plenty of great material to discuss. And for some of these shows, we’ve been waiting a while to talk about them. Pretty much an entire month.

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