Dear Freeform, Stop Canceling ALL Of Your Good Shows, PLEASE

Dear Freeform, Stop Canceling ALL Of Your Good Shows, PLEASE

Freeform/ABC Family has canceled so many shows that were more accurate and true to life than any other channel, or at least it feels that way.
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Ah, good ol' Freeform or ABC Family as most millennials know it as. The change was supposedly made to reflect its edgier content, but quite frankly, I don't care about if the name represents the channel. What I care about are ALL OF THE CANCELLED SHOWS!

Freeform/ABC Family has canceled so many shows that were more accurate and true to life than any other channel, or at least it feels that way. Here are just a few shows that were canceled way before they should have been.

1. "Recovery Road"

"Recovery Road" was actually my favorite tv show from ABC Family/Freeform ever. It followed Maddie Graham, a teenager who is sent to a sober living facility to combat her alcohol addiction. She had to learn how to navigate sober living while also trying to be a normal teenager at school. She even falls in love with another one of her housemates, Wes, during the show's one season run.

The series showed the ins and outs of those struggling to stay sober and it felt like a relatable show for those who may have been in the same situation as the characters or have watched those close to them fight these same battles. It also featured Daniel Franzese — AKA the guy who played Damian in "Mean Girls" and Kyla Pratt who voiced Penny Proud in "The Proud Family." For those who have seen this show, you know what I'm talking about when I say the last episode of the season had the biggest cliffhanger ever. Thanks, Freeform, guess I'll never know what happens.

2. "Huge"

For once, there was a show that didn't center around stick-thin model like actors and actresses. This show narrated the lives of six teens who were at a weight loss camp for the summer. Considering more than one-third of adults struggle with obesity in America, this show showed what it was like to wake up and, at times, hate yourself because of your weight as well as the struggles people go through when they see themselves that way.

The show saw a lot of success in its one season, and one of the lead actresses, Nikki Blonksy, was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role in the show. In an interview, Blonksky even admits that she was blindsided by the choice to cancel the show and said, "We were the first plus-size cast, I think, ever, in Hollywood history. I just think it’s kind of sad that TV stations are a little scared of having such a different show with such different people."

3. "Jane By Design"

Admittedly, this show wasn't quite as serious as the above two shows, but it was a great show, nonetheless! This show followed Jane, who is mistaken for a 20-something-year-old young professional who is working in the fashion industry. Unfortunately, this only lasted one season. Instead of renewing a fun show about a young girl finding herself, they renewed "The Secret Life Of The American Teenager," which, yes, I did in fact watch, but, nonetheless, it was basically a teen soap opera that ran for like four too many seasons.

4. "Chasing Life"

This show, like number one and number two, was more serious — following the life of aspiring journalist, April Carver. In the first episode, it is revealed that April is diagnosed with cancer and it follows her as she struggles to tell her loved ones about her diagnosis, goes through treatment and attempts to live a normal life as long as possible. While this show at least lasted two seasons before being canceled, it was still canceled way too soon. There aren't many shows that feature a main character who is on the edge of life or death in such a realistic way. There's even a major plot twist with one of April's love interests that leaves a huge hole in the viewers' hearts.

5. "10 Things I Hate About You"

This show was based on the movie of the same name. Following the lives of Kate and Biana, aka the epitome of polar opposite sisters, was a lot of fun. Plus, Lindsey Shaw played one of the sisters. She is well-known for playing Moze in "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide!" The show, like many other greats, was canceled after one season and with that cancelation, holds a whole slew of cliffhangers.

6. "Bunheads"

While I was almost turned off from this show because of its title, I'm glad I gave it a shot! This follows Michelle as she starts working at a dance school. Michelle meets a few of the school's dancers who all have their individual struggles and they all benefit from her knowledge and look to her for advice. It was a great coming of age type story with a strong mentor-based role! This show was also canceled after one season. It was created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, who is infamous for the show "Gilmore Girls" as well as featured Kelly Bishop from "Gilmore Girls."

Thanks, Freeform/ABC Family — I guess I'll sit around continuing to wonder what happened to my favorite characters.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right
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In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"


35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?


39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"


I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

Cover Image Credit: Vine

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7 Random Thoughts And Deep Realizations I've Had As A Big Sister

Lessons that sisterhood has taught me.

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I've been a big sister for about 15 years now, and my little sister has indirectly caused me to think about myriad things. Here are just a few that others can surely relate to.

1. I basically got the beta version of Mom and Dad's parenting, while my little sister gets the release version.

2. I'm supposed to be my sibling's role model, but I'm a mess who has no idea what I'm doing. Surely there's someone more qualified out there.

3. I don't pick on my sister because I hate her, I pick on her because that's my God-given right.

4. It's not that my sibling is babied by my parents, it's just that they are treating me like an adult.

5. I'm told I was originally super excited to have a little sister, I wonder what changed. Like what could my sister have done as a baby or toddler that made me go, "no I'm pretty much done with you."

6. Where's my thank you for not making teachers hate my sister solely on the grounds that we're related?

7. Hypothetically, would I like you more if we were full sisters, or do I only dislike you half as much as I could since we're half sisters?

I wouldn't replace my sister with anyone else in the world, I can't wait to see what else she helps me to realize as we get older. She's slow to get the joke, stubborn and is a little tone-deaf, but she puts up with an overly sarcastic, equally tone-deaf me, and I love her.

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