'Everything Sucks' Deserved A Second Season

'Everything Sucks' Deserved A Second Season

It is all that and a bag of chips, which means it should have continued on.

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In February 2018, Netflix premiered its coming-of-age television show "Everything Sucks." The show has made a huge impact on my life because of how it explored many things that high school teenagers go through but in a 90s setting. Here are 10 key points that gave the show such a great edge.

1. Kate and Emmaline's relationship

Since the beginning of the series, Kate had a crush on Emaline. Eventually, they share a kiss and express their feelings toward one another. Because they have a newfound love, the show writers could have explored the many ups and downs of their taboo relationship. Sadly, they did not have a chance to. On the bright side, the series ended with them ending up with each other and I am eternally grateful.

2. The music 

From Tori Amos to Oasis, this show paid homage to '90s music that we have loved or forgotten about. The soundtrack is beyond phenomenal and gave the show great value.

3. High school in the 1990s

Boring High School took us back to 1996 by its great depiction of the everyday high schooler. There were discmans, silly bands, and concerts where people were not recording on their phones. What is left in store for Boring High School's A.V. Club or Drama Club?

4. Oliver Schermerhorn's NYC dreams

Oliver has to be one of my favorite characters of all time because he has a vibe of a guy that is confident and always fights for what he wants. Before completing the A.V. club's homemade alien invasion movie, Oliver gets on a bus on the way to New York City. Does he make it as a huge Broadway star? Does he return to Boring? At least he will be suave and cool while doing it.

5. Luke's enstranged father

Throughout the course of the show, Luke watched his dad's old tapes to gain inspiration. But during the final episode, Luke's returns and the screen goes to black before we know if Sherry and Luke answered the door. What happens afterward? Does his return cause drama for Ken and Sherry? Will Luke ever forgive him?

6. The actors are phenomenal

A show about teens played by teens? I approve that message. All the teen actors are shining stars and will make it far in Hollywood, especially Peyton Kennedy, the 14-year old actress who played Kate Messner.

7. Ken and Sherry

Ken Messner and Sherry O'Neil bring out the best in one another, and their relationship is very refreshing to see on the show. It was a twist to see how Luke's mother and Kate's dad end up together. What many adventures await for this adult couple? One may never know. All we have are the cute scenes like when they threw toilet paper at a house and swam at the high school's swimming pool.

8. Luke, Tyler, and McQuaid's friendship

If "Everything Sucks" had a second season, it could have continued to follow the high school lives of Luke, Tyler, and McQuaid. Their everyday conversations seemed to make them think and learn from each other. What would have been nice was to see them attend their first high school party, cause chaos around the school, first girlfriends, etc.

9. Exploration of teenage sexuality 

Kate's storyline of figuring out her sexuality is what made the show very special. It was an important feature in the show that Kate owns up to who she truly is. Kate admitting to Emaline that she has feelings for her was one of the most emotional and raw scenes that I have ever seen. "And then, tonight I looked at these people, and I thought maybe there's a future where I don't have to be a freak. Maybe I can be who I am and that's okay."

10.  Comedic, romantic, and riveting

All in all, this show made me feel many different emotions. There were moments where I laughed, cried, yelled, and smiled. Thoughout the season, I fell in love with each of the characters and saw their growth.

Though the show has been canceled, the impact it has left behind is monumental. All we can do is wonder what could have been with our favorite Boring High School students. May banana slug live on forever and we continue being each other's wonderwalls (Oasis reference, ya dig?).

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The Ultimate List Of 'One Tree Hill' Moments That Left Us Shook

There's only one Tree Hill.
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Late last semester, I was in desperate need of a new Netflix show to start watching. I casually inquired to my roommates if I should start watching "One Tree Hill." Both having watched the show before, and slightly horrified that I've never even seen a single episode, they wholeheartedly urged me to begin the emotional journey that is "One Tree Hill." The show is quite a doozy at nine seasons, but I powered through all the ridiculous, melodramatic, and, above all, ups and downs that the multitude of characters experience. I have way too many thoughts concerning this show, but here we go.

Here are some of the best things about this show:

1. Brooke & Peyton's Friendship

2.Haley & Nathan's First Kiss

3. The Cracker Jack Box Prize

4. The Boytoy Auction

5. Lucas and Nathan's Budding Friendship

6. Whitey's Tough Love And Wisdom

7. Jake Being The Best All-Around Guy

8. Lucas's Heartfelt Speech To Brooke In The Rain

9. Peyton Bonding With Her Biological Mother

10. Karen & Keith Getting Together

11. Mouth Being The Ultimate Friend

12. Haley & Nathan Renewing Their Vows

13. The Ravens Winning The Basketball Championship

14. Lucas Declaring His Love To Peyton

15. Haley & Nathan Having Jamie

16. The Heartfelt Farewell To The River Court After Graduating High School

17. The Transformation Of Brooke Davis

18. Brooke & Peyton Reuniting In Tree Hill

19. Haley & Nathan's Little Family

20. Quentin & Jamie

21. Lucas & Peyton Getting Back Together

22. Deb Knocking Nanny Carrie Out

23. The Dog Eating Dan's Heart

24. Lucas & Peyton Getting Married

25. Peyton & Lucas Having Sawyer

26. Nathan Getting Into The NBA

27. Brooke & Julian's Relationship

28. Clay & Quinn Getting Together

29. The Utah Trip

30. Brooke & Julian's Wedding

31. Lydia Scott Arriving

32. Brooke Telling Julian She's Pregnant

33. Jude & Davis Baker

34. Chase Being The Best Bar Manager

35. Chris Keller Returning

36. Keith Forgiving Dan

37. Clay & Quinn Getting Engaged

38. Clay & Quinn & Logan Becoming A Family

39. The Cast Singing Along To The Theme Song

40. This Iconic Line

"One Tree Hill" is definitely a show that gives you some serious feelings, and because of that, I think it's one of the best teen dramas ever made. Lucas, Nathan, Brooke, Peyton, Karen, Keith, Whitey, Jamie, Deb, Mouth, Skills, Clay, Quinn, Millie, Chase, Chris, and even Dan will always have a place in every OTH fan's heart. There is, after all, only one Tree Hill.



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'Shrill' Is A Giant Middle Finger To Unhealthy Body Image, Sexuality, And More

Aidy Bryant kicks off the pilot episode of her new show on Hulu with a bat of her eyelashes and middle finger to negative social standards.

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When I was scrolling through Facebook the other day looking for content to write about at work, I stumbled across a post about a new comedy show on Hulu called "Shrill." I didn't know much about it other than that it stars Aidy Bryant, who I love, and immediately put it on my radar.

As a quick premise, if you don't know who Aidy is, she stars on Saturday Night Live and is one of the most nonchalantly hilarious women in comedy. She's known for her effortless way in sliding in jokes under her breath and for being a downright awesome advocate for women. Tie that all together, and I knew the show would be iconic.

The start of the pilot episode gives you a warm feeling, almost a sense of familiarity. It has that same "this premise is going to be about women who live their lives for themselves," much to how I felt watching "Broad City" and "Girls." With the latter already ended and the former coming to its close, I was hoping a new show would come out, and "Shrill" seems to already be hitting more nails on the head.

Spoiler alerts ahead.

In the first episode, we see Aidy take on topics that are heavy, controversial and very transparent in nature.

First and foremost, she talks about her body image issues and how it plays a role in her relationships. Because of her plus-sized figure, she explained how she always used it to scrutinize every aspect of her life. How because she was always bigger, she felt the need to prove herself in other ways, like being constantly kind, giving and nice to everyone around her. Don't get me wrong, these are great attributes to have, but she realized that by constantly making sure everyone around her was happy, she lost herself in the process.

She stopped standing up for herself out of fear of creating a wake for other people. She stopped demanding more for her worth and settled for what could be good. And she stopped seeing herself as a person worthy of anything real outside of her weight. Her body constantly played a role in her choices and became shackles holding her down from making true actions throughout her life.

We see her ask for a job promotion and get humiliated in the process. It's not till the end of the episode when she realizes her worth that she begins to fight for herself, her goals and her future.

In the midst of it all is a man who she sleeps with and clearly wants more from him. She felt that because she had a man want her, she needed to do everything in her power to keep him around, which included allowing him to have sex with her without protection. In the process, she didn't realize that Plan B pills aren't applicable to anyone over 175 lbs and got pregnant as a result of it.

What a brave woman that Aidy Bryant is. Because also in this first episode, her character has an abortion as a way of claiming her truth and womanhood. She made a decision to terminate her pregnancy, and in this day and age of politics, that will absolutely come with its fair share of backlash.

But instead of the abortion being clueless, haste or uneducated, she shares the experience from an authentic perspective. She talks about claiming back her life and how she didn't have the procedure for anyone other than herself.

I can already hear pro-life advocates screaming at their TVs calling her selfish and inconsiderate of the baby, but what's impressive to me is that Aidy didn't care to go into more detail. In the show, she didn't feel the need to plead her case. She simply said it was for herself, and left it at that. With an understanding friend and supportive family, she knew it was all she needed to get through. I'm sure women everywhere felt the depth of this answer or lack thereof.

Without spoiling too much, we see her come to terms with tormentors in her life: her weight, the lack of respect from the man she sleeps with and the absurdity of the woman/trainer who pushes the narrative that in order to be a respectable human Aidy must lose weight.

It was a standard pilot episode in the archetypical timeline of it all: Woman has issues; woman has major life lesson; woman changes her perspective and the show kicks off to really begin in episode two. Although I've seen this plotline before, the actual content this one carries has me drawn in and eager to watch more. I'm curious to know what other hard-hitting topics the show will introduce in its 6 episodes, and I plan on writing a season recap/reaction to it all in the end.

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