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Recently, I’ve been feeling very inspired by the women in my life, including the TV characters I idolize on TV.
Many of these ladies represent strong, fierce and inspiring characters that are challenging the status quo and changing the conversation around women; fighting for, empowering and championing them in various situations.
And subsequently, they are changing the game while still finding a way to remain fashionable.
This is what I’d like to call a #BossBabe.
Did you know Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope was the first African-American female lead in a network drama in almost 40 years? Boss.
And while we still have a ways to go — 42% of major characters on broadcast, streaming and cable networks were women in 2017 — it’s a step in the right direction.
Best of all, their portrayals are rooted in reality. Despite their “dream jobs,” they encounter setbacks, navigate the challenges and normalize the burnout we all feel too often in our daily lives.
So, befriend these ladies and you’ll find they are relatable but also, an inspiration to crush it in both your personal and professional life.

1. Younger

 Younger

Younger tackles the ageist job market in New York City. Starting a new career is always difficult, but the older you get, the more you realize that the opportunities are scarcer. In fact, that’s what Liza, a newly-divorced single mom hoping to re-enter the publishing world at 40, quickly realizes.

After getting mistaken for a 26-year-old at a bar, she decides to keep up the rouse and finds herself unexpectedly re-living her 20s and befriending some kickass women. Love, lust, flings, secrecy, and sometimes questionable fashion make this one enticing show. The men aren’t too shabby either.

2. Scandal

Scandal

When Scandal first premiered, it was revolutionary mainly because of Olivia Pope, a powerful, intelligent and inspiring black woman. Olivia Pope quickly became a household name, and even if you’ve never seen an episode, you know who she is. Although the series lost its way roughly around season four, Olivia has always remained a focal point; a fixer, leader, game-changer and wearer of the White Hat In DC.

She went from running her own crisis management company to running all of DC! And best of all, she’s unapologetic. She goes with her gut and she gets it done, whatever “it” may be. And she doesn’t let any man or any relationship drama get in her way. So grab yourself a long-stemmed wine glass, pour yourself some red wine, grab a bowl of popcorn, and start binging.

3. The Bold Type

The Bold Type

This isn’t just your average TV show about the magazine industry. Besties Jane, Kat and Sutton lean on each other as they try to navigate life and find their own voices at Scarlet, the fictional international magazine based on real-life Cosmopolitan.

Though it may be sweetened up for television — their measly salaries would never afford them that wardrobe or those apartments — it deals with real issues that affect millennials; LGBTQ rights, restructuring in workplaces, climbing up the corporate ladder, terrible job markets, sleeping with co-workers, etc. They also find a role model in their boss, Jacqueline, whose character is loosely based on the former Cosmo editor-in-chief, Joanna Coles. In a world where women get pitted against each other, it’s nice to see a show where they lift and mentor each other instead.

4. Good Girls

Good Girls

Good Girls is the result of what happens when women push back and reclaim their power. Unfortunately, in this instance, it lands protagonists Beth, Ruby and Annie, into more trouble than before as they embark on a life of crime.

Think Bad Moms blended with Breaking Bad with a hint of every suburban mom. None of what they are doing is okay, but it’s refreshing to see women step up and take care of their families rather than relying on the men to save them. They walk a very thin line between hero and anti-hero and though you question their decisions, you know there’s a method to their madness. Trust us, it’s guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.

5. Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl

Manhattan’s elite were some of the first to teach us how to embraces ourselves in the face of social media scrutiny. The series kicked off in 2007 when Myspace was still considered the largest social media network before it was replaced by Facebook.

It was also a female world with the male cast acting as the supporting cast. Blair and Serena weren’t always morally righteous, but they embodied core values, class and an ambition that helped them navigate the business world. And by the end of the series, most of them grew into decent human beings, all things considered.

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Best Halloween Episodes from the 90s and Early 00s

Halloween is a time for shrieks, thrills, and Halloween-themed episodes.

But what’s better (and spookier) than 90s Halloween fun? Absolutely nothing.

So, we’ve put together a list of spooktacular throwback episodes to kick off your fall celebrations!

Get your witches brew, candy corn, and pumpkin pie ready and get to viewing. And maybe don’t look under the bed… BOO!

Boy Meets World

“He said what all killers say. He wants to come here. He wants to kill us. He wants us to wait right here.”– Eric Matthews.    

 Boy Meets World basically defines our childhood. When the gang finds themselves all alone during detention, weird things begin happening. 

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Sabrina the Teenage Witch had plenty of Halloween episodes that were SO good, we had trouble picking just one favorite so we opted for season 3’s “Good Will Haunting” in which Hilda and Zelda attend their Aunt Beulah’s Halloween party at an asylum. Back at home, Sabrina’s party is terrorized by a talking doll from the Other Realm.

 

Friends

Streaming Friends episodes is a favorite past time. No episode is as classic as “The One With the Halloween Party” when Monica throws a Halloween party!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy was one of the most iconic shows of the 90s, but the best Halloween episode featured all of the characters turning into real-life versions of their costumes was terrifyingly fantastic. Dust off those DVD collections and sink your teeth into this episode… pun intended.

 

How I Met Your Mother

One word- slutty pumpkin. Yes, this How I Met Your Mother Halloween installment has everything you’d watch from a classic Halloween episode including a Halloween costume party and Ted longing for his lost love. 

Home Improvement

 Jonathan Taylor Thomas was everyone’s first crush. This Home Improvement episode “The Haunting of Taylor House” found Tim and Jill building a haunted house for Brad’s party.

Smart Guy

“Diary of a Mad Schoolgirl” isn’t technically a Halloween episode, but it sure has the elements as TJ explains Lizzie Borden to his classmate and Mo reads a girl’s diary to find out she’s super obsessed with him and wants to take him to the cemetery to meet her dead grandmother. Yikes. 

That 70s Show

The crew visits their abandoned and burned-down grammar school, which may just be haunted.
 

Lizzie McGuire

Poor Kate believes that a prop for a horror movie has turned her friends into zombies!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ALL OF US AT CRAVEYOUTV! 

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‘Emily in Paris’ on Netflix is Going to be Your Fall TV Obsession – Watch the Trailer!

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Emily in Paris is Your New Fall TV Obsession

Streaming services have been a saving grace when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. 

As all TV show and film productions shut down in mid-March and are slowly beginning to ramp up, the usual slate of programming that we look forward to in the fall might not be available to us. 

Yes, many networks are feeling confident that coronavirus will dwindle enough for them to film some episodes, but the reality is, it might be a long time before our favorite sitcoms and dramas return to “normal”… whatever that is these days. 

So, as we chill out at home, the need for new TV shows to watch is growing. And if you live alone or are simply socially distanced from your friends, you might be looking for a cast of independent, funny, like-minded women to befriend from the comfort of your couch. 

If that’s the case, Darren Star’s new series, Emily in Paris is going to be your new fall obsession. 

If the name Darren Star sounds familiar to you, that’s because he’s the genius behind some cult hits like Beverly Hills, 90210 and Sex and the City.

The new Netflix series, which was originally supposed to air on Paramount, aims to fill the void left behind by Younger, another Star show that has unfortunately delayed production and its highly-anticipated season due to the pandemic. 

Why Isn’t ‘Younger’ Season 7 Returning This Summer?

You don’t need a synopsis to gauge what Emily in Paris is going to be about — the title says it all. Emily, a 20-something marketing professional from Chicago snags a dream job in France and begins her European adventure. 

Alright, fine… here’s the official synopsis:

Emily, an ambitious twenty-something marketing executive from Chicago, unexpectedly lands her dream job in Paris when her company acquires a French luxury marketing company — and she is tasked with revamping their social media strategy. Emily’s new life in Paris is filled with intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as she juggles winning over her work colleagues, making friends, and navigating new romances. 

The show will not only fill the void of many other bold babe shows that are currently on hiatus but since the entire series was filmed on location in Paris, it’ll also fill that travel void while likely providing travel inspiration for when the world opens back up again. 

If you’ve ever tuned in to any of Star’s shows, you know that in addition to powerful female leads that are career-oriented and rely on their friends to navigate life, the characters are also trendy and stylish boasting some of the best designer pieces and giving you plenty of fashion inspo in case you’re looking for a closet revamp or maybe to invest in some staple pieces. 

Lily Collins, who will step into Emily’s pumps, is already embracing the fashion-aspect by channeling her inner Carrie Bradshaw on Twitter. 

Collins not only stars as the titular character, but she’ll also serve as a producer on the series. She posted a still from the series on Instagram saying that the series comes at the perfect time as she’s missing “friends, working, traveling, and especially Paris.”

Broadway’s Ashley Park will star as Mindy Chen, also a 20-something navigating life in Paris who becomes Emily’s confidant, while Kate Walsh stars as Emily’s co-worker from Chicago. 

Even without watching the series, I know that my biggest complaint will be that the episodes are only a half-hour each, which has been everyone’s biggest gripe when it comes to Younger.

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Today marks the last day of filming in Paris. I cannot believe my time here as Emily is over but I know it won’t be the last. I am eternally grateful for the entire @emilyinparis cast and crew for making this adventure pure magic. It has been the experience of a lifetime and I will never ever forget it. Playing Emily these past 64 days has brought me such happiness. I’m beyond proud of what we’ve created and I cannot wait to share her journey with you all. Merci @starmandarren for giving me this opportunity. Paris truly has changed me forever. I may have one more city to go until I am officially finished but I am so sad to bid adieu to this city of love. You’ve certainly filled up my heart in more ways than I could have ever imagined…

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31 Nights of Halloween Schedule 2020

Happy September aka the start of spooky season. It’s the month where Freeform gears up to put a spell on you with it’s upcoming 31 Nights of Halloween 

With fall decorations decking the aisles of your favorite stores and the pumpkin spice latte back on the menu, it only makes sense that Freeform released its Halloween schedule. 

The season will officially kickoff on October 1 with Hocus Pocus, obviously.

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It will conclude on Halloween with Hocus Pocus and Ghostbusters

Other classics on the schedule include Casper, Scream and Scream 2, Halloweentown, and Sleepy Hollow. New additions this year include 2016’s Ghostbusters and the second and third Hotel Transylvania. 

Spooky season has arrived. Check out the lineup for Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween. Get the FULL SCHEDULE here: https://bit.ly/2QLiJQA

Posted by 31 Nights of Halloween on Tuesday, September 1, 2020

There will also be a drive-through experiences for those living in Los Angeles called “Freeform’s Halloween Road.”

Fans will be able to experience their favorite movies (many from the lineup) from the comfort of their own vehicles. The official website notes: “Drive-thru (if you dare) the world’s of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, and other spooktacular surprises filled with games, performances, and more.

The free event (reservations needed) will take place from October 2 through October 4. More info right here.

 

Here’s the full Freeform schedule: 

Thursday, Oct. 1
12:30 p.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
3:00 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
5:00 p.m. — Casper (1995)
7:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
9:00 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
12:00 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Friday, Oct. 2
11:00 a.m. — The Goonies
1:30 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
3:05 p.m. — Casper (1995)
5:10 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
7:15 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
8:55 p.m. — Beetlejuice
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 3
7:00 a.m. — Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins
7:30 a.m. — The Goonies
10:00 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
12:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
3:05 p.m. — Beetlejuice
5:10 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
7:20 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
9:25 p.m. — Addams Family Values
11:30 p.m. — The Craft

Sunday, Oct. 4
7:00 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
9:30 a.m. — Ghostbusters II
12:00 p.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
2:05 p.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
3:05 p.m. — Casper (1995)
5:10 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
7:15 p.m. — Addams Family Values
9:20 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
11:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)

Monday, Oct. 5
11:30 a.m. — Casper (1995)
1:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
4:00 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
6:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
9:00 p.m. — Beetlejuice
12:00 a.m. — Boxtrolls

Tuesday, Oct. 6
11:00 a.m. — Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
1:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
4:00 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
6:30 p.m. — Beetlejuice
8:30 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
12:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Wednesday, Oct. 7
11:00 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:00 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
2:00 p.m. — Matilda
4:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
6:00 p.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”
12:00 a.m. — Jumanji (1995)

Thursday, Oct. 8
12:00 p.m. — Matilda
2:00 p.m. — Jumanji (1995)
4:30 p.m. — Goosebumps (2015)
7:00 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
9:00 p.m. — Addams Family Values
12:00 a.m. — Warm Bodies

Friday, Oct. 9
11:30 a.m. — The Mummy (1999)
2:20 p.m. — Goosebumps (2015)
4:45 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
6:50 p.m. — Addams Family Values
8:55 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 10
7:00 a.m. — The Mummy (1999)
10:00 a.m. — The Mummy Returns
1:05 p.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”
3:35 p.m. — Casper (1995)
5:40 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
7:45 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2  Freeform Premiere
9:50 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation  Freeform Premiere
12:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Sunday, Oct. 11
7:00 a.m. — The Mummy Returns
10:05 a.m. — Casper (1995)
12:10 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
1:50 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
3:30 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania
5:35 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
7:40 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
9:50 p.m. — Twitches
11:55 p.m. — Twitches Too

Monday, Oct. 12
7:00 a.m. — The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor – Freeform Premiere
12:30 p.m. — Halloweentown
2:30 p.m. — Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
4:30 p.m. — Scared Shrekless
5:00 p.m. — Shrek
7:00 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
9:00 p.m. — Addams Family Values
12:00 a.m. — The Scorpion King – Freeform Premiere

Tuesday, Oct. 13
11:00 a.m. — The Goonies
1:35 p.m. — Scared Shrekless
2:05 p.m. — Shrek
4:10 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
6:15 p.m. — Addams Family Values
8:20 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
12:00 a.m. — Casper (1995)

Wednesday, Oct. 14
1:00 p.m. — Casper (1995)
3:00 p.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”
9:00 p.m. — Beetlejuice
12:00 a.m. — Boxtrolls

Thursday, Oct. 15
7:00 a.m. — Scream 3
11:00 a.m. — Jumanji (1995)
1:30 p.m. — Beetlejuice
3:30 p.m. — Scream
6:00 p.m. — Scream 2
8:30 p.m. — The Craft
12:00 a.m. — Jumanji (1995)

Friday, Oct. 16
11:30 a.m. — The Craft
2:00 p.m. — Matilda
4:00 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
6:00 p.m. — Toy Story of TERROR! (Disney-Pixar)
6:30 p.m. — Monsters, Inc. (Disney-Pixar)
8:30 p.m. — Monsters University (Disney-Pixar)
12:00 a.m. — Toy Story of TERROR! (Disney-Pixar)
12:30 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 17
7:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
8:55 a.m. — Matilda
10:55 a.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:35 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
3:05 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
5:40 p.m. — Beetlejuice
7:45 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
9:55 p.m. — Halloweentown
12:00 a.m. — Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge

Sunday, Oct. 18
7:00 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
9:30 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”
11:00 a.m. — Twitches
1:05 p.m. — Twitches Too
3:05 p.m. — Beetlejuice
5:10 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
7:20 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
9:25 p.m. — Addams Family Values
11:30 p.m. — Gremlins

Monday, Oct. 19
11:00 a.m. — Matilda
1:00 p.m. — Gremlins
3:30 p.m. — Casper (1995)
5:30 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
7:30 p.m. — Addams Family Values
9:30 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
12:00 a.m — Matilda

Tuesday, Oct. 20
11:00 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
1:00 p.m. — Casper (1995)
3:00 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
5:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
8:00 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
12:00 a.m. — Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Wednesday, Oct. 21
11:00 a.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
1:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
4:00 p.m. — Ghostbuster II
6:30 p.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Thursday, Oct. 22
11:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
12:35 p.m. — Jumanji (1995)
2:35 p.m. — The Mummy (1999)
5:45 p.m. — The Mummy Returns
8:55 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
12:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Friday, Oct. 23
11:00 a.m. — Jumanji (1995)
1:30 p.m. — Scream
4:00 p.m. — Scream 2
6:30 p.m. — Beetlejuice
8:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 24
7:00 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
8:00 a.m. — Halloweentown
10:05 a.m. — Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
12:05 p.m. — Beetlejuice
2:10 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
4:40 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
6:50 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 p.m. — Addams Family Values
11:00 p.m. — Ghostbusters (2016) – Freeform Premiere

Sunday, Oct. 25
7:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
9:00 a.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
11:30 a.m. — The Craft
2:00 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
4:05 p.m. — Addams Family Values
6:10 p.m. — Ghostbusters (2016)
9:20 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
11:30 p.m. — The Craft

Monday, Oct. 26
11:00 a.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
1:00 p.m. — Casper (1995)
3:00 p.m. — Twitches
5:00 p.m. — Twitches Too
7:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
9:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Tuesday, Oct. 27
11:00 a.m. — Casper (1995)
1:00 p.m. — Scared Shrekless
1:30 p.m. — Jumanji (1995)
4:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 2
6:00 p.m. — Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
8:00 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Wednesday, Oct. 28
12:00 p.m. — Jumanji (1995)
2:30 p.m. — Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
4:30 p.m. — Matilda
6:30 p.m. — Monsters, Inc. (Disney-Pixar)
8:30 p.m. — Monsters University (Disney-Pixar)
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Thursday, Oct. 29
12:00 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)
2:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters II
5:00 p.m. — Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
6:30 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
9:00 p.m. — Beetlejuice
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Friday, Oct. 30
11:00 a.m. — Decorating Disney: Halloween Magic
12:05 p.m. — Sleepy Hollow (1999)
2:35 p.m. — Beetlejuice
4:40 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
6:50 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
8:55 p.m. — Addams Family Values
12:00 a.m. — The Simpsons, “Treehouse of Horror”

Saturday, Oct. 31
7:00 a.m. — Twitches
9:00 a.m. — Twitches Too
11:00 a.m. — Halloweentown
1:00 p.m. — Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
3:00 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
5:10 p.m. — The Addams Family (1991)
7:15 p.m. — Addams Family Values
9:20 p.m. — Hocus Pocus
11:30 p.m. — Ghostbusters (1984)

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