WandaVision episode 8 could have been we told you so part 2 but regardless of the “we knew it moments,” “Previously on” took us on an emotional ride. More than once we found ourselves with tears in our eyes.
Agatha’s backstory was revealed. It is possible she was possessed by something or someone that taught her dark magic. Could that be Chthon or whoever inhabits the Darkhold? We think it is and that Agatha will be redeemed by the end of the show.
Agatha and Wanda walked us through Wanda’s life and although it was inevitable we ended up doing this it didn’t make it any less heartbreaking. In fact, it was sadder than we thought it was going to be. In a beautiful scene with Vision, we see the beginning of their love for one another as Vision tells her what is grief if not love persevering?
Hayward is a TOTAL jerk and other names we can’t use because this is a family-friendly podcast. We knew the footage of Wanda at SWORD wasn’t the real story, but now we get to see exactly what happened that day. And it was crushing.
We also shared our predictions for the final episode of WandaVision. From Wanda’s new suit to several cameo options, there are a lot of things that need to happen in only a 50-minute runtime.
What are your finale theories? Tag us on social and let us know.
WandaVision Episode 7 kept us on the edge of our seats the entire time. Monica coming into her own, the twins, Agnes, and Vision’s Jim Halpert camera look? Breaking the Fourth Wall had it all and we cannot wait to discuss our latest theories.
Spoiler warning if you have not watched WandaVision Episode 7.
WandaVision Episode 7 Breakdown
Episode 7 of WandaVision had a lot of I told you so moments for us which didn’t make them any less satisfying to witness. Jana called it way back on Episode 5 that Agnes was behind poor old Sparky’s death. And all along we have said, the entire fandom has said, that Agnes=Agatha.
In a not-so-shocking reveal, WandaVision finally lets that black cat out of the bad with one of the best reveals and a theme song that is a total bop.
We also learned that Pietro is a FAKE (told you so) and Hayward was officially attempting to bring Vision back online as a sentient weapon (told you so). Monica came into her powers or rather began to show them off as she bravely entered the hex to save Darcy, Wanda, and the townspeople from Hayward’s schemes.
Whether she will be Photon or Spectrum remains to be seen but she is definitely rocking those blue eyes of power. Puppet Pietro better watch his back, snoopers gonna snoop.
The commercial this week has many meanings but at least none of them are a child starving to death. We discuss Nexus and what relevance it could have to Doctor Strange 2 and the upcoming Loki series.
During the Agatha reveal, we entered her creepy basement complete with an ominous glowing book. We have some theories as to what that book is and who has still yet to reveal themselves as the ultimate orchestrator of evil.
Brilliant. Bad. A little bit mad. The new trailer for Disney’s live-action Cruella dropped last week and it gave off some Harley Quinn/Joker vibes but in a good way. We love how incredibly evil and deranged she appears in the trailer. After all, villains should be villains.
Cruella is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution and follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly Haute.
But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable, and revenge-bent Cruella.
One of Ashley’s favorite games, Mortal Kombat, is returning to the big screen in a definite upgrade from 1995. It promises to be filled with all the violence of the game with all types of graphic details.
Who is your go-to Mortal Kombat character?
Mortal Kombat is in theaters and on HBO Max April 16, 2021.
WandaVision episode 6 lived up to its Halloween SPOOKtacular name. It was creepy, intense, and left us begging the universe to make it Friday again. What is going on with Hayward and Monica? Billy and Tommy are coming into their own, and Uncle P may not be who he claims to be.
Spoiler warning if you have not watched WandaVision episode 6.
WandaVisions Episode 6 Breakdown
This episode packed a lot in despite being shorter than episode 5. Several key things were revealed this week. One – Hayward is DEFINITELY up to no good. We talked Project CATARACT and what it could mean for Vision. Two – Monica still seems nonplussed to learn her DNA has been changed on a molecular level. She shrugs it off leaving us and Woo to question what she isn’t revealing yet.
Three – Billy and Tommy did get their comic book powers. Whether or not this will save them if Mephisto comes calling remains to be seen. Perhaps, this moment is exactly what the devil was waiting for.
Five – The hex has expanded and only Woo, Monica, Hayward, and a handful of other SWORD soldiers made it out. We hope that Monica and Woo got the file Darcy sent off about CATARACT and are able to meet up with her “guy.” Who is that? *cough* Reed Richards *cough*
Finally, Uncle Pietro continued to be shady. He admits he is there to cause her grief, but what kind of grief? We don’t know yet. Faux Pietro has some interesting questions for Wanda and “explanations” for why he looks so different. However, he makes a nasty comment about Vision already being dead, which prompted Wanda to power blast him across Town Square.
It will be interesting to see them interact next week and if we will ever see our beloved MCU Pietro again.
We both had the opportunity to screen Tom Holland’s latest Cherry and wow it was brilliant. Tom delivered the best performance of his career while the Russo Bros once again blew us away with their cinematography and direction. This story focuses on tough subject matter and neither the Russo’s or Holland shy away from it.
They bring this semi-autobiographical story to life in a raw, heartbreaking, yet stunning way.
Cherry is in select theaters 2/26 and on AppleTV+ 3/12.
Welcome back to the Geek Girls’ Universe for The Weekly Bugle Vol 15. This week we are discussing Episode 5 of WandaVision, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, Spider-Man 3, and more!
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After this week’s intense episode of WandaVision we spent a lot of time talking about our theories. Does Monica have powers? What’s going on with Hayward? And why did that one person show up at the end?
Spoiler warning if you have not watched WandaVision episode 5.
WandaVision Episode 5
This week WandaVision had viewers both inside and outside of Westview. Inside everything started out in a newborn baby bliss and exhaustion. Outside, SWORD was attempting to run tests on Monica Rambeau. It didn’t work out well though because her x-rays and her bloodwork came back inconclusive. She quickly shoots down any more attempts at gathering data and gets dressed for a meeting with SWORD.
Once again Agent Woo and Dr. Darcy Lewis are amazing. And this is officially a Stan podcast for them now. Not only do they defend Wanda against Hayward’s attempts at painting her as some vicious person but Darcy also calls him a D*%$, which he totally is.
We interrupt this podcast to say we told you so! Hayward is a bad guy and it gets more obvious each week. Why else would he clearly have Vision’s body in a SWORD lab? We have a feeling we know what he is up to.
This episode also showed Vision learning at least a partial truth about what is happening in Westview. And it all comes to a head when he confronts Wanda about it at the end of the episode.
After an emotional scene with the two of them, we know somethings for certain. One: Vision knows something isn’t right and Wanda can’t control him into thinking otherwise. Two: Wanda isn’t 100% in control. A lot of evidence has shown that she isn’t the one pulling all the strings and she confirms it herself right here. Three- these two are going to need each other more than ever to face whatever is out there in Westview.
And that includes her long lost, non-MCU brother Pietro. Or rather Fox’s Quicksilver played by Evan Peters. She looks confused and wary about him showing up. Who is he really? We have our thoughts.
During the game, Sunday we were treated to a new trailer for the upcoming Disney+ show Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Agent 13, Sharon Carter is back, has gone rogue, and is kicking butt all over the place. Sam and Bucky are in couple’s counseling because despite Cap putting the two of them together they have still have a lot of issues to work out. It’s hilarious really.
The big takeaway is that Zemo is not only back but still on a mission to wipe out the existence of superheroes. He is an intriguing villain because he is not super-powered but rather super smart. His possible organization ties could lead to The Thunderbolts or the Masters of Evil which brings us to Spider-Man 3.
It’s been a while since we talked about Spider-Man 3 rumors. Tom Holland in a recent interview with Variety said “I can say that it’s the most ambitious standalone superhero movie ever made.” That’s a BIG statement, Tom, especially after the likes of Captain America Civil War.
He also said he doesn’t know anything about Maguire or Garfield’s involvement in the film.
Willem Dafoe, however, has been spotted on set. He will reportedly be reprising his role as Green Goblin. How is he back since he died in the original film? We won’t know until the movie is out, but we all know when it comes to comic books no one is ever truly dead.
Hey friends! Welcome back for The Weekly Bugle Vol 13. This week we are discussing Episode 3 “Now In Color” of WandaVision, the new Godzilla vs Kong trailer, and more!
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Another week of WandaVision means we have more theories. Sure some questions were possibly answered, but the show offered up even more to take their place. It’s like Hydra right? Pun intended.
Spoiler warning if you have not watched WandaVision episode 3.
WandaVision Episode 3 “Now In Color”
Episode 3 of WandaVision as we promised last week definitely kicked the story up a few notches. The last 10 mins or so are what some fans have been waiting for–the “Marvel feel.”
But lets back up. Before Monica was abruptly booted from Westview, there was a lot going on. Twins being born, a rogue stork, and more. Mephisto? It’s possible, and we talk about those theories this week.
The big discussion this week is not about the layers of the Hydra Soak commercial but rather what do we think about Monica? Did Monica know what was going on in Westview or did she “snap out of it” no pun intended when Wanda began singing the lullaby?
We are hoping for a concrete answer in Episode 4. However, knowing Marvel, we might not get one.
It has been confirmed that all the Guardians of the Galaxy (minus Zoe Saldana’s Gamora) are in Australia to film Thor Love and Thunder. Another interesting leak this week showed off set photos with what appears to be Gorr The God Butcher’s homeworld.
Simu tweeted that a Shang-Chi trailer WILL COME, but when is the question everyone wants to know. Likely, this trailer will accompany Black Widow. But with the rumors of another delay for Widow, we have no idea of knowing when this trailer will make its debut.
Speaking of Black Widow, I guess the time has come for us to suck it up and accept that we might not get a theatre release for this one. What do you think about premiere access with no more delays?
Godzilla Vs Kong Trailer
The long-awaited Godzilla vs Kong trailer dropped Sunday, and it has fans hyped. It looks like your typical monsterverse movie, but we wonder did they show the whole film in the trailer?
Who do you think will win this time? Based on the trailer it appears Kong will emerge victorious.
Hey friends! Welcome back for The Weekly Bugle Vol 12. WandaVision has officially debuted on Disney+ and we have a lot to talk about. Oh and another fake Loki, The Ayer Cut, and more!
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We spent the bulk of our time chatting about WandaVision, how could we not? But we couldn’t leave you without talking about The Ayer Cut and what in the world is going on over at the DCEU.
Spoiler warning if you have not watched the WandaVision premiere.
We don’t know about you but we loved every minute of the premiere of WandaVision. The sitcom vibes and the looming presence of something sinister made for the perfect combination and welcome back to the MCU.
Each episode offered up a lot in terms of Easter eggs and clues as to what could be coming in future episodes. If you missed anything don’t worry we got you. Basically, we watched each episode a ton of times so you don’t have to unless you want to. After all, Marvel, like Star Wars, aims to pack in a lot into each episode so multiple viewings are a must if you want to catch everything.
Episode one was mostly feel good-sitcomy, but then dinner happened and things start to look a bit off. Do you think Mr. Hart was choking because of Wanda or was another outside force choking him to end his train of questioning?
One of our favorite moments in episode 2 that happened was the ill-fated meeting of the women that included a massive tease to a certain devil of Marvel. Mephisto was referenced in the show and not only that he is a key component of Wanda’s story, her twins, and her eventual breakdown.
While the commercials at first appear to be just callbacks to previous MCU films and characters we have a feeling they mean something more. The layers of these commercials might not be 100% clear until the last episode airs. But we have some theories.
Rumors have been going around that Ethan Hawke has reportedly joined the MCU as the villain in Moon Knight.
Thor Love and Thunder
Another big rumor is that Matt Damon was seen in Sydney where they are filming Thor Love and Thunder. Previously Matt played Loki in “The Tragedy of the Loki of Asgard” in Thor Ragnarok. Is he back as stage Loki or will he play a different role this time?
The Justice League and The Ayer Cut
Another week, another change to the Snyder Cut release. This time, Zack Snyder’s Justice League will now be 4 hours long and not a mini-series on HBO Max. It will also get a theatrical release. FOUR hours…in a theater? No thank you.
In other DCEU news, fans are once again calling for a director’s cut of a movie. This time it is the Suicide Squad. Director David Ayer released a scene with a burned Joker that was cut (like so many other scenes) from the final film. Given the time and effort it took to get The Snyder Cut released, we wonder if DC will listen sooner on this Ayer cut.
But we have to wonder, doesn’t all this make the studio look bad? What do you think DC fans?
Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 10. It is almost time to say goodbye to 2020. It seems fitting that the 10th Bugle is also a year end review of all the geeky happenings of the past year.
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We won’t lie, we had to go back and search for what came out before March 2020 because it’s hard to remember life before *gestures around* this point.
Last Movie We Saw In Theaters
This is where we ended up going back to look at release dates because it’s been so long since we saw something in theaters. And yes, some theaters have opened back up around us, but at the same time, comfort levels are eh. Have you ventured back to the theaters? What was your experience?
This was one of those, “Are you kidding me??” moments? After looking at what came out in theaters in 2020, we saw what made the most money, and we had to laugh. In what other year would THAT film be the one to top the charts? Top 5 *maybe* but definitely not number 1.
We are interviewing Steven Boyle head of creatures for Love and Monsters next week. If you haven’t watched Love and Monsters and love a good, fun, not-so-gruesome “scary” movie, you need to check it out. We both liked it a lot and hope they make another one.
If you’re into gruesome then Spontaneous is for you. Jana thought it was kinda ET-esque in a way, might seem like a random comparison but she makes a good argument for it.
You’ll have to listen to find out what others made our list and which one definitely did not.
2020 TV Shows We Loved
The Mandalorian duh. Zoe’s Extraordinary Playlist, Helstrom (are we bad people for this one? You’ll have to listen to that episode and let us know!), Tiny Pretty Things, Little Fires Everywhere, and more. Also, we may not have watched Bridgerton yet but we’ve seen enough thirst online that it’s like we have seen it.
We don’t believe that on January 1st all will be right in the world, but we do know that 2021 is going to be the year of Marvel. After being lost in a desert without our favorite superheroes, they are coming back and in full force.
First up is WandaVision, our first look into what Marvel Phase 4 has in store for us. And while this show might still seem a little quirky, we believe it is going to be CRUCIAL to the multiverse happenings coming in Loki, Doctor Strange 2, and Spider-Man 3.
There is also everyone’s favorite god Loki doing some time traveling, conducting heists, and running for president? Sure why not. TBH we would vote for him. LOL
On a less multiverse-insane level will be the more grounded yet still exciting The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Bucky Barnes, Sam Wilson, Zemo, we are here for all of it.
Of course, it isn’t just Marvel Disney+ shows to look forward to, because, ahem, The Book of Boba Fett is dropping in December 2021 along with Mandalorian Season 3. Needless to say, we think it’s going to be a very promising year for fans!
Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 9. 3 words: The Mandalorian FINALE!! Oh and probably some more Spider-Man news because why not. They can’t help themselves from announcing things.
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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Eight The Rescue.
The Mandalorian Season 2 The Rescue
The last episode of The Mandalorian was fun, but we knew this one was going to take us on an adventure. Little did we know just how much of a roller coaster it would be, emotionally speaking. Peyton Reed delivered one hell of a ride for this episode. From Luke’s Darth Vader Rogue One-like entrance to the extra dose of girl power, The Rescue had us feeling all sorts of things.
We discuss what we thought of the episode and where we think season 3 will take Mando, the darksaber, and Grogu. PS, Kylo Ren don’t even think about it.
The Book of Boba Fett–mind blown. This was the spin-off we didn’t know we needed until Filoni and crew served it to us. It’ll be interesting to see what role Boba and Fennec will play on Tatooine’s underworld.
It’s been another week and more casting news/rumors have surfaced for Spider-Man 3. Seriously though does someone, anyone have a flow chart we could borrow for this?
This time Hannibal Buress and Martin Starr are set to be back as Peter’s teachers. The former being the gym teacher and the latter his academic decathlon coach. This announcement isn’t so left field at least and was more or less suspected to be true anyway.
Ahsoka Live-Action Series
We didn’t really get into the Star Wars news too much last week, but this week we decided to talk about the one we are probably the most excited for–Ahsoka flipping Tano.
Ahsoka not only means more Ahsoka it means a live-action Thrawn, Ezra, and Sabine are totally possible and basically guaranteed. With Filoni helming this one, and his love for Ahsoka, we know its going to be great. We have some thoughts though and hopefully he listens.
Hey friends! Welcome back to The Weekly Bugle Vol 8. We have A LOT to talk about this week with all those Disney Investor Day trailers dropping. 2021 is going to be MARVELous at least in terms of new things to geek out about! We are also going to get into The Mandalorian Chapter 15, all the Spider-Man 3 casting news (it’s hard to keep up right?!), and more!
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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Seven The Believer.
The Mandalorian Season 2 The Believer
The Believer saw fan favorite Migs Mayfield and Mando teaming up to gain the info needed to track down Moff Gideon. Things never go as planned though and improvising is a must. Poor Mando even breaks the creed all for the love of Baby Yoda.
We, too, would also break sacred oaths to save the baby, tbh.
This episode saw some callbacks to Rogue One and a hilarious Office Space quote. It ends with Mando telling Gideon in a hologram that he’s coming for the kid and Moff has no idea what he is up against. All we can imagine is Din is assembling the Star Wars Avengers to get Grogu back.
Disney Investor Day came and it was like the holidays came early for us geeks. You get a trailer, you get a trailer, you get a trailer! One of the most highly anticipated shows coming to Disney Plus is Loki and we finally have more than a seconds glimpse at our favorite god of mischief.
It started out simple enough, 2012 Loki in Avengers Endgame stealing the tesseract and going about his business. Typical Loki. Then we see he has been captured by the TVA. The Time Variance Authority, try to govern a significant number of realities in the multiverse.
Blink and you might miss it but someone who looks an awful lot like Natasha aka Black Widow is seen sitting on a rock. We all know Loki can shape-shift and he’s not the only one with that power, but who knows, maybe he ends up in the past or in the future with Nat.
Throughout the trailer we see different versions of Loki and a mysterious hooded figure. We have some thoughts as to who that might be. It ends with a callback to the 2016 comic series Vote Loki.
After the Disney+ TV spot that seemed forever ago we finally got to see what Sam and Bucky are getting into in the new series.
The banter, the side-eye, and respect is still there. Classic Marvel humor check, killer action check, Bucky Barnes and Same looking good double-check. They are chasing after Flag-Smasher (aka one of the worst villain names ever) and might even have to team up with Zemo to take her down.
It appears based on this trailer Stark Industries is still funding superhero adventures, US Agent is definitely a bad guy (no shocker there), and Isaiah Bradley, the first black Captain America from the 2003 comic miniseries Truth: Red, White, and Black might also be shown or at the very least mentioned.
WandaVision’s second trailer answered some questions while creating others. And after that shot of the mysterious beekeeper and radio message, we don’t think it is Wanda who is controlling the chaos and trapping everyone in suburban hell.
Some other interesting takeaways were further confirmation Agnes is indeed Agatha Harkness, Monica Rambeau is also trapped in the neighborhood, and Wanda’s children’s superpowers will be featured. The butterfly effect COULD have been Wanda’s doing but most likely was Wiccan.
We are a little over a month away from the premiere of WandaVision and we cannot wait. Let Marvel Phase 4 begin!
The weekly bugle vol 8 didn’t focus too much on this one because honestly we could’ve kept talking and talking and talking about all the marvel news. However, we are super excited about this one.
Which What If? story are you looking forward to the most?
Spider-Man 3 Casting News
Can we even keep track at this point who is returning?? Even Tom Holland is getting in on the jokes, laughing at rumors of Mark Hamill reprising his role as Luke Skywalker in the film.
Charlie Cox will return as Daredevil which makes us happy. Several times our #MarvelMondays Twitter chats have talked about this possibility. Peter needs a lawyer, Matt is a lawyer, Charlie Cox was awesome on the show–win-win.
The other exciting announcement is that Alfred Molina will be back as Doc Ock. He was last seen in the Maguire led films of the early 2000s. Kirsten Dunst and Andrew Garfield are reportedly reprising roles with Maguire is still in talks with Marvel/Sony.
Sources say MOST of these returning characters will be quick fan service and that it’s still Holland’s movie, which is relief. If this was any other studio other than Marvel Studios handling this many characters in a film we would be worried.
Warner Bros Streaming Plans For 2021 Not Everyone Is Happy
Hey friends! Welcome to this week’s The Weekly Bugle Vol 5. We have a lot to discuss including The Mandalorian Chapter 12 ending, Loki rumors, the Snyder Cut, and more!
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Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen The Mandalorian Season 2 Episode Four The Siege.
The Mandalorian Season 2 The Siege
Just when you thought Baby Yoda couldn’t be any cuter, he goes to school. We have never felt more seen than when he used The Force to get cookies. Now if only that would work while waiting in line at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge…
The big reveal for this week came at the end when we saw just what Moff Gideon has been up to. Those are DARK TROOPERS. Most likely these are based on the 2014 mobile game Star Wars: Commander characters of the same name. They even look the part. It will be interesting to see if they are a type of droid, clone, or super clone with dark force abilities.
Either way, Din, The Child, and all their friends are in for a big fight.
Sebastian Stan shared a behind-the-scenes picture of him relaxing in a chair. You can’t see much except that clearly he and Mackie are going to have that great banter they had in Civil War. It looks like Bucky isn’t over Sam not moving his seat.
Rumors are going around that more than one version of Loki will feature in the upcoming Disney+ series. And no, Tom Hiddleston will not be playing them all. Reportedly Richard E. Grant has been cast to play “classic Loki”, while kid Loki has been mentioned before, as well. But the real question is will Lady Loki show up too?
Jamie Alexander, Lady Sif, shared on Instagram that she was headed to Atlanta for work. Loki is currently filming in Atlanta which makes it likely Lady Sif will make her MCU return. Finally! In our opinion, she has been gone way too long.
Wonder Woman 1984 to HBO Max
WW84 will debut on HBO Max the same day as it hits theaters. This is an interesting strategy for DC. Depending on the success it may point to what other studios will do in the future.
In case you were wondering, we still want to see Black Widow in IMAX.
Justice League The Snyder Cut
For YEARS DC fans have begged, campaigned, and cried for The Snyder Cut. That wish is coming true. The Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max in 2021. HBO released the trailer and well, we have some thoughts.
Hallelujah was overdone in the trailer. And it was hard to see but is Henry’s lip fixed for real this time? There are a lot of other thoughts but you’ll have to listen to the show to hear them. Leave your comments below and let us know if you agree.
But seriously, after the massive letdown of Justice League are you looking forward to this?
Scream 5 is Scream
Filming has wrapped on Scream 5 aka Scream. It is an interesting name choice (the original is named Scream) but at least the OG cast is back together. Now let’s see what dummy runs upstairs or loudly goes “who’s there?!”
In my best Titus voice, “What white nonsense is this?”
We Can Be Heroes
This is a follow up to Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Nope, Taylor Lautner is not in it. And the story follows the daughter of the two original heroes.
TBH never watched the first one but are you excited about it?
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion
Last week the trailer dropped, this week we saw the reunion. I’m just happy the OG Aunt Viv and Will made nice after all these years. She did not hold back either.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion is available on HBO Max.
The Animaniacs are back and as funny as ever. The cyclops bit had me in tears! Plus Pinky and The Brain trying to go viral?! We could relate.
Animaniacs is available to stream on Hulu.
It’s Thanksgiving week, which means lots of fun holiday-themed episodes. One we are both excited about is American Housewife. Katy starts a vlog and goes viral for having a meltdown while trying to homeschool Anna-Kat and Franklin. I think we can all relate because distance learning SUCKS!!!