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TV enthusiast, avid children's book collector, amateur food photographer and lover of all things kitschy.

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19 Unforgettable Australian Commercials from the ’90s

Aussie Australian Commercials Ads 90s 1990s

When you think of iconic Australian commercials, what comes to mind? “Not happy, Jan!” by Yellow Pages?  It’s hard to forget the creepy Smith’s Chips Gobbledok which was a cross between a Gremlin and ALF. Mortein’s Louie the Fly was practically an Aussie mascot (until they got rid of him – RIP Louie!). How about our latest advertising gem – the Rhonda and Ketut story by AAMI? Maybe it’s the ones with the catchy jingles that stick with you. Like the “My Dad picks the fruit” song by Cottee’s Cordial, “You ought to be congratulated” by Meadow Lea, “Make those bodies sing” for Australian Bananas, “Good on ya, Mum” by Tip Top or Banana Boat. But what about Aussie ads specifically from the ’90s? Check out our list of 19 unforgettable Australian commercials from the ’90s and see how many you remember!

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Every Bughead Scene – Part 2

You’re probably counting down the days until Season 2, right? It’s less than three months to go now! They’ve already filmed at least 5 episodes and I’m trying to avoid spoilers but seriously, I’m not trying very hard. Let’s jump into Part 2 of every Bughead scene in Season 1 (episodes 7-9)! Click on the descriptions to watch the scenes.

If you missed it, check out Every Bughead Scene – Part 1 (episodes 1-6).

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10 Things to Expect While Watching a Telenovela

 
A couple of years ago I thought telenovelas were only something bored housewives and old ladies watched to pass the time. But now thanks to TV on demand and Netflix, I am a hardcore telenovela convert and devotee (and I’m not a housewife or “old”)! Some of you are probably thinking – Telenovelas? Aren’t they those foreign language soap operas with the comical melodrama, OTT bitch slaps and excessive shirtless men? Well, yes. Yes they are. But they’re also so much more than that. Like traditional English-speaking soap operas, telenovelas have their own set of traditional storylines and tropes that viewers look forward to. If you’re a novice, here are ten things to expect while watching a telenovela.

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Every Bughead Scene – Part 1

Every Bughead SCene Riverdale

If you’re a Riverdale fan like us, you’re probably pretty sad right now. The season one finale has aired and now we have to wait for months for our next Riverfix! If you’re a Betty/Jughead shipper, you might be in the market for some good Bughead fanfiction or fanvideos to fill the void. To help you through this tough time, I’ve put together a list of every Bughead scene we’ve seen up to this point. So now you can easily relive the glory that was Season 1 of their love story aaall day err day.

This week I’m posting Part 1 which includes all of their scenes up to episode 6 (Faster, Pussycats! Kill! Kill!).

*Update: Check out Every Bughead Scene – Part 2 here. Stay tuned for Part 3!

If you have yet to join the Bughead ship (I mean, really?), check out our 10 Reasons to Join post.

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Who Killed Jason Blossom?

Jason Blossom Riverdale

Who killed Jason Blossom? It’s the biggest plot point of Season 1 of Riverdale and we’ve been trying to figure it out for 11 episodes.
Here’s what we know about Jason:
1. He was Cheryl’s twin.
2. He was captain of the school water polo team and a member of the football team.
3. He was heir to the Blossom maple syrup empire.
4. He impregnated and proposed to his girlfriend Polly Cooper.
5. They planned to run away together to raise their baby.
6. He made a deal with the Southside Serpents to deliver drugs for money.
7. He went missing on July 4th and was tortured and shot a week later.

Everyone is a suspect. But who actually had the motive, means and opportunity to kill Jason Blossom? Here are some of my theories.

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The Best Aussie Kids TV Shows from the ’90s

Aussie Australian Kids Childrens TV Television Shows 90s 1990s

Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Captain Planet, Daria, Art Attack, Sailor Moon, Madeline…us ’90s kids enjoyed some quality TV in our day! But what about homegrown Australian shows? There were plenty of those as well. Hold onto your Tazos, we’re taking a nostal-journey through some of the best Aussie kids TV shows from the ’90s. (more…)

10 Reasons You Should Join the Good Ship Bughead

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If you’ve been watching and falling in love with Riverdale, it may have already come to your attention that there’s a new relationship on the horizon. Betty and Jughead, ship name Bughead, got closer in the last episode and their chemistry is undeniable! If you can’t see it, we’ve got 10 reasons to help you understand. For those of you already aboard the S.S. Bughead, get comfortable and enjoy the ride.

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8 Guilty Pleasure Rom-Coms You’ll Hate Yourself for Loving

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Sometimes all you need after a long hard day is a funny, romantic and uncomplicated movie. Watching two people fall in love while battling the odds somehow makes all your troubles melt away. Maybe it makes you feel even better when there’s lame dialogue, goofy sidekicks and unrealistic storylines? Cue guilty pleasure rom-coms. You’ll hate yourself for loving them.

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Riverdale is Nothing Like Archie Comics and It’s Okay

Riverdale The CW Netflix Archie Comics Adaptation

The first episode of Riverdale, the teen drama based on the Archie Comics, aired last week. As a longtime fan and collector of the original comic books, I was pumped to hear it had been revived again (there have already been several film and TV adaptations). The wholesome and lovable characters that I knew were coming to the small screen! But after I watched the first teaser trailer, I realised that it wasn’t going to be anything like the soda-pops-and-sock-hops-world that I was expecting….and that was okay.

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Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Fashion Hits and Misses

Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life Fashion

You’ve seen Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life and mentally picked your fashion hits and misses, right? Do we have the same thoughts?

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