About Melpo

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

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What’s Trending on Netflix Right Now (March 2019)?

Want something new to binge? Out of touch with what’s popular? Need something to bond with your colleagues over? Here are the shows that are trending on Netflix right now.

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What Did Everyone Binge on Netflix in January 2019?

Want something new to watch? Out of touch with what’s popular? Need something to bond with your colleagues over? Here are the shows that everyone binged on Netflix in Australia and worldwide in January 2019. It’s not too late to catch up!

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The Roswell Reboot is Not an Echo of the Original

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“Every small town has a story, but my hometown has a legend.” These are the opening words of Roswell, New Mexico, the 2019 reboot of the 1999 TV series Roswell. Just like the original, it begins with narration from the female lead. But unlike her predecessor Liz Parker, Liz Ortecho doesn’t journal. The two shows will have similarities but Roswell, New Mexico will be more closely linked to the book series Roswell High. As a big fan of both the book series and the original TV series, here are my thoughts on the reboot.

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The Best Aussie Kids Game Shows from the ’90s

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They don’t make game shows like they did in the ’90s. Which is probably a good thing. Back then safety wasn’t a top priority and political correctness was an afterthought. Still, it was entertaining! Follow me through the spinning tunnel into a world of knee-pads, name tags and oversized teddy bears in school uniform…

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Here’s Everything We Know About the Roswell Reboot

Those of you who watched Dawson’s Creek, Buffy and Felicity in the late ’90s, will remember the 1999 teen alien drama Roswell with Shiri Appleby and Katherine Heigl. It’s been 19 years since it first aired and like so many other TV shows of the same era (Gilmore Girls, Charmed, Party of Five), it’s being rebooted. A pilot episode was ordered by The CW and filmed in New Mexico last month but we’ll have to wait until mid-May to find out if it’s been picked up for a full season. As a mega fan of the original series and big supporter of the reboot (currently untitled), I’ve been ingesting all Roswell-related info in anticipation of a season pick-up. Hold onto your alien antennae, here’s everything we know about the Roswell reboot so far!

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15 Japanese Foods You’ll Crave After Watching Good Morning Call

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One of the best things about Netflix’s Japanese TV romance Good Morning Call is all of the delicious food that they eat! Nao is a great cook and loves to make lunch and dinner for her boyfriend Uehara to make him happy – since he’s a “skinny pig”. Aside from the food, this is such a great show to binge so if you haven’t already, maybe this post will entice you (warning: mild spoilers ahead)! Get ready to call Uber Eats because these are the 15 Japanese foods you’ll be craving after watching Good Morning Call!

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25 Disney Must Eats

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So you’re traveling to Disneyland (California) or Walt Disney World (Florida)? Lucky you! Disney requires a LOT of planning. There’s so much to see, do and eat that you don’t want to miss out on something amazing because you haven’t prepared. You’ve come to the right place for food recommendations. This isn’t an exhaustive list by any means but it’s some of the delicious food I enjoyed on my recent trip (end of 2017) to America.

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Are You Ready to Play Christmas TV Movie Bingo?

December – it’s the month that brings the magic! It’s also the month that makes us wish work days were shorter, if only to rush home and binge watch every Christmas TV movie ever made. Sure there are the classic holiday films – Home Alone, Love ActuallyMiracle on 34th Street (the Mara Wilson one of course)…in fact, just check out our 15 Movies to Get You in the Christmas Spirit! But TV Christmas movies (typically Hallmark, occasionally Lifetime and now Netflix) are on a level of their own. Words you might hear to describe these movies: lame, predictable, cliché and unwatchable. Words I might use to describe them: delightful, festive, fun and heart-warming. Whether you watch them to have a laugh or genuinely enjoy their Christmas spirit, they’re good festive season value.

To help elevate the fun, we’ve created a game of bingo for you to play while watching! You can either print off the table below or do the modern day thing and screenshot it and play on your phone. Each box contains a typical Christmas TV movie cliché (e.g. The movie stars a child star from the 90s – keep your eyes peeled for Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar!). Make yourself some hot chocolate, throw on a Christmas TV movie and see how many you can cross off!

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Every Bughead Scene – Part 3

It’s been a long five month wait but season 2 of Riverdale finally airs this week! To help you remember where we left off with Betty and Jughead last season, we’ve compiled a list of every Bughead scene of season 1 (with GIFS)! This post is Part 3 and covers Chapter Ten to Chapter Thirteen. If you haven’t already, check out Every Bughead Scene – Part 1 and Every Bughead Scene – Part 2. Are you ready to relive Jughead’s birthday roller coaster and that kitchen counter scene? Let’s go!

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10 Times Cartoons Gave Us Food Envy

Have you ever found cartoon food more appealing than the real thing? Here are 10 times cartoons gave us food envy. Dig in!

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