What to Watch on Halloween if You’re a Wimp

If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but can’t stomach slasher flicks and find yourself wide-eyed in bed after watching anything spooky, try on these scaredy-cat friendly movies for size. Note: Although most of these movies are okay for adult wimps and come with a PG rating, some are PG-13 and definitely aren’t for little kids, namely The Witches, Edward Scissorhands and Return to Oz which have some creepy scenes.


One episode and you’re hooked!

Sometimes, all it takes is one episode. It probably isn’t even the first episode of the series. Or the second. In fact it’s probably strategically placed mid-season to make sure you keep watching. You know the episode I’m talking about. Where all the tension builds up and you know  it’s about to all blow up. Maybe literally. But from that episode you are totally hooked and wait with baited breath for the next episode. We can probably all pick an episode from a favourite tv show. It’s the one you use to try and sell it to your friends. Well, here’s us putting our selling skills to the test. Beware of spoilers?


A Comprehensive Guide to the Brain Food on iZombie

izombie brains food brain

If you’re as much of a sicko as me and actually enjoyed seeing the different brain meals featured in Season 1 of iZombie, then you’ll love this post. A comprehensive brain food guide – dig in!


10 Reasons You Should Be Watching En Otra Piel/In Her Skin

En Otra Piel. A fantastic gem of a Spanish telenovela currently airing on SBS (as Part of Me and/or In Her Skin) with all the previous episodes available at SBS On Demand. Produced by Telemundo  (an American Spanish-language television network) the basic plot centres around two women – 53-year-old famous pianist Monica from LA and 20-something waitress Adriana from Mexico City. Both die and somehow, through a bunch of bizarre circumstances involving a ‘talisman’, Monica’s soul ends up taking over Adriana’s body (while Adriana’s soul is wandering around lost apparently).

Monica Serrano in Monica Serrano's body and Monica Serrano in Adriana Aguilar's body.

Monica Serrano in Monica Serrano’s body and Monica Serrano in Adriana Aguilar’s body. Source 


Popping the Question: TV Shows You Love Watching Even Though They’re a Waste of Time


What TV show do you love watching even though you know it’s a waste of time?


What We’re Watching: Scything, Politicos, Firies & McDreamy

We watch an unhealthy amount of television here at Cactus Pop. But if TV is so bad for you, we don’t ever want to be good. Here are the latest TV shows that we are watching.


Dream Comic Con Panel

Our Dream Comic Con Panels include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joshua Jackson and Emily Bett Rickards.

Our Dream Comic Con Panels include Sarah Michelle Gellar, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joshua Jackson and Emily Bett Rickards.


Well, Comic Con season is all but over for another season. We were lucky enough to make it to Oz Comic Con (read our posts here and here), and scoured the internet for news from the big kahuna San Diego Comic Con. SDCC is definitely at the top of our bucket list!


So with that in mind, we got to thinking: if we could put together our own dream panel of five celebrities, who would they be?





Gilmore Girls, Scott Patterson and Oz Comic Con

Gilmore Girls

Ready for a Gilmore Girls marathon!

When asked about my favourite tv show, the answer is unequivocally the same every time: Gilmore Girls. A Saturday night staple during my high school years, my mum, sister and I would settle down at 7.30 and have ‘girl time’. Feet tucked under us on the couch, dessert in hand (I mean, I challenge you, I really do, to watch this show without eating!), ready to laugh at Lorelai and Rory’s antics and wax lyrical about how Luke was “a bit of all right”.