Shakespeare walked so Outer Banks could run
Plus Resort to Love, Pray Away
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I’ve spent my entire week begging the IOC to make doomscrolling a sport so I can finally win a gold medal. To that end, the tabs I have open…
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There are shows that are ~ of their time ~, there are shows that speculate on the future, there are shows that hark back to bygone eras with rose-tinted nostalgia. Then there is…Outer Banks, a show that exists entirely outside of time itself. It’s giving present-day with its abundant WhatsApping and texting; it’s giving 2003 with its floppy-haired protagonists who all look like Ryan from The O.C.; it’s giving 80s island-core with its increasingly complex and Goonies-esque storylines about buried treasure, multiple warring teen gangs, shady parents, botched police investigations, PIRATES, a murder, etc. etc. etc.
It’s also giving…Shakespeare?
Romeo and Juliet walked so John B and Sarah could hide out in the Bahamas under suspicion for killing a sheriff while desperately trying to prove their innocence.
As it turns out, they aren’t the only love affair on the radar:
Personally I do not believe that anyone could be watching Outer Banks for anything but the storyline, which moves so fast that I simply do not have a single second to spare ogling the actors in this show. In other words, I am this person’s nana:
I am still recovering from the sheer number of plot twists in this second season as I am a person of weak-willed experience. Thankfully, though, I’m not alone:
…but apparently not everyone is so fazed.
Some of y’all just want to have high-stakes romances by the beach and it shows.
At Cosmo, the Outer Banks cast talk about all the ~ secrets ~ behind shooting the second season, but obviously the real secret is the friends they made along the way. “There was no audio rolling, and we said whatever we wanted,” says star Rudy Pankow about all the B-roll footage of the characters partying and laughing in the show. “We just started saying the most random things and laughing our asses off.”
And if you’ve had no idea what I’m talking about this entire time, here’s a refresher of everything that’s happened so far on Outer Banks. Trust me, you will need it:
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The CMCU (Christina Milian Cinematic Universe) continues to grow. There she was as an American transplant in Kiwi pun-based rom-com Falling Inn Love; here she is again in fellow pun-based rom-com Resort to Love. This time, she’s a singer who moves to Mauritius (!) after a break-up, where she — of course — meets the hottest man to ever walk this Earth.
And for our last episode of The Big Film Buffet this season, our podcast hosts Alexei and Gen delve into the perfect rom-com — and what makes Resort to Love so comforting.
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Executive produced by Jason Blum (of Blumhouse fame) and Ryan Murphy (of Ryan Murphy fame), this is the doco you might have missed. It’s the harrowing story of conversion therapy leaders and victims, but it’s also a heartfelt look into its survivors — and life after conversion therapy.
Watch the trailer below, then watch the doco — streaming now!
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This photo of Nicole Kidman wearing a BMX Bandits t-shirt:
The sun is shining, my skin is clear, birds are chirping, my depre-