Hi there! I’m Becks, the titular girl. If you get the Notting Hill reference, then we’re friends already.
Like a lot of people, I’ve been a fan of media for most of my life. As a kid, I checked out stacks of books from the library that I could barely carry, spent my birthday money on the newest Backstreet Boys or Britney Spears cd, and had many good-natured battles with my siblings over which movie to rent at Family Video.
But through it all, my love of television reigned supreme. I thrived on the drama of M*A*S*H reruns, the hilarity of Home Improvement, and discovered ‘shipping when Jesse met Becky on Full House. And I realized early on that television appeals to me more than any other mode of storytelling largely because of the comfort it provides. TV is constant; it’s there each week with the same characters inviting you into their world. That world can be an escape from your life or a place that makes you think of your own a little differently, but it’s reassuring either way. Cheesy as it sounds, you can be watching your favorite show anywhere and somehow still feel like you’re home.
As you can probably imagine, my love of television has only grown stronger with time. Now, as a twenty-six year old quasi-adult, I still thrive on the heartbreak, hijinks, and sweet romance that TV provides, though now I get my fix via Once Upon a Time, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Jane the Virgin, and countless others. In addition to watching my favorite shows, I also love talking and writing about them, especially with people who love TV as much as I do.
So, hence this blog. When I started it two years ago, I posted here exclusively, mostly reviews and the occasional essay. Now, I’m lucky enough to contribute to both ScreenPicks.com and Yahoo TV UK, so the blog functions as more of a portfolio where I can share all of my work in one place. You can find direct links to my author page for each site in the menu bar above or just follow me here. Currently, I recap Jane the Virgin and Once Upon a Time for ScreenPicks and review Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Nashville, The Mindy Project, and Once Upon a Time on a rotating basis for Yahoo. There, I also occasionally write essays and lists about characters, fandom, other shows, etc.
Hmm…what else? I graduated from Michigan State in 2013 as an English major. I feel like my personality has been shaped quite a bit by the fictional ladies whom I most admire. I spend way too much time on Twitter and Tumblr. I’m an eternal optimist (sometimes obnoxiously so). The majority of the pictures on my phone are of my dog. My happy place is either in front of the TV with a cup of coffee or in front of a book with a cup of coffee (the coffee is non-optional). Harry Potter is my religion. And some of the best days of my life have taken place on Lake Michigan with my family or at Disney World with my friends.
So yeah. That’s me.