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Ashley Laggan is currently working toward a BFA in Professional Writing at Capital University. A longtime television addict, her favorite shows are Lost, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Community, and Game of Thrones.

On Repeat: Playlist of the Week

September 27th, 2013 11:22pm EDT
1. “Girls Like You” – The Naked and Famous
This song’s so damn catchy, it’s been in my head for weeks. One of these days I’ll get sick of it (or maybe not–it’s that good), but not this week! I first heard it several years ago, when The Naked and Famous released Passive Me, Aggressive You, but I was too preoccupied with “Punching in a Dream” and “Young Blood” to even notice it. Over the summer, I watched a movie featuring “Girls Like You” and fell in love with the band all over again. Their newest album, In Rolling Waves, was just released a little over a week ago, and it’s every bit as good...
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ S4E12 Recap: The Stalker King

August 28th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Despite several desperate (and mostly ludicrous) moves on A’s part, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t” felt pretty lackluster for a summer finale. For the episode’s first half, the liars did what they do best: repeatedly receive increasingly violent threats from A whilst standing around panicking together. Because involving the police is out of the question (why is that, again?), the girls enlisted themselves, as well as Toby and Caleb, to put a stop to A’s newest murder plan. Oh, and don’t even get me started on that “cliffhanger.” A’s not the only one getting desperate, it would seem.

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'Teen Wolf' S3-E12 Recap: 'Now You See Me'

August 20th, 2013 1:28pm EDT
Teen Wolf
Well, that wasn’t too bad, was it? Happy endings all around, Kali and the Darach aside. Of course, God only knows what’s coming to town after the kids put the “beacon” back in “Beacon Hills.” But, for now, everyone’s safe, sound, and moderately okay–even the scarring was kept to a minimal, with the exception being Scott, Stiles, and Allison and their newly-darkened hearts. Those should provide Teen Wolf with plenty of deep and personal character drama in the future, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves…we’ve still got “Lunar Ellipse(/Eclipse?)” to discuss!

Post-sacrificial deaths, Scott, S...
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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E10 Recap: Mommie Dearest

August 15th, 2013 9:43am EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Remember when A was being a weirdo and drilling holes in someone’s floor? And removing porch panels so she/he/it could climb underneath a house? Well, like all of A’s secret plans, this one had a purpose–to spy on the DiLaurentis’ home from the safety of their dank, dark basement. That’s right–A, possibly homeless and definitely crazy, set up a cozy little hideaway complete with a sleeping bag and various pieces of trash (A’s a surprisingly huge slob, FYI) BENEATH A DEAD GIRL’S HOUSE. You’re such a psycho, A. But you’re also smarter than everyone on the show, including the police? At this r...
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'Teen Wolf' S3-E11 Recap: 'Family Matters'

August 14th, 2013 8:37am EDT
Teen Wolf
“Alpha Pact” picked up right where last week’s breathtaking episode left off, with Scott and his mother gone and everyone else reconvening in the hospital parking lot. After literally slapping an unconscious Derek awake, Stiles sent him off to find Cora and run, then opted to remain at the hospital to delay the cops; the Argents found Isaac alone (Peter ran off after spotting the hunting duo), and Derek filled the trio in on Scott and his mother’s whereabouts. With everyone up to speed, the real fun began: a new character came to town, allegiances shifted, budding relationships developed, a...
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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E9 Recap: Happy Birthday, Emily?

August 8th, 2013 6:15am EDT
Pretty Little Liars
Hasn’t this season of Pretty Little Liars felt a little slow in comparison to previous seasons? Nine episodes in and the police are still tracking down Wilden’s murderer while the Alison case (minor developments and Mona’s premiere confessional aside) has been mostly static–shouldn’t we be learning a bit more at this point, rather than treading previously-explored ground? Instead of being pushed along, story lines–like Emily’s injured arm, Ashley’s legal trouble, Spencer’s proclivity for enthusiastically suspecting everyone at some point or another, and Aria’s new relationship–are being exp...
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'Teen Wolf' S3-E10 Recap: Under The Mistletoe

August 6th, 2013 2:52pm EDT
Teen Wolf
With a vicious storm, a dying wolf, and one flighty Darach, “The Overlooked” managed to bring almost all of Teen Wolf‘s current heroes, anti-heroes, and villains under one roof for a nonstop thrill ride of corny one-liners (cough, “Let’s rumble,” cough), near deaths, kidnappings, and the occasional heart-to-unconscious-heart. Despite the high intensity level (thanks to the impending mid-season finale, which is only two episodes away), “The Overlooked” still took the time to fill in a few plot blanks and illuminate the cracks forming within the Alpha pack’s ranks as everyone converged on Bea...
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'Pretty Little Liars' S4-E8 Recap: 'Bad Girls Do It Well'

July 31st, 2013 3:52pm EDT
Pretty Little Liars
On last night’s Pretty Little Liars, Aria sought help protecting her brother, Spencer continued Toby’s quest for the truth about his mother, Emily planned for her future, and Hanna enlisted Mona to be her lying coach. Isn’t Pretty Little Liars so much more fun when Mona’s around? Especially since she’s joined Team Liars. Despite being a devious liar and A+ criminal, Mona often seems like the sanest member of the group–very level-headed and intelligent, though she did learn from the best. And it doesn’t hurt that Ezra and Jake also made appearances in “The Guilty Girl’s Handbook,” making the...
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‘Teen Wolf’ S3E9 Recap: The Girl in Question

July 30th, 2013 12:47pm EDT
Photo Courtesy of MTV
Photo Courtesy of MTV
“The Girl Who Knew Too Much” had not one but TWO shocking reveals–the first being the identity of the Darach, and the second being the two-and-a-half season long mystery surrounding Lydia, who up till now had seemed like a psychic with a taste for screaming. Oh, and Stiles finally told his father about Beacon Hills’s supernatural shenanigans, Scott sought advice on the murders and his impending-True Alpha status, and Allison bonded with Isaac whilst hunting for the evil Druid killer.
The episode opened with the murder of a cop investigating a 911 call from inside the h...
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‘Pretty Little Liars’ S4E7 Recap: Car Trouble

July 24th, 2013 11:24am EDT
Photo Courtesy of ABC Family
Last night’s Pretty Little Liars featured a stellar bromance, plenty of mommy issues, some vehicular mishaps, and a glimpse at just how deep A’s influence goes. Seriously, does A have some kind of mystical powers? Not only is she/he/it always aware of where the liars (as well as their families) are, she also knows what they’re doing and what they’re planning–her detective skills easily outmatch the Rosewood police department’s (which, admittedly, is not very impressive considering the cops’ track record), though she does seem to have cohorts everywhere. I’m not ...
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