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The Bachelorette: “Thar, She Blows!”

We kicked off last night with a recap of last week’s epi, so we got to re-live the oratory masterpiece that was Shawn “confronting” Nick about his questionable motives and behavior. Nothing new came out of this except I realized that Shawn has openly admitted to studiously watching the last season of the Bachelorette through […]

Honk if You Love Gronk!

Whether you’re a football fan or not, it’s likely that you know and love The Gronk. Of course, we’re talking about Patriots tight end Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, of whom the New York Post has said, “One of the best tight ends the game has ever seen. Off the field, he’s unabashedly the cruise director of […]

Winter is Coming to Your Throw Pillows

If you’re like me, your weeks are noticeably more empty these days. Why? Because the little hour-long, nudity-and-violence-filled nugget of happiness that used to give you the energy to get through the week has disappeared. Now that Game of Thrones Season 5 has ended, each Sunday night I am reminded that I have to wait an ENTIRE […]

bachelorette Kaitlyn

The Bachelorette: Welcome to Porktown

So we all know last week ended with the news that the masterminds behind this show are switching things up on us and making Kaitlyn cut the group in half this week, give three guys fantasy suite cards, and only meet two of their families. This is no problem for K-Dawg because she’s pretty much […]

Intern Corner: ‘Shipping 101

XOXO After Dark is excited to have a new contributor. Welcome Kris! Warm hellos from the intern desk! I spend most of my days writing, including drafting galley letters and press releases for our upcoming romance titles! Which makes it impossible to not flip through the books or not let my eyes linger on a […]

Welcome to Whine Country: OC S10E3

In this week’s episode Heather launches her new line of “Champs” while not so accidentally declaring a favorite child and Susan is way off her game and looking really crazy. 1. When heather looks down her nose during the toast she looks like Yzma from The Emperor’s New Groove. That said, I still love her. […]

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Four Makeouts and a Funeral

Hi, Bachelorette fans! It’s me, Abby! I missed you while I was pinned under a stack of editing, but tonight I’m back in the saddle and ready to go…just in time for The Passion of the Kaitlyn. My notes are a little impressionistic in the first half, but I have confidence that we’re all deep […]

Better Late Than Never! OC S10E2

So sorry for the delayed recap but hopefully you’re catching up tonight before the new episode.  I’m eagerly awaiting Susan’s “death” in couples therapy.  Let’s get started with 21 thoughts I had while watching RHOC!   1. Wait… is Susan’s tagline really “When life gives you lemons, put them in a bowl”?! Could she really […]


Peeno Noir? Jaqen H’ghar!

OK, if you’re still reeling from last night’s Game of Thrones finale like we are, you may need a little pick-me-up. How about this Funny or Die mashup of GOT and “Peeno Noir” from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to keep you going? Celebrating everybody’s favorite Faceless Man. Clips from the last four seasons, but nothing spoilery from […]

All Things Considered – Even Romance!

Well, romance fans, we’ve finally arrived. The hallowed halls (or airwaves, anyway) of NPR are ready for a summer reading list, and what better to read during the sweltering days of summer than a romance? They’re looking for your five favorite books or series (can we narrow it down to only five???) and are collecting […]

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