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mae.jpg Mae Abdulbaki, Staff Contributor: Mae regularly covers movies and television and knows way too much about The CW. Mae also writes for Inverse, The Young Folks, and her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Mary Sue, Film School Rejects, and more. She is a member of the Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and co-hosts two podcasts: Ladies with Gumption and The Middle Geeks. You can follow her on Twitter.








'Dash and Lily' Review: The Most Charming Holiday Series You'll Watch This Year


'The Mandalorian' Season 2, Chapter 11: The Frog Reunion Was the Most Adorable Moment


Too Soon? 'Superstore' is Bringing Back Jonah's Ex in Season 6


'Selena' Producer is After the Money, Suing the Late Singer's Family Over Netflix Series


Renewal Roundup: Netflix Says Yes to More 'Emily in Paris' and One Other Show


'The Mandalorian' Season 2, Chapter 10: Spiders, Ice, and Chases Oh My


'Superstore' Said Goodbye to America Ferrera and Completely Soured Amy and Jonah's Relationship


Some Good News: William Jackson Harper Will Woo Someone in HBO Max's 'Love Life' Season 2


November 2020 Streaming Guide: 24 Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Month


'The Mandalorian' Season 2: Timothy Olyphant, Baby Yoda Cooing, and a Very Slow Buildup


'Superstore' Will Probably Break Up Amy and Jonah. Thanks, I Hate It


Surprise! Lark Voorhies Will Be Back as Lisa Turtle in 'Saved by the Bell' Revival


Colin Kaepernick's Mini-Me Has Been Cast in the Limited Series About His Life


From Star Wars to Marvel: Oscar Isaac Could Be Playing Moon Knight in Disney+ Series


Is 'Mindhunter' Done for Good? David Fincher Gives a Bleak Update


'Emily in Paris' Creator is 'Not Sorry' for the Show's Parisian Portrayal


Scott Speedman Will Play a Mysterious, Emotional Man in 'You' Season 3


Get Ready, Jake Gyllenhaal is Reteaming with Denis Villeneuve for HBO Series 'The Son'


'Helstrom' Review: Marvel's Latest Series Fails to Deliver Despite Potential


Original 'Charmed' Stars Were Being Petty About the Reboot and Got Called Out


Shonda Rhimes Has a New Netflix Show and It's Got 'Still Star-Crossed' Vibes


'Swamp Thing' Deserves a Second Chance


Baby Yoda is Even More Precious Than Usual in New 'The Mandalorian' Season 2 Posters


It's Time to Catch Up On 'Snowpiercer' Because Season 2 is Coming Soon


'The Haunting of Bly Manor' Review: A Vivid Exploration of Memory and Sadness


'Supernatural's "Mystery Spot" Will Always Be One of its Best Episodes


After a Long Wait, Netflix's 'Selena: The Series' Finally Has a Trailer and Premiere Date


Netflix Continues Cancelling Spree, Axes 'GLOW' Despite Season 4 Renewal


October 2020 Streaming Guide: 25 Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Month


The Picture Used for 'Ms. Marvel' Casting News Brought Up Issues of Colorism


'Saved by the Bell' Reboot is Premiering Soon and I Still Have Some Questions


Stream It or Nah: 'Julie and the Phantoms' is a Delightful Musical Dramedy


'Harley Quinn' Gave Us the One Romantic Relationship We've Always Wanted


Alia Shawkat is Centering Her Iraqi Identity in a New Amazon Series


An All-Black 'Friends' Cast Reading Prompted 'Living Single' Reminders


How Has 'The Good Place' Never Won a Single Emmy Award?


'Legends of Tomorrow's Caity Lotz Loves Trump Supporters and Thinks You Should, Too


With 'She-Hulk's Casting Set, Will Marvel Ever Have Body Diversity?


'Ellen Show' and 'TMZ' Have Another Thing in Common Beyond Toxic Workplaces


'Ratched' Review: Ryan Murphy Has Mastered Style Over Substance in This Monstrosity


Lifetime is Finally Making a Christmas Movie About a Gay Couple


'Dear White People's Jeremy Tardy Calls Out Netflix and the Fake Allyship of Corporations


Rejoice! The Superior Aunt Viv is Returning for 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' Reunion Special


'The 100' Killed Off a Major Character for a Stupid Reason


Productions are Restarting, What Will TV Shows Look Like Moving Forward?


Freeform's 'Motherland: Fort Salem' Actually Critiques the Military Industrial Complex


'The Boys' Season 2 Review: A Deeper Look at the Power of Corporate Control


'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Season 7 Finally Gave Daisy a Worthy Love Interest


Yes! We're Finally Getting A Women-led Arab American Series With Freeform's 'Ya Bint'


'Batman: Death in the Family' Trailer: Jason Todd's Life (or Death) is in Your Hands


'Ramy' Was Nominated in Two Emmy Award Categories and That's a Huge Deal


'Doom Patrol' is the One Superhero Show You Should Be Watching and Probably Aren't


Why Did 'The Flash's Danielle Panabaker Mass Delete Thousands of Tweets?


'The Flash': Hartley Sawyer and the Consequences of Abhorrent Online Behavior


WTF is Happening with CW's 'Batwoman'? Ruby Rose's Exit, Explained


Why Yes, Bree and Roger are the Most Boring Couple in 'Outlander'


Netflix's 'Gentefied' Tackles Gentrification, Dual Identity, and Change with Heart and Humor


There Was No Good Reason for Brandon Routh's Departure From 'Legends of Tomorrow'


'On My Block' Season 3: We Need to Talk About That Ending Right Now


'On My Block' Season 3 Review: The Netflix Series is Firing on All Cylinders


'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You': Couples Therapist Backs Team Peter for the Wrong Reasons


With a 'Beauty and the Beast' Prequel in the Works, Disney+ Has an Original Programming Problem


'Batwoman' Stepped Up its Game and is Finally a Good Show


Can 'Superstore' Survive America Ferrera's Departure?


Trailer: Dakota Johnson is Tracee Ellis Ross' Assistant in Music-Themed Comedy 'The High Note'


'The Proud Family' is Getting a Revival Series and It's Headed to Disney+


Damien Chazelle Directs a Star-Studded Cast in Netflix's New Musical Series, 'The Eddy'


The First Trailer for the Animated 'Rumble' is Cute, but Unremarkable


Is Hilary Duff Hinting At the Real Reason Why the 'Lizzie McGuire' Creator Left the Reboot?


Rejoice! Lady Gaga Announces the Release Date of Her New Single


In a Shocking and Abrupt Move, Disney's Bob Iger Will Step Down as CEO


The Parental Purge? 'Riverdale' to Lose Marisol Nichols and Skeet Ulrich After Season 4


Dentist! Chris Evans to Join 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake Like the Internet Wanted


The 'Friends' Cast is Getting a Reunion Special, Could it BE Any Better?


Yes! Danai Gurira Signs an Overall Deal with ABC Studios


Chris Pratt Shares the 'Crazy' Story of a Couple Found Completely Preserved in Ice


The Live-Action 'Mulan' Gets a PG-13 Rating and It's Not That Big of a Deal


The Internet Figured Out the 'Last Christmas' Ending Twist and Paul Feig Wasn't Thrilled


Finally! Netflix Reveals Premiere Dates for Season 3 of 'On My Block' and 'Elite'


Olivia Wilde to Direct Kerri Strug Biopic 'Perfect', Says it's the 'Best Script' She's Read


'Sonic the Hedgehog' is Expected to Make More than 'Birds of Prey' in its Opening Weekend, What Bullsh*t


'The Personal History of David Copperfield' Trailer is So Charming You'll Die from Smiling So Much


David O. Russell's Latest Film Adds Michael B. Jordan, Who is an Excellent Choice


'The Letter for the King' Trailer: Netflix Finds its Next Fantasy Series and it Stars Andy Serkis


'The Power of the Dog' Adds Kodi Smit-McPhee, Frances Conroy and More in Jane Campion's Netflix Adaptation


Neon Buys Sundance Hit 'Shirley', Starring Elisabeth Moss


WTF is the 'Parasite' HBO Series About? Bong Joon Ho Provides Some Details


Peter Sarsgaard Says 'The Batman' Has 'Raw Power' and That's All We Needed to Hear


Being Called a 'White Woman' isn't the Same Thing as Hate, Heidi Klum


At Long Last, You Can Now Disable Netflix's Autoplay Feature


Trailer: Amazon's 'The Vast of Night' Teases a UFO Sighting


'Birds of Prey' Star on the Film's 'Female Gaze' and Having a 'Functional' Costume


'Superman & Lois's Sons Are Teenagers in CW Series... Hold On, What?


RIP 'Soundtrack' and 'Spinning Out', Netflix Has Failed You Both


'Lilo & Stitch' Live-Action Movie Will Be Released on Disney+


Netflix Wants More Adam Sandler Films Because More Sandler = More Fun Apparently


Surprise! 'Loki' Casts Owen Wilson in Mystery Role


'Til the End of the Line... Or Not: Sebastian Stan Shades 'Endgame' Conclusion for Stucky


'The Circle' but Make it Love: Watch the First Trailer for Netflix's 'Love is Blind'


'The Witcher': Watch Henry Cavill Explain the Details of Geralt of Rivia's Sword


Jenna Ortega Wants Ellie to 'Take Joe and Love Down' in 'You' Season 3


'The Lion King' Live-Action is Now on Disney+ and You'd Be Better Off Watching Something Else


Priyanka Chopra Jonas Rounds Out the Cast of 'Matrix 4' in Undisclosed Role


'Saved by the Bell' Revival: Zack Morris' Son Sounds Just as 'Privileged' as He Was


Paul Bettany Teases 'WandaVision', Says the 'Writing is Extraordinary'


'Shrill' Season 2 Review: The Series is Still Really Good, but It Holds Back


Ahsoka Tano Battles Darth Maul in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Trailer


HBO Max Has Ordered an Animated Satire About the Royal Family Called 'The Prince'


The Trailer for AMC's 'Dispatches From Elsewhere' is a Big Mystery


Yikes, 'Hunger Games' Prequel Novel Reveals Former Villain as Its Protagonist


Oscar Isaac Will Star as a Former Superhero in 'The Great Machine'


The 'Schitt's Creek' Cast Prove How Well They Know Each Other on 'Tonight Show'


Taika Waititi Possibly Approached for 'Star Wars' Movie; It's the Best Star Wars News Since Baby Yoda


'Mulan' Director Explains Why the Live-Action Won't Include the Songs and It Makes Sense


Hugh Grant Says it's 'Such a Relief' to Not Play Nice Guys Anymore


Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Richard Madden Will Lead Amazon's 'Citadel' and That's Unexpected


Whoa, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Had a Ton More Viewers in Season 3


Florence Pugh is Just as Mad as You Are About Greta Gerwig's Oscar Snub


Aidy Bryant's Definitely 'Got This' in the 'Shrill' Season 2 Trailer


The Internet is Not Happy About Justin Chambers' Unexpected Departure from 'Grey's Anatomy'


New 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Season 3 Trailer Includes a Singing Kiernan Shipka


To No One's Surprise, The CW Renews All of Their Shows That Aren't Already Ending


Melissa McCarthy is Joining Nicole Kidman in 'Nine Perfect Strangers', Bring on the Drama


Joaquin Phoenix Convinced the Golden Globes to Go Vegan Because of Course He Did


Wow, Christian Bale Could Be Joining the Cast of 'Thor: Love and Thunder'


To No One's Surprise, 'Killing Eve' Has Been Renewed for Season 4


Al Pacino and Logan Lerman Punch Nazis in First Trailer for Amazon's 'Hunters'


The 4 Most Shocking Moments from 'You' Season 2


Martin Scorsese Doesn't Care About Seeing 'Joker' and It's 'Fine'


The MCU Could be Getting a Transgender Character 'Very Soon,' Says Kevin Feige


Jason Derulo Fires Back at Critics Panning 'Cats', Calls it an 'Incredible Piece of Art'


The 5 Biggest WTF Moments from 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'


The Most Ridiculous Plots and Moments from 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby'


Charlize Theron On Why It's Important to Respect Her Daughter's Pronouns


'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Casts a Prince of Hell, Bring on Another Love Triangle


First Photo From 'A Quiet Place 2' Teases the Timeline


Michelle Williams Knows She's 'Not Everybody's Favorite' and It's Fine, She 'Still Got Paid'


Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is Finally No. 1 and It's About Damn Time


Bob Iger Calls Martin Scorsese's Marvel Comments 'Nasty' Because No One Can Criticize Disney, Apparently


Lana Condor and Noah Centineo's Chemistry is Apparent in First Photos From 'To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You'


Disney CEO Would Definitely Buy the James Bond Franchise... in a Fantasy World Anyway


'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Gets a Season 4, Bring on More Fabulous Hats


John Boyega Felt a 'Bit Iffy' About 'The Last Jedi' and That's Fine


'Dolittle': Robert Downey Jr. Auditions a Polar Bear for 'Meet the Parents' and it's Nonsense


Jesse Plemons' Mustache Distracts in Final Trailer for 'Antlers'


It's True, Pedro Pascal Wasn't Even in Episode 4 of 'The Mandalorian'


Beyoncé on Her Grammy Snub and Why 'Being Number One' Is No Longer a 'Priority'


The 'Birds of Prey' Slay in Fantabulous New Posters


The Final Cut of 'Cats' Made Ian McKellen a Cat Lover and He Needed to Share


Will Smith Reacts to Mena Massoud's Audition Comments and the Response is Disappointing


Tom Holland 'Saved Spider-Man' While Drunk and Sobbing and it's Adorable


'America's Got Talent' Update: Gabrielle Union Had a 'Lengthy' and 'Productive' Meeting With NBC


New York Film Critics Circle Awards Lupita Nyong'o Best Actress Award and It's Well-Deserved


Mena Massoud Couldn't Land An Audition After 'Aladdin', Hollywood Racism is to Blame


Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch and More Sizzle in 'No Time to Die' Posters


Pete Davidson is Making People Sign $1 Million NDAs and That's a Big Problem


'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' to Explore the Origins of Finn & Co., but Not Rose


Why 'The Spirit of Christmas' is the Best Romantic Holiday Film


'Frozen 2' Star Evan Rachel Wood Thinks Mulan Has 'Bi-Energy' and It's Exhausting


Scarlett Johansson Says She 'Mishandled' 'Rub & Tug' Controversy, but Not Anything Else


Is Christmas Ruined? Baby Yoda Toys Won't Be Available Until 2020


The Snyder Cut Probably Doesn't Exist, According to 'Justice League' Composer


'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Script Ended Up on eBay and it Pissed Off J.J. Abrams


The CW Adds Yet Another White-Led Superhero Show to Line-up


Trailer: 'Emma' is Proof That Jane Austen Adaptations Don't Grow Old


Awards Season Just Got Furrier Because 'Cats' is Now Eligible for the Golden Globes


'Harry Potter' Star Rupert Grint Spills the Beans on Co-Stars, Says There Were 'Sparks'


Bong Joon-ho Won't Direct a Superhero Movie Because... He Hates Tight Clothes


The Last Live-Action Marvel Show Under Jeph Loeb Was Cancelled and That's a Problem


Ryan Murphy Wants Ten More Seasons of 'American Horror Story,' Cue the Tears


Robert Pattinson Says Method Acting is Only for Assholes


Why Are 'Avengers: Endgame' Directors Producing a Marvel vs. DC Docuseries?


'Veronica Mars' Isn't Getting a Season 5 Right Now and That's Fine, Really


The Whole Deleted 'Avengers: Endgame' Scene on Disney+ Was Kinda Pointless


'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Will be More 'Daring,' According to J.J. Abrams


Joe is Back! 'You' Season 2 Gets Premiere Date and Creepy New Poster


The CW Finally Sets a Premiere Date for the 'Riverdale' Musical Spinoff 'Katy Keene'


Alert! Jordan Peele is Finally Releasing an Annotated Version of His 'Get Out' Script


'Avengers: Endgame': Disney Updates Oscar Submission to Include Robert Downey Jr.


Trailer: 'The Knight Before Christmas' Brings Yuletide Cheer Wrapped in a Time Travel Romance


Winona Ryder and Sean Astin Can't Keep it Together in the 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Gag Reel


'The Batman' Cast May Be Too Sexy for its Own Good


Emma Watson isn't Single, She's 'Self-Partnered' and That's a Whole Lot Better


Yes, 'Fantastic Beasts 3' is Still Happening, Please Send Help


Jennifer Aniston Can't Remember Certain 'Friends' Facts, but Julie Andrews Remembers the Most Important One


'Supernatural' Star Jared Padalecki Sends Love to Fans After Arrest, but Doesn't Actually Apologize