allisonshoemaker
Allison Shoemaker
allisonshoemaker
Contributor, The A.V. Club and The Takeout. Allison loves TV, bourbon, and overanalyzing social interactions. Please buy her book, How TV Can Make You Smarter (Chronicle, 2020). It’s short!
Jan 5
2

For a true test of merit, they should ban the contestants from Instagram for a year after their appearance on the show because I am getting sick and tired of the influencer candidates. 

Nov 18
5

I love all of this but I also just want to say that I find the boy band manager guy insanely hot. Like, I forgot he was even there and then when he jumped up to mediate the Ed/Chasen nonsense I was like HELLOOOOOOOOOO MISTER. I don’t get it, he is not my type at all but something about his eyes and he does seem grown Read more

Nov 18
6

I loved how angry all of the guys were about Noah and how they don’t seem to understand the Bachelor/Bachelorette format. Read more

Nov 6
1

once in a lifetime and I think we missed out chance and a better man cashed in for ours!, lol

Nov 6
3

Kornacki’s awesome. I’ve been a fan since a couple of elections ago (I don’t remember the exact year), and he wasn’t just talking about counties in Pennsylvania, he was talking about neighborhoods. This guy knows his stuff.

Nov 6
3

This is one of those times when I regret not using twitter. HTF did I go years without witnessing this?! Also, I guess now know Tom Holland is a long time gifted dancer who can dance hip-hop, ballet, and tap. I only knew about him from the MU. I’ve not watched this five times in a row. 

Nov 6
4

I have watched Umbrella more than is likely healthy for a person. And you are absolutely right, Allison, it works because he is all in on it. It wouldn’t be Rihanna if it weren’t sexy, and he somehow keeps the sexy and the wink to the joke. I read somewhere that his only regret was not being able to do it in heels.

Nov 6
4

I’m not sure I get the thirst but I have found myself sending late night texts analyzing his speech patterns after countless hours of hearing his voice. “If he is also from Boston whycome he says tomorrow like a Canadian? WHY DOES HE KEEP SAYING TOMORROW?”

Nov 6
5

The MCU has done some amazing casting for classic Marvel characters but casting a then unknown Tom Holland as Spider-man may be the best decision after RDJ for Tony Stark.