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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Underwater kisses really aren't that romantic

Movies and television make a lot of things look really romantic. When I was young and impressionable, pop culture taught me that kissing in the rain was about 100 times better than kissing in any other weather, and that you didn’t properly ride a Ferris wheel unless you were making out with somebody during it. Additional lessons included the appeal of the “up-against-a-wall” kiss and the shirt rip, all of which I enjoy watching and don’t have an issue with. However, there is one “romantic” gesture I’d like to address: The underwater kiss is not nearly as great as it is portrayed to be. READ FULL STORY

'Star-Crossed' reminds us of pop culture's greatest breakup line: The 'different worlds' excuse

It only took two episodes of Star-Crossed for someone to utter the line we’d all been waiting for (and secretly hoping would kick off the pilot): “We’re from two different worlds.” To be fair, in Star-Crossed‘s case, that is an accurate statement. Emery is from Earth and Roman is from Atria, a planet we know little about other than that it’s dying and yet somehow superior to Mars. Intergalactic drama, amirite?

But in watching Roman pull the “different worlds” card, I couldn’t help but be transported back to the second episode of The O.C. Fans of the show will remember the moment well. It was the first time Ryan and Marissa confessed that they had any sort of feelings for each other. She showed up at the model home on his last night asking to stay, and he told her, “We’re from different worlds.” She tried to deny it, but he followed it up with, “I’m not like you.” Basically, he was comparing her privileged, party-filled upbringing to his grainy, misdemeanor-filled life in Chino.

Long story short, this got me thinking: How many times have I heard some version of this “different worlds” crap, and what does it even mean?! This is what I came up with: READ FULL STORY

'Star-Crossed' premiere react: Alien nation

If The Fault in Our Stars met Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century in a bar, and the two had a one-night stand, their love child would look a lot like Star-Crossed, the CW’s newest series that deals with teen illness, prejudice, and sexy aliens. I didn’t have high expectations going into the pilot, which ended up being a good thing, because this show pleasantly surprised me. Was it a perfect pilot? They never are. But let’s suffice it to say that I’m intrigued.

To be fair, the episode had my full attention less than five seconds in, but that was mostly because things kicked off on May 16, 2014, which might happen to be my birthday. But what you need to know is that was the day that an alien race called the Atrians crash-landed on Earth. Hoping for refuge, they were instead greeted with violence. One of the young Atrians hid in a shed, which is where he met the show’s protagonist, a young Emery. She helped to hide him until the police showed up. The Atrian protected the girl, and as a result, was shot. And if I’m being completely honest, watching that adorable little boy get shot did give me chills. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'Star-Crossed', premieres, Matthew McConaughey joins 'Inside the Actors Studio', more

Another week full of the Winter Olympics means another week spent missing some of your favorite shows. But luckily, this week is not without its moments. For one, The CW’s new series Star-Crossed is premiering, along with The Amazing Race: All-Stars. See, it could be worse.

Check out what this week has going on in the world of pop culture: READ FULL STORY

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