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Brittany Frederick

Brittany Frederick is an award-winning entertainment and sports journalist, screenwriter, and novelist. She was named an honorary analyst for Section 20 (#StrikeBack), and when she's not working with TV heroes, you can find her trying to be one in real life on the Verizon IndyCar Series. You can reach her at her official website (brittany-frederick.com) and on Twitter @tvbrittanyf.

Why I’m thankful for fandom this year, and you can be too

Apparently, I’m the only person who didn’t loathe 2016, but I’m thankful for it for one reason: my fandom. There were a lot of difficult things that happened this year. We can make a list of the things that went wrong and the people we lost (and let’s not even start on the Presidential election). […]

Checking into ‘Chicago Med’, a life-changing experience

For most people, visiting the set of their favorite TV show is a dream come true. My recent trip to NBC’s Chicago Med was a dream, and a nightmare, and a true healing experience. As a trauma survivor, a hospital is the absolute last place I want to be. I spent the first decade of […]

5 shows you can binge – start to finish – on Labor Day

Image: TNT Labor Day is Monday, Sep. 5 and that means an extra day off work. It could also mean an extra day to binge-watch! Here are five phenomenal TV shows that you can completely binge – from start to finish – on the upcoming holiday. 1. Ultraviolet This 1998 sci-fi show is begging to […]

‘Archer’: 5 reasons Ray Gillette is positively amazing

Move over, Sterling Archer – Ray Gillette is the most interesting character on FX’s Archer by a mile. The “crippled gay hillbilly spy” voiced by series creator and general genius Adam Reed steals almost every scene he’s in and keeps finding ways to get more and more fantastic every season. Here are five reasons we […]

Interview: Kalama Epstein on his ‘incredible’ time on ‘The Fosters’

Photo: Courtesy of MLC PR Kalama Epstein joined the cast of Freeform’s The Fosters this season as Noah, the new love interest for Jude (Hayden Byerly) – and he’s loving his job. Kalama spoke with Pure Fandom last week to discuss why Noah appealed to him and what he’s gained from joining the Fosters family. […]

4 reasons ‘Blindspot’s’ Patterson is our BFF

Image: NBC Blindspot star Ashley Johnson celebrated her birthday this week, and all you need to know about Ashley Johnson is that she’s one hundred percent as adorable as her character, FBI tech wizard (or sorry, gnome cleric) Patterson. Just imagine Patterson without the badge or the dead boyfriend (RIP David!) and you have Ashley […]

FOX releases ’24: Legacy’ sneak peek, we remain confused

Photo: FOX FOX dropped a new 24: Legacy sneak peek on Wednesday, but it still doesn’t tell us all that much about the impending reboot of the franchise. Take a look at the new video below and see what you think: Essentially, the sneak peek is another trailer with some comments from producers Brian Grazer, […]

RiffTrax just broke the internet with ‘Safety As We Play’

Photo: Courtesy of RiffTrax It’s Friday, and there is no better way to kick off a weekend than laughing hysterically at RiffTrax destroying another educational film. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett (whom you may remember fondly from Mystery Science Theater 3000) are comic geniuses but they have a particular talent when it […]

5 badass action heroes that you missed

Action heroes never go out of style – and that includes on TV. While you’re waiting for the fall season to bring us a fresh crop of action stories, there are quite a few heroes who still deserve to be discovered. Below are our favorite five heroes who helped make action TV fantastic, so you […]

Here’s to Michael Trucco, Jeff Hephner’s shared greatness

image: SyFy Remember that time Michael Trucco was a badass? Of course you do because that’s like every day. Ever since he became a sci-fi name as Sam Anders in Battlestar Galactica he’s been one of TV’s toughest guys. The same could be said for Jeff Hephner, who got everything but the kitchen sink thrown […]

Happy birthday to Sullivan Stapleton, the ultimate dude

image: NBC Today we wish a happy 39th birthday to Sullivan Stapleton, aka Kurt Weller on Blindspot, Damien Scott in Strike Back, and generally the ultimate dude who’s ever existed in the history of dudes. Firstly Sullivan is a phenomenal actor. I sound like a broken record because of the number of times I’ve said […]

5 actors who could succeed Marianne Jean-Baptiste on ‘Blindspot’

image: NBC Blindspot is on the hunt for a new boss this offseason, having written out Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Assistant Director Bethany Mayfair in the penultimate episode of Season 1. Being in charge of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group is not an easy job and it won’t be easy for any actor to mesh […]

Kiefer Sutherland’s ‘Designated Survivor’ trailer is a potboiler

image: ABC We’ve got the trailer for Kiefer Sutherland’s new ABC series Designated Survivor, and it looks like he’s poised to save the world again – just not in the way we’re used to. One-part political drama, one-part terrorism thriller, the show begins with a very bad day in the life of Cabinet member Tom […]

The ’24: Legacy’ trailer is here – but is it ’24’?

image: Fox The trailer for Fox’s Jack Bauer-less spin-off 24: Legacy has arrived – along with an announcement that the show is getting the plum post-Super Bowl spot on Sunday, Feb. 5. Corey Hawkins (The Walking Dead) stars as Eric Carter, the U.S. Army Ranger who becomes TV’s next crusading hero when terrorists expose his […]

What’s going wrong with ‘Blindspot’ – and how can we fix it?

image: NBC NBC’s Blindspot was one of the best new shows of the fall and has one of the most outstanding casts on TV, but since coming back from midseason hiatus, it hasn’t seemed like itself. What’s going wrong with this show – and how can it be fixed so that the series can be […]