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Shyla Fairfax-Owen

I'm an Ottawa-based writer with a master's degree in Film Studies. Ranting about TV and movies is my passion, but I also write speculative fiction. Any day now, I plan to freak out about why there are no screen adaptations of Octavia Butler novels. Visit my blog at

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15 Women From Charmed You’ll Surely Remember Forever

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

Charmed is a classic among nostalgia fantasy TV. Beginning in 1998, Charmed took the novel approach of being a supernatural drama that revolved around women. Prue, Piper, and Phoebe (and …

15 Unforgettable Goosebumps Episodes From The 90s

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

There is something so nostalgic about recalling watching something scary, in the dark, when you were young enough to appreciate it. These days, the horror genre is dominating TV with …

15 Of The Best Villains From Our Favorite 90s TV Shows

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

Villains – can’t live with ‘em, can’t enjoy TV without ‘em. Viewership and villainy have a very complicated and co-dependent relationship. A good show uses antagonists to stir up drama …

15 Unknown Facts About The Pink Panther

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

The Pink Panther is a classic in more than one sense. When we hear the name Pink Panther, we all probably immediately jump to that famous theme song that we …

15 Controversial Movies That Caused Mass Panic

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

The idea that entertainment media can have a real-world effect on people has been long established. When this is associated with severe psychological distress, it is referred to as cinematic …

15 Unknown Facts About King Kong

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

In 1933, the middle of The Great Depression, Americans were flocking to the cinema and spending what little money they had to see the bigger-than-life adventure picture, King Kong. As …

15 Jaw-Dropping Women Who Dominate TV Today

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

In what some may call a new golden age of television, programs keep getting more and more progressive. TV has been consistently pushing boundaries of all types, representing a multitude …

15 Gruesome Villains That We Love To Hate

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

For generations, classic storytelling has used the convention of the gruesome villain to incite the excitement and anticipation that comes with following the protagonist into the grips of danger. While …

15 Amazing TV Shows You CAN’T Find On Netflix

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

Over the last 20 years, Netflix has effectively changed the media viewing experience. In 2007, following ten years of growing its successful DVD by mail business, Netflix introduced streaming media. …

12 Of The Most Psychotic Female Villains

Shyla Fairfax-Owen

Villains come in all shapes and sizes. In the past, the monsters that populated film and TV were mostly dehumanized, there only to strike fear and be defeated by a …

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