Ani Bundel

Bio

Ani Bundel is a TV writer at Elite Daily, covering all things Peak TV from Netflix to NBC. Shows covered include (but not limited to) Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, This Is Us, and most HBO miniseries. She also covers movies, especially all things Marvel, Pixar, Disney, and Star Wars. Ani's other regular bylines can be found on NBC News THINK, PBS/WETA's Telly Visions, and Ars Technica. A self-taught journalist from the school of hard knocks, Ani came up blogging in the fast-turn-around era, where posts were done in 30 minutes, or your pizza gif was free. If that seems a little dramatic, well, her BA is actually in Theater, so there you go. When Ani is not writing, freelancing, and watching TV/movies for a living, she knits, sews, reads, and generally attempts not to look at anything with a blue screen. She lives in DC with her husband and a constantly varying number of cats. You can follow her on Twitter at @anibundel, and coo over her cat pictures on Instagram at the same handle.

Fans Are Asking This 1 Question After The Watchmen Finale

By Ani Bundel
After a decade where superhero origin stories dominated the landscape, and Marvel put out multiple films a year, Watchmen managed to find an entirely new way to look at the genre. From the exploration of why someone would want to fight crime from…

Here's Everything That's Coming To Netflix In January

By Ani Bundel
The new year and the new decade are nearly here. January will see a lot of changes, and not just because it's officially the 2020s. As always, this is the time where Netflix does the turn over of titles. A few things are leaving, as happens every…

The 'In The Heights' Movie Trailer Is Here To Make Your Entire Week

By Ani Bundel
When Hamilton: An American Musical took Broadway and pop culture by storm in 2015, most people had never heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda. But musical buffs not only knew the name, but they also recognized the half-rap/half-musical number cadence of…

The 'Jumanji: The Next Level' Ratings Take Things, Well, To The Next Level

By Ani Bundel
Jumanji was never expected to be a big hit. The original film was based on a children's picture book from the 1980s about an enchanted board game. It wasn't a critical success, but it was a hit at the box office. But when Dwayne Johnson was tapped…

This 'Watchmen' Theory About Lady Trieu’s Parents Is Stranger Than Fiction

By Ani Bundel
Watchmen's ending has somehow become the most highly-anticipated HBO finale since Game of Thrones, and the show hasn't even guaranteed a second season. But the mastermind behind shows like Lost and The Leftovers is known for endings that swing for…

12 Christmas Movies On Netflix That Will Keep You Home For The Holidays

By Ani Bundel
The holidays are on their way. With barely two weeks until vacations commence, it's time for everyone to get into the spirit of the season. TV is ready. From Dec. 12 to 16, there are no less than 20 titles with the words "Christmas" or "Holiday" in…

4 Superhero Movies In 2020 Will Be Directed By Women & It's About Time

By Ani Bundel
When Kathleen Kennedy was asked why no female directors had been hired to helm a Star Wars film, she responded that the lack of them working at the blockbuster level was a huge problem. By men hiring men to direct large-scale blockbusters, women had…

This 'Watchmen' Theory About Lube Man Will Make Your Brain Explode

By Ani Bundel
Just when you think you've got Watchmen all figured out for the finale, something bizarre happens, and it's all back to square one. Part of the problem is the sheer amount of loose ends needing to be tied up. The entire Veidt storyline, for…

Start Screaming, A 'Home Alone' Reboot Is Coming To Disney+

By Ani Bundel
Fans viewed the buyout of 20th Century Fox by Disney in March of 2019 as a bringing together of separated franchises. Star Wars would be whole again, as the first six movies joined the new sequels. Marvel's X-Men and Fantastic Four would join the…

4 Theories About Marvel's 'Eternals' That Will Pump You Up

By Ani Bundel
After dominating the box office with three releases a year since 2017, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is taking a step back for 2020. The coming year will only have two big-screen releases: Black Widow and The Eternals. The former will be filled with…

This Easter Egg In 'Watchmen' Season 1, Episode 8 Low-Key References The 2009 Movie

By Ani Bundel
Watchmen has been a veritable storm of in-world easter eggs and references ever since it premiered with a squid shower. For those who are deeply familiar with the original comic run from 1985, spotting the references is a game within itself. But…

A 'Wonder Woman' 3 Is Already In The Talks & That's Freakin' Wonderful

By Ani Bundel
Wonder Woman was the DC Extended Universe's first significant hit, both with audiences and critics, marking a turning point in the Justice League universal franchise. Until Aquaman, it was also the highest-grossing of all the DC films. A sequel was…

5 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' Trailer Details You Definitely Missed

By Ani Bundel
The Ghostbusters franchise has been trying to make a third film in the franchise for nearly 30 years, ever since Ghostbusters II. A remake of the story with an all-female cast failed to light up the box office, but that hasn't stopped the franchise…

The 'Manifest' Season 2 Trailer Raises Even More Questions

By Ani Bundel
Manifest was the big breakout hit for NBC in 2018. The series follows the fates of the passengers on Flight 828, which reappears five and a half years after being disappearing from the radar on a routine three-hour flight from Jamaica to New York…

'The Mandalorian' Season 1, Episode 5 Cliffhanger Has Fans Theorizing Up A Storm

By Ani Bundel
Most prestige TV shows focus on a season-long arc, without worrying about individual installments. However, The Mandalorian is more of a throwback, an adventure-of-the-week style series with a different planet every episode. Other than "on the run…

Here's Why 'The Mandalorian' Fans Think Amy Sedaris' Character Looks Familiar

By Ani Bundel
The Mandalorian continues its "planet of the week" tour of the galaxy, this time stopping off at one of the most recognizable hives of scum and villainy known to fans. Mando landed in Mos Eisley in Episode 5: "The Gunslinger," hoping to pick up some…

The 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' Season 3 Soundtrack Is Perfection

By Ani Bundel
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is back, and once again, the series lives up to its title. Mrs. Maisel is on the road this season, on tour with crooner Shy Baldwin, and she's still marvelous. The series has spent the last two seasons building up cred as…

7 Details In The 'Wonder Woman 1984' Trailer You Definitely Missed

By Ani Bundel
When Wonder Woman arrived in 2017, it became the first thing everyone could agree on in the DC Extended Universe. From the controversial Man of Steel in 2013 to the universally-panned Justice League four years later, every DC film found itself mired…

The 'Watchmen' Season 1 Finale Promo Will Leave You So Shook

By Ani Bundel
"How does it end?" asks Angela in Watchmen Season 1, Episode 8, "A God Walks Into Abar." Doctor Manhattan sighs: "Tragically." Angela cocks her head quizzically. After all, Manhattan just told her they would be together 10 years before it all comes…

'Watchmen' Fans Are All Asking The Same Question About Angela & Manhattan

By Ani Bundel
Watchmen shocked viewers to the core with the reveal that Doctor Manhattan has been on Earth, in Tulsa, the whole time. He's been disguised as Cal, so thoroughly, he doesn't even know who he is. But how long has this been going on? And perhaps most…