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.

Here's What To Know About The Real-Life Inspo Behind Netflix's 'Moxie'

By Ani Bundel
Netflix's newest teen movie isn't a science fiction story like Stranger Things or a romantic comedy like The Kissing Booth. Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler, is the story of the shy Vivian Carter, who accidentally starts a feminist revolution in her…

An Iconic Vanessa Hudgens Movie Is Leaving Netflix This Month, So Watch It ASAP

By Ani Bundel
Netflix's lists of "what's arriving" every month seems to grow longer as time goes on, especially as the majority of those titles are Netflix Originals. Meanwhile, the list of what's leaving becomes shorter as a result. But even though Netflix is…

Melissa McCarthy May Be Marvel's Newest Star

By Ani Bundel
The Marvel Cinematic Universe's Thor franchise is a perfect illustration of how the MCU's success works. The original concept played the character seriously, faithful to the comics. But then director Taika Waititi came in and gave Thor the dose of…

The Songs On Netflix's 'Moxie' Soundtrack Will Fuel Your Solo Dance Parties

By Ani Bundel
In Moxie, Netflix's newest teen movie, a quiet high school girl named Vivian (Hadley Robinson) starts a feminist revolution at her school by starting an old-school zine. Vivian is inspired by her mother, who spent the 1990s as a rebellious riot…

Let's Break Down The Bizarre New Costumes On 'The Masked Singer' Season 5

By Ani Bundel
With The Masked Dancer's first season over for 2021, it's time once again for The Masked Singer to take center stage. The new season debuts on Wednesday, March 10, and the latest round of competitors are raring to hit the stage. This year promises…

Agatha From 'WandaVision' Has Inspired The Perfect Meme For Acting Sus

By Ani Bundel
WandaVision isn't just Disney+'s hit new show. Like Baby Yoda in The Mandalorian, it has become a social media monster. Fans literally cannot get on Twitter on Friday morning unless they've seen the latest episode, lest they learn all the spoilers.…

'iCarly' Star Jennette McCurdy Is "Embarrassed" By Her Nickelodeon Career

By Ani Bundel
Fans of iCarly have a major reason to get excited about Paramount+'s arrival. The streaming service, formerly known as CBS All Access, officially changes names on Thursday, March 4. The retitling isn't just for marketing; it marks the streamer's…

Disney+'s March Lineup Includes A Fun Animated Movie & A New Marvel Show

By Ani Bundel
If Disney+'s first year of streaming was a Cinderella story, then Year Two will be like Toy Story's famous catchphrase: "To Infinity and Beyond." The year 2021 was always going to be when the streamer got the ball rolling with content, but its…

Just 16 Thirsty Tweets About Rio From 'Good Girls'

By Ani Bundel
When Good Girls initially premiered on NBC back in 2018, it was a critical darling but not a big ratings-getter. The story of three suburban Michigan mothers who take to a life of crime to make ends meet, the comedy-drama thriller-caper stars…

Netflix's 'Shadow & Bone' Trailer Will Get You So! Hype!

By Ani Bundel
Netflix's wave of fantasy titles has only just begun. The latest is an adaptation of Leigh Bardugo's Grishaverse trilogy called Shadow & Bone. Based on Russian folklore, the series follows a young orphan, Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li), who discovers…

'This Is Us' Won't Air An Episode This Week & You Can Blame 'The Voice'

By Ani Bundel
This Is Us has taken several unexpected hiatuses over the first half of Season 5. The coronavirus pandemic upended the filming schedule, forcing the show to premiere late, end early for the 2020 winter holidays after only four episodes, and then…

This Tiny Detail In 'WandaVision' Has Fans Convinced Of A HUGE Marvel Theory

By Ani Bundel
WandaVision continues to stump hardcore Marvel fans at every turn with its unexpected twists. The penultimate episode, which hit Disney+ on Feb. 26, was no different. It defied fans' expectations of primary antagonist reveals in the form of Mephisto…

Chadwick Boseman's Wife Accepted His Golden Globe Award & It Was So Special

By Ani Bundel
When news broke of Chadwick Boseman's passing at the end of August 2020, it was a shockwave across Hollywood. Boseman had kept his cancer diagnosis so secret, even Disney didn't know. Moreover, he'd kept working straight up to the coronavirus…

Twitter Is Calling "Bullschitt" Over These 'Schitt's Creek' Golden Globes Snubs

By Ani Bundel
When Schitt's Creek swept the Emmys, it was a shocker for the ages. The series, which had wrapped up a six-season run, was ignored for the majority of its time on the air. It became a record smasher at the Emmys, sweeping all nine of the main awards…

Jeff Daniels Is The Most Relatable Celeb At The Golden Globes & These Memes Prove It

By Ani Bundel
The Golden Globes obviously wanted to avoid a repeat of the Great Emmy Zoom Call of 2020. There were fancy ballrooms and people in formalwear sitting at tables. The ceremony put up the celebrities in hotel rooms for a glamorous background for…

'The Handmaid’s Tale' Season 4 Finally Has A Premiere Date & It's SOON

By Ani Bundel
It's been over a year and a half since The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 ended. The series, which premiered in the spring for the first two seasons, shifted down the calendar to the summer for Season 3, premiering in June 2019. The plan had been for…

We Need To Talk About The Possibility Of A 'WandaVision' Season 2

By Ani Bundel
WandaVision is Marvel's first Disney+ series, and as such, there was always a lot riding on it. Even if Lucasfilm hadn't hit a home run with The Mandalorian, the pressure was on. Marvel Studios (the big screen division) hadn't produced a flop yet.…

This Video Of The 'Ginny & Georgia' Cast Will Give You Major Friendship Envy

By Ani Bundel
Netflix's latest family drama series, Ginny & Georgia, is hitting big on streaming. On the heels of its Feb. 24 release, some of the cast members got together (mostly virtually) to film an episode of The Netflix Afterparty show, playing some games…

Olivia Rodrigo's Character In 'HSMTMTS' Will Face Major Drama In Season 2

By Ani Bundel
When Disney+ initially launched in November 2019, the arrival of Baby Yoda overshadowed just about everything. But The Mandalorian wasn't the only show that debuted on the new streamer that first day. Along with several other titles, Disney+ also…

Here Are All The Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In March

By Ani Bundel
After a pair of banner months in the movie department for the extended 2021 Academy Award eligibility season, Netflix is getting back to its usual TV routine. With the arrival of spring, there's the arrival of highly anticipated streaming series.…