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 Are All The Shows & Movies Coming To Netflix In November

By Ani Bundel
Even though the streaming wars of 2020 are on in earnest, Netflix still reigns supreme. The streamer doubled its projections for subscribers in the first quarter of the year, bringing it up to 182 million viewers. Considering the sheer amount of…

This Is The Biggest Mystery About Lily James' Character In 'Rebecca'

By Ani Bundel
"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again" is one of the most famous opening lines in fiction. It begins Daphne du Maurier's novel Rebecca, which became one of Alfred Hitchcock's most famous films. But in the new Netflix version, the story…

'Dickinson' Season 2 Has To Be Good, Because It's Already Renewed For Season 3

By Ani Bundel
When Apple TV+ arrived in November of 2019, critics were less than impressed. Shows like See and For All Mankind got less than stellar reviews, while The Morning Show felt overhyped and underbaked in the early going. But the fourth series the…

Let's Investigate Whether Netflix Will Get More 'Unsolved Mysteries' Episodes

By Ani Bundel
When Unsolved Mysteries arrived on Netflix with Volume 1 in July of 2020, it was a surprise hit. Though the streamer was becoming a destination for reality series, true crime shows, and unexplained phenomenon specials, it was still primarily thought…

Here Are All The Shows & Movies New To Amazon Prime Video In November

By Ani Bundel
Amazon Prime Video, or "Prime Video," as most people call it, has been Netflix's most obvious competitor for years. It started as a video streaming rental service as "Amazon Unboxed," a companion to Amazon's original venture as a vendor of books and…

Twitter Doesn't Understand How 'Unsolved Mysteries' Works & It's Hilarious

By Ani Bundel
When Unsolved Mysteries debuted back in 1987, it was the first of its kind. An anthology series about true crime, it didn't dig into stories with well-known conclusions. Instead, the entire point was that these were cases left open. It proved so…

'The Crown' Has Reportedly Found Its Final Prince Charles & He's A Familiar Face

By Ani Bundel
Ever since the casting choices for the final two seasons of Netflix's The Crown started rolling out, fans have been on edge to see the full list. So far, the show has been batting a thousand when it comes to who it lands. Imelda Staunton will play…

4 'Unsolved Mysteries' Theories About "Jennifer Fairgate" That'll Make You Think

By Ani Bundel
Most of the cases in Unsolved Mysteries are relatively straightforward, even if they do not have satisfactory conclusions. A well-loved, church-going mother wound up dead after services. A child murderer escaped from jail, and through luck and…

Here's Why Fans Think A 'Mandalorian' Movie Will Happen Soon

By Ani Bundel
Disney+'s The Mandalorian is the biggest Star Wars TV series in the history of the franchise. That's because George Lucas, the man who created Star Wars, never envisioned it as a small-screen enterprise. It wasn't until the SciFi channel showed…

A 'Legally Blonde' Cast Reunion Is Happening So Soon & Here's How To Watch It

By Ani Bundel
It's been 20 years since Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods walked into a courtroom for the first time. Legally Blonde has since become one of the early aughts' cult classics and has spawned a sequel, a spinoff, and a musical. With the film's…

These 'Unsolved Mysteries' Theories About JoAnn Romain's Death Are A Lot

By Ani Bundel
Unsolved Mysteries is an eclectic mix of different kinds of stories. The second half of Season 1 stretches those boundaries from straight-up "Have You Seen This Wanted Man" to ghost stories to tales of unidentified bodies. But the fifth episode,…

Here's Everything Coming To Disney+ In November

By Ani Bundel
This has been a banner first year for Disney+. The streamer, which launched in November of 2019, was a risky gamble. The production studio bet big on its brand recognition and extensive library, relying on the idea that it could attract viewers away…

Here's Everything 'Unsolved Mysteries' Fans Should Know About Lester Eubanks

By Ani Bundel
Unsolved Mysteries has been on the air since 1987, digging into cold cases of all types. With 15 seasons over the course of 30+ years, it's almost shocking to realize the series has never done an episode on Lester Eubanks — until now. Netflix's…

Here Are All The Big 'Unsolved Mysteries' Theories About John Wheeler's Death

By Ani Bundel
For all that Unsolved Mysteries spawned in an entire true-crime TV series industry, not all cases are as straightforward as they seem. While some episodes play up different angles or muddy the waters on the more clear-cut cases, others are hard to…

Yes To This: Emma Roberts Is Working On A New YA Vampire Series For Netflix

By Ani Bundel
Since the success of The Witcher, Netflix has gone all-in on fantasy, from King Arthur legends in Cursed to biblical tales in Warrior Nun. At this point, there are only two things the streamer is missing in terms of fantastical stories of…

This New Netflix Comedy Just May Have The Most Star-Studded Cast Ever

By Ani Bundel
Ever since Netflix began making original TV series with House of Cards, the streamer has had its eye on the bigger picture. Oscar-bait films first started arriving in 2015, but it wasn't until 2017's 13th that the streamer began to make a dent in…

'Bridgerton,' The Shonda Rhimes Period Piece Of Your Dreams, Will Be On Netflix SOON

By Ani Bundel
When Netflix announced it was paying Shonda Rhimes $150 million over five years to leave her longtime home at ABC and move to the streamer, fans assumed more Grey's Anatomy-like shows were in their future. Now, Netflix has no less than eight titles…

The 'This Is Us' Season 5 Trailer Shows The Pearsons In The Pandemic

By Ani Bundel
It's arriving about a month behind schedule, but This Is Us will finally return at the end of October. The series' fifth season begins the penultimate chapter of a planned six-season run, but the original outline has already been upended. Rather…

TikTok Found A 'Hocus Pocus' Easter Egg In 'Halloweentown 2' That You Def Missed

By Ani Bundel
There are many simple joys of Halloween, from decorative gourds to candy. But this year is especially sweet because it's the first Halloween fans have had Disney+ at their fingertips. For once, viewers are not reliant just on Freeform for their…

You Def Missed This 'Twilight' Connection Hidden In 'The Haunting Of Bly Manor'

By Ani Bundel
Netflix's follow-up to the hit The Haunting of Hill House, The Haunting of Bly Manor, is the second in the anthology series. Loosely based on the 1898 novella, The Turn of the Screw, it recounts the story of a Dani Clayton, an American au pair in…