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.

'Defending Jacob's Jaeden Martell Has His Own Thoughts About The Twist Ending

By Ani Bundel
Since its November debut, Apple TV+ has gone the slow-but-steady route with a string of solid programming but its latest mini-series is anything but. The latest successful mini-series is Defending Jacob, starring Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery as…

Attention Broadway Lovers: A 'Fiddler On The Roof' Movie Is Coming

By Ani Bundel
The recent spate of successful movie musicals has heralded a revival in the genre. It's a sign of the times that fans are all about the music from original stories like The Greatest Showman to stage-to-screen adaptations like Les Miserables and Into…

Ryan Murphy Dropped A Major 'AHS' Season 10 Clue On Instagram

By Ani Bundel
It's the best and worst of times to be an American Horror Story fan. The series, which usually debuts in September or October on FX, has been delayed. Instead of returning in the fall of 2020, FX has confirmed that the new season is pushing back to…

The 'Normal People' Soundtrack Is Officially On Spotify & You're Going To Be Obsessed

By Ani Bundel
It is perhaps one of the more unexpected hits of the spring of 2020. Normal People is a show about, well, normal people. Based on the novel of the same name by Sally Rooney, the series stars Daisy Edgar-Jones as Marianne Sheridan and Paul Mescal as…

16 DC Films On HBO Max, So You Can Stream Superheroes All Day

By Ani Bundel
HBO Max has arrived, with one of the largest streaming libraries ever assembled. From the HBO archives of original programming to everything on Turner Classic Movies, there's a little something for everyone. But the most significant contributor is…

HBO Max's 'Legendary' Is The Ballroom Competition You've Been Waiting For

By Ani Bundel
HBO Max has arrived with several brand new series along with its launch. For the rom-com crowd, there's Love Life with Anna Kendrick, for the muppet-lovers, there's The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo. But this being the year of our lord 2020, reality…

There’s A ‘Labyrinth’ Sequel Coming & I Have A Lot Of Feelings

By Ani Bundel
In this age of reboots, nothing has quite defied remaking as much as Jim Henson's beloved muppets. Other than the 2009 film where they starred beside Jason Segel, most reimaginings of these iconic felt and fur stars have fallen flat. That changed…

If You Like 'Black Mirror,' You'll Love These Details About The 'AHS' Spinoff Series

By Ani Bundel
Ryan Murphy is a show producing machine right now. On top of his commitments to Netflix like Hollywood and The Politician, he's got titles under FX, including American Crime Story, Pose, and American Horror Story. Even though Murphy's contract is…

5 Theories About Netflix's 'Dark' Season 3 That Will Rock You

By Ani Bundel
Ever since Netflix dropped Season 2 of the German science-fiction series Dark, fans have been wild for the third and final season. Conspiracy-minded viewers believed they knew when the last episodes would arrive: June 27, 2020, the date of the…

Here's The Difference Between HBO Max, HBO Go & HBO Now

By Ani Bundel
A summer stuck at home is one that will need a lot of streaming content. The good news is that the entertainment world was already gearing up to provide, starting with the release of Apple TV+ back in November of last year. Since then, Disney+ and…

J.K. Rowling Has A New Fantasy Book Coming Out & You Can Read It Online For Free

By Ani Bundel
Harry Potter is a brand known worldwide, and one of the most successful children's franchises in history. The last four novels in the series set consecutive records as the fastest-selling books in history. When Harry Potter & The Cursed Child…

A New Show Inspired By ‘The Little Mermaid’ Will Ask If Life On Land Was Worth The Trouble

By Ani Bundel
NBC's new streaming service Peacock took a different tack when it launched back in April of 2020. Instead of rolling out with giant fanfare and a smorgasbord of high profile series, it opted for a soft open. No major titles, just an app accessible…

‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Is Getting A Season 3, So Get Ready For Another Bite

By Ani Bundel
When Disney bought out Fox in March of 2019, some worried the House of Mouse's family-friendly influence might create a trickle-down effect. This was a particular concern for FX, the more adult-oriented cable channel, best known for daring series…

‘Westworld’ Season 4 Hints At The Man In Black Taking It To The Next Level

By Ani Bundel
Westworld Seasons 2 and 3 both ended with shocking post-credit sequences. Season 2's finale revealed, far in the future, William, aka The Man In Black (Ed Harris), had become a host. Despite the collapse of Delos and the park, he was still wandering…

Watch Eve & Villanelle Finally Reunite In The ‘Killing Eve’ Season 3 Finale Promo

By Ani Bundel
Killing Eve Season 3 has been a journey for Villanelle. Everyone's favorite assassin came off a retirement stint post-Season 2's MI-6 adventure with a new desire. But it wasn't to get back to the murder and mayhem — her new goal became rising high…

J.K. Rowling Debunked A Bunch Of Myths About Where ‘Harry Potter’ Was Created

By Ani Bundel
When it comes to the story of J.K. Rowling, her tale is as well known as The Boy Who Lived. Call it The Writer Made Good. Joanne Rowling dreamed up a wizard story while riding the train that would go on to define a new era of the young adult fantasy…

6 Facts About Jackson Maine From 'A Star Is Born' You Probably Never Knew

By Ani Bundel
Fans were surprised when A Star is Born only took home one Academy Award at the 2019 Oscars, for Best Original Song, despite scoring eight nominations. Instead, its box office rival Bohemian Rhapsody, the Queen and Freddie Mercury biopic, wound up…

This Theory About Ciri's Prophecy In 'The Witcher' Has Fans Asking Questions

By Ani Bundel
The Witcher Season 1 follows three separate characters on their journeys through the Continent. The title character is Geralt of Rivia, the "Witcher" of the story, whose life viewers see over 90-odd years. There's also the love of his life,…

Stop What You're Doing, Because 'Knives Out' Is Coming To Amazon Prime

By Ani Bundel
Knives Out was the sleeper hit of 2019, arriving around Thanksgiving to become the biggest hit of New Years' weekend. The murder mystery whodunit, starring Daniel Craig as private detective Benoit Blanc, wasn't just a twisty puzzle, but a barrel of…

Here's What We Know About A Possible 'Sweet Magnolias' Season 2

By Ani Bundel
Sometimes, Netflix can feel a bit overwhelming, with titles sprouting up left and right. The good news is that the latest addition is one of the most heartfelt joyous shows in awhile, Sweet Magnolias. Based on author Sherryl Woods' series of the…