Brianna Taggart

Brianna Taggart gets way too emotionally invested in TV shows and loves to bring her love of stories and writing to her work in journalism. She has two degrees in journalism and communication from the University of Minnesota Duluth and works full time at a weekly newspaper in Minnesota. When she’s not covering community news, she’s covering entertainment for Bri’s Binge right here on the Daily Planet.

‘Daisy Jones & the Six’ eps 1-3: Tuning into something powerful

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(L-R): Suki Waterhouse (Karen Sirko), Will Harrison (Graham Dunne), Josh Whitehouse (Eddie Roundtree), Sebastian Chacon (Warren Rojas), Riley Keough (Daisy Jones) and Sam Claflin (Billy Dunne)

You know that feeling when you’re walking down the street and you see your favorite artist’s name up in lights on a marquee sign — big bold letters in the sky and they exist for you to witness in real time?

22 shows that got me through 2022

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"The Summer I Turned Pretty" photo by Amazon Prime Video

2022 marked the year where I was either all in or feeling nothing in regards to television shows. I got to see the return of so many of my favorite things. More episodes started coming out on a weekly basis. “Stranger Things” and “Vampire Academy” came back. The world of Westeros arrived on my screen again. Another Sally Rooney adaptation made me fall into a 2014-esque angst spiral. Let’s also give a hand for more Addams family content. 

21 shows that got me through 2021

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Hannah Waddingham and Juno Temple as Rebecca and Keeley on "Ted Lasso."

Why can’t there be a 2021 wrapped for the shows we watch? Brianna Taggart revisits the ones that helped her get through the year while gearing up for her first binges of 2022.

‘Queen of the South’ finale: ‘She who creates herself’

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Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza in "Queen of the South." Photo by USA Network

All hail the queen. Teresa Mendoza’s reign was long, but her legacy is everlasting. The “Queen of the South” aired its series finale “El Final” Wednesday, June 9, on USA Network, and while some characters went out with a bang, others walked out peacefully with their happy endings.

‘Queen of the South’ 5×03: Between a rock and a hard place

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QUEEN OF THE SOUTH -- "No Te Pierdas La Cabeza" Episode 503 -- Pictured in this: Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza -- (Photo by: USA Network)

The “Queen of the South” characters got a closer look into the minds and hearts of their loved ones in the latest episode. While some managed to grow closer because of it, others weren’t so lucky.

‘Queen of the South’ 5×01: Haunted by two ghosts

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Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza in "Queen of the South" season five, episode one, "Fantasmas." Photo by USA Network

Familiar faces, the classic bullet wound, a shootout and the age old trap set by enemies played out in USA Network’s “Queen of the South” final season premiere. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Everything I loved about this show returned with season five Wednesday, April 7, and I’m so thankful.

Recapping USA Network’s ‘Queen of the South’

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Alica Braga as Teresa Mendoza in USA Network's "Queen of the South." The 10-episode final season premieres April 7 at 10/9c. Photo courtesy USA Network

Shoot outs, escaping from enemies, sacrificial deals, drug cartels, family and the occasional romantic love interest have all been part of USA Network’s “Queen of the South” since it premiered June 23, 2016. However, this story about Teresa Mendoza rising through the cartel ranks to create her own powerful international drug empire is about way more than those things.

Freeform’s ‘The Bold Type’ to end with season 5

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Aisha Dee, Katie Stevens and Meghann Fahy as Kat, Jane and Sutton on Freeform's "The Bold Type." Photo by Freeform.

“The Bold Type” fans have waited nearly a year for an answer to their all-consuming question: Will Freeform renew the show or will it be left in the dust like so many other series? Audiences finally have their answer as the network released a bittersweet announcement today. “The Bold Type” will return for a fifth and final season set to air later this year.

Ranking songs on “Julie and the Phantoms”

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Someone recently asked me what kind of music I listen to, and I didn’t know how to tell him that I, a 22-year-old, have been listening to the “Julie and the Phantoms” soundtrack religiously every day for the past month and a half. 

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