Olivia Smith

Olivia Smith is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in San Francisco, she covers events, entertainment, fashion, and technology. She also serves as a Voices contributor at PopSugar.

Hulu’s ‘The Great’ is a Fun, Satirical Take on Russian History

Before watching, I had high hopes The Great. A good historical TV show is one of my favorite things and I have a fascination with royals, both past, and present. The Story Hulu’s latest original follows Elle Fanning’s Catherine the Great and her rise to power as the Empress of Russia. Her husband, Emperor Peter III, is played by Nicholas Hoult. Hoult’s character is an awful display of everything wrong with the rich and powerful of the past, and he embodies it well. Fanning...

Which is Worth Your Time, The Book or The TV Show?

In the last several years, there’s been a whole bunch of TV shows based on books that have hit our screens. I was raised to always read the book before watching the show or movie. It’s a tradition I’ve stuck to religiously. However, as more and more shows come out it’s become harder to keep up. That’s why I’m here to tell you whether to start with the book or just skip straight to the TV show for some of the most popular TV adaptations out there. HBO Game of...

5 Outrageously Dramatic TV Shows to Binge-Watch Today

These days, I cannot get enough of over-the-top drama in my television habits. It might be because my real life is so excruciatingly boring at the moment. If you are like me and you are messy and love drama, these insanely dramatic TV shows are the perfect thing to binge-watch to satisfy that need for chaotic energy. Rich People Drama Succession is one of the best new dramatic TV shows out there. The show is about the Roy family, a powerful and wealthy family in the media business....

Why We Should Return To Writing Letters In The Time of COVID-19

Writing letters is not exactly the most efficient method of communication. With social media, text messaging, and video chatting, there are a million ways to stay connected while maintaining proper social distancing. In the age of all this amazing technology, it can be hard to justify taking the time to write and mail a letter. It’s an old-fashioned method of communicating that deserves a revival. A Way To Keep In Touch Look, I get it, we have a million ways to keep in touch with loved...

The Internalized Misogyny Fueling Recent Social Media Feuds

This week the celebrity news cycle is filled with various social media feuds targeting high profile women. Two women, in particular, Meghan Markle and Chrissy Teigen faced brutal criticism from other women for how they choose to conduct themselves in the public eye. For Markle, the critics took aim at her mothering, and Teigen, her business ventures. At the root of this criticism is an unfortunate aspect of the patriarchal culture we live in, internalized misogyny. Internalized misogyny is not...

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