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Holly McFarlane-

Holly McFarlane

Author Details

Holly McFarlane is a Movies/TV Writer for Screen Rant based in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to writing for Screen Rant, Holly attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she studied English, Critical Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. A lifelong lover of media and entertainment, Holly loves finding ways to combine her background in critical analysis and social justice with her writing about popular entertainment. Outside of writing, Holly can often be found reading, listening to music, crocheting, or playing video games. 

Industry Focus

Holly has been writing movies and TV features articles for Screen Rant since June 2022. Though Holly has covered a variety of different types of media for Screen Rant in the past, she currently specializes in covering streaming releases. The future of entertainment is pointed towards streaming, and Holly is thrilled to be part of it by writing on streaming platforms’ newest releases. Some releases Holly has worked on in the past include Ginny & Georgia, Queen Charlotte, Rise Of The Pink Ladies, and Firefly Lane.

Favorite Media

Holly prides herself on having an eclectic taste in media, with her favorite movies and shows spanning several genres. Two of her earliest cinema loves were Star Wars and Indiana Jones, which she still has a soft spot for. Holly also has a fondness for sitcoms and TV dramas, and her two favorite TV shows are Scrubs and Mad Men. Admittedly, one of Holly’s guilty pleasures is reality TV, particularly RuPaul’s Drag Race. Overall, Holly loves any kind of media that strikes the perfect balance between making one think and just being plain enjoyable.

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Heartstopper (2022)
Heartstopper Season 2's 10 Biggest Changes From The Book

Netflix’s Heartstopper stays fairly close to the plot of the books, but season 2 makes some big book changes in adapting Nick and Charlie’s story.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 3 - If It's Happening, Story & Everything We Know

Will Netflix make another season of The Lincoln Lawyer after season 2's ending? Here's everything that's known about The Lincoln Lawyer season 3.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2: 14 Biggest Changes To The Fifth Witness Book

Season 2 of Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer adapts the book The Fifth Witness, but the show made some huge changes to the original Mickey Haller story.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 - What Happened To Lisa’s Husband Jeff?

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 might center around Mitchell Bondurant’s murder, but the real biggest mystery is the truth about suspect Lisa’s husband.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
Who Killed THAT Character In The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2? Book Spoilers Explained

The Lincoln Lawyer’s surprising character death is one of the biggest shocks of season 2. Here’s why it’s one of the most important parts of the show.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Part 2 Ending Explained - Who Really Killed Mitchell Bondurant?

The ending of The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, part 2 brings a conclusion to Lisa Trammell’s trial, but there are more mysteries for Mickey to uncover.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
Mickey Haller's Legal Track Record – How Many Cases He Has Won & Lost In Netflix's Lincoln Lawyer

Mickey Haller has an impressive reputation in Netflix’s The Lincoln Lawyer, but what is the attorney’s success record throughout the series?

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Why The First Western Movie Actually Wasn't An American Film

The Western genre is often thought of as something quintessentially American, but the first Western movie has roots in a very different location.

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That '70s Show (1998)
10 Greatest That '70s Show Celebrity Cameos & Guest Spots In All 8 Seasons

That ‘70s Show has many celebrity cameos, but some stand out for the blend of comedy, chemistry, and entertainment value they brought to the show.

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The Mysterious Fate Of One The Sandlot Character Still Torments Us 30 Years Later

The Sandlot reveals the fates of all its characters at the end of the movie, but one of the kids’ futures remains a huge mystery to this day.

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Why Babylon Ends With Manny Crying To Singin' In The Rain – Real Meaning & Hollywood Themes Explained

Babylon’s ending has had a divisive reception, but featuring Singin’ In The Rain is crucial to Manny’s story and Babylon’s Hollywood themes.

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Barbie Inventor Ruth Handler's True Story & How She Named The Doll

Greta Gerwig’s live-action Barbie movie pays homage to the doll’s creator, Ruth Handler, but not everyone might be familiar with her true story.

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What Happened To Leslie Groves After Oppenheimer & The Manhattan Project

Leslie Groves is an instrumental part of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, but what happened to his real-life counterpart after the Manhattan Project?

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Friends (1994)
The 2 Friends Episodes That Were Banned In The 1990s (& The Ridiculous Reasons Why)

Friends is considered one of the most beloved sitcoms of all time, but two of its banned episodes show that not every story was immediately embraced.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
"It’s Complicated": The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Teases A Big Character Return That Will Solve Crucial Mickey Mysteries

A teased return from an important Lincoln Lawyer character could answer some important mysteries regarding Mickey Haller's past in the show.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
8 Ways Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Mickey Haller Is Different From Matthew McConaughey In The Lincoln Lawyer

Both adaptations of The Lincoln Lawyer draw inspiration from Michael Connelly’s books, but their portrayals of Mickey are radically different.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
Lincoln Lawyer Season 2 Part 2 Spoilers: What Happens During Mickey & Lisa’s Trial In The Books

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2, part 1 ends on a major cliffhanger, but luckily, the original book shows what might happen in season 2, part 2.

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The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)
The Lincoln Lawyer Season 2, Part 1 Ending Explained

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 part 1 perfectly sets up Mickey Haller’s newest case, but the cliffhanger ending leaves more questions than answers.

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Echoes (2022)
Netflix's Echoes Ending Explained (In Detail)

Netflix’s Echoes contained plenty of twists, turns, and intrigue all the way through to the final scene. Here is a detailed explanation of its ending.

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Stanley Kubrick Didn't Get The Shining's "Here's Johnny" Line (& 2023 Audiences Don't Either)

The Shining has several of the horror genre’s most iconic moments, but the Stanley Kubrick movie almost came out missing its most famous line.

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