Tag: television

2017 Emmy Nominations Released

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Emmy Nominations Released

The medium of television and the way viewers consume it has drastically changed over the past few years, but most people can agree that the quality of the shows has increased. In this “Golden Age of Television,” there are literally hundreds of series and performers, but very few actually receive recognition when Emmy season rolls […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

| May 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Master of None’ Season 2 – The Perfect Show for the Foodie Romantic in Us All

With Season 1 of comic Aziz Ansari’s unique creation in Netflix’s ‘Master of None’ delivering a slick and experimental dissection of everything from modern dating to racial stereotypes, this month gave us yet another sensational season of Ansari’s quirky yet masterful satire. Diving further into the show’s central characters, from Ansari’s lovable actor-turned-pasta-chef Dev to […]

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“Veep” Shines in Today’s Political Climate

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Veep” Shines in Today’s Political Climate

Can politics be funny during politically divided times? Can it be thrilling? Do audiences really want to tune in to watch a show about the D.C. world for entertainment after being bombarded by the real thing 24/7 in the media? After all, isn’t television where we want to escape? These are questions any show-runner would […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Five Came Back’ – Hollywood and the Art of War

I’m always fascinated with stories of the unbelievable, and even more, the unpredictable. When I stumbled upon the captivating tale of five Hollywood directors who left their decadent lives in favor of pointing a camera at one of the deadliest wars ever, you could say my interest was more than piqued. An avid fan of […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’ is a misguided, martial arts misfire

As the road towards this summer’s highly-anticipated “Defenders” series continues, the latest collaboration of Netflix and Marvel Studios was set to be the defining chapter of the gritty super-powered street heroes on the small screen. With “Marvel’s Iron Fist” introducing us to a character said to be just as powerful as Doctor Strange, the possibilities […]

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Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Talk “Crashing”

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow Talk “Crashing”

CHARLOTTE N.C. — Judging by his background, Pete Holmes doesn’t seem like your average comedian. He grew up fairly religious and went to the Christian-based Gordon College in Massachusetts, where he majored in English and Communications. He married young, at age 22, to the very first girlfriend he ever had but found himself divorced six […]

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“Legion” Obliterates the TV Superhero Mold

| February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
“Legion” Obliterates the TV Superhero Mold

FX’s “Legion” is a marvel of modern television. The series is technically a comic-book show and part of the “X-Men” canon but it never feels that way. It’s almost as if creator Noah Hawley, who also helmed the TV adaptation of “Fargo,” took every blueprint we come to think of in a superhero show and […]

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Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Commercials give television a bad name

As I’m sure many of you have experienced, often when I arrive at my home after a long day of classes, I like to unwind by watching a little television.  For many of you, this may mean you will spend a couple of hours binge-watching the latest fad on Netflix. However, since I do not […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Atlanta’ Season 1

| November 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Atlanta’ Season 1

In all forms of art and entertainment, whether it be film, music, or even television, there are works which seem to act as a glass of cold water to the face. They break conventions, grab audiences and send the medium for which they were formed into a shock of awe. A couple of episodes in, […]

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Ranking All of “Black Mirror”

| October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Ranking All of “Black Mirror”

Called “The “Twilight Zone” for the digital age” by The New Yorker, Charlie Brooker’s nightmarish look at the way technology affects our lives has become a cult sensation in the last several years. The series first debuted in the U.K. back in 2011 with three roughly hour long episodes with their own standalone storylines. The […]

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Wildest “Westworld” Theories

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Wildest “Westworld” Theories

There have only been four episodes thus far of HBO’s newest series, “Westworld,” but already the internet has exploded with an abundance of fan theories attempting to unlock the show’s secrets. Similar to programs like “Lost” or even the debut season of  “True Detective,” “Westworld” keeps viewers primarily in the dark. The mysteries of the […]

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Op-Ed: Netflix and Ill

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Netflix and Ill

How many of us are there who do not have a Netflix account? How many of us imagine ourselves having “fun” watching television shows on Netflix, or perhaps even a movie? How many of us imagine fun as lying in bed all day and surviving on junk even while the sun is shining bright outside, […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ is a socially relevant and stylish superhero tale

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ is a socially relevant and stylish superhero tale

Tossing in another dynamic player into their mix of comic-book heroes and gritty human themes, this month Netflix debuted one of their most stylized and socially-conscious series yet with “Marvel’s Luke Cage.” Offering up another street-level hero with his own cultured past to dive into, the latest collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Studios successfully churned […]

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2016 Emmy Nominations Released

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments
2016 Emmy Nominations Released

Thursday, the full list of Emmy nominations was released. Already, people have been quick to mention the individuals and programs that got left out in the cold. Netflix’s beloved series “Orange is the New Black” received only one nomination (for ensemble cast), while both Stephen Colbert and the “The Daily Show” failed to make the list of […]

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