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TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

| April 24, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Westworld’ – ‘Journey Into Night’

Spoilers from ‘Westworld’ Season 2, Episode 1 will be discussed, as well as details from the previous season. After a violent conclusion to the first season of HBO’s acclaimed adaptation of “Westworld,” the second season of the series based on Michael Crichton’s science fiction story finally returns — this time with a set of deadly […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

| March 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Altered Carbon’ is glorified and pulpy sci-fi fodder with little lasting substance

From creator Laeta Kalogridis, who has penned scripts for everything from bold psycho-thrillers like 2010’s “Shutter Island” to more lackluster endeavors like 2015’s “Terminator Genisys,” comes the writer’s first major leap into television with her ambitious adaptation, “Altered Carbon.” Blazing forward with an enigmatic cyberpunk aesthetic to rival that of “Blade Runner,” the latest series to hit the […]

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The Ten Best Television Shows of 2017

| December 23, 2017
The Ten Best Television Shows of 2017

2017 has been a whirlwind of a year for the world and that is visible on the small-screen, proving that we still live in the Golden Age of Television, even if it wasn’t the strongest year of the era. With literally hundreds of shows across dozens of networks and streaming platforms, it’s simply impossible to […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

| November 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ revels in the unnerving echoes of war

Marking the fifth character to gain their own solo series aboard the Netflix-Marvel vessel, a collaboration that has given comic-book fans a mostly-satisfying peek inside the darker realms of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Marvel’s The Punisher” rolled in with guns blazing and its humanity to bare as it delved into the haunting affairs of ex-Marine-turned-vigilante […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Friends From College’ Season 1 – Cracking Lifeless Jokes in Familiar Breathing Space

As the streaming service known as Netflix continues to soar high with the majority of their original programming — from ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Narcos’ to more recent hits in ’13 Reasons Why’ and the numerous Marvel series — retaining popular acclaim, I wasn’t as hesitant as I probably should’ve been hopping into […]

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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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