Television

Body politics

We expect popular media to be aspirational, but when it mirrors our own lives, we get judgmental.Continue...

Does 'Stranger Things 2' live up to the hype

For months, Netflix has been releasing images and trailers to promote the second season of Stranger Things, building a hype the quiet premiere of the first season never had. As the release date of this second season approached, I wondered, could it live up to these impossibly high expectations?Continue...

How Riverdale became an overnight phenomenon

Although the four months of summer 2017 was great — no school, warm days, patio drinks — let's be honest, we weren’t fully living it up for one simple reason: Riverdale was on break.Continue...

Three suitable alternatives to Netflix in Canada

However, as anyone who’s travelled to the United States has witnessed, Netflix’s Canadian selection is rather limited, to put it politely (so Canadian, I know).Continue...

Queen’s professor’s crime novel adapted for TV

After penning 30 best-selling books, one of Queen’s professor Antonio Nicaso’s crime books made its premier as a TV show called Bad Blood.Continue...

The tenth anniversary of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians'

Whether you love them or love to hate them, the Kardashians have been a part of most of our lives for the last 10 years.Continue...

Welcoming a new Powerpuff girl to the squad

Growing up, my sister and I established a solid after-school routine: come home, grab our Dunkaroos snack and turn on our television to catch the latest episode of The Powerpuff Girls.Continue...

Revivals should teach us a lesson, other than the dangers of nostalgia

Television is at its best when it takes advantage of its form to teach us something new about our society.Continue...

The Bachelorette used racism as plot fodder

The first time I watched the Bachelor was in 2015: the first semester of my second year, my housemates insisted I watch the show with them in our kitchen. I agreed, not expecting myself to find it engaging in any way.Continue...

Point counter point:Is 13 Reasons Why worth the risk?

The TV show adaptation of the book of the same title by Jay Asher has been making waves since it first came out as a thirteen-episode series for Netflix on March 31, 2017.Continue...

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