TV

The critical and satirical

The audience laughs as Jon Stewart mocks the outcry against Obama’s latest push for more gun control, but there’s a sober message behind his tone.Continue...

A love letter to TV competition show clips

The lights rise. Earth-shattering applause is accompanied by a soaring ballad about overcoming obstacles. A starry-eyed contestant's walls collapse as tears flood their cheeks. If this scenario sounds familiar, it's probably because you've watched the same television talent competition videos on YouTube that I have.Continue...

The strength of 'This Is Us'

Family dramas that feature the complicated lives of several lead characters is nothing new – just look at Parenthood , Six Feet Under or even Gilmore Girls . What makes NBC series This Is Us different is the fact that it’s one of the first TV shows to address issues like obesity, adoption and the negative effects of fame head on.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...

Revisiting childhood TV shows

There’s no question as millennials we’re lucky to live in the golden age of children’s television and we can’t help but miss it sometimes.

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How "Broad City" is the voice millennial women need

In a time when politics dominates almost every aspect of our lives, watching Broad City presents a fun and engaging way to stay up-to-date with the current state of US government administration.Continue...

Fall TV’s six most exciting prospects

Fall is around the corner, all your friends are back in Kingston and your back is already aching from carrying excessively heavy textbooks. This could only mean one thing: TV’s summer break is over.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...

Monica Heisey’s journey to success

By all measures of success, Monica Heisey is killing the writing game.Continue...

Review: Santa Clarita Diet excels at double negatives

Santa Clarita Diet is "not-not" a lot of things.Continue...

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