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...

Explaining the demise of Roseanne

Barr’s top-rated sitcom, Roseanne , was cancelled by ABC after the comedian’s discriminatory tweet towards former advisor to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. But Barr’s controversial social media presence proves nothing new.Continue...

Wendy Crewson is ready for gender equality on television

When Wendy Crewson graduated from Queen’s drama department in 1977, she had no idea what the outside world would hold for her. Least of all did she expect to win a Gemini Award, share the screen with Hollywood greats like Robin Williams and step into the shoes of some of Canada’s most well-known women icons.Continue...

What was the best TV show of the school year?

Television is a hotly debated topic here at the Journal — so much so that we’ve written about it 39 times this year in the Lifestyle section. We gathered some of our most passionate TV lovers to fight for their favourite show from the past school year.Continue...

A story of a real life 'Catfish'

It turns out that Nev and Max’s hunt for internet frauds on Catfish isn’t just the basis of an American reality show. It also happens in our very own Queen’s community.Continue...

How do networks decide to renew or cancel TV shows?

As our winter semester comes to a close, it turns out students won’t be the only ones signing off for the summer.Continue...

'Nailed It' is the baking show students have been waiting for

Since Netflix burst onto the scene in 2013, it’s been hailed as one of the most versatile entertainment companies in TV production. You can watch Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt if you feel like laughing, or Black Mirror if you feel like crying from fear, or Orange is the New Black if you feel like doing both. However, in terms of food-related TV shows, Netflix has been no competition for the Food Network.Continue...

Bachelor Winter Games misses the mark

Things aren’t looking too great in Bachelor world right now. As if things weren’t bad enough, Arie Luyendyk outed himself as being the worst Bachelor in history by proposing to one girl, breaking up with her on TV and proposing to a different girl shortly after on this week’s finale of The Bachelor . Unfortunately for this series, this comes right on the heels of an even more problematic Bachelor spin-off, Bachelor Winter Games .Continue...

Five most exciting new shows premiering this spring

As we reach the final stretch of the school year, some of us may feel the need for a break more than ever. How are we students supposed to unwind when studying for two midterms next week, which we’re only studying for now to put off writing those two essays due this week?Continue...

Jane the Virgin gets political

With humble roots as a North American take on classic Hispanic telenovelas, Jane the Virgin has grown into a show that hits hard on political issues.Continue...

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