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Television should be used as a platform to address social issues

February 28, 2019 |

By SARAH GARNETT
Staff Writer
While some are getting ready to go out for a night at Brock’s, I’m usually settling in at home for a new episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.”Read More

YouTube content is more entertaining than television shows

November 16, 2017 |

By HARRY FISHER

Senior Writer

In the twelve years since its launch, YouTube has become one of the biggest cultural phenomenons of our generation and the most popular video sharing website on the internet. Within the last decade especially, many YouTube channels have become insanely popular, gaining millions of subscribers and allowing their owners to make a career off of their videos by gaining ad revenue from them.Read More

This year’s Emmy Awards made strides toward greater diversity, but more work needs to be done

September 28, 2017 |

By RACHEL FINSTON

Senior Writer

Last week, the Emmy Awards broke records and perhaps set a precedent for a new wave of racial and gender diversity in award shows. Donald Glover became the first African American to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his show “Atlanta,” along with two other people of color who were also nominated in the same category. Aziz Ansari was awarded for his “Master of None” and Anthony Anderson for “Black-ish.”Read More

You Know You Love Her: ‘Gossip Girl’ Final Season

October 10, 2012 |

By LEIGH WILLIAMS
Girls everywhere waited with bittersweet anticipation Monday night for the premier of the sixth, and final, season of “Gossip Girl,” which did not fail to deliver the dish on the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite.Read More

Hijinks Ensue on Final Season Premiere of ‘30 Rock’

October 10, 2012 |

By CLAIRE WINKLER
The kickoff to NBC’s Comedy Night Thursday was a bittersweet one for those who have stuck with Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey, and the deliciously mismatched cast of “30 Rock” from the first episode.  A critical darling since the pilot aired, “30 Rock” premiered its eighth and final season.Read More

"New Girl" Not so New Anymore

October 9, 2012 |

By CLAIRE WINKLER

The season premier of Fox’s hit sitcom, “New Girl,” saw Zooey Deschanel back in high quirky form as Jess Day, leader of her band of misfit boys.  A double episode special, the four main characters all … Read More

Season Eight Premiere of 'How I Met Your Mother' More Serious Than Funny

October 3, 2012 |

By CAROLINE FORD

Readers take notice, because Mondays are about to get a lot more exciting. Sept. 24 featured the much-anticipated season eight premiere of “How I Met Your Mother.” Millions tuned in to view, leaving those who missed it … Read More

Comical Shenanigans at the Emmys

September 26, 2012 |

By NANCY BELLE

Last Sunday, the Emmys were ruled by two shows, “Homeland” and “Modern Family.” On Sept. 23, “Modern Family” continued to lead the awards show as it has in the past. It garnered the prize for Outstanding … Read More

'Glee' Confuses Audiences With Number of Characters

September 25, 2012 |

By NANCY BELLE

“Glee” is a show that you really need to watch starting from the first episode for it to fully make sense.

While the plot is nowhere near as complex as other shows like “Lost,” which require background … Read More

Is 'Animal Practice' the New 'House?'

September 13, 2012 |

By CHELSEA FULLER

NBC’S newest show, “Animal Practice,” reeled in viewers with promises of a good laugh and literal monkey business, but do they measure up?

The show takes place mainly in Crane Animal Hospital, though it seems some antics … Read More

'New Normal' is Uncomfortable

September 13, 2012 |

By NANCY BELLE

Nothing feels worse than waiting all summer for a new, highly expected sitcom only to watch the first episode and realize that you had already seen all the funny parts in the commercials that aired throughout … Read More

'Drag Rage' Isn't Your Grandpa's Drag Show

February 8, 2012 |

Television viewers can get an eye-full of fake hair, fake breasts, barely-there outfits, and pounds of makeup on any number of shows, but something makes them a little different on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Perhaps the fact that all the … Read More

"Downton Abbey": What's Not to Love?

January 25, 2012 |

Fact: you cannot maintain a conversation about television today without someone mentioning “Downton Abbey.”

From it’s abundant Emmy and Golden Globe nominations, to students who guiltily admit spending their nights marathon-watching Season one, watching “Downton Abbey” is all but … Read More

British Television Series ‘Misfits’ Worth a Watch

December 7, 2011 |

By CAITLIN SHEEHAN

If you’re looking for a new show to get into over winter break, “Misfits” might be just right for you. Originally airing across the pond on Britain’s E4 network, “Misfits” is about a group of young working-class … Read More

Zombie Realism in ‘The Walking Dead’

October 26, 2011 |

By MATTHEW BLAIR

Since mainstream introduction in the 1969 George Romero movie “The Night of the Living Dead,” zombie-related entertainment has creepily lurked from the shadows of black-and-white movies and into America’s living room with AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which … Read More

"My Little Pony" is an Emotional Rollercoaster

October 5, 2011 |

By MADELINE MCDONALD

Hey, everypony! “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” is back!

Crack out the grass pancakes and apple cider everypony, and settle in for an emotionally charged two-episode premier of “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” you will … Read More

Is NBC’s Thursday Comedy Night Still Being Done Right?

September 28, 2011 |

Two years ago NBC had a wild and crazy idea: let’s put four really great shows into one two-hour block so that people will actually want to watch an entire night’s lineup. And man, was it good. “Community,” “Parks … Read More

The Bullet Sitcom Spectacular – Modern Family

September 28, 2011 |

Usually when shows recast one of their main actors between seasons, the result is less than stellar. Thankfully, that is not the case with “Modern Family,” which features a new actress playing couple Mitchell and Cameron’s adopted toddler daughter, … Read More

The Bullet Sitcom Spectacular – "New Girl"

September 28, 2011 |

By SARAH KELLY

Zooey Deschanel is adorable. Her dresses are adorable, her hairstyle is adorable and her smile is adorable. Ever since she appeared in the popular romantic comedy “500 Days of Summer,” her career has taken flight. Her … Read More

The Bullet Sitcom Spectacular – "Up All Night"

September 28, 2011 |

The latest episode of NBC’s new new-parent comedy “Up All Night” largely followed the same mold of uncomfortable situations and new-parenting humor as last week’s pilot episode.

Parents Reagan (Christina Applegate), and Chris (Will Arnett) attempt a balancing act between … Read More

The Bullet Sitcom Spectacular – "Pan Am"

September 28, 2011 |

By SARAH PARK

In the 1960’s, one of the most exciting jobs a woman could get was working as a stewardess for Pan American World Airways. This concept inspired the new ABC series “Pan Am,” which premiered on Sunday, Sept. … Read More

'Torchwood' Wraps up a Stellar Fourth Season

September 14, 2011 |

What would happen if no one died? If one day death just stopped? What would you do with those who should be dead, who were about to die when death stopped?

These are some of the questions that “Miracle Day,” … Read More

'Top Gear' has Something for Everyone

September 14, 2011 |

By MATTHEW BLAIR

BBC America recently premiered the 17th season of its hit automotive series “Top Gear,” and if you haven’t been faithfully viewing the past 16 seasons it’s high time you got started.

The bitingly hilarious show is … Read More

‘ER’ Gets ‘Do Not Resuscitate’ Order

April 9, 2009 |

DEBBIE CHANG

If you have seen “House” or “Grey’s Anatomy,” you have felt the influence of “ER,” whether you knew it or not. With a staggering fifteen seasons, making it the longest running medical drama of all time, this show … Read More

'Flight of the Conchords' Lands

April 2, 2009 |

ALEX CULBRETH

HBO’s Flight of the Conchords aired its series finale last week, ending a mere two-year run of the hilarious show. The series gained only minor mainstream success and remained an underrated musical and comedic highlight amid HBO’s original … Read More

Writers Strike Ends After Three Long Months

February 21, 2008 |

By TIM ST. ONGE

After three long months of watching repeats of your favorite television shows, new episodes are finally on the horizon.  On Feb. 10, the Writer’s Guild of America (WGA) voted to return to work after walking off … Read More

Writers Guild Still on Strike: Students in Despair

February 7, 2008 |

By BRYNN BOYER

For the past three months, Hollywood writers affiliated with the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West have been on strike, demanding higher profits from DVD sales and “new media” among other … Read More