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‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season

‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season

Brian Connors, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

“Rick and Morty” is one of the funniest shows on television. The show, however, took a two-year hiatus after its third season. Fans of the hit animated sitcom can rest easy as the highly anticipated fourth season premiered Nov. 10 on Adult Swim. The episode, “Edge of ToMorty: Rick Die Rickpeat,”...

‘Real Housewives’ star tells all in exclusive interview

‘Real Housewives’ star tells all in exclusive interview

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 31, 2019

“The Real Housewives” franchise is best known for the dramatic lives of its stars. Housewife storylines rarely leave the Bravo-sphere, but one particular instance is making headlines. “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” stars Teresa and Joe Giudice both had to serve prison sentences for mail,...

‘BoJack Horseman’ final season focuses on characters

‘BoJack Horseman’ final season focuses on characters

Alison Robles, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2019

The first eight episodes of the sixth season of “BoJack Horseman” began streaming on Netflix on Oct. 25. The final season of the Netflix original series returned with its typical dark humor and satirical wit, but there was a clear focus on beginning to wrap upthe storylines that have been told...

Joaquin Phoenix gives eerily thrilling performance

Joaquin Phoenix gives eerily thrilling performance

Joseph Ferrer, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

No movie has left me quite as disturbed, intrigued and shocked as “Joker” did after its two-hour runtime. Through incredible cinematography and Joaquin Phoenix's stellar performance, “Joker” tells the brutally unnerving and violent origin story of the notorious DC villain. The film is unlike...

Action packed ‘Batwoman’ starts on shaky note

Action packed ‘Batwoman’ starts on shaky note

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

“Batwoman” is the newest addition to The CW’s lineup of superhero content, and the pilot feels like a formulaic story to promote Batwoman’s upcoming adventures. Surprising to no one, “Batwoman” just recycles plot elements and character tropes from old sitcoms. Nothing new happens as the...

Reviewing recent additions to network comedy lineup

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 17, 2019

The fall television season is in full swing. As we enter mid-October, each of the network’s rookie programs have been able to show off two to three episodes and give audiences a good taste of what they have to offer.   “Bless the Harts” (FOX) The newest sitcom to join FOX’s Ani...

‘Nancy Drew’ reimagined in mature, but lifeless show

‘Nancy Drew’ reimagined in mature, but lifeless show

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

The success of “Riverdale” has prompted the CW to take another classic literary character from the page to the screen. The newest show joining the network’s lineup of broody teen dramas is a sexy, modern take on the beloved Nancy Drew. “Nancy Drew” premiered Oct. 9. The premise of the series...

‘The Politician’ cast hides a messy, over-the-top plot

‘The Politician’ cast hides a messy, over-the-top plot

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

October 4, 2019

“The Politician” follows aspiring president of the United States, Payton Hobart, in his political conquests with each season set to document a different election. In the show’s freshman outing, Payton is running for student body president of Saint Sebastian High School. Just like the career...

Emmy Awards fall flat without host, make history with award winners

Emmy Awards fall flat without host, make history with award winners

Margaret Dougherty, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and premiered live on Fox on Sept. 22. Following the trend set by the Oscars, the network chose not to have a host for the evening. The 20 minutes usually devoted to an opening monologue were used to celebrate popular...

‘Elite’ returns with dramatic, confusing new season

‘Elite’ returns with dramatic, confusing new season

Ciara Serper, Advertising Manager

September 19, 2019

For fans of the hit Netflix show “Élite,” their long wait for a new season came to an end on Sept. 6. The first season dealt with the aftermath of a local public school collapse, leaving three lower-class friends, Samuel, Nadia and Christian to transfer into a school attended by children of Spain’s...

“The Challenge” pits the USA against UK rivals

Brian Connors, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 5, 2019

This summer, American pop culture experienced a British invasion. “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Rocketman” and Prince Archie dominated the cultural conversation. As “The Challenge” returns for season 34, the reality juggernaut aims to prove that the United States can still hold its own against the...

‘Gotham’ finale only complicates Batman’s story

Katherine Daly, Staff Writer

May 4, 2019

The Fox television series “Gotham,” which tells the origin story of Bruce Wayne becoming Batman, aired its final episode on April 25. The series finale, entitled “The Beginning,” makes you realize that “Gotham” has been wasting your time for the last five years. This show will most likely...

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