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Saying peace out to ‘That ‘70s Show’ on Netflix

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September 18, 2020

The removal of a fan-favorite television show from Netflix brings a new kind of sadness unique to the digital age we currently live in but is without a doubt a real kind. The streaming service lost...

Second season of ‘The Umbrella Academy’ introduces new family dynamics

August 19, 2020

“The Umbrella Academy,” a Netflix series about a family of seven skilled superheroes known as the Hargreeves, ended its first season by having siblings Five, Allison, Klaus, Luther, Diego, Vanya and...

New rom-com provides fun, crucial representation

February 27, 2020

Romantic comedies are a longstanding tradition for Valentine’s Day. They provide a relatable, romanticized fantasy for couples to cuddle up to or a single pringle wanting something to indulge in. The...

‘Lego Masters’ builds firm foundation, lacks emphasis on creations

Will Arnett carries “Lego Masters” with a self-aware sense humor to the energetic brick-building show.
February 20, 2020

The creativity and skill that goes into designing Lego creations is often staggering. The new television series “Lego Masters” attempts to showcase this by pitting teams of talented Lego builders against...

Saying bittersweet farewell to ‘BoJack Horseman’

BoJack struggles to keep his newfound sobriety after the demons of his past come to light in the final season of the Netflix original series.
February 20, 2020

The second half of the final season of “BoJack Horseman” premiered on Netflix on Jan. 31. Episode nine begins with BoJack at Wesleyan University where he’s landed a position as a professor in...

‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ will not be on repeat

February 1, 2020

Just as it seemed prime-time television's obsession with musical comedies and dramas had simmered to a cool, the peacock network dropped a full-on karaoke crapshoot onto our television screens. "Zoey's...

‘Awkwafina is Nora from Queens’ lets its star shine

Comedy Central's newest series focuses on Nora, a girl from Queens who is still living at home and trying to get her life together in her 30s.
February 1, 2020

Awkwafina is the moment. The comedienne rose to prominence after hilarious features in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8.” A standout performance in the critically acclaimed “The Farewell”...

‘The Mandalorian’ is strong start for Disney+

In the latest extension of the Star Wars universe, “The Mandalorian” follows the epic journey of a cold-hearted bounty hunter.
December 5, 2019

“The Mandalorian,” a brand-new episodic story in the Star Wars universe, is headlining the original content on the new Disney+ streaming service. The story follows a rogue bounty hunter known as the...

‘Rick and Morty’ launches funny fourth season

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...

‘Real Housewives’ star tells all in exclusive interview

Teresa and Joe Giudice sat down with Andy Cohen to talk about Joe's deportation as well as the status of their marriage.
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...

‘BoJack Horseman’ final season focuses on characters

The popular Netflix animated series returns for the first half of its highly anticipated final season.
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...

Joaquin Phoenix gives eerily thrilling performance

“Joker” shows us the untold origin story of one of DC Comics’ most iconic villains.
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...

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