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SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

SCHENDEN: In a Dystopian World, Comedic Philosophy Relieves

Ever since I used to stay up late on summer nights as a child to watch old reruns of “The Twilight Zone,” I’ve had an affinity for the representation of dystopia in the arts. Be it “Blade Runner,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” or anything by Kurt Vonnegut, I always found dystopian[Read More…]

by October 11, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
DISNEY ENTERPRISES

6 TV Shows for Summer Binge-Watching

‘Luke Cage,’ Season 2 The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Harlem hero is back for a second season after a stellar first season as Netflix’s most recent Marvel series. While season one featured a Luke Cage who sometimes shied away from using his powers and defending his community, season two will see[Read More…]

by May 24, 2018 0 comments Guide - Top, Television, The Guide
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Pilot for NBC’s New High School Drama ‘Rise’ Lacks Originality

The series premiere of NBC’s new drama, “Rise,” at times resembles a gritty, dramatic reshoot of “High School Musical.” The show follows a disillusioned English teacher who takes over a small-town high school’s drama department and leads a ragtag group of students in putting on “Spring Awakening” as the fall[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 1 comment Television, The Guide
2017’s Top Political Television Episodes

2017’s Top Political Television Episodes

‘Master of None’ — ‘Thanksgiving’ “Thanksgiving,” an episode from Netflix’s critically acclaimed second season of “Master of None,” was written by starring actress Lena Waithe and was based on the story of coming out to her own mom, played in the show by seasoned actress Angela Bassett. Directed by Melina[Read More…]

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Television Review: ‘Stranger Things’

★★★★☆ Since the release of its first season in the summer of 2016, Netflix’s “Stranger Things” has received immense praise, winning five Emmy awards. In creating the show, filmmakers Matt and Ross Duffer, professionally known as the Duffer Brothers, wanted to pay homage to the pop culture of the 1980s;[Read More…]

Television Review: ‘Vice Principals’

HBO series such as “Summer Heights High,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Girls” succeed in tapping into niche audiences and twisting comedic tropes into something new. The shows aired by HBO, however, are not for everyone: The crude humor and plotlines inspired largely by news headlines may hit too close to[Read More…]

Television Review: ‘The Deuce’

Filled with sexy intrigue and authentic portrayals of human strife, “The Deuce” is the latest in HBO’s lineup of addictive, provocative television dramas. The show, which premiered Sept. 10, has received critical acclaim thus far and was renewed just nine days after its first air date. The show follows the[Read More…]

DREAMWORKS STUDIOS

Miles Teller, Jason Hall and Adam Schumann on ‘Thank You for Your Service’

Oct. 27 will mark screenwriter Jason Hall’s directorial debut with “Thank You for Your Service.” Starring Miles Teller as real-life veteran Adam Schumann, the film explores the difficult transition many soldiers face as they adjust to life at home following deployment. Hall, Teller and Schumann sat down with writers from[Read More…]

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

A.V. ID: Introducing TV’s Greatest Title Sequences

Title sequences serve an important role beyond simply introducing the cast and crew of a TV show. Rather, they have the unique ability to pique a viewer’s interest in watching the show, and in some cases, even foreshadow the events of a given episode. The most successful TV intros are[Read More…]

by August 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, The Guide
NETFLIX

TV Shows To Catch This Summer

‘Master of None’ When “Master of None” premiered on Netflix in 2015, viewers of the show were instantly captivated by its stunning authenticity and witty humor, lauding comedian Aziz Ansari for writing such a thoughtful and culturally relevant script. The show addresses the personal issues faced by its main character,[Read More…]

by May 19, 2017 0 comments Summer Highlights, The Guide