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ALEC BERG PRODUCTIONS | Barry Berkman, played by Bill Hader, grapples with his identity as a killer. Although funny and entertaining, the show addresses larger questions of morality and explores Barry's psyche.

Bill Hader Explores Dark Humor in ‘Barry’

“Barry,” HBO’s award-winning series launched last March, blends lighthearted, whimsical humor with dark, emotional themes. The show has received positive responses, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards. The show stars Bill Hader as a former United States Marine, Barry Berkman. Barry, a Midwestern hit man, travels to Los Angeles for a[Read More…]

ALEC BERG PRODUCTIONS

Bill Hader’s ‘Barry’ Focuses on Characters in 2nd Season

“Barry,” the dark comedy series starring “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Bill Hader, returns March 31 for a second season that dives deeper into the psyche of a hitman attempting to erase his past wrongdoings. The HBO series focuses on the emotional trauma and history that we all carry everyday, despite[Read More…]

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Guide - Top, Television, The Guide
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
NBC UNIVERSAL MEDIA

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…]

the guide’s Top Fall Television Picks

the guide’s Top Fall Television Picks

Summer break has come and gone and Georgetown students are eager to see what classes, relationships and opportunities present themselves this semester. However, while the new school year may bring  fresh challenges and academic woes, a wide variety of television shows airing this fall are bound to ensure enthusing entertainment[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
Based on the hugely popular children’s book series by Lemony Snicket, Netflix has another winner in “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” a dark comedy drama depicting the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire orphans after having been sent to live with Count Olaf, played with aplomb by Neil Patrick Harris.

Hottest Television Selections of the Winter

As temperatures drop and classes pick up, Georgetown students may find themselves searching for comfort from the cold weather in the wake of a dearly missed syllabus week. Luckily, the beginning of the second semester perfectly coincides with the start of a highly anticipated winter television season. As hit shows,[Read More…]

by January 27, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Television Review: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

Television Review: ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

★★★☆☆  The last time Asian-Americans were the focus of a sitcom, Nelson Mandela’s election ended the South African apartheid and “Pulp Fiction” had just been released. While ABC’s new sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” will technically be the second show to cross this barrier, Margaret Cho’s “All American Girl” was[Read More…]

by February 13, 2015 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide