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The Reality of Reality TV

The Reality of Reality TV

Ella Lee, Focus Editor

June 3, 2019


Filed under Focus

Since the airing of “An American Family,” the first-ever reality TV show, different shows have garnered headlines in tabloid papers and magazines nearly year-round in what many describe as a cultural phenomenon. Lately, it’s been hard to avoid the influx of tweets from season 15 of “The Bachelorette,”...

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

The series finale of a TV show has typically been viewed as the conclusion of a show that fans have watched since its inception, with a proper send-off of its characters. Shows like the recently finished “Game of Thrones,” amongst others, have transformed many series finales into sources of cynicism...

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Fandoms: the good, bad of today’s hyper-engaged audiences

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Has “fan” become a dirty word? Once a marker of one’s passion for a film, tv show or franchise; now, an excuse to whine, demand and pester the world’s top creators. The rise of Internet culture has allowed fans unprecedented opportunities to discuss and criticize their favorite content, using...

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come April 14. That is when the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO. ...

What’s Fresh in Late-Night

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Busy Tonight In a cozy California-style set, actress Busy Philipps takes on an entirely new role as host of her own show on E!, “Busy Tonight.” Philipps attempts to stand apart from her fellow late-night hosts by straying away from topical discussions and instead creating relaxed and infor...

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

‘Forever’ is inventive, worthwhile watch

Samuel Rahman, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

After 13 years of fishing trips and mundane dinners, would you attempt to shake up your life with something new? Could you leave someone you truly love due to the monotony of your life together? Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen answer these questions in the new Amazon Video show “Forever” as married...

What’s Fresh on HBO

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

              The Shape of Water One of the most popular films this award season, “The Shape of Water” has finally landed on HBO. Set in Baltimore in the1960s, a top secret research facility is holding in captivity a strange amphibi...

Fall TV Preview

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

"The Cool Kids," FOX Premiere: Fri. Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m. CT "The Cool Kids" is centered on a group of friends in a retirement community that are thrown off their game when a rebellious woman decides to join them. "A Million Little Things," ABC Premiere: Wed. Sept. 26, 9:00 p.m. CT The newest rein...

’13 Reasons’ gets graphic in season two

’13 Reasons’ gets graphic in season two

Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer

May 29, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life

Note: This article contains spoilers for Seasons 1 and 2 of “13 Reasons Why,” as well as potentially triggering content. Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” debuted its second season May 18, amongst much fan anticipation. The series, based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same name, was one of the...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

A Series of Unfortunate Events The highly anticipated second season of the adaptation of the beloved children’s book series was recently released on Netflix. The show, just like the books, follows the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire children after their parents die in a mysterious fire and ...

Roseanne’s Return: A look at the polarizing reboot

Roseanne’s Return: A look at the polarizing reboot

Emma Oxnevad, Contributing Writer

April 9, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

With the seemingly never-ending supply of reboots flooding our movie theaters and television screens, it can often be challenging to keep track of which of our favorite franchises or series is up for a “reimagining.” However, one reboot has had no trouble garnering attention: “Roseanne.” While the pub...

What’s Fresh on HGTV

What’s Fresh on HGTV

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts/Life, Film & TV

Fixxer Upper One of my all time favorite shows and one of the most beloved shows on HGTV, “Fixer Upper” finds a way to make living in Waco, Texas seem enticing. It follows the husband and wife team of Chip and Joanna Gaines as they renovate and personalize rundown houses for their clients. The sho...

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