Tag: Television

The Reel Pulpit: Boldly Going for 50 Years

The Reel Pulpit: Boldly Going for 50 Years


Cinema has depicted many legendary showdowns: Batman vs. Superman, Alien vs. Predator, Freddy vs. Jason, Iron Man vs. Captain America. However, in an age when cinema-goers clamor for the next great showdown, it is easy to forget one of the oldest, most epic, most legendary matchups in film history. Well, maybe not film history. Television…

The Reel Pulpit: How Stranger Things Won The Summer

The Reel Pulpit: How Stranger Things Won The Summer


The best film of the summer was eight hours long, was not released in theaters, and only starred one notable actress. It did not contain any huge action set-pieces, or flashy CGI, but instead relied on strong writing, great characters, and an engrossing story. Netflix’s Stranger Things was easily the surprise hit of the summer,…

<i>Suits</i> Season Five Falls Short

Suits Season Five Falls Short


USA’s Suits has made a name for itself as one of the most clever dramas on television. The show’s premise concerns a brilliant college-dropout who lies his way into an interview for a top-tier law firm and ends up being hired by a partner. The show just wrapped up its fifth season, and it has…

<i>QI</i> : Quite Interesting, Quite Entertaining

QI : Quite Interesting, Quite Entertaining


A garishly dressed Stephen Fry sits sandwiched between panelists, asking the simple question, “How many moons does the Earth have?” Alan Davies presses his buzzer, and it releases the sound of a chicken cluck across the stage. “One,” he declares with nonchalance. Suddenly, a booming klaxon declares Davies’s wrongness, and a large “ONE” appears on…

Dear Supernatural, quit while you’re behind

Dear Supernatural, quit while you’re behind


Since 2005, the CW (formerly the WB) has been entertaining viewers with one of their most successful hits, Supernatural. The show follows the lives of Sam and Dean Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, respectively) a pair of brothers who fight monsters, demons, angels, and everything in between. Eric Kripke’s creation refuses to…

<i>Doctor Who</i>: Doctor, Davros, and a Dalek

Doctor Who: Doctor, Davros, and a Dalek


Series premieres have always been a strength for Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. Moffat rises to the occasion to produce some of his strongest episodes, especially series five’s The Eleventh Hour and series six’s explosive two-parter The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon. Peter Capaldi’s first episode as the Doctor, series eight’s Deep Breath, was a…

Emmy Awards 2015: The Academy Gets it Right

Emmy Awards 2015: The Academy Gets it Right


After sitting through the Emmys on Sunday, I slowly came to a shocking realization: I was not angry with any of the voters’ choices. Usually, I find myself in meaningless agony over the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Emmys, obsessing over my favorites getting snubbed. But this year? I think they got it right. Focusing on…

<i>Narcos</i> Hits the Ground Running

Narcos Hits the Ground Running


A dash of 24, sprinkle in some Tom Clancy, add a pinch of Breaking Bad, and you have Narcos, the Netflix original series detailing the rise and fall of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. The first season, composed of just ten hard-hitting episodes, follows Escobar (played by Brazilian native Wagner Moura) as he builds an…

Season 3 of <i>House of Cards</i> Rises to the Top

Season 3 of House of Cards Rises to the Top


Everyone’s favorite murdering, conniving, scheming, lying, and manipulating politician is back! Netflix’s hit series House of Cards released its third season on Friday, February 27th. After two seasons of political intrigue and machinations, Francis (Frank) J. Underwood has finally climbed to the top of America’s government, but now must face attacks from all sides as…

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