Articles tagged: TV


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Gingerbread Teacups, Biscuit Waistcoats, and Very Large Nuts

Call me American, but I have a tumultuous relationship with biscuit week. I know the snappy, uniform, basic, hard-as-rock British “biscuit” situation is designed to be dunked and enjoyed with... Read more

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Return of the tent: My knight in shining gingham

Spoilers for GBBO Series 11 (Netflix Season 8), Episode 1 Ahead! Let me set the scene: it is September 2020. Times are bleak. Instead of wallowing over my first midterms... Read more

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The cops on SVU aren’t the ones who come to your door. Suggesting they are might be a problem.

CW: police violence, sexual assault  Somehow, shows about cops have become so pervasive they are now an entire genre. Many of America’s favorite shows—Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU,... Read more

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Never Have I Ever… loved a high school show so much

Never Have I Ever was always my least favorite game. I never wanted to participate in an activity that only emphasized how much I hadn’t done, how different my identity... Read more

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Tiger King: A Social Distraction or Moral Void?

Hey there all you cool cats and kittens. Buckle up, because Netflix’s documentary mini-series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is one hell of a ride.  If someone told me... Read more

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Could Altered Carbon be the Next Great Science Fiction Franchise?

Back in 2018, Netflix launched the first season of Altered Carbon, a Blade Runner (1982)/Ghost in the Shell (1995) knock-off where human beings could download their consciousness into a computer... Read more

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Shameless Delivers a Surprisingly Good End to a Frustratingly Bad Season

(CW: brief mentions of sexual assault) Relentlessly boring, season 10 of Shameless—a sometimes dark, sometimes absurd dramedy about a family from Chicago’s South Side—set a new low for the long-running... Read more

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Netflix’s The Witcher Takes HBO’s Fantasy Throne

Netflix’s The Witcher premiered on December 20, 2019, and many viewers of the show are already clamoring for season two. This latest fantasy series from Netflix was adapted from The... Read more

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An Elite Teen Drama

After watching the entire second season of Netflix’s teen drama Elite in two days, I feel the need to justify the hours spent holed up in my dorm blinking blearily... Read more

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What Makes The Good Place So Damn Good

Everyone’s a sucker for a good character transition, and this show has four (well, five, actually). The Good Place is NBC’s hit comedy about four people who end up in... Read more

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What to look forward to in 2018

Voice staffers share the movies and TV shows they’re looking forward to this year, from powerful female-led cinema to superheros and…sharks? Jessica Jones Season 2 — March 8, 2018 I... Read more

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The Punisher: The Best of Marvel Netflix

Out of all the things about this show, Marvel’s The Punisher’s release date had to be the most puzzling. Planned for November 2017 after fans’ wildly positive reviews about the... Read more

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The Magic of Mrs. Maisel

In a previous piece about Gilmore Girls, I trashed the show because that’s what it is: garbage. It perpetuates a ton of stereotypes about women and about relationships, and I... Read more

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2018 Golden Globes: Thoughts on the TV Nominations

This week, the Golden Globes announced their film and television nominations. I’ve decided to take a look at the latter, and discuss my reactions, thoughts, and everything in between. But... Read more

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Best of 2017: Television

The Voice‘s Leisure section unfortunately left out a key aspect of this year in its “Best Of” articles, and that would be television. Don’t worry, though, Halftime’s got you covered.... Read more

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True Detective Season 2 Collapses Under Its Own Weight

Warning: Spoilers for Season 2 of True Detective ahead Season 2 of True Detective was already at a disadvantage by the end of the first season. It was so good that... Read more

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The Mindy Project Highlights Realities of the Modern Sitcom

What does it take to survive as a sitcom in today’s television world? Can we simply not handle several seasons of the same characters anymore? One of my favorite comedies... Read more

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Supernatural’s new season is abnormal

The CW’s Supernatural, thriving well beyond the average television shelf life, premiered its 10th season on October 7th. Since 2005, the show has followed the lives of Sam (Jared Padalecki)... Read more

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The Knick Concludes Its First Season In Style

Clive Owen has played the brooding antihero before (see his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated turn as Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway and Gellhorn). In The Knick, Cinemax’s period piece that wrapped... Read more

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Is TV Better than Movies?

It’s a great time to be an avid fan of television. We live in a golden age of TV, where you can throw a stone and hit at least three... Read more