Articles tagged: TV


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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

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Latest Who, "Kill the Moon," Tries a Little Too Hard

Doctor Who has proven in the past that it can be a scary show. Despite its origin as a program for children, the show has evolved significantly over the course... Read more

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Craig Ferguson’s Name Game Shows Promise

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Wheeeeel of Fortune! Deal or No Deal? These phrases are etched in our memory from wasting days away on our couches with the flu,... Read more

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Gotham Presents a Fresh Origin Story

Over the last decade, comic book heroes have found their home on the silver screen. While Marvel has created an empire in movie theaters, DC Comics has carved out a... Read more

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Latest Doctor Who Successfully Draws on Roots

Following last week’s rather unconventional Listen, it was probably a smart thing for Who-showrunner Stephen Moffat to return the series to its more formulaic roots. Time Heist, written by longtime... Read more

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Latest Doctor Who is Refreshing

If there’s one thing Whovians know about longtime Doctor Who showrunner Stephen Moffat, it’s that he loves a good, scary twist. It started early in his career, with villains like... Read more

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De-Mock-Cracy:Veep Takes on Politics and Family

The following contains spoilers for season three of Veep. Hyperlinked material may contain objectionable language. While I sincerely meant my reflections last week on how Netflix’s House of Cards has... Read more

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A House of Cards : DC and the Media

Note: This article contains spoliers from the second season of House of Cards.  William Shakespeare’s Richard III has sat on my bookshelf gathering dust all summer. In the spirit of those... Read more

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Mad Men’s season finale goes outta this world

Several weeks ago, I reviewed the first episode of Mad Men’s seventh season, which is airing in two seven-episode halves a year apart on AMC. “Waterloo,” which capped off this... Read more

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The Case for Community: Part II

The following article is the second part of The Case for Community. The first part was posted last Tuesday and can be found here. Welcome back to “The Case for... Read more