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New Netflix series tackles tough topics

New Netflix series tackles tough topics

By Alex Harring, Managing Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Loosely based on the book of the same name, Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” explores the events leading up to a teenage girl’s suicide in a chilling, nonlinear narrative of her life. Enter Hannah Baker (Katherine Langford). She’s cool and alternative, but like most teenagers, she wants to fi...

‘Powerless’ holds potential

‘Powerless’ holds potential

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Superhero movies and tv shows have become more and more popular in recent years. “Powerless,” a new series from NBC, takes this concept in a new direction. The sitcom airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. and focuses on the story of ordinary citizens living in the calamity caused by the epic clashes betwee...

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

‘Riverdale’ brings Archie comics to life on screen

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

From the CW comes a fresh take on a classic comic book series in the form of the new TV show: “Riverdale.” The series is on Thursday nights at 9 and is based on the Archie Comics with some notable differences.  It features the same beloved characters — Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Jughead Jo...

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ keeps charming original features while building on storyline

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
February 4, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

The highly anticipated Netflix show, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” became available for streaming on Jan. 13. With high expectations from viewers, the remake proved to be just as interesting yet more entertaining than its predecessors. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” was first a book ...

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

NBC’s ‘Timeless’ is worth the time

By Amber Braker, Staff Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

NBC’s series, “Timeless”, combines science fiction and history to create an original take on the conventional time travel trope. It took a break from it’s first season for the holidays but will be returning to its usual time slot at 10 p.m. on Monday, January 16. The show chronicles the a...

From 2003 to 2016

From 2003 to 2016

By Jacqueline Squillace, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2016
Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

The upbeat tunes of the hit Broadway musical “Hairspray” made their way to live TV on Dec. 7 on NBC. “Hairspray” tells the story of an overweight teenager who becomes a local TV star when she lands a spot on The Corny Collins Show. Taking place in 1962 Baltimore, Turnblad fights body shaming an...

‘Designated Survivor’ is worthy of the nation’s appreciation

‘Designated Survivor’ is worthy of the nation’s appreciation

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Since the scares of entire areas being wiped out during the Cold War, one cabinet member must sit out of every big event at the capital, so if a catastrophe were to occur while the many Washington bigwigs were gathered in one spot, someone would be able to take over the presidency. This person is call...

New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

New season of The Americans offers interesting plot

By Michal Ruprecht, Staff Reporter
April 20, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Crime and love can be used to describe a typical thriller. However, season four of The Americans is not your typical thriller. The Americans is set in the 1980s during the Cold War. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) are considered a normal American couple, but their true allegiance li...

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

RWBY web series provides unique plotline

By Addison Toutant, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Created by the late Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth, RWBY (pronounced “ruby”) is a web series that recently made it’s way to Netflix. Initially designed to promote Poser Pro 2014, the show has evolved into one of the most enjoyable web series ever created. RWBY takes place in the world of Remnant, which is chaot...

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

Making a Murderer makes waves on Netflix

By Jennifer Kusch, Managing Editor
January 17, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Showcase, TV Shows

Netflix’s Making a Murderer weaves a chilling tale of corruption and conspiracy in the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department and illuminates a web of lies that has ruined the life of Steven Avery. But this series is real—it isn’t a tale of conflict built around Matthew McConaughey's molasses...

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

Recovery Road is worth waiting for

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2016
Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

Rating: 4/5 stars Based off of the novel by Blake Nelson, Recovery Road is an interesting story that centers around high school junior Maddie Graham, who is reprimanded by her principal for being peer pressured into underage drinking. The principal gives her two options: expulsion or a sobriety progra...

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

The Muppets perform their way back onto television

By Bella Lawson, Intern
October 20, 2015
Filed under Reviews, TV Shows

2.5/5 stars The echoes of “Mahna Mahnas” fade into a modern transformation. Previously portrayed as lovable puppets in shows and movies, children have obsessed over the Muppets since the first episode of Sam & Friends aired in 1955. However, on the new ABC show, the Muppets are featured in a n...