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Phoebe Waller-Bridge dominates airwaves with fantastic new releases

Phoebe Waller-Bridge dominates airwaves with fantastic new releases

Poppy Livingstone ’21

April 30, 2020

With sports off the air, news proving to be ceaselessly bleak and monotony setting in, the near-infinite backlog of TV and movies is a place of entertainment, escapism and comfort for many. With this plethora of choices at my fingertips, you would think that I would branch and try to find something or...

‘All American’ allows great binge during self-isolation

“All American” entices Netflix viewers as it provides another great teen-drama to watch for an easy and fulfilling television binge.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

April 21, 2020

While stuck at home amidst the quarantine from the Coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to keep themselves occupied, and trying not to cave into binging yet another series on Netflix. But how many times can you clean your room? It is about time you just cave, and head over to Netflix to watch another...

‘On My Block’ season 3 lacks emotional depth fans expect

The season failed to live up to fans’ expectations, primarily due to the lack of clarity and depth of the plot.

Molly Gold ’21

April 21, 2020

After over a month into “social distancing,” it’s safe to assume that many of us have spent a good amount of time binging some of our favorite shows. When I saw that Netflix released season three of “On My Block,” the show went straight to the top of my watchlist. “On My Block” quickly...

‘Love is Blind’ proves great addition to reality dating shows

“Love is Blind” released in early Feb on Netflix as part of a three-week event. Episodes would be released periodically until the finale on Feb 27.

Carly Kaplowitz ’21

March 14, 2020

Television is filled with numerous reality dating shows, ranging from classics like “The Bachelor” to summer hits like “Love Island.” But another phenomenon was recently added to Netflix in February: “Love is Blind.” While I was hesitant to start this show because I was already invested in...

Pete the Pilot takes flight with Season 24 of “The Bachelor”

Pete the Pilot takes flight with Season 24 of “The Bachelor”

Charlotte Smith '21

January 13, 2020

Peter’s journey took flight when 30 women stepped out of the limo eager to meet the renowned “Pete the pilot” for the first time. Take off was Monday night, Jan 6. 2019, from eight to 11 pm on the ABC network. Although it was a long episode, I enjoyed every second of it due to its drama and...

Streaming overload? Disney+ adds yet another TV streaming option

Disney+ will be joining the ranks of streaming services on November 12, 2019. For many, this addition just adds to the preexisting “streaming overload.

Eliza Barr '21, Staff Writer

November 16, 2019

I often think about how one day I’ll tell my children about VHS movies. I’ll tell them about how I once had to slide the chunky boxed movie into the slot and watch the ‘coming to theaters near you in 2005’ ad.  They will look at me in astonishment and have no idea what I’m talking about. ...

Fourth season of ‘This Is Us’ emotional, evolving *WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

Since 2017, “This Is Us” has been nominated for and won multiple awards through organizations such as the Golden Globes, the Emmys, the American Film Institution, and the Screen Actors Guild.

Anastasia Thumser ’22, Web Opinions Editor

November 9, 2019

Family is often the center of our universe, and the most chaotic part of our lives. Synonymous with unconditional love and support, reputable for being messy and complicated. With all its intricacies, family can be a difficult topic to encapsulate within a drama series; and yet, the fourth season of...

Season two of “You” is already thrilling viewers before even being released

Season two of “You” is already thrilling viewers before even being released

Emma Smith ’22

October 29, 2019

The drama, suspense and intensity of Netflix’s original series “You” left viewers in awe of the brilliant and compelling storyline. Joe Goldberg played by Penn Badgley, slowly descends into a Ted Bundy-esque love-crazed stalker. However, the creepy and quite unsettling plot makes it impossible...

“Thirteen Reasons Why” oversimplifies societal issues

Netflix released the third season of their original show “Thirteen Reasons Why” on August 23. Instead of focusing on Hannah Baker, the show follows the murder of serial rapist Bryce Walker.

Remy Teltser ’21

September 16, 2019

Netflix has finally released their long-anticipated season three of the original hit “Thirteen Reasons Why.” While the first season focused on Hannah Baker’s suicide, and the second followed her high school’s prosecution, when the third season aired on Aug. 23, the plot took a completely different...

‘Bandersnatch’ changes the way movies are watched

‘Bandersnatch’ makes its debut as Netflix's very first interactive movie

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

Black Mirror is a popular Netflix series that dives into the world of modern technology while observing the ramifications these new technologies have on our society. Netflix recently came out with a movie based off of this series, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” the first interactive movie avai...

“Iron Fist” collapses in second season

“Iron Fist” collapses in second season

October 30, 2018

By Reece Keusch '19 All of Marvel’s Netflix shows have been both praised and criticized, but “Iron Fist” season two has been rightfully subject to criticism far more than any other. After a shaky yet enjoyable first season, Finn Jones is back for season two as Danny Rand, better known as the...

‘Riverdale’ returns with a problematic new season

‘Riverdale’ returns with a problematic new season

October 18, 2018

By Kevin Ludy '19 A teen framed for murder, high school crushes and a mysterious map are all tied together in a teen drama. Although these qualities sound intriguing, the new season of Riverdale doesn’t deliver as a binge-worthy series. Season three of Riverdale premiered on Oct. 10, marking...

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