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‘The Politician’ exceeds expectations of trailer

‘The Politician’ exceeds expectations of trailer

Betti Kobak '22

October 24, 2019

For those who love binge-watching comedy and politics, the wait is finally over for the new up-and-coming show, “The Politician.” As of Sept. 27, 2019, it is available for viewing on Netflix. The show is directed by the American screenwriter, director and producer Ryan Murphy, who also directed...

“Booksmart” refreshes, expands coming-of-age genre

“Booksmart” refreshes, expands coming-of-age genre

Poppy Livingstone '21

June 11, 2019

Once you’ve watched enough coming-of-age comedies, the expectations of the genre are clear. Take a couple of loveable misfit best friends. Give them a high stakes goal, usually based on alcohol or sex, and throw them out of their comfort zones and into a house party. Add in a couple of eye-candy love...

Found Footage Festival captivates Toquet Hall audience

Found Footage Festival captivates Toquet Hall audience

October 8, 2018

By Katie Howard '19 and Melanie Lust '19

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

“A Simple Favor” combines comedy and thriller to create intriguing storyline

October 5, 2018

By Bailey Blaikie '19 “A Simple Favor,” starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick, is about two moms who each have a son the same age. While it was pitched as a thriller in the trailer, I entered the movie theatre still unsure of what to expect. The movie opens with Kendrick, who plays Stephanie Smothers,...

“Deadpool 2”: worth a watch?

“Deadpool 2”: worth a watch?

June 8, 2018

By Jack Lev ’20 and Teddy Dienst ’20 Pro (Teddy): From the first second it started, all I saw were thrilling action scenes ranging from people getting shot to getting their heads cut off by a man in a red and black costume. Right off the bat, the violence certainly justified the “R” rating....

NBC revives “The Office”

NBC revives “The Office”

January 8, 2018

By Alexandra Sprouls ’19 Michael Scott. Jim Halpert. Dwight Schrute. Pam Beesly. What do these names all have in common? They are all recognizable characters from the hit NBC television show, “The Office”, which will be airing a 2018-2019 season. “One of my favorite shows of all time has...

English students use comedy to critique

English students use comedy to critique

June 13, 2017

By Molly Mahoney ’18 Whether it’s The Onion, Key and Peele or Saturday Night Live, all  of these are bound to leave an audience tearing up from laughter. However, each one’s comedy is rooted in a deeper critique of society today, otherwise known as satire. After studying rhetorical devi...

[Nov. 2016 Arts] Mixed reactions to SNL skits reflect election tension

November 23, 2016

By Cate Casparius ’19 & Jack Shapiro ’19   Saturday Night Live” is a television sketch comedy that satirizes many topics relating to American society, including the 2016 presidential election. “Ever since the show debuted in the fall of 1975, it’s earned fans’ trust in ...

American Housewife Falls Flat

American Housewife Falls Flat

October 20, 2016

ABC's fall TV lineup includes a show featuring Westport. The show is American Housewife and I was anxiously awaiting the premiere episode on Tuesday, October 11. Unfortunately for me, the show was a huge disappointment. “Overall I have mixed emotions about it,” said Nina Radman ‘20. “The c...

Documentaries with a Twist

Documentaries with a Twist

October 14, 2016

“Documentary Now!” is a comedy series that spoofs celebrated documentary films. Created by “Saturday Night Live” alumni Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and director Rhys Thomas, the show parodies the style of documentaries with a similar, but fictitious subject. The show is currently in...

ABC Introduces a New TV Comedy, The Real O’Neals

ABC  Introduces a New TV Comedy, The Real O’Neals

Chris Andrews, Staff Writer

March 19, 2016

“The Real O’Neals” tells the story of an Irish-Catholic family with a judgemental mother who tries to paint the picture of a perfect family. ABC has aired a few episodes and so far I like the show because I think it covers serious topics in a humorous manner with likeable characters. In the premiere, we see a...

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