Riverdale: A Critic of the Pilot

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer If I am being perfectly honest, I am not especially versed in the ‘Archie’ universe. Introduced to the series by my girlfriend in high school, I was quickly overwhelmed by the sheer amount of lore, spin offs, characters, and continuity (which, to be fair, is an issue in super hero…

‘Beavis and Butthead’ Revival Cashes in on ’90s Nostalgia

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer It might be hard to believe in the age of Netflix, but there was a point where “Beavis and Butthead’ was one of the most popular and controversial things on television. Mike Judge’s first animated show following a duo of idiotic teenagers helped solidify MTV’s former glory, sprung Judge to…

Where I Gush about “Luke Cage” for a While

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Warning! Spoilers! Is it predictable for a comics based column to geek out about “Luke Cage”? Yes. But you know what? It’s still worth talking about. Because regardless of what you think of the Netflix series, it’s impossible to deny how special and bold it is. Much like with “Jessica…

Review: “Designated Survivor”

By Adrienne Messina, Contributing Writer ABC’s “Designated Survivor” is one of the most highly anticipated television premieres this season, and its premise is one that’s sure to attract many curious viewers. The show creates its tension by explaining that when the members of the United States government meet in the Capitol for the State of the…

Review: “Kevin Can Wait”

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer Of the various members of Adam Sandler’s comedy circle, Kevin James is the hardest to pin down. While the other actors in the Happy Madison click cut their teeth at SNL or with lengthy stand-up careers, Kevin’s biggest foray into the mainstream began with his starring role on “King of…

Recap: 2016 Emmys

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer “Are we ready to make the Emmys great again?” asked Jimmy Kimmel as he turned the awards presentation over to the first presenters of the night, “Blackish”‘s Anthony Anderson and Tracy Ellen Ross. Kimmel was definitely successful in living up to that vague and grand promise. With the intro sequence…

Is TV Winning the Fight with Film?

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer Until very recently, “date night” was almost synonymous with dinner and a movie. Yet 2015 saw the rise and dominance of “Netflix and chill.”  As it becomes easier to instantly access entertainment from the comfort of home and for more affordable prices than a movie theater outing, it seems as…

Ashton Kutcher’s Show is Hilarious Though Not Family Friendly

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer Though Netflix’s latest original series opens with ample references to Shania Twain lyrics, “That don’t impress me much,” those are not the words anybody would use to describe “The Ranch.” Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson, last seen together in “That 70s Show,” star in this refreshing spin on a typical…

“Crowded” Premiere Pokes Fun at Millennials

By Anubhuti Kumar, Staff Writer The audiences of NBC’s latest mid-season series, “Crowded”, are set for a front row seat to witness the modern horror story: millennials moving back in with their parents. These parents were perfectly happy to have the burden of parenting finally lifted off their shoulders after so many years of doting…

The “Real O’Neals” Embrace Family Over Church

By Anubhuti Kumar, contributing writer As a family is seen running out of a church holding a canoe over their heads, the audience gets a back-story, “The Real O’Neals.” Eileen, the matriarch of a very Catholic Irish family always keeps her loved ones on their best behavior. They never miss church and Eileen’s favorite pastime…

“Blindspot”Misses Most of Its Marks

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer After a winter hiatus, “Blindspot” returned to NBC this week. The crime/thriller series received positive reviews and solid (if dwindling) ratings. While the pilot episode was mostly forgettable, it never hurts to give a show a second chance. The basic premise is that a woman is found in New York…

“Great Minds” Falls Flat With Immaturity

By Jordan Reynolds, Staff Writer A few things were revealed about the late and great Ludwig van Beethoven on “Great Minds,” the new miniseries hosted by Dan Harmon on the History channel: including that Fur Elise was a breakup song, and that all of his great masterpieces had some raunchy lyrics.   The show aims…