television

‘Americans’ masterful yet underrated series

By MAX ROOK – 8 years ago

With “Breaking Bad” coming to an end last year and “Mad Men” starting its final season in a few weeks, there will very soon no longer be a safe, consensus…

Beloved ‘Veronica Mars’ rebooted by fans

By MAX ROOK – 8 years ago

The very fact that “Veronica Mars” exists at all is remarkable. The new film is a continuation of the UPN television series, also titled “Veronica Mars,” which aired from 2004…

VCTV’s ‘Witness’ thrives on collaboration

By JAKE SOLOMON – 8 years ago

If you are searching for the next TV series to get excited about, look no further than “The Witness,” created by the Vassar College Television (VCTV), which will premiere its…

Dunham’s absurdity best read as satire

By LILY SLOSS – 8 years ago

Quiz: Which Girls character said each line in Sunday’s episode, “Free Snacks?” 1. “So? It’s chic.” 2. “He’s so stupid I’m worried our children like wouldn’t get into preschool.” 3.…

Actors invigorate tired detective genre

By MAX ROOK – 8 years ago

It feels like every time I sit down to write about a new TV show, it’s some variation on the same story: two detectives, usually straight white men, attempt to…

‘Looking,’ the gay male version of ‘Girls’

By LILY SLOSS – 8 years ago

In my desire to move on from “Girls,” or at the very least, take a break, I watched the premiere episode of “Looking,” HBO’s new series about three men “looking”…

Girls fails to depict true female complexity

By LILY SLOSS – 8 years ago

Protagonists do not have to be likable. As proven by characters like Miles in Sideways or Mavis in Young Adult, protagonists can be distinctly unpleasant. However, in order to have…

VCTV gets energy boost from fresh-faced members

By EMMA DANIELS – 8 years ago

A chemistry whiz and comic book fanatic named Theo teams up with his group of friends to take down a bully, Tobias, who has discovered dangerous super powers. This may…

Binge watching a result of media milieu

By TAYLOR THEWES – 8 years ago

I am going to preface this piece of writing with not a spoiler warning but an assertion marred by bluntness. The television shows Lost and Breaking Bad are going to…

Fall dramas succeed when taking risks

By MAX ROOK – 8 years ago

Continuing from last week’s coverage of fall’s new comedies, this week I’ll be looking at the season’s new dramas. Like last week, I’m skipping over shows that have already been…