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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5, Ep. 14 ‘Ozymandias’ in Review

September 19, 2013

By DEVON SHERIDAN Not often do television dramas produce hour-long odysseys of sustained fear, sadness and potential for vomiting quite like “Breaking Bad.” After watching Sunday’s episode, titled “Ozymandias,” which is named after a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley that tells of the fall of a great pharaoh and the inevitable collapse of great empires, maybe it is time for the general public to return to the generic st...

A New Wave in Television

September 11, 2013

By JACK MACGREGOR ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR As it turns out, Gil Scott-Heron was on target when he wrote that the “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The revolution I’m speaking of here, however, has to do with television itself: its business model, its format, and its future. Over the past several years, Netflix, Amazon and other similar companies have been rapidly expanding their libraries of both television...

Cable in Jeopardy as TV Viewers Head Online

Cable in Jeopardy as TV Viewers Head Online

April 17, 2013

By JINGYUAN ZHOU STAFF WRITER I use my smartphone more often than traditional compact cameras to take pictures. I use my cell phone to make phone calls more often than I use my land line, even whe...

NBC’s ‘Community’ in Review

February 20, 2013

By ALEXANDER COUMBIS BUSINESS DIRECTOR So it actually happened, Community returned for a fourth season. As any die-hard Community fan already knows, Dan Harmon, the creator of the show, was fired. Fans were l...

‘Pretty Little Liars’ in Review

February 14, 2013

By BRYN PRIETO STAFF WRITER Tonight, ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars reached a new level of impossible. Although it was an improvement on last week’s episode, the writers failed to answer questions that have begun to pile up. Spencer continues her downward spiral, which begins with her dismissal from the decathlon team before a big tournament. Wren returns in an attempt to help Spencer out of her rut, but in the end it...

‘Joe Schmo’ in Review

February 6, 2013

By JAKE KRING-SCHREIFLS STAFF WRITER I don't consider myself to be a part of the male demographic Spike TV attempts to target for their daily programming, but The Joe Schmo Show, in the middle of its first season, is hitting me in all the right spots. The show is all fake. One person doesn’t know that. Spike TV, copying its predecessors, has formulated a reality show searching for the next best bounty hunter in which 10 parti...

‘Project Runway’ Season 11 in Review

February 6, 2013

By ALEXANDRA GLEMBOCKI CONTRIBUTING WRITER Somewhere between ice queen Heidi Klum doing spirit fingers and critic extraordinaire Tim Gunn robustly cheering, “This is my favorite season yet!” in the intro sequence, season 11 of Project Runway made it clear that things are going to be different this time around. The big twist—all of the designers must work in teams the entire season. For those not well versed in the langua...

When Trashy TV is Good TV

February 6, 2013

By DAN OBERMAN STAFF EDITOR The show “Workaholics” originally interested me because I heard that Adam DeVine, Adam Dwanye DeMamp on the show, had gone to Fordham University. However, after trying to contact him through the Alumni directory, I eventually found that “I[He] just cut and pasted Denzel Washington’s bio…and somehow that’s made it ALL over the internet,” according to an interview that Devine gave to ...

Arts and Entertainment Looks Forward to 2013

February 6, 2013

By PATRICK DOHERTY STAFF WRITER Films: Hollywood and the independent market are looking forward to a promising year, with many well-regarded directors returning with bright expectation of future prospects After trying their hands at creating a Western, the Coen brothers now turn their eyes to Greenwich Village with Inside Llewyn Davis. Loosely based on the memoir of musician Dave Van Rock, the movie follows Oscar Isaac,...

‘Nashville’ in Review

January 30, 2013

By SARAH RAMIREZ STAFF WRITER Connie Britton ("American Horror Story") may play the Queen of Country on ABC's "Nashville," but she is quickly establishing herself as a leading lady of primetime dramas. Britton found her breakout television role as Tami Taylor on "Friday Night Lights," and just as FNL was more than a "football" show, "Nashville" is much more than a country music show. The premise of “Nashville” i...

Netflix Addicts Anonymous

January 30, 2013

By MARLESSA STIVALA From access to caffeinated beverages to rain boots, there are countless “unofficial essentials” that are necessary for any Fordham student to survive college life. Of course, a concern for staying awake during an early class and surviving the long walk to FMH in the rain are not the only student concerns. Amidst an often overwhelming sea of tests, paper deadlines and work shifts, there are sweet,...

HBO’s ‘The Wire’ in Review

January 23, 2013

By RORY MASTERSON EDITORIAL DIRECTOR The medium of television has taken many forms in its history, with programming as diverse as news, commentary, science, sports and film. At some point, someone decided to move theatrical radio programming onto the television for entertainment purposes, and the world was blessed with gems like The Twilight Zone. Dramas became a prevailing force on the small screen, and people gathered...

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