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Katara (Kiawentiio Tarbell) practicing waterbending in the Netflix’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender.”

Netflix’s ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is rediscovering the elements

By Jadyn Davis, Senior Writer February 28, 2024
The animated series of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” — created by Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino — first premiered in 2005 and instantly became popular for its excellent storytelling, well written characters and powerful themes. But after 19 years, fans of the original show can enjoy the tale of Avatar Aang once again in the live-action series, which was released Feb. 22 on Netflix. 
John (Donald Glover) and Jane (Maya Erskine) star in Amazon Prime’s “Mr and Mrs Smith.”

‘Mr & Mrs Smith’, the epitome of a shotgun marriage

By Mariana Contreras February 8, 2024
It is no secret that remakes and sequels of old pop culture classics don’t always have the best reputation. There is always a risk when it comes to taking something already beloved by many and trying to recreate it for a new generation. Which is why Francesca Sloane’s and Donald Glover’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” strips the idea for the iconic 2005 Brangelina film and spins it in a whole new direction.
From left to right: Marie Moreau played by Jaz Sinclair and Emma Meyer played by Lizzie Broadway.

‘Gen V’ takes its own spin on modern-day college life through ‘wokeness’ and superheroes

By Mariana Contreras, Staff Writer November 9, 2023
“Gen V,” the Amazon Prime Video spinoff of “The Boys,” centers around Godolkin University (God U) for "supes" — humans who’ve been infected with a mutagenic virus called “Compound V'' that grants them superabilities.
Therapist Jimmy (Jason Segel) gets advice from mentor figure Paul (Harrison Ford) in the new show Shrinking.

Review: New Apple TV+ show is truly heartwarming and genuine

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
The new Apple TV+ show "Shrinking" is best in its sincerest moments, telling the story of a therapist trying unorthodox methods of therapy.
From left, Ellie (Bella Ramsey) and Joel (Pedro Pascal) find themselves fighting for their survival after a deadly fungal outbreak.

Review: Video game adaptation lives up to the hype

By Nolan Saunders, Photo Editor March 22, 2023
"The Last of Us" does exactly what every video game adaptation should do: capture the heart and essence of the story.
Charlie Cale (Natasha Lyonne) has a gift for sniffing out lies, leading her down a road of solving crime in Rian Johnsons Poker Face.

Review: Natasha Lyonne leads a new whodunnit

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer March 22, 2023
Following the widely successful first two “Knives Out” films, Rian Johnson takes the murder mystery genre to television with “Poker Face.”
Lupin ZERO follows the adventures of Lupin (Tasuku Hatanaka), the infamous gentleman thief made famous by Hayao Miyazaki’s directorial debut.

Review: Animated series brings energy to ‘Lupin’ franchise

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer January 24, 2023
The cast and crew of "Lupin ZERO," an engaging animated series tackling the origin story of Lupin, clearly understand the franchise's characters.
From left, Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) and Princess Rhaenyra (Emma DArcy) star in the first season of House of the Dragon.

Review: Game of Thrones prequel is a return to form

By Sydney Brumfield, Senior Writer November 2, 2022
Following the mixed reactions to the final season of "Game of Thrones," this new prequel show creates an exceptional viewing experience.
With a roughly $715 million budget, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is the most expensive television series ever created.

Review: New ‘Lord of the Rings’ show leaves solid impression

By Lily Lipka, Contributing Writer October 26, 2022
"The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" surprisingly succeeds in recreating the magic of Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.
Following a car accident, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) finds herself gaining Hulk-like abilities in the latest Marvel show for Disney+.

Review: Newest Marvel show falls short of expectations

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer October 24, 2022
“She-Hulk: Attorney at Law" sees Marvel Studios trying out a new genre: the sitcom. However, it ends up leaving viewers unfulfilled by its conclusion.
Although this soft reboot/second season adds new characters, stories and emotions, it falls a few steps short of the original Bee and Puppycat.

Review: Whimsical animated series adds fun new chapter

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer September 23, 2022
"Bee and Puppycat: Lazy in Space" shines the most when it's not simply rehashing the content of the original, beloved show.
Bob Odenkirk brings to life the charismatic and emotionally distraught Jimmy McGill, who ventures into organized crime.

Review: Iconic series ends in masterful fashion

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer August 30, 2022
"Better Call Saul," the much-acclaimed prequel to "Breaking Bad," ends with a masterfully written season six finale.
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