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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.
The Dropout takes a real-life incident and turns it into a series that chilled viewers.

Review: “The Dropout” delivers a suspenseful true story

By Matt Minton, Staff Writer April 20, 2022
"The Dropout" takes a real-life incident and turns it into a series that chilled viewers.
Through the writing suffered in season two of Euphoria the acting, soundtrack and visual elements make it worth the watch.

Review: “Euphoria” writing takes a big hit

By Eva Salzman, Managing Editor March 2, 2022
Through the writing suffered in season two of "Euphoria" the acting, soundtrack and visual elements make it worth the watch.
Having embraced his age and his deepened empathy, Jon Stewart has made a timely return, leaning away from light humor and into passionate activism.

Review: Jon Stewart makes timely return to the small screen

By Elijah de Castro, Assistant Life and Culture Editor October 16, 2021
Having embraced his age and his deepened empathy, Jon Stewart has made a timely return, leaning away from light humor and into passionate activism.
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