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From left, Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) discuss their next play in the fourth and final season of Succession — one of the shows that has benefitted from releasing new episodes weekly.

Column: The case for the weekly streaming model

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor April 5, 2023
Despite the popularity of binge-watching, the weekly streaming model is the most effective at keeping the momentum of a show going.
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.
The television comedy Minx is just one example of many shows being cancelled and deleted from streaming platforms before their stories are fully over.

Column: Cancellation of streaming shows is unfair

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Streaming television is the future of content creation, which is why it's so concerning to see the work of talented artists scrapped from the public.
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.
Column: The culture surrounding anime

Column: The culture surrounding anime

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

As I have begun watching more anime, I have noticed a whirlwind of controversy, opposition and obsession surrounding the genre. It continues to polarize viewers. What some consider to be a community of...

Impractical Jokers: The Movie is a fun movie that anyone will be able to enjoy. The production value allows for more quality content, but the plot is lackluster.

Review: Jokers hit silver screen with laughs and charisma

By Jackson Noel March 4, 2020

Watching an episode of ’s hit show “Impractical Jokers” is like hanging out with a group of high school class clowns — except they are all middle-aged and have a long-running television show. Now,...

While compelling characters may drive “Puerta 7,” the show is ultimately bogged down by convoluted plotlines.

Review: Complex characters cannot save story

By Connor Ahern March 4, 2020

Crime dramas and gang politics truly go hand in hand in television, but Netflix’s “Puerta 7” takes an already intricate political gang war and makes it more political. This leads to an overly complicated...

Insatiable confronts impactful societal pressures through dark comedy and an intriguing storyline. The plot and characters are charmingly outlandish.

Review: “Insatiable” is a bizarre romp through society’s toxicity

By Gabrielle Topping October 23, 2019

“Insatiable” is a wild and satirical Netflix series. In season 1, Patty Bladell (Debby Ryan), who has been bullied all her life for being overweight, was punched in the face by a homeless man after...

Shrill follows the life of the spunky and wildly relatable Annie, who goes on a journey of self discovery. Unlike Annie, who is a powerhouse character that truly connects with the audience, the side characters tend to lack the same appeal.

Review: Side characters suffer in “Shrill”

By Liza Gillespie March 24, 2019

The first season of “Shrill” is best described as a sweet and slow character study about discovering self-worth and the selfishness that can accompany it. The series traces this journey of self-actualization...

Students pitched “Subject to Change” in May 2018 and are set to air their finished product this May. The show will follow fictional friends as they navigate college life. It will incorporate original pop-rock musical numbers.

Students to create first ICTV musical show

By Ashley Stalnecker January 29, 2019

Comedic writing, combined with relatable content, adds a lighthearted tone to ICTV’s first musical TV show, “Subject to Change,” which will tackle issues relevant to the daily lives of college students. ICTV...

Tidying Up with Marie Kondo brings spirituality and sentimentality into cleaning. The show also offers helpful tips on how to keep living spaces organized.

Review: Kondo’s show is pure and pristine

By Matilde Bechet January 22, 2019

A young Japanese woman warmly greets a family as she enters its house. The family walks the woman through the cluttered, dirty kitchen. A smile spreads across the woman’s face, her excitement to help...

Students gathered at the Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival in 2015. This years festival will be held April 27 in the Park Auditorium.

Festival shines spotlight on Asian-American media makers

By Emily Lussier, Staff Writer April 24, 2018
Senior Monica Chen said IPAAFF is important because it opens discussions of inaccurate representation or underrepresentation of Asian Americans in the media.
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