TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews spin-off “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and its portrayal of high school theater. “‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ also thrives in its ability to find the balance between making fun of high schoolers and taking itself seriously,” she writes.
TV columnist Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 examines the critique of celebrity culture in “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock with Tig Notaro.” “Both “Billy on the Street” and “Under a Rock” reckon with the cult of celebrity. Watching famous actors … go unrecognized is a balm to the soul,” she writes.
Should Netflix integrate a feature where users can change the speed of their content? In this week’s TV column, Claire DuMont SC ’23 discusses the controversy.
TV columnist Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 dives into the premiere of the “Watchmen” reboot and its supposed “wokeness.” “The first two episodes cast doubt on whether “Watchmen” truly has social justice in mind,” she writes.
In this week’s TV column, Claire DuMont SC ’23 contemplates the effortless charm and humor that assassins Barry (“Barry”) and Villanelle (“Killing Eve”) exude.
To explore Netflix’s algorithm and the extent of its influence, Gabriella Del Greco SC ’21 does a deep dive on her own Netflix account compared to the account of her perfect opposite: a middle-aged man.
In this week’s TV column, Claire DuMont SC ’23 reviews “The Politician” and its perplexing portrait of the American political system. She writes, “I was surprised to watch the trailer and discover that the show was actually about teenagers, not adult politicians … in a time so fraught with political disillusionment, politics can be like high school drama.”
Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Fleabag” has been a frenzy of the past year, taking home three Emmy awards and stealing thousands of hearts.
At the Emmys last Sunday, streaming platforms had an outsized presence in the awards-getters. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu took home 46 awards.
How to navigate watching TV with parents when perils like sex scenes and explicit content appear