Film philosophy: The problem with unity in ‘Rick and Morty’

TV columnist Simone Bogedal PO ’24 explores the morality of individualism and conformity through the lens of the episode “Auto Erotic Assimilation” of “Rick and Morty.”

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Sun, sand, coup d’etats: ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ cast challenges its power structure

When you think of “The Bachelor,” feminism probably doesn’t come to mind. Nevertheless, season seven subverts itself, with contestants standing up for each other and taking matters into their own hands, guest columnist Eliza Powers PO ’25 asserts.

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Film philosophy: ‘Love, Death & Robots’ values individual change over unrealistic goals

The episode “Pop Squad” from “Love, Death & Robots” asserts that we are responsible for individual-level change when societal change is unfeasible, argues TV columnist Simone Bogedal PO ’24.

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Scene it: The constructive modernity of ‘Bridgerton’ should not have stopped at consent

With modern social attitudes and glittery costumes, “Bridgerton” caters more to moral messages than historical accuracy — so glossing over rape sticks out as a major error, TV and film columnist Rorye Jones PO ’23 asserts.

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Front of house: Cop shows perpetuate the myth of the ‘bad apple’

Beneath the lighthearted humor of popular cop shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine lies insidious “copaganda,” pop culture columnist Caelan Reeves CM ’24 argues.

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