Regularly scheduled programming: I haven’t finished it yet! My problem with series finales

TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 reckons with her inability to watch series finales, and whether or not the fear even matters in the age of streaming and binge-watching.

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Regularly scheduled programming: To all the TV couples I’ve loved before

TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 takes a look back at the best TV couples of all time, from the heartwarming “Parks and Recreation” duo of Ben and Leslie to the toxic “Succession” pairing of Tom and Shiv.

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Regularly scheduled programming: ‘Sex Education’ is an amazing teacher of important issues

Claire Dumont SC ’23 discusses “Sex Education” and its powerful storyline concerning sexual assault and healing, and how it embodies the show’s incredible capacity to connect people.

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Regularly scheduled programming: ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ is ‘Glee’ meets ‘The Office’

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.

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Couch potato: Billy Eichner and Tig Notaro reckon with the cult of celebrity

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.

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Couch potato: HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ is a fresh take on the iconic comic book series

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.

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Couch potato: How Netflix’s algorithm affects what you watch — or doesn’t

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.

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Regularly Scheduled Programming: ‘The Politician’ has my vote

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.”

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