Whether feeling the blues or boredom, social distancing is leaving a lot of us with a lot of time on our hands. TV columnist Claire DuMont SC ’23 recommends ten TV shows to get caught up on while we’re racking up screen time.
Film columnist Hannah Avalos PO ’21 discusses the French Netflix film “I Lost My Body,” and why it can help viewers who feel purposeless. “‘I Lost My Body’ … teaches us that we’re not beholden to the world. When it seems the whole world is falling apart around us, we can still do something about it,” she writes.
Cecil the Sagehoe details a saucy week full of dates, hookups, and self-reflection. “My path to self-discovery involved roundabouts, shitty lube and tons of introspection, but I came out with a better understanding of what I want from my interactions with men,” they write.
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.
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.
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.”
At the Emmys last Sunday, streaming platforms had an outsized presence in the awards-getters. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu took home 46 awards.
“Big Mouth” is a popular Netflix show depicting puberty. There’s just one problem — it’s ugly.
Steven Spielberg’s recent efforts to restrict Oscar eligibility of films released through Netflix and Hulu undermines the value of streaming services to disseminate information.