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“The Addams Family” is a delightful distraction

October 8, 2020

I decided to forgo watching the presidential debate and spent my night watching the 1964 live-action television show “The Addams Family.” The theme song sums this macabre-but-friendly family up well:...

“The Boys”: jarring and delightful

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September 15, 2020

Recently, superheroes have become a staple in the media world, with remakes, sequels, and crossovers dominating the movie and television landscape. While occasionally entertaining, many are simply rehashed...

“The Promised Neverland” delivers on its promise

April 13, 2020

 Shōnen anime: more often than not, this genre is filled with overdone tropes, flashy fight scenes, and easy-to-locate inspiration from the top manga and anime in the industry. However, the 2019...

“Cells at Work:” educational and entertaining

April 10, 2020

If you had asked me a week ago what the function of blood or the immune system was, you would have gotten a blank stare. Now after watching the anime “Cells at Work,” I could tell you with ease, and...

“Sex Education” better the second time around

March 12, 2020

If you have been privy to the public school system’s sex education courses in the last decade or so, you know that they need to step up their game. The limited information they are allowed to cover leave...

“The Circle” is worth the watch

“The Circle” is worth the watch
March 12, 2020

At first, “The Circle” is easy to judge too harshly. The show is Netflix’s US import of a British reality show bearing the same name. In it, players compete for a cash prize by vying to be the...

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