Maya Blackstone

Maya Blackstone is a junior majoring in drama and peace and justice studies. She can be reached at [email protected]

Coming to a close

As this semester comes to a close, I want to take time to reflect on television as a whole and the binge-watching I accomplished. At the beginning of the semester, many weeks ago, I started off writing this column to gain insight into whether or not it’s really better to watch a show staggered or […]


A couple of weeks ago, I won an online contest through my synagogue for a free television show on Amazon. I was excited about it, especially because I knew it would open up my options when writing this column; however, the pickings were extremely slim. I ended up choosing the drama “Everwood” (2002 – 2006), set […]


Even as early as elementary school, everyone I know has been obsessed with “Friends” (1994 – 2004), but I never really had any interest in it. But, as the show is available on Netflix now, I decided to give it a shot since it couldn’t hurt to try it out. One probably lives under a rock, […]

We are all a ‘Parks and Recreation’ character

Simply put, “Parks and Recreation” (2009 – 2015) is the best television show available on Netflix right now. Nicknamed “Parks and Rec” by its adoring fans, this sitcom centers on the local parks department of the fictional Pawneee, Indiana. Amy Poehler stars as Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Pawnee Parks Department. The best part about watching local government […]

What would Liz Lemon do?

“30 Rock” is the only television show that I have binge-watched and actually felt truly addicted to. There is just no other way to describe the show besides plain good. “30 Rock,” starring and created by Tina Fey, ran on NBC from 2006 to 2013. The series is loosely based on Fey’s experience as the head writer […]

‘Gilmore Girls’

In honor of the recent news of a possible “Gilmore Girls” reunion series on Netflix, I’m going to write about one of my all time favorite shows. “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) is a classic comedy-drama created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The series premiered on Oct. 5, 2000 to critical acclaim […]


The recent weird weather made for a perfect week for binge watching. I switched from my warm weather habit of watching television on the front porch of my off-campus house to watching from my comfy bed during the rain over the weekend. This week, I was lucky enough to focus on “Veep” (2012 – present), a comedy starring […]

‘XOXO, Gossip Girl’

If you’re looking for mystery, intrigue and confusing plot-based drama, this is your show! “Gossip Girl” (2007-2012), the teen drama series, is based on a book series, also called “Gossip Girl” (2002-2011), written by Cecily Von Ziegesar. The show follows the “scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite” — in this case, the intertwining and exciting lives […]

‘Unbreakable / They’re alive dammit / It’s a miracle’

This week, I binge-watched “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-present). First of all, can I say, this is such a good show! Tina Fey and Robert Carlock created the sitcom, which stars Ellie Kemper, who you probably know as Erin on “The Office” (2005-2013). Unfortunately, the first season, which premiered on Netflix on March 6, is only 13 episodes; the […]

Because two can keep a secret if one of them is dead

“Pretty Little Liars” (2010 – present)! I don’t know what made me think it would be a good idea to watch this TV show, because it really is just not good. Maybe it was the fact that I actually kind of enjoyed the books (2006 – 2014) when I read them, but that was in middle […]