Nate Hall is an Assistant Arts Editor at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying History. Nate can be reached at [email protected]


“What We Do in the Shadows” makes the old feel new again in season 4

As far as comedies go, nothing on television right now is as creative as “What We Do in the Shadows” (2019–). Although the show treads familiar territory in season 4, it’s still a joy to watch as the characters we know and love are sent in new directions. Based on Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s […]


‘Only Murders in the Building’ returns for a killer second season

Just under a year after its critically acclaimed first season, “Only Murders in the Building” (2021–) returned with a new murder mystery this summer. With a superbly talented cast led by Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, the Hulu original continues to entertain audiences with an impressive blend of comedy and mystery. In the […]


‘Into the Woods’ returns to Broadway with a pitch-perfect production

Most of the fairy tales we know today have happy endings. The princess gets her prince, the boy slays the giant and the girl saves her grandmother. But what if the story didn’t end there? “Into the Woods” (1987), Stephen Sondheim’s beloved fairy-tale musical, seeks to answer the question, “What happens after happily ever after?” […]


‘Company’ Broadway revival puts fresh spin on classic Sondheim musical

Last November, the world lost a giant of musical theater when Stephen Sondheim died at the age of 91. His musicals, including “Sweeney Todd” (1979), “Sunday in the Park with George” (1984) and “Into the Woods” (1986), had a profound impact on generations of performers and theatermakers. His work lives on in last year’s film […]


‘This Is Us’ wraps up a shaky but satisfying final season

Since its premiere in 2016, the NBC family drama series “This Is Us” has become known for its honest portrayals of family dynamics, its punchy emotional moments and its interconnected plotlines that chronicle the life of the Pearson family over the course of several decades. The series has been received with critical acclaim, and it […]


‘Severance’ turns workplace drama into a gripping dystopian thriller

When you have a busy schedule, it can feel impossible to find the right balance between work and life. How do you meet all your deadlines and get everything done while still having time for friends, family and social activities? In “Severance” (2022–), a new drama series that premiered on Apple TV+ this February, the […]


‘Our Flag Means Death’ sets sail with humor and heart

In the last few years, Taika Waititi has become popular for a distinct brand of comedy that mixes absurd humor with emotional depth, which is exemplified in “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), “Jojo Rabbit” (2019) and “What We Do in the Shadows” (2019–). In his newest project, the HBO Max series “Our Flag Means Death” (2022–), Waititi’s […]


‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ keeps up the energy and humor in its penultimate season

When your life seems like it’s falling apart around you, what do you do? For Midge Maisel, the answer is stand-up comedy. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” which just wrapped up its fourth season, premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2017. Set in New York in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, the series stars Rachel […]


‘The Afterparty’ entertains viewers with a modern take on the murder mystery

Murder mysteries are making a comeback. In the last decade, we’ve seen adaptations of classic material, including “Sherlock” (2010–17) and “Murder on the Orient Express” (2017), as well as original stories, like “Knives Out” (2019). In recent years, a new subgenre has emerged: the murder-mystery comedy, which is exemplified in recent TV series like “The […]


‘Peacemaker’ shakes up the superhero genre with high-octane action and humor

Everyone loves a good superhero story. In 2021, characters like Scarlet Witch, Loki, Shang-Chi and Spider-Man captured people’s attention and dominated the entertainment conversation. What do they all have in common? They come from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Marvel continues to reign supreme, its main competitor, DC, has begun to pose a threat to […]


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