Nate Hall is a Contributing Writer at The Tufts Daily. He is a first-year studying History. Nate can be reached at [email protected]

‘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 […]