Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ returns for gripping second season

Netflix’s bilingual drug drama “Narcos” (2015-present) returned Sept. 2 for its second season. Season one of Narcos follows the rise of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar (Wagner Moura) as he blazed a bloody trail from small time smuggler to ruler of a cocaine empire that made him one of the world’s richest men. Drug […]

Alumni speak about media industry, careers at annual ‘On the Air’ event

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program and the Career Center hosted the annual “On the Air: Media Careers for the Networked Generation” event, where Tufts alumni spoke about their careers in the media industry, last Friday afternoon. The event featured a keynote panel, two panel sessions and an opportunity for students and alumni to mingle and […]

‘Better Call Saul’ uses sharp dialogue, comic situations to create engaging story

“Better Call Saul” (2015-present), the “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013) spin-off that debuted on Feb. 8 on AMC, presents the origin story of smarmy lawyer James “Jimmy” McGill (Bob Odenkirk), who goes by the infamous alias, Saul Goodman. The challenge for any spin-off is to escape the gravity of the series that preceded it. The success of “Breaking Bad” was […]

‘Empire’ shows evolution of TV’s modern American family

The beginning of 2015 saw the meteoric rise of a new popular television show: Fox’s “Empire.” The show premiered on Jan. 7 and has been steadily increasing in its ratings since its pilot episode. In fact, Fox has already renewed the show, which stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, for a second season. “Empire’s” rating success is especially significant, […]