‘Barry’ comes back with a bang

Television’s best contract killer is back. HBO’s “Barry” (2018–) returned over the past two weeks to debut its second season and the television world was excited to see what the show had in store. Viewers of the show finished their premiere season excited and concerned. The show ended last year with such a strong decision — for Barry to […]

‘True Detective’ continues to struggle with pace

After some wild ups and downs, the hyped third season of HBO’s “True Detective” (2014–) came back down to earth. Starring Mahershala Ali, this season focuses on two detectives attempting to solve the kidnapping and murder of two children in 1980 over the span of two and a half decades. The story sticks to three […]

‘Sharp Objects’ cuts through the falsity of reality

Content Warning: This article discusses rape and self-harm. As students, we strive to be independent. Our futures are now ours to mold; we are finally in complete control of our lives. Nevertheless, our pasts will always remain with us. We love going home because it allows us the chance not only to reconnect with family and […]

‘Westworld’ season 2 makes bloody start

HBO’s stylish sci-fi western “Westworld” (2016–) returned this past Sunday, premiering its second season with an extended 75-minute episode entitled “Journey into Night.” Set in an immersive Old-West theme park staffed by sentient robots, or “hosts,” the first season of “Westworld” managed to deftly present profound philosophical questions about the nature of existence, juxtaposed with sex and […]

‘Silicon Valley’ season four predictions  

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” (2014–present) had to play second fiddle to “Game of Thrones” (2011–present) in 2016 when it aired at 10 p.m., immediately following “Game of Thrones.” Fortunately, the upcoming season of Silicon Valley, which premieres on April 23, will not have to follow HBO’s fantasy behemoth as its seventh season has been delayed to July. “Silicon […]

A star-studded cast lifts ‘Big Little Lies’

In the first episode of the HBO limited series “Big Little Lies” (2017), viewers are plunged into the world of affluent parents in Monterey, California. The first episode of the show, which is based on a Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, opens in the aftermath of a homicide. Throughout the episode, police interviews that occur […]

‘Girls’ gets ready to say goodbye in final season premiere

The final season of “Girls” (2012-2017) premiered on Sunday, marking the beginning of the end. There’s no denying that Lena Dunham created something special, and whether people agree with or scoff at the idea that she is “the voice of this generation,” one can’t help but admire the power this show has had in catalyzing […]

‘Westworld’ offers gunfights, excitement and dash of existential crisis

HBO fantasy drama “Game of Thrones” (2011-present) captivated viewers with its portrayal of flawed men and women pursuing power through pithy dialogue, sexual manipulation and epic clashes of blades and wit. Show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss skillfully brought brutality and grit to a world of magic and dragons, reinvigorating high fantasy portrayal in […]

How Beyoncé out-Beyoncé’d herself: a Daily conversation about ‘Lemonade’

On April 23, the queen of the world-stopping digital drop, Beyoncé, released her sixth studio album, “Lemonade.” The 12-track record, which dropped on the music streaming service Tidal during the HBO broadcast of an accompanying hour-long visual experience. The album surprised fans, just as her self-titled “Beyoncé” did in 2013. Pop music aficionado and Daily […]

‘Silicon Valley’ piques viewers’ interest in third season premiere

If you missed the season premiere of “Silicon Valley” (2014 – present) on Sunday night, you weren’t the only one. The parody of West Coast tech culture returned the same night as its HBO sibling “Game of Thrones” (2011 – present), whose sixth season landed with something like a biblical impact. Its 30-minute counterpart never […]