‘House of Cards’ creator Michael Dobbs talks Tufts, politics, inspirations

Michael Dobbs, author and executive producer of “House of Cards” (2013–), spoke at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life on Oct. 25. He graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1977 with an M.A., M.A.L.D. and Ph.D in nuclear defense studies. At the event, Dobbs discussed his […]

Streaming services and students: the allure of binge-watching

With its recent renewal for a second season, “Stranger Things” (2016) is poised to join an already extensive lineup of formidable titles, including “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015-present), “Narcos” (2015-present), “BoJack Horseman” (2014-present) and others. Looking back, then, it is astounding to realize that ten years ago, the idea of a service that streamed content to its viewers was something of the future, […]

The Gold in Netflix’s back catalog: three timeless shows for your next binge  

Netflix is all about its original series at the moment — hardly a week goes by where some permutation of the phrase “Netflix’s rich stable of original series” isn’t weaved into an article — but Netflix has a sprawling catalog of entertainment on tap, including some real gems from yesteryear. When one needs their next […]

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 […]

‘House of Cards’ maintains quality in fourth season

Writer’s note: While we have tried to keep this review as spoiler free as possible, if you’re determined to stay pure, we suggest that you get caught up with seasons one through three of “House of Cards” (2013 – present) before reading this review. Netflix’s flagship original series, the political drama “House of Cards,” returned […]

‘House of Cards’ continues prophetic, topical storylines in its new season

Writer’s note: spoilers for Season four of “House of Cards” (2013-present) to follow. No seasoned political observer could have foreseen one of the wildest moments of this presidential election season so far. But a handful of TV writers did. Several days after Donald Trump refused to disavow the white supremacist positions of former Grand Wizard of […]

Top 10 female TV characters currently on air

Female leads on television are becoming increasingly prominent, but they’re not always done right. It’s easy to take a female character and make her one-dimensional or dependent on a man, so when a complex and strong female character comes onto the screen, she deserves recognition. This list of female TV characters is limited to shows that are currently airing or […]

‘House of Cards’ gains credibility despite same revenge tactics

“House of Cards” (2013-present), a Netflix original drama that chronicles the political dealings of Congressman Frank Underwood in a fictionalized White House, began its third season on Feb. 27. In many cases, these 13 new episodes offer more of the original formula that made the show so popular upon its initial release. The complicated, manipulative protagonist, the […]

House of SWUGs

Dear SWUG, I had a little too much fun at Call on Me. I drank too much, got a little too down and dirty on the dance floor and got to know some brothers a little too well. How do I show my face on campus again? Bawl on Me Dear Bawl on Me, Oh […]

Netflix announced new original series based on Lemony Snicket’s famous books

Another Netflix original is set to join the ranks of critically acclaimed and ravenously consumed series such as “Orange Is the New Black” (2013 – present), “House of Cards” (2013 – present) and “BoJack Horseman” (2014 – present). The company will adapt the delightfully morbid and macabre children’s books franchise “A Series of Unfortunate Events” for the […]