‘Everything Sucks!’ lacks depth, proves 1990s are better forgotten

Ah, the ’90s. A decade of fantastic music, outrageous fashion trends and blatant homophobia. With “Everything Sucks!” (2018), Netflix attempts to prove once again that any television show centered around teenage drama can be significantly improved with just a pinch of nostalgia. This time around, unfortunately, with the 1990s-set “Everything Sucks!” the result is far from pleasing. It is […]

Season two of ‘Stranger Things’: Barb, Eggos, the Upside Down

Spoiler alert: This article contains plot information from the recently released  season of “Stranger Things.” Almost a year has passed since Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) defeated the Demogorgon, and the small town of Hawkins, Indiana is peaceful and quiet once again. Or so it seems. What everyone’s favorite TV kids are about to discover will […]

‘The Crown’ is good, not groundbreaking

“The Crown” (2016) is marketed as Netflix’s most ambitious project, and in a sense, it is: the show is rumored to have a production budget of $156 million, a humongous number for any type of series. Additionally, the show is planned to span six seasons, with an alternating cast depicting the life of Queen Elizabeth II […]

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, […]

End of summer TV round-up: nostalgic hits and misses

“Stranger Things” On July 15, Netflix premiered the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things,” an eight-episode series redolent of 1980s science fiction, adventure and horror films. The show perfectly harnesses the atmosphere of ’80s pop culture and movies by drawing obvious parallels to “Alien” (1979), “The Shining” (1980), “Poltergeist” (1982) and many other classics. Winona Ryder unsurprisingly […]