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Glee revitalized musical theater through teenage drama 

Revisiting Glee’s season one roots  2009 was a great year. Silly Bandz were everywhere, Justin Bieber had just released his first single “One Time,” and girls around the country wore skirts with capri leggings and colorful Converse All-Stars. But the real star of the early 2010s was

Cheer gets audiences pumped up

Cheerleading is not some mythical beast created by the Bring It On franchise; it’s actually a real sport. Netflix’s new docuseries Cheer reveals the inner workings of competitive college cheerleading, complete with injuries, camaraderie, and deep-set rivalry.   Cheer follows the Navarro College Cheer Team

A Heist with Markiplier debuts on YouTube Premium

YouTube Premium released a new series written by, directed by, and starring Mark Fischbach, also known as the comedic gaming YouTuber Markiplier, on Oct. 30. His series, A Heist with Markiplier, stands apart from other, more straightforward YouTube originals in several ways, including the fact

Now entering: The Twilight Zone

Remake misses the mark Remakes and reimaginings of classic films and television shows have become a norm in today’s entertainment industry. There is no surefire rulebook to make these remakes succeed, even if the original material is well-loved by fans. In 2017, when it was

Review: Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots

What more could viewers ask for? Combine Black Mirror with animation and the result is Netflix’s sci-fi fantasy anthology Love, Death, and Robots (LD+R). Creators David Fincher and Tim Miller pay ode to the beautiful craftsmanship of digital animation with a variety of short stories

Netflix’s Sex Education hits a home run

Teen sex comedy explores female sexuality Netflix’s new original series, Sex Education, dropped on Jan. 11, and it’s the most recent proof that when it comes to originals, Netflix is a titan in the TV industry. With no shortage of new shows and movies streaming

Review: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season two

No second season slump to be found Season one of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel left audiences starving for more of Miriam ‘Midge’ Maisel’s observational crude humor about her life in New York City in the late 1950s. On Dec. 5, 2018 that yearning could finally