The Beachcomber

It was great to see a diverse cast on screen with a wide range of  personalities . Even with all the issues being addressed, the show doesn’t feel like it has too much on its plate, and there are no overly-cringy moments.

Grand Army: More Than Just Your Average Teen Show

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

When you see shows geared towards teens nowadays, they fall into two categories: shows with highly attractive teens and dry plot lines or shows that fly off the rails and try too hard to shock the audience.  Either...

Andrew Glouberman meets the hormone monster.

A Case Study in Bad Television

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large January 9, 2021

Big Mouth is a Netflix adult animated sitcom created by Nick Kroll, with a cast populated by famous character actors, stand-up comedians and Hollywood insiders like John Mulaney, Jason Mantzoukas, Jenny...

The sequel is set a hundred years later, in the unsubtly named “Republic City.” The city is afflicted with two existential threats--organized crime and radical insurrectionism--the twin bogeymen of conservatism.

The Reactionary Politics of ‘The Legend of Korra’

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large November 14, 2020

The Legend of Korra (2012-2014) is the long-awaited and extraordinarily divisive sequel to the classic Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Critics of Korra often cite the vapidity of the...

Instead of turning on new agents, this season the agents turn on their bosses. Why work for Brett and Jason anyway? The agents have their own real estate licenses…

Selling Sunset? More Like Selling Funset

Tal Rothberg, News Editor October 30, 2020

There is nothing like sitting back with a bowl of popcorn and watching real estate agents fight. The Netflix Original Selling Sunset is the perfect blend of drama and reality.  The show follows...

Katie and Colton form one of the odd couples featured in Marrying Millions.

A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Ian Stender, Opinion Editor August 29, 2020

 Lifetime’s Marrying Millions reality show is a captivating, over-dramatized, ridiculous look into modern day standards of a “normal” relationship.   The producers start every season by introducing...

The ending of Tiger King, with Joe Exotic found guilty of attempted murder-for-hire, feels just.

A Closer Look at Joe Exotic

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large April 8, 2020

Joe Exotic is a former zookeeper, internet sensation, 2016 presidential candidate, mullet-sporting gun-toting polygamous redneck libertarian and convicted felon. But you knew all that, because, like...

Accidental President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) receives the nuclear codes in season 1, episode 1 of Designated Survivor.

Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

Joe Spero, Sports Editor January 8, 2020

The Netflix show Designated Survivor is built on the real concept of the ‘designated survivor’ implemented by the United States government.  According to Roll Call, “The idea [of the designated...

Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) and her father Abe Weissman (Tony Shalhoub)

In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

Bridgitte Feldman, Enterprise Editor January 7, 2020

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is an Amazon Prime original series about Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a Jewish woman who pursues a comedy career after being left by her husband.  Written...

Alyssa and James engage in a grating dance of will-they-won’t-they, with the audience privy to the internal monologue of both. Image source: Netflix.com

Trauma, Love and Redemption in the Follow-Up to Netflix’s Cult Classic

Alice Soprunova, Editor-at-Large December 8, 2019

The first season of the Netflix dark romantic comedy The End of the F***ing World was widely praised for its idiosyncratic story beats, stellar LGBTQIA+ representation and chaotic, youthful energy.  The...

Protagonist Tanjirō Kamado faces off a demon in a fight.

Demon Slayer Exceeds Expectations

Amy Chen, Online Editor-In-Chief November 7, 2019

Studio Ufotable’s animated adaptation of Koyoharu Gotōge’s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has caught the eyes of previous fans and newcomers alike since its stunning premiere. The 26-episode series...

Teen favorite On My Block returns to Netflix on March 29.

My Top 5 Spring Break Binge List

Tiani Allen, Staff Writer March 27, 2019

Spring break again... It is too short, but it means we’re one step closer to summer. Many BHS students are traveling in super-warm places like Florida or South Carolina; others, like me, are staying...

BoJack Horseman offers what no other animated show can: a comedy that evokes questions about what we consider normal. Image source: Netflix.com

Bojack Horseman Offers Edgy Humor and Surprising Social Commentary

Tyler Pohlman, News Editor September 24, 2018

Bojack Horseman follows the episodic mishaps of BoJack Horseman and friends Diane Nguyen, Princess Carolyn, Todd Chavez and Mr. Peanutbutter on their wacky adventures in a fictionalized version of Hollywood. BoJack...

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