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A Reality Show Presents the Pitfalls of Marrying for Money

Katie and Colton form one of the odd couples featured in

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 a set of couples that differ heavily in financial status, age, financial status, family and... m...

A Closer Look at Joe Exotic

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

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 everyone else, you watched all of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness on Netflix while social dis...

Designated Survivor Imagines an Accidental President

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

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 survivor is] in the event of a horrific disaster or attack... a clear line of presidential succession is maint...

In Season Three, Mrs. Maisel Turns to Social Commentary

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

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 by Amy Sherman-Palladino, this portrayal of an Upper West Side Jewish family in the late 1950s, early ...

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

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

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 series, based off of a Charles Forsman graphic novel by the same name, explores the rebellious and ...

Demon Slayer Exceeds Expectations

Protagonist Tanjirō Kamado faces off a demon in a fight.

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 starts in medias res, with the protagonist, Tanjirō Kamado (voiced by Natsuki Hanae), carrying his wounded...

My Top 5 Spring Break Binge List

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

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 home in Cleveland picking up hours at work and sleeping in till noon. Although no one wants ...

Bojack Horseman Offers Edgy Humor and Surprising Social Commentary

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

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 Horseman—an anthropomorphic horse—is a washed-up, self-loathing, substance-abus...

‘On My Block’ Presents Diverse Cast in Binge-Worthy Drama

Sierra Capri stars as Monse in On My Block. Image source: Netflix.com

Allonda Watkins, Staff Writer

April 16, 2018

Set in South Central Los Angeles, in a majority black and Latino neighborhood, the new Netflix series On My Block follows four fourteen-year-old best friends who are stepping into high school as freshmen. The group goes through many challenges together, and they alternate as one another’s friend...

‘Twin Peaks’ Returns After 25 Years

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017

Twin Peaks, an experimental television series from the early 90s, will resume on May 21. The new season, produced by Showtime, is set in the mountains of Washington State, 25 years after the previous season, reflecting the length of the gap since the second season was broadcast on ABC. Directed by exper...

Rocky Horror Remake Dazzles With Surprising Casting Choices

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Cameron Godfrey, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (RHPS,) which originally aired in London in 1975, is a cult classic film, loved by many and celebrated in midnight showings all over the world. The hallmark of Rocky Horror isn’t its content, because, as most fans will agree, it’s not actually that good. The real valu...