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Gotham
Posted by Rob Cline | Nov 2, 2015

In this depiction of Gotham City, a teenage Batman is still coming into his own as Detective Gordan struggles to keep his city in check. The first season of Gotham,...

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Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Jun 30, 2015

https://youtu.be/MQt_z_eZVSo As excited as we are for our annual respite from the cold, the heat of summer—also known as “swimsuit season”—can bring with it anxiety, and for some, feelings of...

Posted by Bailey Kelley | Jun 1, 2015

The warmer months are usually thought of as a television hiatus reserved for re-runs and Saturday afternoon movies, but these summer releases will give you something to look forward to...

The Fall
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | May 21, 2015

American television is known for being especially violent against women, or for depictions of sexual violence. Crime shows like CSI, Criminal Minds, Stalker and True...

Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Feb 25, 2015

The following list of must-watch TV shows got started when the air outside my apartment felt like negative 35 degrees, and I wanted something to look forward to besides the...

Black-ish on ABC
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Nov 26, 2014

Though it's not perfect, ABC's Black-ish attempts to contextualize racial identity in contemporary America. A couple issues ago, I put the ABC sitcom Black-ish on the list of new fall...

Rectify
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Oct 24, 2014

“I can’t quite get a handle on the concept of time yet.” These words by Daniel Holden (Aden Young) in the first episode of Rectify describe both his experience...

Public Access Television: What's not to love?
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Jul 16, 2014

http://youtu.be/JeQMdpX-vG0 I recently came across the public access program Beyond Vaudeville, which aired on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network from 1987-1996. This odd talk show featured New York City artists, musicians...

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Posted by Melissa Zimdars | May 13, 2014

Boner and boob jokes are now mainstays across numerous guy-centered, raunchy television comedies: Workaholics, Two and a Half Men, Blue Mountain...

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Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Mar 13, 2014

Since its debut on HBO in the spring of 2012, Girls has polarized viewers. Some consider it to be a refreshing and humorous portrayal of less-than-likable female...

Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Feb 21, 2014

Have you ever wondered what Nickelodeon slime consists of or how it got the nickname Gak? Well, in Mathew Klickstein’s new book, Slimed! An Oral History...

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Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Jan 17, 2014

Who needs a heater when you have the warm, gentle glow of a television screen? -- photo by Rachel Jessen It’s cold and snowy outside, but despite our desire to...

It's A.C. on TV!
Posted by A.C. Hawley | Dec 16, 2013

How difficult is it to become a contestant on Jeapardy!? Pretty tough, it turns out. This past August, I was on Jeopardy!, wearing all blue from the waist up and...

Breaking Amish: Oh God, what have we done?
Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Nov 30, 2013

Do viewers often generalize groups based on reality television representations? -- photo by Rachel Jessen MTV recently debuted its newest controversial reality show: Scrubbing In. The show follows the lives...

Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Oct 21, 2013

ABC’s Super Fun Night features Rebel Wilson as awkward, yet successful, New York City lawyer Kimmie Boubier (yes, it is a boob joke, pronounced like “boobie-yay!”)...

Posted by Melissa Zimdars | Sep 26, 2013

In Orange is the New Black, characters develop beyond identity categories. Lately, I’ve been in a television rut. Few shows have been able to grab my attention enough to stop...