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Bridgerton’s new season brings romance and scandal

Izabelle Dessi April 7, 2022
Bridgerton is filled with excitement and love and there for sure is never a dull moment. The drama of the Bridgerton, Sharma and Featherington familes keeps you fully entertained through every one of the eight episodes.
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The ugly representation of sexy women in TV – thanks, but no thanks

Skylar Sena March 6, 2022
Whether it be Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” or Margot Robbie in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” women’s bodies have been used as pawns for both the men in the movies and the audiences drooling over their popcorn.
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Euphoria Season 2 review: An exhausting journey with a hopeful ending

Anjulina Varghese March 6, 2022
It has now been over a month since the release of the much-anticipated second season of Euphoria, leaving many fans in a state of utter emotional turmoil. No truer words have been spoken than when Zendaya said Season 2 would be "hard to watch."
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“The Tinder Swindler”: Netflix Review

Sydney Riddle February 28, 2022
Simon Leviev's Ponzi scheme, in which he pretended to be the son of a Russian-Israeli diamond mogul on the dating app Tinder, is exposed in "The Tinder Swindler."
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Living Single did it first: Celebrating TV’s Black icons

Jennifer Ojilere February 8, 2022
While the TV industry has been painfully slow to expand its attention beyond the lives and experiences of white people, these Black superstars have made a name for themselves by delivering some of the most memorable performances of all time in TV. 
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“Arcane” raises the bar for video game-inspired TV

Jospeh D'alessandro November 28, 2021
Most people know “League of Legends” as one of the most popular video games in the world, but that changed with the release of “Arcane,” the Netflix TV adaptation which debuted its first season on Nov. 6.
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Love (and murder) in the time of rich, white suburbia: ‘You’ Season 3 Review

Melanie Navarro October 24, 2021
Hello “You,” season three. Charming murderer Joe Goldberg, played by Penn Badgely, returned to Netflix on Oct. 15 with big expectations. Major spoilers ahead.
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Mental illness is misrepresented in the media; why it matters

Yaa Antwi October 17, 2021
“Euphoria,” “BoJack Horseman” and “Thirteen Reasons Why.” All these shows have one common theme — mental health issues. Whether it’s through dark humor or the life of a teenager, these shows depict the role mental health issues have in our lives. 
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Preparing for Emmy season with triple American Horror Story releases

Melanie Navarro September 8, 2021
The Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck cinematic universe is in full swing. In mid-July, the creators released “American Horror Stories,” a spin-off to the acclaimed anthology series “American Horror Story.”
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The Gossip Girl reboot: A Gen-Z, drama-filled NYC fantasy

Melanie Navarro August 24, 2021
Produced by HBO, the much-anticipated reboot of the 2007 CW drama, “Gossip Girl.” The show premiered on July 8 and featured six episodes as a part of the first half of season one.
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Gossip Girl reboot releases its new trailer 

Nicole Morett June 4, 2021
SPOTTED: The rumors are true. Gossip Girl is back. Last Friday, HBO Max released its first look at the much anticipated reboot of the beloved mid-2000s CW drama, Gossip Girl.
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“The Crown” season four is adorned in controversy

Deidre Redhead January 7, 2021
Netflix’s “The Crown” has been a historical drama hit. The series features the combined history of the royal family’s reign, making the series enticing for its 73 million household viewers worldwide. However, the royal family feels otherwise.
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