Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:14pm
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Amid the revival of the movie musical, NBC’s new pilot “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” seeks to capture the camp of Broadway classics along with modern millennial cynicism. A slightly magical premise and some genuinely funny moments make this show stand out from more formulaic sitcoms.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 4:20pm
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The launch of Disney+ in Nov. 2019 gave rise to original content such as the ultra-meta “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” and the Kristen Bell-hosted reality show, “Encore!” At the platform’s disposal is the abundance of licenced content that Disney has racked up over the years. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 4:11pm
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Three singles enter. One couple leaves. Yes, this is exactly how dystopian “Flirty Dancing” feels on a first viewing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:51pm
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If “Reprisal” can figure out what its strongest characters and story lines are, the show could end up being just as cool as it looks.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 5:47pm
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“Toast of London” is a show that is guaranteed to elicit a reaction of utter confusion the first time you watch it, but it is intriguing enough that it will warrant a rewatch, after which it is extremely difficult not to fall for its charm.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 4:50pm
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If you were hoping to watch a documentary about how the company has taken over the entertainment industry or how the people inside the character costumes hate their job, that is not what this is about.

Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 4:45pm
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At its best, the show is well-paced and unpredictable.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:22pm
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Ranking television shows is an impossible task, one that’s only gotten more difficult as there are fewer and fewer shows that everyone watches. There is little difference between number five and number three, so I am opting to chronologically rank them instead. Binge-watching television shows, as opposed to viewing them week-to-week, makes it harder to recall the details as you don’t have any time to process. As we near the end of the decade, here is a list of the shows no one should forget.

5. “30 Rock” (2006-2013)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 5:17pm
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The streaming service has found a niche in the industry as a studio that’s willing to work with and promote directors who want to take risks and tell stories at pinched budgets. Streaming services’ version of monopolized content remains as one of the last remaining holdouts of creativity still alive and kicking in the American entertainment industry today.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:33pm
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The up-and-down reception over the remaining three seasons culminated in a final scene that was over four years in the making, and it kind of felt like the creative figures behind the series didn’t quite know the purpose of the story they were telling.