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Sunday, September 23, 2018

“Arrow” season 5: Back from the brink of death

“Arrow” has been a bit of a mess lately. As the one show that brought forth The CW to mainstream success back in 2012, and cracked open the shell for consequential superhero shows to...

“13 Reasons Why” is a gripping, unfiltered high school tale

Silence can be a powerful act. Perhaps fear resonates through your whole body as you struggle to find the right emotion to react to a specific event, so you stay silent. Or maybe you...

The Flash Season 3: The Scarlet Speedster is losing his charm

This article contains light spoilers Let’s get this straight: “The Flash” is a fun show. Its first season burst with excitement and confidence — a special kind of confidence that’s hard to come by in...

“Riverdale” Season 1: An engaging, but unusual teen drama

When “Riverdale” first premiered in late January of this year, the CW network had largely been infested with more action-oriented superhero shows — with the network pushing the likes of “Supergirl,” “The Flash,” “Arrow”...

“Stranger Things 2’”s got a lot on its mind, but its characters still rule

This article contains spoilers for “Stranger Things” season one. Nostalgia is a poor man’s way of romanticizing the past for cheap emotional resonance; in film, television, music, it’s pandering, bypassing a link with an audience...

“The Flash: Welcome to Earth-2”

“The Flash” absolutely brought its A-game once again in this week’s episode “Welcome to Earth-2.” All season long, “The Flash” has played with the concept of the multiverse, a system of parallel universes where...

“The Flash,” season two, episode four: “The Fury of the Firestorm”

  The harsh reality of life is that sometimes it doesn’t go the way you plan it. Events happen that you may or may not like, and important decisions have to be made. Barry Allen...

“Legends of Tomorrow, episode 1”

It has always been a staple in comic books to find superheroes fight alongside each other, and lately, this shtick has gotten more attention with the likes of Marvel’s “The Avengers” and “Guardians of...

FX’s “Atlanta”: Donald Glover’s 10-week short course in storytelling

Being a racial minority is not easy. Aside from a lack of representation, seeing your culture appropriated and your voice interpreted as either for or against the state (e.g. Colin Kaepernick) can make you...

Superheroes: The fight between television and film

The superhero genre has become a staple in today’s film and television industry. It’s become the driving force of contemporary blockbusters, with many of them becoming the highest-grossing movies every summer. Marvel and DC...