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The Rundown: Week of Oct. 21

Haley Boston, Columnist

October 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Movies, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous... Less than two weeks before the election, President Barack Obama was the guest on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show.” His recent appearances on many late-night talk shows allow...

From cramming to programming, TV to watch during study breaks

Sydney Zink, Columnist

October 25, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

Midterms are in full swing. Amid all that studying, you’re surely going to need a few breaks to de-stress. Why not watch some television? Whether you have less than a half-hour to dedicate to time off, or decide to watch a...

This Week We’re Obsessed With: ‘Revolution’

Megan Patsavas, Current Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, The Current, TV

Some things in life are conceptually amazing but fail to impress upon execution. Unfortunately, NBC’s new post-apocalyptic sci-fi series “Revolution” is close to being one of them. However, while the show hovers on the brin...

TV Review: ‘Nashville’ pilot out of tune, lacks originiality

Haley Boston, Columnist

October 17, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, Reviews, The Current, TV

A pilot episode of a one-hour drama is formulaic by nature because it must satisfy a variety of needs. It has to draw in the audience while establishing setting, character, plot, and most importantly, a lasting conflict. It must...

This Week We’re Obsessed With: Sixth season of ‘Gossip Girl’

Pam Keller, Columnist

October 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, The Current, TV

With only 10 episodes left before the series finale of "Gossip Girl," viewers are anxiously anticipating the conclusion of the six-season-long drama. Here's why you should tune in, whether you're a devoted fan or casual channel...

TV Review: Ryan Murphy’s TV style in need of new directions

Sydney Zink, Columnist

October 11, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

Ryan Murphy is at what one would assume to be a peak in his yearly schedule of attempting entertainment. "Glee" resumed for yet another season in September, "The New Normal" premiered the same month and "American Horror Story"...

‘The Voice’ of a new reality generation

Allison Lasher, Blogger

October 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Recaps, TV

I've never been a fan of reality shows centered around competitive singing. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an episode of "American Idol" and to be honest, I've never even seen "X Factor." Sorry, Simon. For some reason, I just do...

TV Review: With 4th season of ‘Modern Family,’ good things come to those who wait

Haley Boston, Columnist

October 4, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, Reviews, The Current, TV

You may have noticed by now due to the excess of advertisements, but in case you've been under The Rock (or without a TV), ABC’s most glowing, unique and well-written television comedy is back for a fourth season. If you haven’t...

Summer Schooled: reALIty report card

Allison Lasher, Blogger

September 29, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Blogs, Current Blogs, Recaps, Reviews, TV

This summer was a time of bikinis, heavy drinking and showmances for reality show contestants. Summer school grades are in for four of the most talked about shows of the season. In case you missed them, here's the reALIty summer...

TV Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ stays true to its name in season premiere

Mackenzie Bronk

April 1, 2012

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, TV

In the months of waiting for the second season of "Game of Thrones" to begin, I doubted the show would be as great as I remembered it. However, the second season premiere exceeded even my lofty expectations. It managed to ad...