Massachusetts Daily Collegian

‘Getting drunk and eating chicken fingers’

By Soren Hough

November 26, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Fire up the go-kart, hide your drugs and grab your guns: the boys are back. After four years off the air, Canadian comedy series “Trailer Park Boys” is making its impromptu return in a brand new season and film. Fans of the show are understandably with the prospect of seeing their favorite...

The golden age of ‘Arthur’ comes to an end

By Soren Hough

November 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

A nostalgic, familiar sight as Arthur and his friends are sitting in class with Mr. Ratburn, studiously paying attention as the curmudgeonly teacher drones on about math. But something is off. None of the characters look quite right. Their outlines are bolder and there’s almost no subtlety to their expr...

The Top 5 Treehouse of Horror episodes

By Brett Reardon

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Fall is the time of the year when your television screen is a burst of all things spooky and Halloween-y. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always loved the long-running Simpsons Halloween specials, otherwise known as ...

‘Walking Dead,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead deep cast of horror TV shows

By Cory J. Willey

October 31, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

From “The Twilight Zone” to “The Walking Dead,” horror has always had a major foothold in television. While the quality of the genre has arguably declined over the years in the film industry, it seems to be headed in ...

‘American Horror Story: Coven’ iffy but promising

By Elise Martorano

October 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Popular FX television series “American Horror Story” has returned to the air for its third season just in time for Halloween. This season, entitled “Coven,” focuses on a boarding school for young witches with different powers and abilities in modern day New Orleans. The series shows no si...

‘Parks and Recreation’ and the problem of television ratings

By Ryan Kaplan

October 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” is going on hiatus as the hit show continues consistently suffers from low ratings. Now in its sixth season, “Parks and Rec” has been halted until 2014, except for a few new episodes in November. Reports suggest that NBC wants to push its new comedy “Sean Saves the Wor...

“The Walking Dead” infects video games, webisodes

By Araz Havan

October 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television, Video Games

“The Walking Dead” returns to AMC on Oct. 13 for its fourth season. For the hordes of people – nine million, in fact – who saw the Season 3 finale, it has been a long wait. Even though the finale was the most watched episode of the series, the show ended on a we...

Broken Bad: Walter White’s story comes to an end

By Gabe Scarbrough

October 8, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

It’s over. The five-year-long crank binge that was AMC’s critically acclaimed drama “Breaking Bad” has reached its conclusion, and the withdrawal is setting in. As with most serious users of addictive substances, now that the supply has dried up, many fans ha...

A final ‘Dexter’ retrospective

By Abner Rojas

October 1, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Last Sunday, after eight seasons of stalking, vetting and killing, our journey with America's favorite serial killer Dexter finally came to an end. Sadly, looking back, all I can think about is what could have been. This season started with Deb on a downward spiral of destruction, hating herself f...

The legend continues in second season of “Korra”

By Rachel Arlin

September 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

After the long hiatus following Book 1, “The Legend of Korra” is finally back. Fans have been patiently waiting for Book 2, entitled “Spirits.” The release date has been pushed back many times, causing confusion all around....

Digging for gems on Netflix

By Araz Havan

September 24, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Television

Netflix has quickly become the go-to place to watch anything from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” to TLC’s “Hoarding: Buried Alive.” The streaming service has grown in popularity and with it so have the options. While there...

“How I Met Your Mother” comes to an end

By Nathalie Sczublewski

September 17, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Eight years ago, the world was introduced to five friends: Ted Mosby, Marshall Eriksen, Lily Aldrin, Barney Stinson and Robin Scherbatsky on a show called “How I Met Your Mother.” The show has told an epic tale filled with...