Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Netflix original drama “House of Cards” ruthlessly addictive

By Elise Martorano

March 5, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Netflix’s new edgy, political drama, “House of Cards” has been instantaneously showered with praise from audiences and critics alike, earning nine stars from over 17,000 reviews on IMDB. “House of Cards” is, in essence, a story about sl...

85th Academy Awards lacks clear-cut favorites

By Rachel Arlin

February 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Television

  The Oscars —the pinnacle of movie accolades and a celebration of the film industry’s best creations over the last 12 months.               This year, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane is taking ov...

Schwarzenegger wreacks havoc once again in “The Last Stand”

By Paul Bagnall

February 19, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Television

As Arnold Schwarzenegger famously said in “Terminator,” “I’ll be back”. Well, after almost a decade away from the movie screens, the 1980s action hero is back, having officially made his full return (not including his minor roles in the...

Golden Globes an embarrassing joke

By Tom Barnes

January 29, 2013

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Movies, Television

Beyond being an embarrassing and boring joke, the saddest part about the Golden Globes is that they're an irrelevant, embarrassing and boring joke. The 70th annual Golden Globes aired during primetime on Sunday Jan. 15...

Walking dead mid-season finale impresses

By Ellie Rulon-Miller

December 5, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the AMC show “The Walking Dead.” This Sunday marked the beginning of what will surely be a low point in the lives of many: the mid-season finale of the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead,” which will not re...

Best dressed television character

By Jennifer Schreer

November 8, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Fashion, Movies, Television

We all have those go-to television shows that we just can’t get enough of. Sometimes it’s for the storyline, the insanely good-looking cast or just as a guilty pleasure. But what about the fashion? Some characters just stick out among the rest as...

30 Rock set to captivate audiences for final season

By Nathalie Sczublewski

October 3, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan will be returning to TV screens for an all new season of “30 Rock” tomorrow night. Business as usual, right? Wrong. Viewers will have to say farewell to Liz Lemon and the gang for the show’s final season of the...

A Beacon of Knope in a Sea of Woe

By Danny Marchant

September 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Much has been said about the diminishing quality of  “The Office.” George Harrison once said that he believed the spirit of The Beatles was transferred into Monty Python. While that is probably just hippie nonsense, it could explain why “Parks and Recreation,” a show from the s...

How I Met Your Mother season starts off with a bang

By Stephen Sellner

September 27, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

The eighth and possibly final season premiere of the CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother” didn’t waste any time grabbing its viewers by the heartstrings on Monday night. In the matter of one episode, the audience is shown ...

“The Office” somewhat returns to form

By Danny Marchant

September 24, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Last season, NBC’s hit sitcom “The Office” returned to the airwaves without Steve Carell. For seven seasons, Carell played Dunder Mifflin’s clueless but lovable boss, Michael Scott. Fans wondered if the show could sustain itself without its endlessly offensive but well-meanin...

What’s to come to TV this fall

By Herb Scribner

September 13, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Brace yourselves – the new fall television shows are coming. Every fall presents a handful of new shows to the boob tube. Some are billed as “the next ‘Lost’” or the “closest things we’ll get to ‘Friends.’”...

‘Breaking Bad’ breaks for a year, time to talk about it

By Herb Scribner

September 10, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

I hated “Breaking Bad.” I remember when it started, I was knee-deep in “Lost” mythology and fandom, and snarled at anyone who said that “Breaking Bad” was on the same level as the island adventure drama. B...