Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Television Continues to Reign Supreme in 2011

By Kevin Romani

January 22, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living, Culture, Television

Over the past decade, a clear shift has taken place between television and film in terms of quality. Television used to be widely considered the lesser of the two media in crafting innovative narratives and production technique,...

Dynamics of ‘Springer Break’ unveiled

By Jeff Mitchell

December 7, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

“Jerry! Jerry! Jerry!” The slow chant built like the anticipation of an oncoming train. The audience members rose out of their seats in excitement and pumped their fists in the air as the headliner emerged on stage. For th...

“Hell on Wheels” shines as newest western

By Kevin Romani

November 16, 2011

Filed under Television

In just four short years, AMC has established itself as a leader in dramatic television. The basic cable network has given HBO a run for its money as the most synonymous station for great and compelling series. HBO’s famous motto over the years – “It’s not TV, it...

Horror genre thrives on the small screen

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

When looking at the most successful television series in the medium’s history, there is a clear pattern of style; most are either situational comedies or dramas set within the real world. The horror genre is completely absent from any “top” lists of television series, and has been rarel...

Thrills and kills on “The Walking Dead”

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Television

One week after “Breaking Bad” signed off with its season finale, “The Walking Dead” returned to fill the void on AMC. The extended season two premiere titled “What Lies Ahead” serves as a perfect microcosm for everything the series has to offer. “Dead’s...

‘American Horror Story’ gore frightens viewers into watching

By Victoria Knobloch

October 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Naturally, FX’s new show, “American Horror Story,” can easily be compared to many other classic horror films. It’s “Poltergeist” with less Spielberg innocence. It’s “Amityville Horror” with more violent crimes....

14 years later ‘South Park’ still delivers the laughs

By Danny Marchant

October 19, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

For 14 years, “South Park” has offended nearly every celebrity and organizations from the Catholic League to Al-Qaeda with its crude humor and satirical plots. If there’s a line, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone crossed...

“Breaking Bad” fans crazy over murderous drug dealer

By Kevin Romani

October 13, 2011

Filed under Television

“Breaking Bad” just concluded its fourth and penultimate season and is one of the many reasons why AMC has emerged as a major force in television. The series was originally conceived with the clever idea that an overqualifi...

Heartbreak in Italia on the ‘Jersey Shore’

By Jessica Troland

October 12, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

Try as she might, Nicole, better known as Snooki, just cannot seem to maintain a longterm relationship. After a short and anything but sweet visit from her beau, Jionni LaValle, the Italian princess was left prince-less. After...

Shows continuing after their peak prove bleak

By Kevin Romani

October 6, 2011

Filed under Television

Television series are just like any other form of mass entertainment. At some point they get old and they need to know when to call it quits. Movie franchises, comic strips and video game series are just a few mediums that o...

“Yeeeaa Buddy!”… And They’re Back!

By Jessica Troland

September 29, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living, Television

“Cabs are here!” “Taxis sono qui.” The “Jersey Shore” crew has returned and is wreaking havoc bigger than ever before – but this time, they’re searching for cabs and fun in Italy. The fourth season kicks off as the cast mates gather their most beloved stuffed anim...

Television season is back

By Kevin Romani

September 28, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Television

Listen in on Kevin's conversation about the fall's most watchable premieres with Collegian writer Malea Ritz in Fall TV Review Podcast The summer season belongs to the movie theaters and cinema, but the fall is dominated by the...