Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

‘Modern Family’ is back with a hilarious vengeance

By Samantha Gillis

February 12, 2012

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs, Entertainment, Movies and Television

WARNING: SPOILERS After a few weeks off, “Modern Family” is back with another of their many great guest stars: Greg Kinnear. While the main cast is great on their own, it’s always fun to see someone else who can match wits,...

UMass Hillel House takes 40 students to Israel

By Karen Podorefsky

February 3, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion

This past break, between Jan. 1-12, 40 students, 37 of which are UMass students, took a Taglit-Birthright trip to Israel through the Awesome Israel trip provider, with staff members Keren Hatkevitz and Kate Rafey. Kate is the...

Television’s hidden benefits

By Katie McKenna

November 9, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines educational television as “television that provides instruction especially for students.” That’s what the experts say, but what do the people say? Wikipedia (an online encyc...

Best costume ideas come from television, movies

By Kevin Romani

October 27, 2011

Filed under Archives, Arts & Living, Culture

It’s that time of year again. Halloween is here, and there is sure to be a large number of costumes dedicated to the world of pop culture. Some will focus on celebrities - especially those with tiger blood - and others will...

Podcast: The Collegian Guide to fall television premieres

By Kevin Romani

September 27, 2011

Filed under Arts Multimedia, Web-Exclusive

Collegian arts producers Kevin Romani and Malea Ritz discuss the most watchable and unwatchable fall television premieres. Fall TV Review Podcast ...

Not Watching These? You Should Be.

By Naychelle Lucas

April 13, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs

Last weeks cover story of "TV Guide Magazine" was "7 Shows You Need to Watch." "Justified," "Parenthood," "Nikita," "Community," "The Good Wife," "Friday Night Lights" and "Fringe" made the list of unmissable entertainment for fans of great television. Out of the seve...

Reality T.V. – Taking Over?

By Gemma Santamaria

April 13, 2011

Filed under Arts & Living Blogs, Blogs

Reality television has seemingly become the new craze in programming among networks within the last decade. Especially within the last few years, reality shows seem to have completely taken over our television sets. Why is this new fad of TV so irresistible to viewers? It is the raw drama of these ordinary people “just like y...

VH1 Premieres New Series: “Love & Hip Hop”

By Jasmine West

April 5, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

Last Sunday, following the season finale of the hit show “Basketball Wives,” VH1 premiered a sneak peek of their new show “Love & Hip Hop.” I don’t quite know where VH1 is going with their new wave of reality...

Pretty Little Liars: The Finale Was Only the Beginning

By Naychelle Lucas

March 28, 2011

Filed under Blogs, Entertainment

When I first heard that Sara Shepard's "Pretty Little Liars" book series was being adapted as a television show, I was incredibly excited. I came across the "Pretty Little Liars" novels by accident while I was perusing my ...

AI makes our lives better

By Curtis Bloomfield

February 17, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

It’s all about the ratings, baby. “Jeopardy” has always been a good, intense and challenging show. This show gets the audience, the viewers and the participants’ minds racing for the answer. “Jeopardy” is a game of speed, wisdom and good old fashion memory where the best person wins. Rec...