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Breaking Bad Nearing Series End

“I am not in danger, Skyler. I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!” AMC’s long-running crime drama, Breaking Bad, has aggressively drawn the attention of audiences across [...]

September 19, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, TV

VMAs 2013: Same Old Song and Dance

As another summer comes to an end, another MTV Video Music Awards show passes by, along with its typical controversial moments. For those not familiar with this pop culture staple, the annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) mark a rare moment [...]

September 5, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, TV

Audiences Addicted to Side Effects

There’s a certain satisfaction and, to a degree, a sigh of disappointment, when you realize which way the plot of a movie is heading a third of the way into the film.You start looking at your watch to see how long you have [...]

February 22, 2013 Arts & Entertainment, TV

Comedy Central Stand-Up Show Stands Out

I don’t watch much TV, so I don’t usually know (or care) about the new programs that occasionally tumble down the network pipelines. Still, I have to admit: when I caught a commercial for Comedy Central’s new show Mash Up, [...]

November 8, 2012 Arts & Entertainment, TV

Is the New Girl Here to Stay?

“Who’s that girl? It’s Jess!” Days after the premiere of New Girl, Fox’s newest show, my suitemate walks around our apartment repeating these lines, which make up the show’s title sequence. Just as catchy as its short and sweet theme [...]

October 20, 2011 Arts & Entertainment, TV

MTV Goes Mainstream

On Sunday, Aug. 28, MTV premiered the 28th Annual Video Music Awards, their monumental award show dedicated to honoring the best music videos of the year. Over the past years the VMAs have given us some memorable performances and exposed [...]

September 8, 2011 Arts & Entertainment, TV

I Want My Music Videos Back!

The other day as I was get­ting ready for school, I turned on the television to catch the last few minutes of MTV’s morning music video block, AMTV. I saw “Yonkers,” an interestingly sa­distic video featuring the rapper Tyler, The [...]

September 8, 2011 Opinion, TV

Behind SNL’s Camera

Decades ago, Saturday Night Live became a phenomenon and broke new ground as the only regularly scheduled show aired live. According to Jan Kasoff , it is the way television should be. As an NBC cameraman for 36 years and [...]

February 24, 2011 Arts & Entertainment, TV

British Skins Too Racy for American TV

MTV’s new racy teen drama, Skins, has drawn nationwide attention since its debut. Skins is a scripted drama about overwrought teens, which is a spinoff of the British series of the same name. MTV premiered the show on Jan. 17, [...]

February 3, 2011 Arts & Entertainment, TV

Networks Fall Into New Schedules

With the summer months finally coming to an end, television stations around the country are undergoing their final preparations for the new fall season. Every year, major networks such as ABC, NBC, and CBS, as well as FOX, and CW, [...]

September 17, 2010 Arts & Entertainment, TV