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Top six binge-worthy Netflix shows

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Ben Sanford

March 17, 2020

"Love is Blind" – ★★★☆☆ The new Netflix original reality TV show “Love is Blind” centers around the premise of people meeting, dating and falling in love without ever seeing each other face-to-face. Separated into different “pods,” 15 men and 15 women talk and flirt to try to find one person to propose to. From there, the ...

‘Sex Education’ pulls off enjoyable second season

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Izzy Kanne

March 3, 2020

After the season one finale of “Sex Education,” I had a lot of questions that needed answers. When I saw that a second season was available on Netflix, I dove into binge it head first and came out completely fulfilled.  I found the first season of “Sex Education” extremely enjoyable. The...

‘High School Musical’ spinoff surprises

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Ben Sanford

February 6, 2020

Like the rest of us, I was slightly worried to watch this new Disney+ original series. The original “High School Musical” trilogy is a childhood classic to any 2000s kid, and I assumed this reboot of sorts was going to be an apathetic cash-grab to profit off of the fame of the source material. Ho...

‘The Mandalorian’ is out of this world

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Noah Orloff

December 30, 2019

When reflecting on my childhood, I can recall having a strong passion for “Star Wars.” My favorite character had always been Jango Fett, a member of the Mandalorian people. When I first heard there would be a television series focused on a Mandalorian bounty hunter, I was very excited. “The Ma...

Four claps for ‘Friends’

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Talia Lissauer

October 11, 2019

When I heard there was going to be a “Friends” theatrical showing of 12 of the most iconic episodes from the show for its 25th anniversary, I couldn’t have been more excited. Watching “Friends” in theaters was like watching it for the first time. Although I can quote the majority of lines...

‘The Politician’ has my vote

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Noah Orloff

October 7, 2019

Following the life of a high school senior Payton Hobart (Ben Platt), “The Politician” introduces viewers into a world full of corruption, power, love, murder and self-exploration — all centered around a high school presidential election. The Netflix original series begins by highlighting Payton’s st...

‘Big Mouth’ is the throwback no one wanted

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Megan Raatz

November 1, 2018

No one wants to think about their middle school years. Between hormones, friend drama and just trying to figure out who you are, that stage of life doesn’t come with many pleasant memories. "Big Mouth’s" reflection on the middle school experience is not something most would like to recall. Comedians...

‘American Vandal’ goes beyond immature humor

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Abby Intveld

September 30, 2018

Leading up to the release of season two, I was nervous that “American Vandal” wouldn’t live up to the success of its first season. But within the first five minutes of the show, I knew I wouldn’t be disappointed. “American Vandal” season two follows the student detectives Sam Ecklund (...

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