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Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

Case Western Reserve University's independent student news source

The Observer

“Jessica Jones” comes back stronger

Max McPheeters, Staff Reporter March 23, 2018

“Jessica Jones” returned March 8 for a second season, just in time for spring break. The second season picks up after the death of Kilgrave and with Jessica Jones looking for new cases with the help...

Released in the U.S. on Netflix, Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of two young boys as they search for the mythical Philosophers Stone.

Fail-metal Alchemist

Max McPheeters, Staff Reporter March 2, 2018

“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a popular manga that spawned a large franchise that most recently includes a live movie adaptation released by Netflix. Despite the overwhelming success of the series as a...

Netflixs new science fiction show, Altered Carbon, is a new take on technology and long life. It premiered on Feb. 2.

A different take on advanced technology

Max McPheeters, Staff Reporter February 23, 2018

The year is 2384. Humans have reverse-engineered alien technology to create “cortical stacks” that contain a person’s memories, making bodies interchangeable “sleeves” for any stack. In this...

I’m not saying I don’t enjoy “Family Guy” on demand as much as the next person, but it’s important to note the effects that constant binge-watching (and pausing) at our discretion—as well as immediate gratification—can have on our minds, emotions and actions in real life.

Parr: Theater is not “on demand”

Sarah Parr, Social Media Editor August 25, 2017

You don't need me to tell you that some people act like they have never heard of the term "theater etiquette." I've seen and heard some horrific things during live performances, but I want to examine an...

Marvel tackles neo-Blaxploitation with new Netflix show

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter October 14, 2016

Netflix and Marvel Entertainment, on a roll with the partnership they started last year with hits such as “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” have come up with another unique take on the superhero/superhuman...

Despite some interesting story lines, much of the second season of Daredevil is predictable.

“Daredevil” is a little tame

Kevin Qosja, Contributing Reporter March 25, 2016

Daredevil has always been a fascinating character to me: Matt Murdock is a man filled with rage, a healthy dose of Catholic guilt and a love for his city. He’s able to channel that aggression and become...

Bill Murray stars in a new holiday-themed Netflix special.

“A Very Murray Christmas” is a jumbled, but enjoyable special

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter December 6, 2015

In the spirit of Christmas once again, Bill Murray plans out to commit to entertaining you, this time in the comfort of your own home with his first Netflix special, albeit with some hiccups along the...

Not for everyone, film “Beasts of No Nation” gets violent

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter October 23, 2015

Over the last few years, Netflix has exceeded expectations with its original programming, including “House of Cards,” “Narcos” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” However they have only created...

Crime is on the rise in this new, tense drama.

Netflix takes gritty look at the life of Pablo Escobar in “Narcos”

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter September 4, 2015

Since the dawn of its hit show “House of Cards,” Netflix has become a dominant figure in the golden era of television, joining the ranks of HBO, FX, BBC and AMC, to name a few. “Narcos” is the...

“Sense8” is Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show

“Sense8” is Netflix’s newest binge-worthy show

Abby Assmus, Staff Reporter July 22, 2015

Binge watching, a newer trend in television shows since the rise of streaming services on the internet, is the way many people now watch TV. Shows now tend to be made specifically with the idea that the...

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