The Observer

A “world” of possibilities

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016

With “Game of Thrones” coming to an end within the next two years, HBO needs a new hit genre piece with which to enthrall the world. The first attempt to meet that goal granted us the Western/Sci-fi show “Westworld.” The show’s marketing had me interested with mysterious trailers that showed...

“Orange is the New Black” season four tackles past and future

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2016

At the end of “Orange is the New Black” season three, we were left wondering what direction season four could possibly take after the inmates broke out to go to the lake and privatization of the prison led to an influx of new inmates. What was going to happen to the characters we hold near and dea...

“Daredevil” is a little tame

Despite some interesting story lines, much of the second season of

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 a force for good, and he got his due when the Netflix series “Marvel’s Daredevil” was released...

“The X-Files” hasn’t aged well

The show has recaptured its nostalgia but not its originality in the Fox reboot.

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

February 5, 2016

“The X-Files,” FOX’s seminal sci-fi hit, returned for its 10th season with its first batch of new episodes since it went off the air in 2002. As should be expected after a 14 year break, “The X-Files” finds itself stepping into a bold new world. This world is filled with modern concerns about...

“Younger” stays fresh in second season

Hillary Duff and Sutton Foster star in

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

As one of the shows at the center of TV Land’s attempt to rebrand itself last year, “Younger” was mostly successful. Its writing was sharp, its cast was game and under creator Darren Star, the series offered a smart and surprisingly acidic take on aging and corporate culture—which seemed to directly...

“Agent Carter” proves Marvel isn’t limited to Netflix

In the new season of

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2016

The success of the gritty “Daredevil” and the even darker “Jessica Jones” has people talking about Marvel’s foray into television. Lest we not forget the two shows that started the trend, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,” currently in the middle of its third season and “Agent Carter,” which...

SyFy’s “The Magicians” isn’t new, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

January 22, 2016

For everyone who was upset they didn’t get a Hogwarts letter when they turned 11 or find out they were secretly a magical creature at age 18, SyFy has got the show for you. The network’s newest offering, “The Magicians,” based on Lev Grossman’s novel of the same name, ages the “Harry Potter”...

“Colony” reunites “Lost” star and co-creator for a twisty new drama

In Colony, Josh Holloway plays a father struggling to keep his family together in a dystopian future.

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

January 14, 2016

Carlton Cuse, Josh Holloway and aliens may just be the trio the bleak winter TV landscape needs, reigniting the imaginative spark that “Lost” had in its pilot with the premiere of new USA drama “Colony.” “Colony” centers on Holloway and his family as they try to survive in Los Angeles after...

Jack of all trades, master of none

Courtney Capra, Contributing Reporter

November 20, 2015

Aziz Ansari may have gained fame for his portrayal as the fun-loving, somewhat childish entrepreneur Tom Haverford on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation.” But throughout his career, he has demonstrated that he is far more than a recurring character with a few good one-liners. In addition to continually...

Everything we learned about Cleveland’s “Drunk History”

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

October 2, 2015

Cleveland’s “Drunk History” tribute, which aired on Sept. 29, was slurry, sloppy and surprisingly informative; everything viewers have come to expect from the third season of the Comedy Central series. For those who aren’t familiar, “Drunk History” tells the stories of U.S. cities, as...

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