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“Grey’s Anatomy” wedding finale brings all the emotions

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2016

After powering through 12 seasons, “Grey’s Anatomy” never fails to leave the audience with more questions than answers after each finale. Twist after twist, the season 12 finale was no different. The episode started off going directly into the drama. It’s the day of Amelia’s (Caterina Scorso...

Top 10 TV shows of 2015

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Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

December 4, 2015

The year of 2015 has been accused by many as being a year of almost too much peak TV, and for good reason. With just about each and every network pushing out their own award-worthy TV show, it can be difficult to figure out what to watch. To celebrate the end of the year of almost-too much (but never...

We give Comedy Central’s “Review” five stars

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

August 6, 2015

Nobody really knows how to explain “Review.” The Comedy Central series’ official logline reads: “A critic takes aim at intense real-life experiences in lieu of food or cinema. Fair game includes divorce, anonymous sex and all manner of criminal activity.” That does, at its most basic level,...

“The Bachelorette” has a rare moment of honesty on cyberbullying

“Bachelorette” Kaitlyn Bristowe and host Chris Harrison discussed cyberbullying on the show’s “Men Tell All” segment on 20.

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

July 25, 2015

Kaitlyn Bristowe sits on a couch in a black sparkly dress, talking to a spray-tanned Chris Harrison for what feels like the thousandth iteration of “The Bachelorette” franchise’s Men Tell All special. So far, the men have discussed whether or not she had the “right intentions” going into the...

The Emmy nomination snubs people aren’t talking about

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Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

July 16, 2015

By most accounts, the Emmy nominations for 2015 got things right: Amy Schumer, Taraji P. Henson, Tatiana Maslany, Viola Davis, Will Forte and more were all given their time in the sun over perpetual, but less deserving, nominees from the likes of “Modern Family” and “The Big Bang Theory.” The new blo...

Lock in for season three of “Orange is the New Black”

The unlikely friendship between Boo (Lea DeLaria) and Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) was one of the most enjoyable parts of

Julia Bianco, Director of Web and Multimedia

June 14, 2015

Season three of “Orange is the New Black” was out to prove the series’ staying power. After introducing one of the most villainous villains of all last season, the show was faced with the dilemma that so many other shows have faced: where do you go from here? Unlike most shows, though, “Orange”...

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Disney Buys Rights to Star Wars as Whitney Continues Downward Spiral

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

November 16, 2012

The holiday season is fast approaching. The Cleveland weather has turned miserable overnight. Pretty soon, lethal-sized icicles will form on the eaves of the Peter B. Lewis building, a festive joke from that wily trickster Frank Gehry. And next weekend is Thanksgiving, the traditional start to the winter...

Current Television Season Not As Bad as Previously Thought

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 19, 2012

Dedicated fans of this television column – hi mom, dad, and assorted stalkers! – have probably noticed a trend in my reviews this season. If you look over my last four write-ups, you might notice that I have been bitter toward most of the new shows I have reviewed this season. In fact, it looks like...

Location, Location, Location

Drew Scheeler, Film and Television Reporter

October 13, 2012

Choosing the setting for a television series is like casting another lead actor. Sometimes you’re lucky and your setting will tie the entire series together. Where would “How I Met Your Mother”be without its New York backdrop? Could the excess of “Beverly Hills 90210” have transferred to Tacoma or Portland? Just ...

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