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To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 57: ‘The X Files’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 57: ‘The X Files’

By Abigail Bowé

August 25, 2019

  Most pop culture aficionados are guilty of it — "shipping," a word used for when one wants to see two fictional characters engage in a romantic relationship. While “Star Trek” is credited for inspiring the first “ships,” the term itself was actually created by the followers of a later sci-fi show, “The X Files." A signifi...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 56: ‘You’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 56: ‘You’

By Ray Gill

August 10, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “You.” Stalking someone is easier than ever, as almost everyone's personal information, pictures and location are easily accessible via the internet. People don’t realize how easy it is for anyone to retrieve information about them through ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 55: ‘Chernobyl’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 55: ‘Chernobyl’

By Yixin Song

June 10, 2019

  Warning: This article contains spoilers.  What is the cost of a lie? HBO’s new miniseries, “Chernobyl,” gives a rather satisfying answer to this question. Set in April 1986 under the influence of the Ukrainian SSR, this miniseries documents one of the worst nuclear disasters in ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 54: ‘The Expanse’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 54: ‘The Expanse’

By Alison Myers

May 19, 2019

  For me, summer constitutes a time to remember that I actually do care about learning, despite what my spring semester attitude might say otherwise. I exchange assigned books for ones that have been on my shelf since Christmas, sitcoms for documentaries and soft sci-fi for hard sci-fi. So putting...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 53: ‘Sex Education’

By Yixin Song

May 5, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Sex Education.” Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) doesn’t have a normal life. His mother (Gillian Anderson) only does two things: has sex and advises others about having sex. He is not happy about his life in high school. Even worse, h...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 52: ‘New Girl’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 52: ‘New Girl’

By Palak Jayswal

April 29, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “New Girl.” Get ready for a rousing round of True America, bingers, because Netflix has added the seventh and final season of the hilarious “New Girl” to their platform. The addition of these final eight episodes of the series prov...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 51: ‘The Act’

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 51: ‘The Act’

By Abigail Raasch

April 27, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “The Act.”   There are so many guilty pleasure shows out there. You know the ones — you don’t want to admit you enjoy the cheesiness or bad one-liners out of fear of being judged. On a slightly different note, Hulu's “The Act” i...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 50: ‘The Twilight Zone’

By Marshall Falkner

April 21, 2019

  "There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This ...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 49: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 49: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

By Palak Jayswal

April 10, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for "Grey’s Anatomy." It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t seen “Grey’s Anatomy” before, even if they've only watched a part of an episode in passing. With the 15th season currently airing on ABC, the medical show has become a staple i...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 48: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 48: ‘The Umbrella Academy’

By Haley Oliphant

April 4, 2019

  A larger-than-life golden boy, a knife-throwing rule-breaker, a silver-tongued beauty, a smart-ass junkie, a 50-year-old pre-teen and an overwhelmingly ordinary violinist — sounds like a modern-day "Breakfast Club," right? This dysfunctional group actually makes up an entirely different ...

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