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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 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 ...

To Binge Or Not To Binge Episode 47: ‘Fleabag’

To Binge Or Not To Binge Episode 47: ‘Fleabag’

By Josh Petersen

March 21, 2019

  In the opening scene of “Fleabag,” a wildly original and just plain wild tragicomedy from writer, director and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, a young woman turns directly to the camera and describes her preparation for last-minute sex on a random Tuesday morning. Her breathless explanation...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 46: ‘The Dragon Prince’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 46: ‘The Dragon Prince’

By Yixin Song

March 17, 2019

  I have to admit that I have never been a huge fan of animation. Countless times I have witnessed my friends drop their jaws when they learn I have not seen any of Hayao Miyazaki’s magnum opuses. Animation, whether Pixar or Ghibli, has never occurred to me as something so profound that, as ...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 45: ‘Russian Doll’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 45: ‘Russian Doll’

By Alaikia Marielle

March 3, 2019

  The incredibly talented Natasha Lyonne, from "Orange is the New Black," dazzles audiences in the new series “Russian Doll” which Netflix released on Feb. 1. Lyonne serves as star, writer and executive producer in this existential comedy, reinvigorating the tired time loop trope. Amy Poeh...

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 44: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 44: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

By Palak Jayswal

February 26, 2019

  Practically everyone sat down to binge “Conversations with Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” the weekend it was released on Netflix. The four-part series is told by the infamous serial killer himself through a series of tape recordings with a journalist. Bundy was finally ready to talk, even...

To Binge or Not to Binge 43: ‘Carmen Sandiego’

To Binge or Not to Binge 43: ‘Carmen Sandiego’

By Marshall Falkner

February 13, 2019

  “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” was a PBS game show back in the ’90s, where kids answered trivia questions about geography, wildlife and history, received clues to guess the whereabouts of a criminal and eventually had a chance to hunt down the elusive character Carmen Sandiego....

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 41: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

To Binge or Not to Binge Episode 41: ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’

By Marshall Falkner

February 4, 2019

  I know it has been a while, but think back to elementary school — those days when the TV cart would roll out and everyone gathered around criss-cross apple sauce, ready to learn. I remember losing my mind with my classmates, specifically to shows like "Eyewitness" and "School House Rock." But no...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

By Abigail Raasch

January 11, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Murdoch Mysteries.” As you probably know from personal experience, different television series require certain moods. Sometimes, we need to relax and breathe while enjoying basic sitcoms, giving us an easy evening and a comfortable feeling....

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