Television and The Pandemic

By Katherine Hunt

Television has changed a lot since its invention in the 1950s. It’s transitioned through technological changes of the times; going from black and white to colour, and from a big box that sat on the floor to a flat-screen that we hang on our walls. The technology is not the only thing that’s evolved, however, with the invention of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon the way we watch television has been fundamentally changed. 

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Danganronpa: Hope Versus Despair and How These Themes Translate into Real Life

By Katya Manukyan

Hope and despair: two starkly different ideologies, both of which can describe the human experience in a variety of ways. Respectively, they represent the concepts of good and evil on a theoretical moral compass that society has deemed agreeable. Danganronpa, a multimedia franchise created by Kazutaka Kodaka and developed by Spike Chunsoft Inc., utilizes these ideas as its prevalent themes, serving as the basis for the plotline of this story. The series seeks to identify what hope and despair look like in an exaggerated manner, achieving this through the depiction of the extremes of either side of this spectrum.

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Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical

By Christina Dinh

Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of Victorious clips recommended to me. They’ve brought me a wave of nostalgia, but hadn’t pushed me to actually revisit the show until I saw a clip from the 2012 episode The Breakfast Bunch – an homage to the movie, The Breakfast Club. I used to be a huge fan of both Victorious and The Breakfast Club. I decided, why not rewatch it? I expected to feel nostalgic and have a few laughs, not to craft an entire analysis on the importance of being critical of the media we consume. Continue reading Victorious, The Breakfast Club & Being Critical

Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many

By Lia Marchione

In light of Supernatural’s soon-to-be-ending two month hiatus from season 15, it seems ample time to talk about the episodes that have been released. 11 out of the 20 painfully beautiful (emphasis on the painful) episodes have been handed out to the greedy fingers of fans, and each and every single one of them have been dutifully ripped apart by the millions of people who still watch the show.  Continue reading “Supernatural Season 15; Ten Seasons Too Many”

Skam and its International Appeal

I can distinctly remember the day I started watching Skam because it was the day after the American presidential election. I guess I was in some sort of shock so I distracted myself from those feelings by starting a new TV show, as I usually do. Little did I know that would be the day I’d become crazily obsessed with a Norwegian teen drama. I … Continue reading Skam and its International Appeal