Mourning Western TV’s Post-merge Life

// Samiya Hassan Today, we grieve the loss of Western TV. What once was a growing media outlet for students, by students, tragically passed away last year after a long battle with mediocrity. Gone is its soul, leaving behind nothing but the name it bears. For some, WTV was a place to discover love of…

Analyzing Girl Boss in the FIMS Classroom

// Brienna French FIMS is about critical thinking, and one of the great things about this is that there is no shortage of media to criticize; you’ll always have new problematic material for your assignments. Netflix’s recent series Girl Boss is an excellent example of media you can analyze within the FIMS classroom. Girl Boss, created…

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Top 10 TV Stories of 2013

2013 was a beauty. While some may claim that television is a dying medium in a digital age, I say that couldn’t be less true. In 1970, at the time considered the peak of television, Americans spent 1,226 hours a year watching television. By 2009, it had jumped to 1,774 hours. Our online habits do…

The Emmys: Why Some Shows Soar And Others Sink

My heart broke during last Sunday’s Emmys, as the portrayals of Walter White, Leslie Knope, and Schmidt went unappreciated while Homeland, Modern Family, and HBO swept up the awards. As a TV junkie, I was well aware that the Emmys are not an absolute measure of quality, and that I was bound to be let…

EDITORS’ CHOICE: Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

By: Jonathan Forani and Taylor Pearce TV’s been called a vast wasteland, a mind numbing pastime and the bane of modern day society. So why do we still watch it? In 2011, it was because of shows like the ten featured below, which show how, despite J-Shore and reality television’s ratings reign, TV can also…

Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

Television often acts as a little slice of escapism in a hectic world. 2011 was a year of unrest in many ways, and so television, with its little vignettes of un-reality, was perhaps more important to some than ever before. TV is also often an arena for the exploration of hot-button issues and social taboos,…