In defense of ‘American Idol’

I don’t watch “American Idol” anymore. To be honest, I don’t know anyone who still watches “American Idol,” aside from my parents, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t appreciate the show and think it deserves all of the praise before it ends forever this week.

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Netflix’s latest series flakes on human element

If a television show is aware of its pretension, does that make it less pretentious? Unfortunately, in the case of the new Netflix original series “Flaked,” its self-awareness only makes it more frustrating.

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What to watch over spring break

Though breaks are supposed to be a symbol of relaxation and laziness, I often find myself laboring to find a new show to binge. Here is my guide to what you should watch over spring break.

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7 reasons why we need ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ on television

his Monday marked the premiere of former “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee’s new late-night program, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.” Here’s to women taking over the late-night sausage fest! Here are seven reasons why you should join me in watching “Full Frontal” Monday nights at 9:30 on TBS.

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TV review: ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” seems like it would fit in perfectly on a streaming service like Netflix. It’s a one-hour dramedy that explores some intense themes (a la “Orange is the New Black”), it features an interconnected web of international characters (a la “Sense8”) and it has a generally offbeat, surreal quality to it (a la…take your pick).

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TV review: ‘Jessica Jones’

Ever since the television masterpiece that was Netflix’s “Daredevil,” I have been eagerly awaiting the follow up. I did not expect, however, that the next Marvel installment to make the cut would be a relatively unknown character, and a female character at that.

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TV review: ‘W/ Bob & David’

Just over 20 years ago, HBO released into the world the first episode of “Mr. Show with Bob and David.” It wasn’t well received out of the gate, but the strange little sketch show survived four unlikely seasons and gained plenty of devoted followers.

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TV review: ‘John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid’

John Mulaney is back and better than ever. With the release of his new Netflix comedy special, “John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid,” Mulaney reminds us all why we fell in love with him after seeing his previous special, “New In Town,” in 2012.

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TV review: ‘Master of None’

In his latest project, the Netflix series “Master of None,” Aziz Ansari continues with this trend of experimental comedy. “Master of None” is a scripted series, a departure from the hour-long stand-up specials comedy fans have come to expect from Netflix partnerships, in which Ansari explores the nuances of millennial life, from relationships with parents to the idea of having children.

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Cult classic ‘Gilmore Girls’ to be revived on Netflix

This summer, while I watched the “Gilmore Girls” reunion at the ATX Television Festival, I thought my dreams had come true: The majority of the cast of the show that I grew up with sat on the stage, joking with each other and talking of the golden days.

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