TV character sexuality as an identity, not a plot device

In the wake of Mac’s (second) coming out on the new season of FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” I began to wonder about how the representation of sexuality in entertainment has changed over the 12 seasons of the show. Looking over the lineups of shows currently airing, it seems that the television industry is finally starting—emphasis on starting—to understand intersectionality.

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Welcome to the age of peak TV: Is there any room left for quality shows?

Are we reaching a boiling point in which the television market is saturated?

| Film Editor

Norwegian teen drama ‘Skam’ will be your next TV obsession

The internet works in cruel ways, such as the one time it forced me to obsess over a Scandinavian teen drama on the eve of finals week.

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Say hello to the gamemakers

The past year is no exception to this trend, but the 2016 presidential election has taken this generality to the extreme. The emergence of presidential political entertainment has been swift and resoundingly popular, springing programs like TBS’s “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” and HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” into ratings success.

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Nostalgia and scandal: A breakdown of the VMAs formula

Some of the most iconic pop culture moments in history have occurred on the stage of the MTV Video Music Awards. Even during a Twitter-less era, Britney Spears was already making hashtag-worthy appearances.

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A not-so-definitive ranking of my favorite teen dramedies

It seems like teen dramedies have reigned supreme for almost 20 years now, and some of them were definitely better than others. Here’s a top 10 countdown of my favorite shows from this category for you to watch the next time you’re looking for a new TV show to binge:

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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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