Watch whiteness work in HBO’s new drama ‘Big Little Lies’

Based on a novel by Liane Moriarty, “Big Little Lies” centers around the lives of three mothers from the wealthy town of Monterey, Calif., whose common denominator is that their children are all attending first grade together.

| Film Editor

Who asked for a TV show about the 2016 elections? And other concerns

Last month, Ryan Murphy announced that the upcoming season of the television anthology “American Horror Story” will be election-themed. That is, this time around the horror will be about the 2016 United States presidential election. The news came less than a month after Donald Trump took office.

| Film Editor

Comedies to procrastinate with instead of studying for midterms

There’s no better way to procrastinate than by starting your latest Netflix binge—especially if your new go-to show is a comedy. Here’s a list of five must-sees to chase away academic woes:

| Staff Writer

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.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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.

| Film Editor

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.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

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.

| Staff Writer

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:

| Staff Writer

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.

| Staff Writer