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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

The rise of streaming services and the fall of cable TV

More so today than ever before, media companies outside the bounds of cable TV are stepping up their game and producing widely popular, intriguing, critically acclaimed content.

| Forum Editor

TV review: ‘Mixology’

Where is the line between spoof and the genuine exploration of a genre? “Mixology,” an upcoming ABC comedy, attempts to find out as it follows 11 singles as they attempt to make the most out of a typical night out at a trendy Manhattan bar.

| Staff Writer

TV Review: ‘Broad City’

Ah. The age of the Internet brings wonderful opportunities, and this is nothing but true for Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who just went from women with a stellar web series to women with—dare I say—a hit television show on Comedy Central.

Elena Wandzilak | TV Editor

‘Looking’ deserves the time to find itself

Since it was first announced and even before its premiere date, “Looking”—HBO’s new comedy series about the lives of three gay men in San Francisco—has been inundated with criticisms both fair and unfair. The show, created by Michael Lannan, finally premiered this past Sunday.

| Staff Writer

‘The Sound of Music Live!’ attracts viewers but falls flat under the weight of poor acting, lack of cast chemistry

NBC’s much-hyped foray into the long-gone “event television” days finally went live with “The Sound of Music Live!” Thursday night, but the adaptation of the 1959 classic turned out to be nothing more than a couple of hours full of awkwardness.

Kimberley Henrickson | Contributing Writer

Cadenza predicts the Emmys

Cadenza predicts the Emmys The Emmys are this Sunday, Sept. 22, and in case you don’t have time to catch up on all the quality nominees, we’ve got rundowns of every major category. Will reigning champion “Homeland” continue its domination of the drama awards? Or will resurgent former favorites like “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men” make a comeback?

Summer TV roundup

Summer TV is usually a wasteland filled with cactus dramas and tumbleweed reality shows. And this summer was no exception. Thankfully, there were a few oases in the desert of summer TV that slaked our thirst for TV until fall.

| Student Life Editors

Off-beat TV to watch this summer

A lot of our favorite TV shows are coming back soon, although “Mad Men” is sadly not among them. “So You Think You Can Dance” will bring a new crop of fabulous dancers to our screens, while “True Blood” will show (hopefully) enough vampire porn to last the full year.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Evaluating Super Bowl XLV commercials

The Super Bowl: It’s the biggest sporting event of the year, and that means advertisers will pay the most to get awesome commercials on screen and sell their products. Here’s how we felt about this year’s ad lineup.

| Cadenza Staff