Wars and warrens

Television | Netflix series Watership Down offers a dark but enjoyable adventure story
by Marty VanDriel
Posted 1/17/19, 03:52 pm

Tyranny, violence, heroism, self-sacrifice, and rabbits: Who knew these could blend together so well? Readers of the 1972 novel Watership Down might have anticipated that the latest adaptation, released by Netflix in December, would be much more than a nature story.

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Passage to nowhere

Television | Fox’s new broadcast series fails where other drama adaptations have succeeded
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/17/19, 03:19 pm

A recent New York Times article titled “Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble” sifted through a variety of ratings data to figure out why the Big Four broadcast networks are losing ratings and becoming less culturally relevant. The authors might have saved themselves some trouble by simply analyzing Fox’s new drama The Passage.

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Maisel, take two

Television | Second season of award-winning series surpasses the first
by Laura Finch
Posted 12/27/18, 09:34 am

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, streaming on Amazon Prime, constantly teeters on turning quite cynical—but never does. And considering the setting—a housewife breaking into the New York comedy scene (and show business) in the 1950s—that’s pretty impressive. 

Season 1 mused on whether it would be possible for Miriam Maisel’s marriage to survive her comedic career. The big questions season 2 asks: Does success in show business require total independence? Must one be all alone to make truly great art?

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