Alyssa Alexander, SUNY Buffalo State
You won’t see too many black creators advertised on the video-sharing site, so here’s something to help get you started.
Lauren Buchko, Michigan State University
The show will have you simultaneously laughing and reaching for the tissues, all while inspiring a sense of confidence that few other shows deliver.
S. T. Perez, Texas A&M University, San Antonio
Even with a great year for film, many fan favorites didn’t make the cut for the Academy Awards.
Kali Johnson, Gustavus Adolphus College
It’s easy to romanticize Taylor Swift’s extremely successful life. What many of us fail to remember is that it can be hard to be famous.
Nanda Illahi, Okayama University
As the first foreign film to win best picture, this South Korean movie is opening doors for the future of international cinema.
Asha MacKay, Wellesley College
Gwenyth Paltrow’s lifestyle enterprise Goop took us to the edge with their latest mini-series.
Janani Mangai Srinivasan, Wake Forest University
The three letters — two u’s that indicate closed eyes and a ‘w’ for a bashful smile — captures a warm and fuzzy facial expressions that’s spread to all corners of the internet.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
The Academy is obviously lacking when it comes to diversity, and that includes actors with disabilities.
Nina Dutta, Occidental College
Is there any better way to honor a critically acclaimed book than to turn it into a binge-worthy Hulu series?
Desiree Jaime, Hofstra University
This popular ABC TV show has reached its 24th season, and, despite its long run, the series still has moments that leaves fans completely astounded.
Angel Lin, University of California, Santa Barbara
With digital media on the rise, it is no surprise that there are more options than ever out there for manga fans to get their fix anytime.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The film encapsulates the wrong turns taken by the series since the House of Mouse took over the franchise.
Janella Tibbetts, Framingham State University
The Microsoft console had some problems, which resulted in many gamers switching to the competition.
Mirella Gonzales, Texas Tech University
You will get lost in your cravings while scrolling through this gourmet and gooey world.
Violent, dark and gritty. Here’s why these superheroines deserve as much recognition as their idealized counterparts, like Wonder Woman.
Break up that cram session with a little bit of gaming.
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
Every new season comes with a brand new set of conflicts and opportunities for sabotage. This time, it might be too much to take.
In an era with an escalating number of deportations and family separation at the border, this series resonates.
Kaelani Ramirez, Arizona State University
Digital ghost towns seem to provide more comfort than when they were at their peak.
For fans of fantasy looking for a feminist addition to the genre, this series may or may not live up to expectations.
Kayla Johnson, Bradley University
The debate on whether cheerleading is a sport or not is over. The dedication of the athletes in this docuseries speaks for itself.
Brendan Bell, Towson University
If you’re in a Netflix-watching rut, download the social networking app that inspired me to watch more films.
Taking its cue from the #MeToo movement, the Netflix series follows one of its characters as she processes the trauma resulting from a sexual assault on public transportation.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The social media platform, which seems engineered for virality, is displacing streaming services like Spotify when it comes to finding new songs and artists.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
The fearless comedian is taking time away from her hectic acting schedule to continue her stand-up tour.
Life looks a lot different than it did 15 years ago.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
The popular YouTube channel goes into the history of some of the most iconic, no longer functioning amusement park attractions.
Carli Moses, Union University
Although ambitious, the creators scatter unironic clichés throughout this anthology, spoiling any acting or cinematographic accomplishments.
Matthew Robison, University of South Florida
A seemingly ambitious project, the series falls prey to poor execution and hollow characterization.
Cameron Rapata, Columbia College Chicago
Just be sure to watch out for those Murphy beds.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
The event was overshadowed by the death of Kobe Bryant and looming allegations about the Recording Academy.
Spanning everything from arthouse to horror, the home video label makes it a mission to restore overlooked film curiosities from the past.
In this heart-wrenching documentary, a woman chronicles the graphic realities of war, all while trying to care for her own family.
Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continue to defy the odds as the leading ladies of this comical and uplifting series.
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
After some major events capped off the previous season, the fifth season of the popular SyFy series examines the fallout.
Dylan Kazanova, University of Texas at San Antonio
Ashton Kutcher’s country comedy is about to come to the conclusion we’ve all been waiting for.
Tarantino’s fairytale version of the Manson murders packs a punch, and then some.
Abby Webb, Rice University
Year after year, the Academy proves itself ignorant of female-driven stories.
When Julia Bechley discovers she has half sisters, she begins a new chapter full of love, loss and endless surprises.
Fans’ obsession with Netflix’s lead serial killer points to a much darker, real-life cultural trend in which people fall for monstrous men.
How will the three women of Scarlet magazine face a possible closure of their publication in the new season?
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
RuPaul just created a heartwarming Netflix series featuring a drag queen and one foul-mouthed 10-year-old.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
The original novel behind the Netflix series leaves fans intrigued and captivated by the modern-day Ted Bundy.
Kayla Carson, Simon Fraser University
The film might not be perfect, but it’s helping to advance the conversation about a very important topic.
Nathan Coles, Oakland University
The newly-revealed updates to the franchise will shake up the Pokémon community, even if it isn’t exactly what they want.
You better skate to it!
Madison Feser, Seton Hall University
Legal and logistical barriers make casting minors something of a burden. Has the trend of adult actors assuming the role of teens skewed public perception?
This series contains aspects of two influential religions but doesn’t have the storytelling prowess to pull off such a gamble.
Angel Zhu, University of California, Berkeley
Mukbang YouTubers Stephanie Soo and Nikocado Avocado square off. Who knew there would be so much controversy surrounding eating videos posted on the internet?
Meredith Day, Davidson College
The actor evokes old Hollywood nostalgia while representing a stunning model of modern masculinity.
This show portrays the complicated lives of a mother and son as they embark on separate journeys to rediscover themselves.
The year 2020 is filled to the brim with exciting adaptations, sequels, and re-imaginings.
After a year of leaving fans with anticipation, the YouTuber and her boyfriend, Tyler Williams, finally got married on a starry, starry night.
How will the remaining characters deal with the shocking twist from last season?
After her very public breakdown in May, the former child star is back on the trending page and this time it is obvious that there is something alarming going on offline.
The ‘tall child’ returns, but with actual children this time.
With a majorly successful Season 1, can the Netflix series outdo itself?
Every year there’s a wave of new influencers that rise to stardom. In 2019, these content creators grew their following and made an impact on the platform.
The app might appear to be just a harmless reincarnation of Vine, but TikTok has plenty of skeletons in its digital closet.
After 10 years of providing attainable travel content, Damon and Jo are launching a new phase in their wanderlust-driven career.
This year’s line-up includes a diverse roster ranging from divorce dramas to psychological thrillers.
Chris Meng, Pomona College
The iconic sitcom has left Netflix and with it goes great comedic moments, lovable characters and some of the show’s problematic components.
With the long-running series no longer available and ‘The Office’ leaving fairly soon, it has left many subscribers wondering if Netflix is truly there for you.
The antics of the Roy family are one big car crash you can’t look away from.
Bryan Lance, Liberty University
So long, Academy Awards. Say hello to the internet’s award show.
Forget resting in peace — computer-generated imagery pulls long deceased actors from their graves and pushes them back into the limelight.
Currently on Netflix, this BBC makeup contest revives a genre in dire need of revamping.
After spending $4 billion to purchase the iconic media franchise, the giant entertainment conglomerate has little to show for it.
This fresh adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s book exalts each March sister in her own right, exploring the girls’ unique struggles and experiences.
Pilot Pete is already shirtless hosing down a plane, and no one is upset about it.
Gabriel Egbert, University of Louisville
Was all of this worth the hype?
While the spinoff’s final season is hitting all the comedic marks, its plot lines might be lacking compared to its predecessor.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
‘U got a Kik? ;)’ Cue cringe.
Are they still hilarious or down in the dumps?
Give us all the dirt.
Step aside mainstream holidays, it’s our time.
The new Disney Plus series reunites old classmates and gives them another chance to shine on stage.
Amazon’s dark comedy proves being a spy isn’t all glitz and glamour as intelligence officer John Tavner faces every obstacle in the book.
I grew up watching Jimmy Kimmel on YouTube, so when I had the chance to see it in-person I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about the show.
‘Friends,’ ‘The Office’ and more are leaving the OG streaming service for new territory.
With their new video game consoles on the horizon, Sony and Microsoft will compete once again.
The technology is new, so the benefits might not be immediately apparent, but there’s a lot going for it once you look deeper.
From musical performances to weekend updates, this season is full of gems.
This contradictory comedy special both decries and leans into controversy, lending more heat to Wolf’s fiery persona.
Feel intimidated by the huge social media platform? Don’t be. Here are some hints and tricks for the newbie and veteran alike.
What caused the No. 1 channel for music to become just another reality show network?
Viewers can anticipate a new Joe as he traverses Los Angeles looking for his next victim.
The new season of ‘The Bachelor’ is just a few weeks away, so it’s time to dig up dirt on everyone else.
The series opens with a lizard man eating a sorcerer’s head. Need I say more?
Tommy Nguyen, Clovis Community College
We started off with a bang and now we’re back to our roots.
While there have been numerous films made about Santa Claus over the years, never before has there been a woman in the big red suit.
Get ready to meet the Bodega Boys, bringing the Bronx to your television screen.
The latest entry in the franchise went all-in on creative and unique designs.
This artier newcomer is stepping into the film industry’s spotlight and edging out previous stalwarts like Miramax.
If you’re still hankering for more British monarchy drama, check out these titles.
The proliferation of quirky company Twitter accounts just goes to show that nothing is sacred when it comes to commercialism and advertising.
The celebrity’s new comedy special will leave you laughing and unveils previously unknown parts of her unique life experiences.
The Netflix show on the postwar British monarchy has to deal with some noticeable changes in personnel.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
The new exhibit ‘The [R]evolution of Hip Hop’ puts this genre’s long history in the limelight, highlighting its changes and triumphs.
Grab some hot chocolate and get cozy by the fire with your favorite television pals.
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