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In ‘Squid Game,’ Violence Is the Point

Yes, “Squid Game” is a jarring indictment of capitalism and mercantilism, of the dual politics of despair and power. However, the absurdist drama of “Squid Game” probes a much deeper and more universal evil — the logic of exclusion.


Hidden Gems: Exposing “Northern Exposure”

With episodes including dream swaps, ghosts, fake twins, and even Franz Kafka, “Northern Exposure” constantly challenges its audience intellectually while effortlessly straddling the line between comedy and drama.


Activism After The Activist: Reality TV’s Potential for Impact.

One takeaway from the scandal should be that the pairing of activism and reality TV is a potent, inevitable match, one that — thanks to the conversation started by “The Activist”  — can be executed more tastefully in the future.


With ‘The Premise,’ B.J. Novak is Back and Better than Ever

In its two-episode premiere, “The Premise” proved itself to be a promising series that is timely, engaging, and thought-provoking.


‘Ted Lasso’ and the Kindness Revolution

With the introduction of a sports psychologist in the season premiere, the focus of the plot turned from a silly American abroad to the complexities of mental health and the desire to belong in today’s fragmented world.


Here’s Why ‘White Lotus’’s Mossbacher Family Feels Too Familiar

Call it unjust or unfair — “The White Lotus” is simply a reflection of real life. There are millions of people who view themselves as proponents of social change, yet are unwilling to take steps which may lessen their hegemony.


‘The Chair’ is the Latest Netflix Miniseries That Ends Too Soon

The show goes far beyond solely focusing on inequality within academia. With its six strikingly short, thirty-minute episodes, “The Chair” does an excellent job of leaving audiences wanting more.


For Its Own Sake, ‘The D’Amelio Show’ Should Be Canceled

At a certain point, it does not matter how charming or likable the sisters are. The D’Amelios attempts at quelling hate by providing more access, by showing the sisters at their worst, is thus only stoking the fire.


‘Kevin Can F*** Himself’: An Interview With Creator Valerie Armstrong

AMC’s newest dramedy series, “Kevin Can F*** Himself,” made waves over the summer with its exploration of the classic sitcom format. The Harvard Crimson spoke to creator, showrunner and executive producer Valerie Armstrong.


‘Trese’ Review: A Captivating Alchemy of Factionalism and the Occult

Despite occasional gaps in its otherwise seamless plot, “Trese” delivers a mature, richly imagined exploration of the capacity for coexistence in a world where every person — and every spirit — wants their own share.


“Shadow and Bone” Season One Review: Fantasy Adaptation Done Right

Despite containing all the standard elements of the “teen girl discovers her powers, enters new world, and is stuck between two boys,” cliche, it uses the tropes as a launching pad to consider abusive relationships, fear, self-worth and self-actualization.


‘Life in Color’ Review: A Charming Look at the Role Color Plays on Earth

There’s the iconic and well-known face, the beautiful landscape, and the subjects of the show itself — in many ways, “Life in Color” establishes itself in the tradition of Attenborough’s other nature documentaries.


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