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Downton Abbey crash course

With Edith’s surprise pregnancy, Rose’s affair with a black man, and as one of the strongest relationships between Anna and Mr. Bates is shaken to its core, so far Season 4 of Downton Abbey hasn’t missed a beat. Downton Abbey, … Continue reading

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“Emma Approved” Returns Monday

In the first 24 episodes of “Emma Approved,” the YouTube adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Emma,” the first major plot arc of the novel was covered. We met the idealistic, entrepreneurial Emma Woodhouse (played by an on-point Joanna Sotomura), … Continue reading

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“American Idol”: The Downfall of the Nation’s Favorite Reality Show

The premiere of “American Idol” is approaching and the show is already spelling out disaster. Why the judges and singers should brace themselves for the downfall of the nation’s favorite reality show.

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Kerry Washington Stars on Saturday Night Live (SNL)

In case you missed Scandal star and mommy-to-be Kerry Washington hosting SNL this past Saturday as the only black woman (or woman of color period) in the cast, here are some of the highlights: Washington opened the show as Michelle … Continue reading

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Gatsby’s on Youtube (finally)

The Nick Carraway Chronicles have officially launched. In the style of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, this series of Youtube videos is retelling a classic novel– this time, The Great Gatsby, as a video diary. Check out the first video: We’ll have … Continue reading

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‘Arrested Development’ returns as a Netflix series

Check out all four seasons of “Arrested Development,” including the new Netflix season.

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In withdrawal

It’s Thursday night, 10:00 pm, and I’m exactly two weeks into withdrawal. ABC’s political drama, Scandal concluded its second season two weeks ago. Yes, I have watched the finale three times. Yes, I have an addiction. Prior to finding Scandal, … Continue reading

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Cold War heats up on ‘The Americans’ on FX

“The Americans” might be difficult to get into at first, but the story ramps up and it features great acting and writing.

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‘Brain Scoop’ on YouTube offers unique educational programs

Check out the Brain Scoop YouTube channel.

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BBC’s ‘The Hour’ will hook you, given the chance

By Gabe Ryan, Home-schooled A couple of weeks ago, I sat down to watch BBC’s “The Hour,” because my parents recommended I see it. I will admit, I wasn’t as enamored with it as my parents were. I quickly realized, … Continue reading

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