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Why ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is the best show for quarantine

Why ‘The Midnight Gospel’ is the best show for quarantine

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

May 7, 2020

What do singing zombies, philosophical debates, blackholes and saxophone playing angel-Satan relationships have in common? The show, “The Midnight Gospel”. I was apprehensive when I first started watching this show. I thought it was going to be all about religion. I was going to watch it just fo...

Persistence in beating the odds shown in ‘Self-Made’

Persistence in beating the odds shown in 'Self-Made'

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

“Self Made” is a limited series based on the life of Sarah Breedlove or “Madam C. J. Walker,”   the first female self-made millionaire in the United States.  The series follows her rise from humble beginnings to becoming a brand name.   Netflix and many celebrity executive producers ba...

Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ full of unique mysteries, relatable characters

Netflix's 'Locke & Key' full of unique mysteries, relatable characters

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

“Locke & Key” seems to open a new door to mystery at every unexpected moment. The recently released Netflix series, based on a comic book series from the minds of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, exceeds all expectations as the Locke family dives into a new, adventurous and magical world. ...

Netflix’s ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ falls victim to sequel curse

Netflix's 'P.S. I Still Love You' falls victim to sequel curse

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

As a rule, sequels usually aren’t as good as the originals. “P.S. I Still Love You” is the sequel to, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The film was released on Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  It features the previous main cast along with some new additions, such as Jordan Fi...

‘The Ghost Bride’ captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries

'The Ghost Bride' captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

Li Lan, a daughter of a spice trader, is proposed to marry into a wealthy family, but the marriage is far from normal.  The young woman is thrust into solving a murder which leads her to the Netherworld in Netflix’s “The Ghost Bride.”  The Taiwanese drama is an exceptional series based on t...

French film ‘Let’s Dance’ lacks passion, romance

French film 'Let's Dance' lacks passion, romance

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“Let’s Dance” is a recently released French film that follows aspiring dancers on the journey to professional dance.  The film focuses on the relationships between dancers from different styles of dance, including hip-hop and ballet.  Although “Let’s Dance” is full of passionate da...

‘The Witcher’ lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

'The Witcher' lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

“The Witcher” is a book series turned video game series, that then turned into this: a dramatic, heart-stopping show on Netflix. I thought it was going to be dark-themed cliches that closely resembled  “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones” when I first started watching.  There are...

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

'NiNoKuni' takes audience on whimsical adventure

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

When it comes to saving loved ones, two average teenagers are willing to do anything in “NiNoKuni.”  “NiNoKuni,” an animated film, follows best friends Haru and Yu in an unexpected adventure to save their friend Kotona from danger. When all three find themselves in a near-death experience...

‘Let It Snow’ follows diverse, fun relationships

'Let It Snow' follows diverse, fun relationships

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

“Let It Snow” lifts spirits just in time for the holidays.  The Netflix original movie, an adaptation of the book “Let It Snow” by John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson, follows three relationships as a Christmas Eve snowfall creates obstacles. Although the movie is an adaptation...

‘Santa Girl’ a cheesy, underdeveloped Christmas movie

'Santa Girl' a cheesy, underdeveloped Christmas movie

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

The Christmas season has started early this year. Netflix is coming out with a lot of new Christmas movies this year, and while a lot of them will get you into the Christmas spirit, I wouldn’t count on “Santa Girl” to receive some holiday magic.  “Santa Girl” is a Netflix original, but ...

‘Falling Inn Love’ enjoyable, showcases DIY

'Falling Inn Love' enjoyable, showcases DIY

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

Hallmark meets HGTV in the new Netflix original movie “Falling Inn Love.” Everything seems to fail for Gabriela, and the last of her joy is put into entering a contest to win an inn. But when the last thing she would expect to happen actually happens, Gabriela puts all her energy into this new pr...

‘The Perfect Date’ predictable, yet enjoyable

'The Perfect Date' predictable, yet enjoyable

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

April 16, 2019

The conversion from cable networks like DirecTv and WOW! to streaming platforms like Hulu has caused a major change in the consumption and competition of media. The saturation of media apps has caused the streaming giant, Netflix, to flood its users with new content to keep its users satisfied. This ...

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