It is a sitcom deemed the new “Friends,” and it has won numerous critical awards. It is “The Big Bang Theory.” Unexpectedly, all of those things describe what appears to be the most hated show on television. This unanimous hate seems to have sprung out of nowhere. While “The Big Bang Theory” aired its first […]

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The results are in and clear as day: “Fuller House” is a terrible TV show. More than having produced an overall negative reception, the show has bred reactions so extreme, it seems the show induces existential crises. A Vulture review claims, “The first four minutes of ‘Fuller House’ are four of the most excruciating TV […]

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  Everyone loves to hate the Academy. Each year, the decisions of some 6,000 entertainment industry members get criticized to no end. Whether it is the nominees’ clear lack of diversity, corrupt voting, terrible hosting, staged celebrity exchanges or the relentless snubbing of Leonardo DiCaprio, the Oscars cannot catch a break. This year, the backlash […]

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Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Jenny Slate, Amy Schumer and so on are comedians. No, that sentence is not complete — at least, not without the word “feminist.” These prominent, successful women are no longer just comedians. They are now a part of their own sub-genre of comedy. In TV and […]

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“Saturday Night Live” may not be having a horrible start to 2016, but it is certainly having a desperate one. Last year, the popular opinion was to hate on “SNL” and point out that it wasn’t funny anymore. Blame it on bad writing or poor casting, but “SNL” did not make us laugh in 2015. […]

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In this so-called Golden Age of television fueled by binge-watching and blogging from all corners of the internet, it is important to consider how our TV reverence influences our judgment of comedy. Hit shows like “Louie” and “Portlandia,” highly acclaimed by fans and critics alike, are regarded for their humor, but more often for their […]

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The Upright Citizens Brigade quickly became a well-respected improv group when its first theater opened in 1996. Since then, we have founders Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, Matt Besser and Amy Poehler to thank for producing some of the funniest people in comedy today. Boston University’s own students may have caught a glimpse of some rising […]

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Alan Rickman, the beloved British actor, suddenly died Thursday at age 69 due to cancer. Rickman was most well known for roles as Professor Snape in the “Harry Potter” movies and Hans Gruber in “Die Hard,” though his talents spread far beyond these two famous franchises. Rickman was well known and also well recognized. He […]

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When quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson announced he was conducting his relationship with singer Ciara “Jesus’ way,” he joined a long history of sports-related abstinence. Although celibacy and athletics may seem unrelated, sex prior to game day has long received attention for how it affects male aggression and testosterone levels. In the case […]

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Mariah Carey was added to the long list of artists allegedly caught lip-syncing at the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday. With an immense list of shameful Thanksgiving parade lip-syncers, involving The Beach Boys, Kiss, Kristin Chenoweth, Lifehouse, Scotty McCreery and more, artists get called out every year for faking their performances. Former American […]

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