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‘Atypical’ is anything but typical

‘Atypical’ is anything but typical

Series creator Robia Rashid previously worked on ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ (Courtesy of Netflix) Emily Toomey Connector Staff “Atypical” is breaking out into the Netflix world as a more progressive approach to television. This comedy style drama features Keir Gilchrist as an autistic high schooler named Sam, who is navigating his way through his

‘Iron Fist’ : Marvel’s first big failure

“Iron Fist” is the last Marvel/Netflix series before the crossover miniseries “The Defenders” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The Iron Fist is meant to be an expert in all form of martial arts, but instead “Iron Fist” brings bland, uninspiring fight choreography mixed in with a generic story and flat characters. “Iron

‘13th’ exposes slavery through prison system

The 2016 documentary “13th” was directed by Ava DuVernay. (Courtesy of Netflix) Jess Kergo Connector Staff The 13th Amendment of the United States constitution says, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to

The importance of going to class

Business professor Ashwin Mehta lectures a group of students at UMass Lowell. William Hanna UML Student Skipping class. We have all done, at least once. Next time we go, we take a second. Pause. We never cover that much material! The one (maybe more*) class we skip, the harder it is to recover. Inevitably, it

A ‘series’ of unfortunate episodes

“A Series of Unfortunate Events” is based on the 13-book long series of the same name. (Courtesy of Netflix) Kathryn Leeber Connector Editor How many versions of the same storyline is too many? “A Series of Unfortunate Events” is based off of the books by Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler. Back

“Black Mirror” leaves a lasting impression

This review was originally printed in February 2015. Due to an editorial error, it wasn’t posted online until now. (Photo courtesy of Channel 4) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor Since the genre was first conceived, science fiction stories have had a fascination with the prospect of technology going horribly wrong, and it’s not hard to see

Black Mirror season 3 paints a grim vision of the future

“Black Mirror” was originally developed for Great Britain’s Channel 4 network before the rights to the series were purchased by Netflix in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor “Black Mirror” is a science-fiction anthology series created by Charlie Brooker back in 2011, with the newest season sponsored by Netflix. The series is

Stranger Things is one of the best shows on Netflix

“Stranger Things” is the second television show written by the Duffer Brothers, the first being last year’s “Wayward Pines”. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Brock Johnson Connector Staff An homage to 80s culture casting five young actors under the age of 15, “Stranger Things” stands out as one of Netflix’s boldest ventures. The young group of

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