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Stranger Things: Season 2 Review

Stranger Things: Season 2 Review

“Stranger Things” season 1 was nominated for 18 awards during 2016’s Primetime Emmy Awards. (Courtesy of Netflix) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor The first season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” was one of the best TV shows to premiere last year. With an intriguing mystery, an eclectic and immediately endearing cast of characters, and an 80s sensibility

‘Mindhunter’ is Netflix’s best to date

The series was based on the true crime book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. (Courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor It has been noted numerous times that the television industry is in a golden age of programing when it comes to original content

‘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

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