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Opinion | What ‘Rick and Morty’ can tell us about American masculinity

Opinion | What ‘Rick and Morty’ can tell us about American masculinity

By Genna Edwards, Senior Staff Columnist

May 19, 2020

The showrunners, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, have 70 episodes left. They should use them to change their philosophical tune.

Opinion | “BoJack Horseman” is as real as it gets

“BoJack Horseman” still.

By Ethan Tessler, For The Pitt News

February 11, 2020

By the end of the show, you won’t be wondering why you feel emotionally attached to this cartoon alcoholic horse man.

Weekend Watchlist: Spooky shows

“Twin Peaks” title card.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 17, 2019

It’s spooky season! With Halloween less than two weeks away, here are our favorite spooky shows available to stream.

Screen Time: Our best & worst TV finales

“Game of Thrones” production still.

By The Pitt News Staff

October 14, 2019

All good things must come to an end. This includes long-running television series, though sometimes they may not end the way we would like them to. In this week’s edition of Screen Time, TPN staffers share what they believe are some of the best and worst television finales.

Column: Watching sports forges connections, unites in history

(Illustration by Garrett Aguilar / Staff Illustrator)

By Abbot Zuk | For The Pitt News

September 20, 2017

Whether it was my mother or father taking me to a ball game, or everyone in Catholic grade school sporting Steelers jerseys on Fridays before pivotal games — sports have been ingrained in me since the start. Like most decisions made at a young age, my sports-rooting interests were predetermined by...

Students receive access to stream portable cable television

Pitt students watch Xfinity television in William Pitt Union. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Rachel Glasser | News Editor

September 7, 2017

Campus Television is now portable and pocket-sized at Pitt. Comcast Corp. partnered with the University to bring on-campus residents Xfinity on Campus, a service that allows students to watch and record live television and thousands of Xfinity On Demand shows on their laptops, mobile devices or persona...

Warm up to new and returning TV shows with their trailers

Warm up to new and returning TV shows with their trailers

By Britnee Meiser / Staff Writer

January 7, 2015

The first weeks of January can be a dumping ground for dozens of pilots that won’t make it to February. But here’s a preview of some of the most-anticipated returning shows (and one new show) — based solely on the so-far-released trailers.“Portlandia”Returns Thursday, Jan. 8 on IFCThe sketch...

Netflix breathes new life into TV

Netflix breathes new life into TV

By Shawn Cooke / Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

From its title, “Orange Is the New Black” sounds like a hot new TLC reality program that urges viewers to “say yes to the jumpsuit.” Lucky for the highbrow television viewer, its title is more than a little deceiving.Netflix rolled out all 13 episodes of the show’s excellent first season fr...

Esquire TV’s lineup puts stylish spin on basic TV rundown

By Matt Singer / Senior Staff Writer

September 30, 2013

Its initial programming launch now completed, it’s already clear that Esquire Network is continuing to do what its eponymous magazine has already succeeded in doing: showing that class, culture and cash can make men think something is cool and — most importantly — new.This “new” factor is ...

TV’s next great anti-hero has arrived

By Andrew Fishman

September 16, 2013

It’s Sunday night. Almost 3 million fans around the country are about to tune in to cult TV show “Breaking Bad” on AMC. I am not one of these 3 million people. To the shock of some and the horror of others, I can honestly say I have never seen an episode of this show.When I tell people this, on...

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