“This Is Us” is a tearjerker 1

By Samantha Plumley – 1851 Staff

The phrase “families come in all shapes and sizes” is an understatement. Various television shows have attempted to accurately represent the modern family by depicting how families are no longer restrained to bloodlines and marriages. Through the first season’s 18 episodes of NBC’s “This Is Us,” family is redefined.  More…

“Workaholics” returns for final season, same hijinks and mess Reply

By Krista Dejulio & Seán McGlone – Co-Editor-in-Chief & News Editor

Fan favorites Anders, Adam, and Blake returned to Comedy Central for the seventh and final season of “Workaholics” on January 11. The season starts off with the self-proclaimed “office pranksters” taking over the new worker orientation and firing everyone who they feel is too old in an effort to, as Adam puts it, make it “like Coachella.”

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Are you ready for “The Get Down?” Reply

By Ryan Fitzgerald – Co-Editor-in-Chief

There are certain periods in history many would like to travel back in time to and experience life in that era. The Netflix original musical drama series “The Get Down,” practically does just that for viewers by portraying life in 1970s Bronx, New York, through the eyes of a group of teenagers. The series, which premiered in August, has six episodes of the first season currently available on Netflix with the second half set to debut in 2017.

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“Atlanta” hits all the right notes Reply

By Tristan Davis – Features Editor

You would be hard-pressed to find a show that dedicates itself to modern issues better than FX’s “Atlanta.” Co-written and produced by “Community” alum Donald Glover (a.k.a. rapper Childish Gambino), the comedy/drama revolves around three young men trying to make a splash in the booming Atlanta hip-hop scene.

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