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Smiling Friends follows characters Pim and Charlie, and provides a good laugh to its viewers.

‘Smiling Friends’: Adult Swim’s best show in years

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter February 23, 2022

I have a massive soft spot for Adult Swim’s animated programming. The network has produced some of the best adult animated shows of all time. The newest addition to their animated lineup, “Smiling...

“And Just Like That is  out now on HBO Max

‘And Just Like That…’ was a Manolo Blahnik pump that didn’t quite fit

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2022

[SPOILERS AHEAD] “And Just Like That," the chaotic, confusing and sometimes charming Peloton ride of a television show, has finally come to an end. Like many fans of the original groundbreaking...

“The Sex Lives of College Girls” on HBO Max has been renewed for a second season.

‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ is funny and impactful

Sarah Gudenau, Features Editor February 9, 2022

Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s “The Sex Lives of College Girls” (TSLOCG) is a light-hearted and funny, yet emotional and real look into what it’s like to be a woman in college. As a big fan of...

The HBO Max special serves as a reunion for the iconic cast.

‘Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts’ — a heartwarming retrospective

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

“Harry Potter” is one of the most influential media franchises of all time, beginning in 1997 when J.K. Rowling published the first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.” The book was...

Dune was released Oct. 22, 2021, and is now available on HBO Max. The sci-fi movie was delayed for a year.

‘Dune’ didn’t disappoint: characterization, plot and effects all stand out

Joseph Popis, Sports Reporter October 27, 2021

The newly released sci-fi movie “Dune” has finally hit theaters and HBO Max after being delayed for the past year. Based on the 1965 science fiction novel by the same name, “Dune” was directed...

The cast of the Gossip Girl HBO Max reboot. New episodes air weekly on Thursdays.

HBO Max’s ‘Gossip Girl’ reboot: You know you don’t love it

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief July 28, 2021

Hey, Upper East Siders… or should I say Golden Grizzlies. Gossip Girl — not — here, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share my thoughts on the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite in the HBO...

HBO’s ‘Genera+ion’ gives viewers an inside look at what it’s like to be gen-z

Cayla Smith, Campus Editor March 24, 2021

HBO Max released an original called “Genera+ion” on March 11. The show is a dramedy series that follows a group of Gen-Z teenagers, who test deeply rooted beliefs about life and love in their conservative...

Locked Down is a heist movie set during the COVID-19 pandemic.

’Locked Down‘ should have been locked away

Bridget Janis, Managing Editor January 27, 2021

COVID-19 themed movies are coming, and they are coming quick. “Locked Down,” an HBO Max original film, was so focused on stereotypical pandemic activities that it forgot to have a good plot. The...

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