The Orion

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

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Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018

You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

Bojack gives a eulogy at another character's funeral. Image courtesy of Netflix.

Ulises Duenas

September 17, 2018

Balancing comedy and drama is a difficult thing to do. More shows have been attempting to find the right mix between the two in recent years. None do it as well as "Bojack Horseman". This fifth season isn't the show's best, but it's got plenty of what makes this show good.On the surface, this show is a satire about the culture of show bu...

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

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Grant Schmieding

May 1, 2018

After a full day of school, it’s time to sleep. Lying in bed, my eyes locked on the dim laptop screen in front of me. My nightly melatonin creeps up as my attention flat lines and I drift off into a peaceful, numb sleep. The next morning, my eyes lazily open. I grab my laptop, still open from last...

Advertisements plague consumers

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Jeff Guzman and Dongyoung Won

October 6, 2016

Whether it's scrolling through Facebook or watching the latest sporting event someone is constantly trying to sell something.In the last few years, advertisements are more out of control than ever before and the flood of information is harming our society. The number of products advertised to us has gotten...

The Orion’s Emmy Predictions

George Johnston

September 18, 2015

The Emmy's are happening Sunday night. Because the trophy doesn't always go to the most deserving show, The Orion has broken the nominees into two categories: who will win and who actually should.Best Comedy "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Parks and Recreation" (NBC) "Silicon Valley" (HBO)"Transparent" (Amazon) "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix) "Veep" (HBO)Should: "Louie" (FX) - One of the smartest comedies on television, it's only matter of time before "Louie" wins this award.Will: "Modern Family" (ABC) - The juggernaut series will continue its record breaki...

Best shows to watch on Netflix

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

May 13, 2015

The time has come. It’s finals week, full of exams and stress. But that also means that this semester is coming to a close and it's almost summer. With that in mind, here are some shows on Netflix I personally enjoy and think are worth watching for a good distraction and to kick off the summer:...

Survival guide for season, series finales

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Allison Galbreath

April 5, 2015

It is the worst time of the year: finale season. It is difficult living through the break between seasons, especially when they end with cliffhangers, as they so often do. Even harder is dealing with series finales, the oh-so anticipated yet dreaded end of a show. Here are some recommende...

Innovative television rules my generation

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Miles Inserra

April 1, 2015

Three years into college and three of the most memorable television series of my generation have risen to popularity: "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "House of Cards."Today’s students don’t have to be television enthusiasts to appreciate what it has to offer. With the current calib...

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning

November 30, 2014

I've always considered myself a feminist, but it wasn't until my women's history class at Chico State that I really understood what that meant.Feminism taught me to think critically and scrutinize everything around me. It's empowering and eye-opening, but it also ruins everything. I started watching m...

Losing TV show friends

Matt Murphy

April 7, 2014

I lost 5 friends on April 1st. Let me be more forthcoming. CBS' long-running sitcom "How I Met Your Mother" ended after nine seasons. I know it sounds weird but face it, everyone gets attached to TV shows and their characters. When a show is on for a long time, it's easy to end up experiencing ...

Binge-watching TV is for smart people

Zachary Phillips

April 3, 2014

Anyone who has ever gotten lost in a great novel knows how consuming it can be. As a beloved character mourns, real life tears are shed. As an unforeseen plot twist unfolds, coffee tables are flipped. Friends and family admire the bookworm for his or her devotion and intellectual stamina, am...

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