The Orion

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

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....

Bojack gives a eulogy at another characters funeral. Image courtesy of Netflix.

‘Bojack Horseman’ stands at top of Netflix pile

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...

Photo credit: Jaime Munoz

Consuming slow entertainment in a fast-information age

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...

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Advertisements plague consumers

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...

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Best shows to watch on Netflix

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Survival guide for season, series finales

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...

Illustration by Miles Huffman

Innovative television rules my generation

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...

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...

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...

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...

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