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Stevens: Netflix’s best original is animated

On September 14th, Netflix aired the fifth season of their ever depressing animated original, Bojack Horseman. Since season one, Will Arnett has been loaning his voice to the titular character, guiding the show through its many ups and downs. Bojack Horseman is a show that takes on difficult issues like …

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Writer for ‘Battlestar Galactica’, ‘Star Trek’ and more heads to Knight Library

Television writer and producer David Wettle is coming to the University of Oregon. He will be giving a talk Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Knight Library.

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What happened on the web this week?

This week on the web, The Mindy Project was cancelled, the NFL investigated the New England Patriots and Obama visited Portland.

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Use Your HBO Account For Something Other Than Game Of Thrones

With the new season of Game of Thrones going in full force, it’s likely that you or a close friend has put down the $15 a month necessary for HBO just to keep up with the latest happenings in Westeros. But while you’re investing that hard-earned cash, why not check out …

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Finished with the latest season of your favorite female-led comedy series? Give these newbies a try

Now that you’ve finished Orange is the New Black, here are some other female-led comedy series you might enjoy.

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Berg: What Clash of Clans' Super Bowl ad tells us about social gaming

Super Bowl commercials are often seen as a barometer of American culture. They’re what we talk about the next morning, and often how we know that a company has cash to throw around. You also very rarely see video games advertised during the game. This does make some sense; the year’s biggest …

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'The Bachelor' recap week 3: Cut throat clever and Costco

ABC’s producers managed to make all our dreams come true this week by combining The Bachelor with one of our favorite talk show hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, as he crashed Chris’s dating parade. This situation was as if America sent in a representative of what we’re all thinking at home. Not only …

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Recap: The Bachelor Part One

“I’d rather chew glass and swallow it with a bag of hair than lose to her,” stated one of the lucky ladies competing on ABC’s 19th season of The Bachelor. The three-hour premiere included women holding roses, women in tears and me, polishing off a bottle of Chardonnay. The Monday highlight …

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A review of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please: Hitting the funny bone in all the right places

Christmas came early this year. On Oct. 28, comedian, SNL alum and current Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler released her first book, Yes Please. These words, when together, bring forth power and preciseness, according to Poehler. “Saying ‘yes’ doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no and saying ‘please’ …

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Review: ‘Transparent’ is the best show you’re not watching

Since Netflix has helped spur the binge-watching pandemic, it’s become easier to immerse yourself in a world of online television and atrophy your brain into banana pudding. Not to be outdone, video streaming websites like Hulu and Amazon have entered the ring to create high-caliber original content. This is how the hilarious, smart …

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‘The Bachelor’ finale recap: A ‘controversial’ ending

SPOILER ALERT The last words America’s least-favorite bachelor mumbled were, “Don’t get cranky,” as he embraced Nikki after choosing not to give her the ring in his pocket. “The Bachelor” wrapped up its 18th season last night. Soccer star Juan Pablo didn’t offer a ring to either Nikki Ferrell nor Clare …

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Twitter is moving television ‘water cooler’ talk to real time

Twitter has a continuously growing presence when it comes to conversations about television. Just last Sunday night, Twitter crashed temporarily due to the huge number of people retweeting Ellen’s Oscar celebrity selfie and the Twitter account “@SochiProblems” went viral, gaining more followers than the Olympics’ official Twitter account. For many …

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Food: Why I'm excited about the return of 'Top Chef'

“Top Chef,” my favorite cooking competition reality show, premiered this past Wednesday on Bravo, beginning its 10th season with a new and exciting way to weed out the weaker chefs. Judges Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson and (my personal favorite) Wolfgang Puck took the 21 contestants and determined during …

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University sophomore Will Cuddy makes ‘Grimm’ TV debut

University sophomore Will Cuddy recently co-starred on an episode of NBC’s new Portland-based TV show, “Grimm.” “Grimm” has the basic set up of any police drama — but with a twist. Characters based on fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm exist in the real world.

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