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Epic finales and epic failures: A tale of triumph, tragedy in TV shows finales

Epic finales and epic failures: A tale of triumph, tragedy in TV shows finales

BJ Dumas takes a look at some of the best and worst television series' final episodes
Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Jan 11, 2024

A TV series finale may very well be the most important episode of a show’s entire run, making or breaking the entire journey. Regardless of how captivating the episodes or seasons have been, the show must stick the landing. The ultimate test of a show’s legacy lies in its final episode–the moment...

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‘Fear Street’ trilogy on the cutting-edge of slasher tropes

Laynee Scheck, Print Editor
Oct 17, 2023

Note: this article originally appeared in the February 2022 Inkspot magazine.  A surgical dissection of horror films, peeling back their skin, reveals a genre embodied by several sub-genres: the psychological thriller— “Silence of the Lambs” (1991), “The Sixth Sense” (1999), “The Shining”...

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Based on Japans highest-selling manga series in history, One Piece is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other.

Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ live-action adaptation sets sail: A treasure for anime fans [review]

Brantley Dumas II, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 6, 2023

Just how challenging it is to nail a live-action adaptation of anime? Take the 2009’s “Dragonball Evolution,” a trainwreck of a film that even Shenron couldn’t wish away. Or “Avatar: The Last Airbender” (2010), a beloved series that was butchered in its live-action adaptation, the result...

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In honor of the anniversary of Gilmore Girls premiere, Zach Knox-Doyle ranks Rorys romances.
Photo Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk
Promotional Images // Warner Bros., Netflix

Starry-eyed in Stars Hollow: Ranking Rory Gilmore’s romances

A look at which of Rory's boyfriend was the best on the 23rd Anniversary of 'Gilmore Girls' Premiere
Zachary Knox-Doyle, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 5, 2023

A carriage-ride conversation and a demolished snowman.  A restored pale-blue 1961 Dodge Lancer. Typing 90 words per minute, saving the Daily News on a frantic night.    Each a grand declaration of love, a gesture of affection with one aim–winning Rory Gilmore’s heart. As we...

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Gilmore Girls debuted on October 5, 2000 on The WB, becoming a flagship series for the now defunct network.
At its core, Gilmore Girls tells the story of a unique mother-daughter relationship. 
The shows creator Amy Sherman-Palladino told the Today Show, “I sold it off of a line. It’s like a mother and daughter, but they’re like friends. And they all perked up and said, ‘Great. We’ll buy that.’”

Indulge in the heartwarming humor, relatability of ‘Gilmore Girls’ [review]

'Gilmore Girls': a show with a mother-daughter bond like no other
Emma Conover and Inkspot Staff
Oct 5, 2023

As the leaves start to turn and pumpkin spice lattes make their triumphant return, there's another seasonal tradition that we can't help but indulge in revisiting the pilot episode of "Gilmore Girls." This beloved show serves up the perfect slice of mother-daughter dynamics, bundled with a generous...

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Join an amateur cook as they reminisce about a simpler time, when cartoons reigned supreme and cooking took place on a plastic stove.  Erica Copeland attempts to recreate some iconic cartoon dishes in this food review.

Cartoon cooking

After months of binging television and binging food, an amateur cook decided to combine her two pandemic past-times by cooking some of the iconic dishes she saw animated on screen
Erica Copeland, Staff Writer
May 4, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, we all have been looking for a recipe to keep us connected and keep us sane. During quarantine, my own life was dedicated to two activities - logging in to Google Meets and watching childhood throwbacks. "The Aristocats" and it’s posh counterpart "Lady and the...

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Whatever happened to predictability: ‘Full House’ offers reassurance and relief

Whatever happened to predictability: ‘Full House’ offers reassurance and relief

Emma Conover, Staff Writer
Mar 11, 2021

During the pandemic's unpredictability, everywhere you look, there's a new unknown.  Dogs unexpectedly barking in the background of a Google Meet, the fate of events like prom and graduation, when everything will return to normal.  Seeking to escape from a world full of uncertainty is every teenager's...

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The follow up to Netflixs 2018 The Haunting of Hill House might not pack as many minute-for-minute scares, but it offers a lot more.

Review: The perfectly splendid ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’

Nayonika Banerjee, Senior Staff Reporter
Dec 18, 2020

From pandemics to 'Gossip Girl' reboots, the world is scary right now; who knows what terrifying event will be next? So why not cope with the horror of 2020 with... horror? 'The Haunting of Bly Manor', Netflix's follow up to 2018's 'The Haunting of Hill House,' is the perfect way to deal with the...

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Julie and the Phantoms introduce themselves for the first time at a school assembly.

Review: Netflix’s hauntingly good new show: ‘Julie and the Phantoms’

Kenny Ortega's spooky twist on the classic high school musical
Kelsey Kern, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 30, 2020

In a world on fire (literally and figuratively), it is natural to seek out any form of comfort available. For me, that means reverting to my childhood and revisiting Kenny Ortega's classic movies. In the 80s, Ortega became a household name among movie nerds as the choreographer responsible for the...

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While it isnt without its cliché and cringey moments, Netflix Original is incredibly entertaining.

The Adventure Continues: Netflix Original ‘Outer Banks’ to return for second season [review]

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief
Sep 28, 2020

Netflix has a history of providing some of the most bingeable television shows available to stream: "Friends", "The Office", "Parks and Recreation", "Shameless"... As many of the company's licensing deals expire and shows migrate to up-starts and competitors, Netflix is left with a hole in its content...

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Why the nation is rooting  for Netflixs Cheer

Why the nation is rooting for Netflix’s ‘Cheer’

Charlotte Calmes, Editor-in-Chief
Mar 19, 2020
Cheerleaders are victims of generalization: thought of as overly energetic blondes whose lists of skills include nothing more than chanting and shaking pom-poms. As the more popular teams take the field or the court, cheerleaders are restricted to the sidelines - with the main job of maintaining a smile on their face and keeping the crowd entertained when play stops. What is often concealed about these athletes is the amount of skill it takes to do their true job, skill which is hidden by the makeup and rhinestones that blind spectators who are unfamiliar with the sport.
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1. Season six, “Secret Santa”-  In this episode, the office throws a Christmas party, and Michael is angry when Jim allows Phyllis to be Santa, so he disgraces his coworkers and their gifts for one another. Meanwhile, Oscar develops a crush on a new warehouse worker, and Andys secret Santa gift to Erin – the 12 Days of Christmas – does not go as well as planned. By far the most humorous Office Christmas episode due to Michael’s egocentric behavior.

Watch ‘The Office’ Christmas episodes

Will Dowell ranks 'The Office' Christmas movies just in time for the holiday season
Will Dowell, Multimedia Editor
Dec 21, 2018

 

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NCHS students were polled on which TV reboots they would be most interested in watching.

Looking at TV reboots Ironmen want to watch

Sumayyah Muhammad, Staff Reporter
Mar 14, 2018

Will and Grace. Fear Factor. The Magic School Bus. Total Request Live!. Sitcoms, reality, and kids shows are being revisited with previous casts and relaunched with new actors. Over 15 spinoffs and reboots premiered in 2017, with more scheduled for 2018 and 2019. Here is a look at the two blasts from...

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Ready, set, binge!

Ready, set, binge!

Students race through Netflix Original Series
Inkspot Staff
Oct 23, 2017

NCHS students are part of a growing national trend-they are binging. Binge racing. Binge racing, or watching an entire season of a Netflix Original Series within 24 hours of its release, is a phenomenon speeding across the world and the NCHS hallways. Between 2013 and 2016, the amount of launch...

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Netflix Cheating on rise globally, shows no signs of stopping

Netflix Cheating on rise globally, shows no signs of stopping

New data reveals 46% of streaming couples around the world are watching ahead of their partners and most only plan to cheat more
Feb 13, 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., (February 13, 2017) -- No relationship is safe. According to a new study* released today by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have “cheated” on their significant other, but it’s not what you think. Defined as watching a TV show ahead...

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