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Byline: Maxwell Metyko

Describing the premise of Cartoon Network series “Steven Universe” doesn’t do it justice. It’s about a half-alien 14-year-old that looks like a 10-year-old whose raised by three renegade warrior aliens exiled from their home world, where conflicts range from revolution against a twisted totalitarian government to...

Spoilers for the first season of “The Good Place” ahead: I was skeptical of “The Good Place” in the beginning. Cautiously awarding the first two episodes a 7 out of 10, the plot of “The Good Place”—bad person ends up in heaven by accident and must work to become a better person—was one that would seemingly struggle...

This week, the 89th Academy Award nominations were announced. As always, there are some shocks, snubs, and surprises, but here are the five topics of interest you should be geared into. “La La Land” has tied the record for most nominations at 14 It isn’t surprising that an awards juggernaut like musical “La La Land”...

As TV adapts to the streaming format offered by Netflix, HBO, etc., networks as they exist will become more and more specific in order to find a core audience in a niche group who are willing to subscribe to them. They will begin aligning their programming with a genre in the same way networks like Comedy Central and...

There are a lot of TV shows on air right now—over 400. That means that the only people capable of watching all of them wouldn’t have the time to write up an end-of-year top 10 list of the best shows that aired in 2016, lest they miss one. This means that the idea of a “best” TV show becomes more meaningless as the...

Although Anthony Hopkins’ creative director, Dr. Ford, believes that there’s a deeper level for the “guests” of his android-based theme park Westworld, very few instances across its first two episodes indicate that the “guests” believe so.  For the most part, the park’s visitors ignore the various story lines woven...

The anticipation for Donald Glover’s TV series, “Atlanta,” was high before it premiered, but not many expected the series to shake up television the way it has. Not since the previous FX series “Louie”—a safe pick for the best TV show of the decade—has there been a TV series as purely fascinating as “Atlanta.” Centered...

  “Community” (Complete 6 seasons on Hulu, originally aired on NBC and Yahoo! Screen) How it’s like Rick and Morty: Pop culture references, internal conflicts, created by Dan Harmon. “Rick and Morty” is a hit for Adult Swim, but it wouldn’t exist without “Community,” a show that struggled on network TV for years and made...

 The Good Place (Mondays 8/7c on NBC)  Most new TV shows have to reel audiences in by asserting what makes them unique. What makes this hang-out sitcom different from “Friends”? What makes this cop show different from “Law and Order”? “The Good Place,” the new sitcom from “Parks and Recreation” and “Brooklyn...

HULU: “You’re the Worst” (Seasons 1 and 2) Recommended if you like: “BoJack Horseman”    The romantic leads on “You’re the Worst” aren’t great people, but they know how to make a show worth watching. The two meet in the first episode outside a wedding one of them has ruined and the other has stolen a gift from. They proceed...