Television

Fall Preview: TV’s New Favorite Family

CBS’s new comedy “Life In Pieces” looks to run off the success of family comedies before it

I must admit, I haven't watched much new TV this summer. I've been catching up. I'm up-to-date on The Good Wife and The Americans, and I finished Parks & Recreation. I'm slowly working my way through The Sopranos. I tested the waters of Comedy Central's Another Period and Netflix's Sense8 (both awful). I said goodbye to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and replaced it (for now) with Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I boycotted CBS's abhorable "reality experiment" The Briefcase. I'll be queueing up the critically-acclaimed UnReal (Lifetime) before its second season.



Viewers Still Relate to Modern Family

Modern Family’s unique approach keeps viewers coming back

Fall is the most highly anticipated season for television series, and this year’s Emmy Awards ceremony holds the promise of living up to the anticipation.



Return to Camp Firewood: Netflix’s “Wet Hot American Summer”

Sarah Hope previews Netflix’s mini-series follow up to 2001′s “Wet Hot American Summer”

The summer is about to get wetter, hotter and American-er. Cult comedy fans are already mixing up the bug juice and practicing their arts and crafts while posted up in front of their TVs, waiting impatiently for the big day. This Friday on Netflix, the full cast of Wet Hot American Summer will return for an eight-episode prequel titled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.



Trainwreck is good, but Amy Schumer is better

Amy Schumer has taken the world by storm with her unique and, at times, controversial brand of comedy

It would be silly of me to ask, "Hey, have you heard of Amy Schumer?" Of course you have. She's the 34-year-old comedian who sprang onto the scene in 2013 amid a spray of daisies and vagina jokes with her original Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer. She's irreverent, controversial and convicted. Her first movie, Trainwreck, opened this weekend to nearly universal critical acclaim.



Comic-Con Roundup

Sarah Hope gives an overview of the new trailers and teasers debuted at last weekends Comic-Con in San Diego

Last weekend at the San Diego Convention Center, the geeks of the world came together for the annual swarm that unites pop culture, sci-fi, video games, TV, film and nerd culture under one giant roof for four exciting days. Comic-Con International 2015 was full of cosplay (dressing up as your favorite characters) and celebrity. As usual, a number of new trailers and teasers were released for upcoming films and TV. Here are some of the most exciting.



Same-sex marriage on TV: a long history of acceptance

After the legalization of same-sex marriage, Sarah Hope takes a look back at the history of gay weddings on television.

With Friday's Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, a line was drawn in the sand.



Remembering Rod Serling

Syracuse New Times intern Colin VanCourt recalls the life of “The Twilight Zone” host Rod Serling, who died 40 years ago on June 28.

Although his family moved to Binghamton when he was just 2 years old, Syracuse still proudly proclaims itself to be the birthplace of Rod Serling.



“Catastrophe,” not your typical pregnancy comedy

Amazon Prime’s newest addition “Catastrophe” strays from the typical pregnancy comedies of the past.

What happens when a businessman from the U.S. travels to London, hooks up with a plucky Irish lass and gets her pregnant? In the British comedy series Catastrophe, the answer is not at all what you might expect.



Biggest Summer TV Premiere Night is June 21

June 21 is on track to be an exhilarating time for television fanatics

Game of Thrones is gone for another year. Jon Snow is maybe gone forever. Or maybe we know nothing.



Becoming Us: Transgender 101, another step forward

Popular television shows such as “Orange Is The New Black” and “Transparent” aim to make the transgender community more present in mainstream media

This time last year, Time magazine put Laverne Cox on its cover and declared a "transgender tipping point."  It was a statement more prescient than its writers probably realized.