Television

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.



Wayward Pines is the Best and Worst of Shyamalan

Wayward Pines premiered Thursday on Fox

I've been waiting for the new Lost.



8 Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix

Commune with nature on Netflix

Now that it's almost summer in Syracuse, we'll all be spending a lot more time outside and less time cooped up in front of our screens. But when the sun goes down and the bugs come out, it will be time to plop back down on the couch. Not ready to stop communing with nature? There are hours upon hours of great nature documentaries to be streamed online, particularly on Netflix. So kick off your hiking boots and put some aloe on that sunburn. Here are eight to start you off.