TV

Analyzing the Super Bowl Protests by Jefferson Geiger

From the moment Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones—who performed as the original Schuyler sisters in "Hamilton: An American Musical"—added their own flair to "America the Beautiful" by throwing in the word "sisterhood," I could tell that Super Bowl LI was going to be politically charged. With 113 million Americans watching the game, it’s the one of the most effective soapboxes, albeit one with a $5 million per 30 seconds of airtime price tag.

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The Character of Sound by Jefferson Geiger

Think about the last soundtrack to a movie or television show you bought and listened to. Soundtracks to musicals don’t count. Neither do the soundtracks to programs about singers or musicians, fictitious or otherwise. And I mean really listened to. Like, the CD is still in your car or it’s one of your most played albums on your iPod. It’s probably been a while right?

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Turn It Up For The Meltdown by Jefferson Geiger

As you read this, I will have finished viewing the premiere of the third, and final, season of “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail” on Comedy Central. It was hilarious and I laughed a lot. However, as I type this I have yet to see it. It’s Sunday and the show airs Tuesday nights. It’s a little known fact that writers have the power to control time

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Happy 100th 'Steven Universe' by Jefferson Geiger

I first found Cartoon Network’s “Steven Universe” through my love of animation. The show’s storyboard artist Ian Jones-Quartey did voice work for “Bravest Warriors” which was created by Pendleton Ward who made the other Cartoon Network hit “Adventure Time.” Both Jone-Quartey and Rebecca Sugar, creator of “Steven Universe,” also storyboarded episodes of “Adventure Time.” This whirlpool of talent storms up an all-ages show that’s a rare find.

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Netflix and the power of nostalgia by Jefferson Geiger

Netflix knows their demographic (read: millennials) extremely well. Like when Pixar made Toy Story 3, they know what we watch today and what we grew up watching. Because of this, many Netflix original shows and movies are reboots, revivals, sequels and prequels.

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Stop With The Aftershows by Jefferson Geiger

I have a love-hate relationship with AMC. On one hand, they’re part of the reason there’s so much great television shows on the air today. On the other, they’re part of the reason there’s so many aftershows on the air today.

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