TV

Designated Survivor does not live up to potential, melodramatic plot
‘Designated Survivor’ – starring Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto 6 out of 10 By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Designated Survivor” is one of those “it could have been” television shows; it is good, but it could have been a whole lot better. I love politics, so I was accordingly enthralled when I saw the first trailers for “Designated Survivor.” A television series that imagines the worst attack on…
‘Iron Fist’ sunk by slow pacing, poor rendition of character
“Iron Fist” stars Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Finn Jones as Danny Rand and Rosario Dawson and Claire Temple. “Iron Fist” is the newest Marvel series to be released exclusively on Netflix. ‘Iron Fist’ — starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Tom Pelphrey 6 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Netflix came out in March with a new installment to their superhero “Defenders” TV show roster…
Fall TV lineup delivers promise, laughter and music

By Jackson Santy ’13
THE ROUNDUP

It’s that time of year again, the time when we are settled in to school, break out the fall colors and indulge ourselves with the plethora of pumpkin flavored seasonal sweets.

But with fall also comes a new lineup of television, and this fall’s array of shows seems very promising in its early weeks.

Jersey Shore, reality programs brainwashing society

At almost any given time, you can turn on your television and find a reality TV show.

Reality shows are a creating a fortune for their producers, sponsors, networks and anyone who has a stake in the programs’ creation.

Reality TV is taking over networks, polluting its viewers’ minds and absorbing their lives.

Fall lineup brings variety of thrilling shows

By Sean Harris ’11 and Eric Villanueva ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Gangsters and zombies and lawyers oh my!

This fall television lineup brings all this and more to the small screen, which has slowly been gaining respect over the years for character development and scope that cannot be rivaled by any movie.

Below are a few shows that perked our interest.

‘Gossip Girl’ grabs guys too

By Rohan Andresen ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Spotted: Brophy students watching “Gossip Girl.”

“Gossip Girl,” a TV program profiling the lives of Manhattan’s wealthiest adolescents, has entered its fourth season on the CW while captivating the interests of viewers as well as many members of the Brophy community.

This TV show was based on books written in the early 2000’s by Cecily von Ziegesar and was turned into a TV series in late 2007.

New NBC show ‘Outsourced’ is a funny culture shock

By Manuel A. Sigüenza ’12
THE ROUNDUP

Being a fan of NBC’s Thursday comedy lineup of shows, it was a no brainer for me to watch the premiere of the network’s newest addition, “Outsourced.”

After watching the pilot of this show that stands next to powerhouses like “30 Rock,” “The Office” and second-season “Community,” it seems like the sitcom will come together slowly but surely.

The comedy, featuring newcomer Ben Rappaport, Diedrich Bader and Rebecca Hazlewood, is worth spending 30 minutes watching.