lifestyle/entertainment/tv


The new American Idol brings a new set of disappointing judges

By Mahnaz Habib | May 8, 2018, 1:51 p.m. | In Television »

On Apr. 7 2016, Ryan Seacrest said his final goodbyes for the "farewell" season of American Idol...or so we thought.


Black Mirror Season 4 Review

By Nate Bodner | Jan. 23, 2018, 12:58 p.m. | In Television »

Black Mirror, produced by Netflix, has been gaining a large following throughout the world ever since the first episodes began broadcasting on England's Channel 4 in 2011. Now on Netflix, Charlie Bookers' Sci-Fi anthology returned for a fourth season, comprising of six independent episodes that can be watched in any order.


"A Series of Unfortunate Events" is seriously good

By Pedraam Faridjoo | Jan. 29, 2017, 3:09 p.m. | In Television »

Looking away from "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is the last thing anyone should do when watching this hilariously bizarre and witty adaptation of Daniel Handler's (also known as Lemony Snicket's) book series.


Martha and Snoop's "Potluck Dinner" is dope

By Charles Lott | Nov. 14, 2016, 2:04 p.m. | In Television »

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg's new VH1 cooking show "Potluck Dinner" premiered Monday, inciting laughter and hunger in viewers. Their numerous celebrity guests employ overt marijuana innuendos, references to one another's checkered pasts, and hysterical contrasts between different cultures to keep the show funny and fresh.


Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 4:31 p.m. | In Television »

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.


"Fresh Off the Boat" sinks below expectations

By Brian Le | April 14, 2015, 11:47 a.m. | In Television »

It took decades for Asian Americans to be represented in American mainstream television again. A lot was riding on this show. So when the first few episodes were laden with exaggerated stereotypes, corny one-liners and stilted accents, I was pretty let down.


Who's strong and brave, here to save the American way?

By Harini Salgado Sarah Trunk | Jan. 12, 2015, 9:05 p.m. | In Television »

It's a story unlike any other superhero story, because Peggy is unlike any other superhero.


No happy endings for TV rom-coms

By Harini Salgado | Dec. 19, 2014, 2 p.m. | In Television »

It's unclear why there were so many new rom-coms this fall. But one thing's for sure: they haven't been very successful.


SCO Top Five: New TV shows to watch this fall

By Neida Mbuia Joao Harini Salgado | Sept. 22, 2014, 11:10 a.m. | In Television »

The SCO staff is here to help you figure out your new favorites with a Top Five list based on the shows' trailers and descriptions.


Adorableness abounds in Mindy's return

By Urvi Banerjee | April 10, 2014, 12:34 p.m. | In Television »

Now Mindy and Danny from "The Mindy Project" are back and the show effectively proves that two main characters can indeed get together without the show losing its comedic edge.


"We Can't Stop" talking about Miley's VMAs performance

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | Sept. 1, 2013, 3:43 p.m. | In Television »

If you are a person in America with a television set and/or Internet access, you know that pop singer Miley Cyrus gave a rousing, if not highly controversial, performance at MTV's Video Music Awards last Sunday.


Couch Potato: The "Cat" listener

By Lily Gates | May 21, 2013, 9:54 p.m. | In Television »

Although, Animal Planet's "My Cat From Hell" may sound like a cat-astrophy, it's surprisingly good and addicting.


Couch Potato: Is there anything new on TV?

By Temi Ibirogba | May 7, 2013, 5:46 p.m. | In Television »

The answer to that question is no. Imagine finishing all your homework before 10 p.m. on Thursday night so you can watch "Scandal.” You're eagerly waiting in front of the TV tuned to ABC and instead of Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn's affair; you see a rerun of a show you have never heard of.


Couch Potato: Onward with "Awkward"

By Melissa Arias | April 23, 2013, 10:57 p.m. | In Television »

"Awkward" is back! And …there's a pregnancy? But wait, let's rewind.


Couch Potato: this "Shooting Star" is worth the watch

By Urvi Banerjee | April 16, 2013, 8:38 p.m. | In Television »

When last Thursday's episode "Shooting Star" featured a school shooting, there was predictably an enormous amount of uproar that was only magnified by the still-fresh memory of the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn.


Couch Potato: Celebrity diving makes a "Splash"

By Lily Gates | March 26, 2013, 10:09 p.m. | In Television »

Celebrities trade in the high-life for the high-dive as they compete in the new ABC reality show "Splash." It already sounds like a hot mess, which in 21st century television may just qualify for a hit.


Couch Potato: Beginnings and endings

By Saaraa Farooq | March 19, 2013, 10:11 p.m. | In Television »

Been waiting for your favorite TV shows to come back from their hiatus? Have you been dying to know what's going to happen during the finale of your favorite show? Well, you've waited long enough; SCO's here to fill you in on the shows you just can't miss.


CouchPotato: 5 "Game of Thrones" highlights to usher in season 3

By Emma Yeager | March 12, 2013, 6:58 p.m. | In Television »

Fans of HBO's "Game of Thrones" have suffered a long winter since season two ended in June. The kind of long winter where you stumble around like a White Walker, wondering if you should attack a tribe of wildlings or if your HBO subscription is still worth it.


Couch Potato: Whose line? It's about time!

By Hannah Lynn | March 5, 2013, 10:23 a.m. | In Television »

The year is 2006. Dedicated television viewers are devastated that both "Arrested Development" and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" are coming to an end. If only we could send a letter back in time to these grief-ridden people and let them know that both of these shows will return in 2013.


Couch Potato: 90's shows are still quality TV

By Melissa Arias | Feb. 26, 2013, 11:15 p.m. | In Television »

Now, this is a story all about how TV shows got flipped-turned upside down. And I'd like to take a minute-- Just sit right there-- I'll tell you how I miss the prince of a town called Bel-Air.


Couch Potato: More viewers needed for NBA all-star game

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 19, 2013, 6:29 p.m. | In Television »

Sunday's National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star game drew 8 million viewers according to TNT, a 13 percent increase over last year's game.


Couch Potato: "House of Cards" not so fragile

By Sam Lewando | Feb. 12, 2013, 11:14 p.m. | In Television »

Netflix has recently released the first of their five original series for 2013, "House of Cards." This show could potentially be the first of many Netflix original series, which would dramatically change the way the company organizes its content and provides it to their customers, and if this show is any indicator, it will be very successful.


Super Bowl: Funny car commercials? Who knew?

By Jacob Buchholz | Feb. 5, 2013, 11:02 a.m. | In Television »

SCO's Super Bowl commercials recap highlights the best ads from SB47. Somehow, they were for cars.


R.I.P. "30 Rock"

By Hannah Lynn | Jan. 31, 2013, 6:04 p.m. | In Television »

R.I.P., "30 Rock" -- and by rest in peace, I mean: get ready to be watched over and over again on Netflix. Here is a list of the top seven moments (one per season) at 30 Rockefeller Center.


Couch Potato: The 2013 SAG whoa's and oh's

By Urvi Banerjee | Jan. 29, 2013, 10:51 p.m. | In Television »

The 2013 SAG awards show on Sunday night featured surprises as often as it met expectations, making for a memorable night.

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