Topic: tv shows

"A Million Things" created by DJ Nash ’95, follows a group of friends as they attempt to cope with the loss of a member to suicide.

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Alum reflects on his life-inspired ABC series ‘A Million Little Things’

March 5, 2020 0 comments

When DJ Nash ’95 lost a friend to suicide a few years ago, he reflected on John F. Kennedy Jr.’s ’83 tragic death in his journal while on the way to the funeral.

The Netflix docuseries "Cheer" follows the Navarro College cheerleading team as they prepare for the National Cheerleaders Association National Championships in Daytona, Florida.

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‘Cheer’ redefines, challenges existing stereotypes of cheerleading

February 4, 2020 0 comments

“Five, six, seven, eight, one!” That’s the cue for Navarro cheerleader Morgan Simianer to hurl herself thirty feet into the air, flip twice at the top, then land back in the arms of four of her teammates. She groans upon impact but hops out of the stunt nonchalantly, clearly used to the pain.

In “The Politician,” high schooler Payton Hobart strives to become class president in hopes of getting into Harvard and one day becoming president of the United States.

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Netflix’s ‘The Politician’ glosses over complex, intricate social issues

October 31, 2019 0 comments

Using cynicism splashed with bouts of humor, Ryan Murphy ambitiously takes on a swath of social issues in his newest project, “The Politician,” but this ambition ultimately leads to the show’s downfall.

Alums celebrate at 71st Emmy Awards

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Alums celebrate at 71st Emmy Awards

September 23, 2019 0 comments

At the 71st Annual Emmy Awards, actors from acclaimed television shows shed their costumes to join writers, directors and other creatives — among them Brown alums — at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Marin Hinkle ’88 plays the role of Rose Weissman, the mother of Miriam “Midge” Maisel who is played by Rachel Brosnahan.

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Marin Hinkle ’88 finds courage in season two of ‘Mrs. Maisel’

September 20, 2019 0 comments

“I’m going to Paris.” Rose Weissman, mother of housewife turned stand-up comedian Miriam “Midge” Maisel, declares her intention to move to the City of Light in the first episode of the second season of Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” 

‘Sweet/Vicious’ grapples with campus sexual assault

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‘Sweet/Vicious’ grapples with campus sexual assault

January 26, 2017 0 comments

“People are just getting away with awful things. I’m trying to make some of that right,” says protagonist Jules Thomas on series “Sweet/Vicious.”