Culture Crash 21-13: A Unique Oscar Year

Culture Crash 21-13: A Unique Oscar Year

This year’s awards season looks a bit different due to the pandemic stalling new releases. But, as those in showbiz say, the show must go on.

Culture Crash 21-12: Does Wandavision Live Up To The Hype?

Culture Crash 21-12: Does Wandavision Live Up To The Hype?

WandaVision started off with a bang, differentiating itself from other shows. But what started off as an original and unique series quickly transformed into every other Marvel blockbuster. We discuss what went wrong.

Watching Performance Art From Your Sofa

Culture Crash 21-09: Watching Performance Art From Your Sofa

Before the pandemic there weren’t so many concerts, theatre performances and other arts available to watch from your living room TV. While the last eleven months have been tough on the industry, it’s allowed more people to gain access to shows that they otherwise couldn’t afford or travel to. Take Hamilton for instance. We discuss some of our favorite picks available to stream now.

Culture Crash 21-05: A Simpler Era Of Superheroes

Culture Crash 21-05: A Simpler Era Of Superheroes

Today’s superhero storylines can sometimes feel a bit too involved if you’re looking for something more laidback to watch. We rewind back to the 90’s to offer a few entertaining selections that don’t require much backstory and are available to stream now.

20-51 Segment 2: Game Show History

20-52 Segment 2: Game Show History

Before the game shows of today, there were countless series of the past that defied our notion of showmanship. Full of grandiose props, charismatic hosts and the perfect, hand-picked contestants, these series kept viewers hooked till the very end and were (really) too good to be true. We discuss some of the most popular game shows in American history and how the industry has evolved over the last 70 years.

20-50 Segment 2: The Lasting Legacy Of Alex Trebek & Jeopardy!

20-50 Segment 2: The Lasting Legacy Of Alex Trebek & Jeopardy!

Alex Trebek hosted Jeopardy! for 37 seasons until his passing last month from pancreatic cancer. The trivia quiz series is unlike any other show on TV – and some would argue that a big part of what made it so entertaining was Trebek’s talent for leading the game. We explore his career legacy and what’s next for Jeopardy!.

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

Culture Crash 20-50: The Queen’s Gambit

You don’t need to be a chess whiz to enjoy The Queen’s Gambit. Viewpoints explores the Netflix breakout hit featuring actress Anya Taylor-Joy.

Culture Crash 20-47: The Life Of Alex Trebek

Culture Crash 20-47: The Life Of Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek, the host of Jeopardy, passed away at age 80 earlier this month. We remember his finesse, humor, genuine personality and decades-long dedication to the popular game show.

Re-Exploring Old Sitcoms

Culture Crash 20-46: Re-Exploring Old Sitcoms

It’s a good time to tuck in and explore some of our favorite, most comforting shows. We discuss a few recommendations now available to stream.

The Haunting Of Hill House & Bly Manor

Culture Crash 20-43: The Haunting Of Hill House & Bly Manor

Mike Flanagan’s popular miniseries is back for a sequel with the Haunting of Bly Manor that was released earlier this month on Netflix. We dive into the two horror shows and determine if they’re worth the watch.

Revisiting The German Netflix Series, “Dark”

Culture Crash 20-40: Revisiting The German Netflix Series, “Dark”

2020 has not been as full of new releases as in previous years due to the pandemic, so we’re rewinding back to some of our favorite selections from a few writers and directors.

20-05 Segment 1: World War II: The Women Of The OSS

More than 75 years ago, a diverse set of men and women making up the Office of Strategic Services were united together in their determination to win World War II. Some served as government spies or propagandists and others gathered intelligence for army invasions. Whatever role they played, the OSS staff worked tirelessly for years and rose to the challenge wherever they were needed.

20-05 Segment 2: Frustrated By The 24/7 Political News Machine? Get Involved Instead.

20-05 Segment 2: Frustrated By The 24/7 Political News Machine? Get Involved Instead.

It seems like lately political news has hit an all-time high with all of the continuous impeachment coverage and campaign trail updates, including the start of the Iowa caucuses this week. While it’s important to be an informed citizen, are you putting all of this knowledge to use? Is it leading to change? Could you do something better with your time? We delve into these questions and more this week on Viewpoints.