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The Standard: “Narcos”


By Ken Foyle ‘20

Netflix’s “Narcos” is a show about the different drug cartels in Columbia and the DEA’s attempts to take them down. Currently the show is on its third season, and presumably has more on the way. Also, it is based on true events, but some scenes and events were dramatized for entertainment reasons.

Seasons 1 and 2 focus on the rise and fall of one of the world’s most infamous drug lords, Pablo Escobar. The show shifts focus from Pablo’s escapades to the exploits of DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Pena.

“Narcos” perfectly encompasses Pablo’s rise to the top and […]

The Standard: “Narcos”2020-04-03T03:13:59-05:00

The Standard: “Dave”


By Luke Onoroto ‘20

In the midst of this quarantine, there is nothing better than finding a great new show to nonstop binge. For me that great new show is “Dave.”

For the uninformed, “Dave” is a show created by David Burd, a rapper who goes by the unflattering but comedic rap name “Lil Dicky.” Despite his funny rap name, Burd’s rap career is no joke.  He has produced many hit songs including “Molly,” Professional Rapper,” and “$ave Dat Money,” all of which feature renowned artists like Snoop Dogg or Brendan Urie.

Being a fan of Burd’s music, I certainly had high expectations before […]

The Standard: “Dave”2020-04-03T03:08:17-05:00

The Standard: What to watch while staying home – “The Stranger” (no spoilers)


By Dan Golon ‘20

If you want a quality TV series that will keep you entertained during this unfortunate time, look no further.

“The Stranger” is a British thriller series full of all the blackmail and backstabbing you need.

In some of the opening scenes, we see the main character Adam Price carrying on with his everyday life.

Originally we are led to believe Adam has a wonderful family and a great life with his wife, Corrine. But it isn’t long before “The Stranger” takes matters into her own hands as she spills Corrine’s secrets to Adam and sends his life through a disaster of […]

The Standard: What to watch while staying home – “The Stranger” (no spoilers)2020-04-03T03:04:41-05:00

The Standard: “South Park”


By Ronan Dolan ‘20

In today’s society, comedy has devolved into boring soap shows, reruns of past comedies and weird cartoons. However, there is one gem that will always reign supreme over the comedy industry. That show is “South Park.”

No show has gone to the places that this show has gone to for the sake of comedy and because of that, it is amazing.

Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone in 1997, the show has become a staple in American society.

The show follows four children from the fictionalized town of South Park.  You probably already know the names and appearances of Stan, […]

The Standard: “South Park”2020-04-03T02:59:34-05:00

The Standard: What to watch while staying home – “Peaky Blinders” Season 1 (no spoilers)


By Dan Golon ‘20

I promise, after a couple episodes of “Peaky Blinders,” you won’t be able to stop watching.

Set in Birmingham, England, in 1919, Cillian Murphy plays World War I veteran Tommy Shelby. World weary and plagued by PTSD, he rules over his family, who head the gang responsible for the show’s title, a name derived from the razor blades they strap under the brims of their caps.

Yet another series about gangsters, this one gained popularity by being about 1920s British gangsters. The Shelbys are doing their best to corner the market on criminal enterprise in the city of Birmingham.

Expect lots […]

The Standard: What to watch while staying home – “Peaky Blinders” Season 1 (no spoilers)2020-04-03T02:52:56-05:00

The Standard: “Stranger Things”


By Luke Onoroto ‘20

Any big sci-fi fan is completely missing out if they haven’t watched the Netflix original “Stranger Things.” Fortunately, there is no better time to give this gem a watch than in the midst of a month-long quarantine.

“Stranger Things” is a show that takes place in the strange little town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s. The series starts off with a normal group of kids playing Dungeons and Dragons, but things quickly go awry as one of them, Will Byers, goes missing on his way home.

Will’s disappearance is simply the start of the craziness that Hawkins will see. […]

The Standard: “Stranger Things”2020-04-03T02:48:21-05:00

The Standard: “You”


By Alex Roche ‘20

With all this time I have on my hands now, I have reached outside the box and started looking for new Netflix shows to watch.  I came across a show called “You.”  My sisters and mom have been trying to get me to watch the show for months.

“It’s one of the best shows on Netflix right now!” said my sister Megan.

So I sat down all this week and got to bingeing.

The show starts off with the main character Joe Goldberg, who is a bookstore manager and a giant book fanatic.

It starts to get hot when he meets an […]

The Standard: “You”2020-04-03T02:44:08-05:00

The Standard: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”


By Ronan Dolan ‘20

If you have been feeling down during this season of quarantine, I know a surefire way to turn your frown upside down, and it is with Larry David and his show Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Larry David is best known for making the legendary and hilarious show, “Seinfeld.” Since 2000, he has been working on “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

The show takes place during the modern day and follows the fictionalized life of Larry David. His life is shown as full of minor annoyance and inconveniences that produce hilarious situations for Larry.

The part of the show that really takes the cake is […]

The Standard: “Curb Your Enthusiasm”2020-04-03T02:39:38-05:00

The Standard: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia


By Ken Foyle ‘20

FXX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is a show about a group of dysfunctional, egotistical friends who own a bar together in Philadelphia named Paddy’s Pub. The show consists mainly of episodes that follow the characters on one of their schemes or plans, each being more ridiculous than the last as the show progresses.

This comedy show’s episodes should be watched in chronological order, starting with Season 1 and finishing with the newly released Season 14 in order to get a good understanding of each character and his/her respective story arcs.

Be sure to pay attention to the show’s running […]

The Standard: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia2020-04-03T02:35:27-05:00

The Standard: “El Camino” Review


By Grant Gierhahn ‘20

Stranded at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a plethora of students have turned to streaming services to fill the void left by mandated social distancing measures. The problem is: How can students ensure that the movie they selected to watch is worthwhile?

There are so many to choose from!

While Netflix offers plenty of solid movie options, “El Camino,” released exclusively on the platform in October of 2019, certainly merits two hours of one’s time.

“El Camino,” a sequel film based on the hit series “Breaking Bad” (which is also available on Netflix), follows the life of main character Jesse […]

The Standard: “El Camino” Review2020-03-27T23:03:26-05:00
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