Thursday, September 20

UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)
UCLA professor Pamela Hieronymi worked with Michael Schur, creator of NBC's "The Good Place," to integrate philosophy into his show. Her name is listed under "further reading" in "The Trolley Problem" episode.
(Photo courtesy of Gerard Vong)

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TV Review: Season two of ‘American Vandal’ doesn’t stink, commentary accurately depicts teens

“American Vandal” combines poop jokes with hard-hitting social commentary in an evolution of the phallic joke legacy that is consistent throughout season one. The second season of the Netflix original series follows amateur detectives Peter (Tyler Alvarez) and Sam (Griffin Gluck) as they leave the mostly wrapped up mystery of Hanover High and travel to St. Read more...

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Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
(Courtesy of Netflix)
Former UCLA Extension student Lindsey Beer, who wrote the screenplay for "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," said she wanted to give the classic romantic comedy form a twist. 
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Now starring as Jamey opposite Shannon Purser in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," actor Noah Centineo first made waves as Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
(Courtesy of Netflix)
Now starring as Jamey opposite Shannon Purser in "Sierra Burgess is a Loser," actor Noah Centineo first made waves as Peter Kavinsky in "To All the Boys I've Loved Before."
(Courtesy of Netflix)

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Movie Review: ‘Sierra Burgess is a Loser’ continues Netflix’s rom-com winning streak

Netflix continues its summer-long bid for the title of rom-com kingpin with “Sierra Burgess is a Loser.” After “Set it Up” was met with wide critical acclaim and “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” garnered a mass following within mere hours, it is nearly impossible for “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” to dodge comparison to the precursory films credited with the revival of the rom-com genre. Read more...

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Though he worked as a producer on the Emmy-nominated “The Alienist,” alumnus Eric Roth said he prefers working as a writer. He aims to remain accurate to small details when working on historical films such as the TNT drama. (Courtesy of Julia Hannafin)
Though he worked as a producer on the Emmy-nominated “The Alienist,” alumnus Eric Roth said he prefers working as a writer. He aims to remain accurate to small details when working on historical films such as the TNT drama. (Courtesy of Julia Hannafin)

UCLA alumna and former professor Felicia D. Henderson, consulting producer on season five of “Empire,” said she most enjoys the family drama at the center of the show, having grown up with five sisters herself. 
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UCLA alumna and former professor Felicia D. Henderson, consulting producer on season five of “Empire,” said she most enjoys the family drama at the center of the show, having grown up with five sisters herself. 
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