By Olivia Snyder, Co-Editor
Hi readers, we hope you’re all doing well and enjoying your summer, despite the heat. I would like to take a moment to highlight our wonderful Staff Writers, for continuing to publish amazing work every week! Stay tuned for more great content coming soon.
For tomorrow, I will be posting my review of Hulu’s PEN15, a witty (and sometimes gross) show about life in middle school. The series follows two best friends, Maya and Anna, as they navigate the ups and downs of being pre-teens in the early 2000s. While the show may have several cringe-worthy moments, there are poignant qualities that add to its overall narrative.
On Wednesday, Sorenya is covering Young Royals from Netflix. This series asks, “How does one ‘fit in’ as a royal?” All Prince Wilhelm wants to be is an ordinary teenager, but that’s not possible when you’re literally the center of attention. Sorenya’s review will explore the simple concept of trying to be your authentic self, in a world where you have to keep up a facade in order to be acceptable.
For Thursday, Courtney will be reviewing Clarkson’s Farm. Instead of hitting the race track, this Amazon Prime series finds petrol head Jeremy Clarkson at sheep auctions and planting vegetables. Despite the change of pace, the presenter holds together an entertaining and surprisingly heartfelt look at the farmer’s life.
Anthony will be writing the Friday analytical piece for this week. The piece will explore how Invincible subverts (or leans into) the superhero genre and compare it to other superhero films such as Logan. Anthony will be taking a closer look at how the show’s narratives provide commentary on our understanding of what superheroes are and who they serve, and he wants to better understand why the gore in the show works and doesn’t seem gratuitous (especially when compared to ‘darker’, ‘edgier’ superhero films like Batman v Superman).
That’s all for this week. We hope you enjoy our content!
-The Second Stylus Network