PEN15: The Better, Funnier, Live Action Version of Big Mouth

Score: 7.5/10 From real-life best friends Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle comes PEN15, a Hulu Original comedy about the trials and tribulations of being an awkward kid in middle school. The title itself should have clued you in, but this show is full of raunchy, uncut humor and oftentimes overly crude content. However, in theContinue reading “PEN15: The Better, Funnier, Live Action Version of Big Mouth”

Plan B: A Typical Teen Comedy Presented with Fresh Faces and New Perspectives

Score: 7/10 *Spoiler Alert: the following review contains major spoilers for the film Plan B.* From director Natalie Morales comes Plan B, a quirky and hilariously charming film that feels like a cross between the classic Superbad and ScarJo’s Rough Night. The comedy film follows Sunny and Lupe, two best friends who embark on aContinue reading “Plan B: A Typical Teen Comedy Presented with Fresh Faces and New Perspectives”

Kimetsu no Yaiba/Demon Slayer: What’s Better than a Brilliantly-Made Anime about Fighting Demons?

Olivia Snyder Olivia Snyder is a 2020 graduate of Miami University, where she studied International Relations, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. More about author Score: 9/10 “Whenever happiness is destroyed, there is always… the smell of blood.”

Monsterland’s Depiction of Bipolar Disorder Is Utterly Batshit. That’s A Problem.

Benjamin Rose Benjamin Rose is the founder and Editor of The Second Stylus, formerly known as The Path. He is a student at Catholic University and currently seeking a publisher for his first book, The Road Of Glass. More about author During the editing process for Olivia Snyder’s review of Hulu’s Monsterland, it came toContinue reading “Monsterland’s Depiction of Bipolar Disorder Is Utterly Batshit. That’s A Problem.”

Monsterland: A Series with Potential, but Still a Letdown

Olivia Snyder Olivia Snyder is a 2020 graduate of Miami University, where she studied International Relations, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. More about author Average Score: 6.1/10 Monsterland is a Hulu original anthology horror series, based upon Nathan Ballingrud’s short story collection North American Lake Monsters: Stories. The series, composed of eight 50-minute episodes, followsContinue reading Monsterland: A Series with Potential, but Still a Letdown”

This is Us Season 5 Premiere: Several Unexpected Turns of Events are in Store for the Pearson Family

Score: 6.5/10 This is Us is finally back! The family drama had its Season 5 two-hour premiere on October 27, 2020, giving suburban moms everywhere a good reason to crack open a bottle of white wine and cry on the couch. This is Us is known for tackling difficult, often depressing themes and conflicts, andContinue reading This is Us Season 5 Premiere: Several Unexpected Turns of Events are in Store for the Pearson Family”