The Crimson White

Cure post-breakup blues with series of standout television shows

Hannah Widener

January 28, 2014

“But they … I should have … this sucks … why don’t they like me?” This can only be the train of thought every person has when they have just been dumped. If this has just recently happened to you as it has happened ...

Oscars, Super Bowl a chance to welcome winners

Hannah Widener

January 23, 2014

Comedian Whitney Cummings does a bit where she says, “I don’t ask you why you’re wearing a football jersey to watch the game. Last time I checked, you’re not on the bench, and ‘we’ didn’t lose. You don’t see me...

Unrealistic finale ruins appeal of ‘Girls’

Hannah Widener

January 16, 2014

Everything about the show “Girls” rang true for me until the last scene of the season two finale episode, which made me sick to my stomach. Hannah Horvath (Lena Dunham) is going through a spell of OCD panic, so she decides to...

Chelsea Handler redefines role of women in comedy on and off screen

Hannah Widener

January 9, 2014

I have a girl crush. No, it’s not Katy Perry, Lena Dunham or any one of the Kardashians, although this particular lady is on the same network as them. My girl crush is a bit crass. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks, and sh...

‘Almost Human’ fills void in end of the year of TV

Hannah Widener

November 21, 2013

As the holidays approach and Christmas television specials are jingling their way into our living rooms, the winter vacation TV slump has finally arrived. Every year after the Christmas episodes have aired, we must wait until ou...

Television traditions keep families strong

Hannah Widener

November 19, 2013

There is a Friday night ritual in my house that has been carried out as long as I can remember. Before we got cable, we would go to the local video store, back when there still were video stores, and get pizza and a movie. My ...

‘The Real Housewives’ relevant in ‘trashy’ TV

Hannah Widener

November 7, 2013

Watching the train wreck that is “The Real Housewives of Orange County/Atlanta/Beverly Hills/Miami/New York/New Jersey” is the sustenance that gets me through each week. I don’t look up to these women in any way –their be...

Fairytale shows bring imagination back to TV

Hannah Widener

October 29, 2013

And they lived happily ever after … but what happens after “happily ever after?” When you’re a kid you never wonder about where the seven dwarfs went to live after Snow White ditched them. Did she have them continue ...

‘Pretty Little Liars’ offers more than just eye candy

Hannah Widener

October 24, 2013

If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25 and watch “Pretty Little Liars,” there is a secret shame you bear every Tuesday in your room hoping your roommate doesn’t walk in and catch you; however, you are not alone. I ...

Tinder app may encourage ‘catfishing’ but offers opportunities too

Hannah Widener

October 22, 2013

“Please don’t be a creepy balding 40-year old. Please don’t have a pedo-mustache. Please, please, please don’t be a girl!” These are the words I found myself muttering on a Wednesday afternoon in front of Graves Hall wh...

UA grad writes jokes for ‘Tosh.0’

Christopher Edmunds

October 10, 2013

Sexism, obscenity, vomit and nudity are all part of the job for Joe Borden, who graduated from The University of Alabama in 2002 with a degree in telecommunication and film. Borden currently writes for the popular comedy sho...

‘Walking Dead’ fan base ever-growing heading into new season

Hannah Widener

October 10, 2013

When your parents send you a Michonne bobble head and heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day, that’s when you know you have become the ultimate “The Walking Dead” fan. Blood, gore and the struggle for power in a post-a...

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