What shows/movies are the Texan News staff watching?

By: Kyley Wilhite

Associate Producer

When it comes to entertainment, it makes sense that all of our favorite shows can be found on sites like Netflix, Hulu or HBO. Here is what the Texan News Service (TNS) staff has been watching recently, and if it is worth your time.

My current obsession is “Maid” on Netflix. This show is about a mother who is fighting through life while in a domestic abuse relationship, all while trying to keep her daughter safe. 

It’s thrilling and will leave you on the edge of your seat with each new episode.

According to “Today News,” “‘Maid’ is the true story of Stephanie Land. Land recorded her life and what was happening in order to write her memoir, ‘Maid: Hard work, low pay, and a mother’s will to survive.’”

Maid show.
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“Land explained that she worked as a maid to put dinner on the table and provide some sort of structure for her child who went to daycare during the hours she cleaned,” “Today News” writer Emily Karp said.

As for my other co-workers, they had different answers from mine. 

Faculty Coordinator Austin Lewter’s favorite show to watch with his wife is HBO’s, “The Righteous Gemstones.”

“It’s a comedy that airs on Sunday nights, and we haven’t missed an episode yet,” Lewter said.

According to the HBO website, “The Righteous Gemstones” is the story of a world-famous family with the tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.

“We have also been enthralled by the Showtime documentary series ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby.’ It is an honest look at the life of an American icon that has recently been enveloped by a career-ending sex scandal. It’s a tough subject but the series is amazing,” Lewter said.

 Some of the staff is more interested in movies than TV shows. 

“I love movies,” Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth Guajardo said. “So far this year, I have seen, ‘Spider-Man: No way Home,’ ‘Venom- Let There Be Carnage,’ ‘Jungle Cruise’ and my favorite feel-good movie, ‘Encanto.’”

These movies star popular actors such as Tom Holland, Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt and more.

“I am very excited for ‘Uncharted’ to come out in theaters. I have watched the trailer for that multiple times, and I am looking forward to seeing Tom Holland in action again,” Guajardo said.

“The last movie I watched was ‘I Know What you Did Last Summer,’” Managing Editor Sierra Wells said.

The horror/thriller film produced in the 90’s has a 44% rating on “Rotten Tomatoes.”

“After four teens run over a man in the middle of the road, someone starts coming after them for revenge,” Wells said. “I would recommend this movie to anyone that has not seen it.”

Senior Producer Nicholas Ratcliff’s favorite comedy is Seinfeld.

“It’s about a group of people in their late 20s navigating life,” said Ratcliff.

On “Seinfeld” has an overall 89% approval rating on “Rotten Tomatoes,” and 91% thumbs up average on Google.

Seinfeld stars Jerry Seinfeld, as a New York City comedian, who lives his surrounded by his chaotic group of friends. 

Graphic Designer Taite Read is busy watching a Netflix Series.  

“‘Ozark’ is the show I’m watching right now on Netflix,” Read said. “It’s a very addicting show that keeps you engaged with every scene.”

Ozark stars Jason Bateman and is based on a character who relocates his family to the summer resort community in the Ozark Mountains in order to launder money for drug dealers.

The show has a rating of 86% on “Rotten Tomatoes” and has won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Of course, we can’t forget our staff writers Sydnie Grossnickle and Michaela Dennis.

Grossnickle’s favorite thing to watch is sports. 

“The live games for Tarleton basketball games are now on ESPN+, so I will be sure to watch those,” Grossnickle said.

As of press time, Tarleton Men’s basketball is holding an overall record of 11-14 and is 6-6 in WAC conference play.

“Tarleton Basketball has a game on February 16th that I will be there to watch,” Grossnickle said.

Recently Dennis has gotten into watching “Raising Dion.” 

“Raising Dion is about a kid with super powers and he’s trying to save the world,” Dennis said.

When Texan News staffers are not watching TV or movies, they are producing their own broadcasts and written content.

Check out the weekly TNS broadcast on the Texan News Service Youtube channel. 

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