Jordan Lauf
Current Tufts Jumbo. Reality TV enthusiast. Book addict. Mediocre guitar player. TV Writer.

Toni Collette Explores Open Marriages In Her New Netflix Drama

The story of a couple looking to spice up their marriage isn't exactly new. But chronicling every detail of the experience in a funny, raw television show? That's new ground being broken by Netflix's newest drama Wanderlust, set to premiere on the…
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Why 'Making A Murderer' Lawyer Jerry Buting Still Has Hope For Steven Avery

Since the release of Netflix's acclaimed docuseries Making A Murderer, Jerry Buting's life has changed significantly. He and Steven Avery's other defense lawyer, Dean Strang, have become internet memes and legal heartthrobs. Buting leveraged his…
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Why The Brain Fingerprinting Technique In 'Making A Murderer' Part 2 Is So Controversial

In Making a Murderer Part 2, Steven Avery's new defense attorney, Kathleen Zellner, brings in a number of experts to consult on his appeals case. (Avery was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2007, but has firmly maintained his…
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How Criticism From Teresa Halbach's Family Affected 'Making A Murderer' Part 2

When Making A Murderer returns Oct. 19, Teresa Halbach's family will once again have to relive her death. They didn't participate in the first part of the docuseries, and criticized it heavily in the press. But now, after three years and several new…
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Here's How 'Making a Murderer' Could Continue In A Part 3

When the last episode of Making a Murderer faded to black, it was clear Steven Avery's case wasn't over. The Manitowoc, Wisconsin, native has long maintained his innocence in the murder of Teresa Halbach — for which he was convicted in 2007 — and…
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Brendan Dassey's Appeals Process Since 'Making A Murderer' Has Been Full Of Ups & Downs

You likely remember Brendan Dassey's confession tape from the first part of Making A Murderer, with Dassey slouched in the corner of the couch, answering questions from police officers for hours. On this tape, Dassey makes a confession that…
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Here Are The Recent Updates That 'Making a Murderer' Part 2 Could Cover

When the true crime docuseries Making a Murderer launched on Netflix in 2015, it quickly became a phenomenon. Audiences everywhere were horrified and enthralled by the case of Steven Avery, a man wrongfully convicted of a 1985 rape who served 18…
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Jessica Lange's 'AHS: Apocalypse' Appearance Confirmed A Major Fan Theory

"This is my f*cking house," the incomparable Jessica Lange, playing her Murder House character Constance Langdon, sneered during the first moments of her return to American Horror Story on Wednesday night. She might as well have said, "this is my…
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Netflix's Newest Cooking Star Actually Didn't Want To Be A Chef

Most novice cooks have had the experience of feeling lost in the kitchen, or being terrified to proceed without a recipe walking you through each and every step. But according to chef Samin Nosrat, the keys to making any dish a success are just four…
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This New Netflix Show Is Every Food & Travel Lover's Dream Come True

Chef Samin Nosrat wants you to know that you only need four simple elements to make a great meal. In fact, she wants you to know it so badly that she not only wrote a hugely popular cookbook, but is now preaching her culinary gospel in Netflix's…
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Here's What Shawn Mendes Has To Say About Being Single These Days

Fans of pop star Shawn Mendes can all agree that he is handsome, talented, and good humored: So why is he still one of music's most eligible bachelors? Mendes is set to perform at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. But…
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Here's Who Will Likely Walk With Mariah Carey Down The AMAs Red Carpet

It's pretty much a fact that 2018 is basically just a late-1990s reboot, which means tiny sunglasses, scrunchies, and Mariah Carey are all totally back in style. The pop princess is set to release a new album this year, and will celebrate her new…
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Hulu's Latest Horror Anthology Will Make You Sleep With All The Lights On

It's October, which means it's basically Halloween like, every day. And though American Horror Story is back and a host of new horror movies are set to hit theaters, that's still not nearly enough scary to get through the whole month. So grab your…
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This 'AHS' Theory About Mead Could Reveal A Major 'Murder House' Connection

Every episode of American Horror Story is filled with twists and turns, but last week's episode left fans absolutely reeling. On top of all the other dramatics going on in Outpost 3 (Poison! Witches! Resurrection! Oh my!), one of the biggest…
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Uh Oh, Zoe & Kevin's Relationship Might Already Be Doomed On 'This Is Us'

Kevin has not been the luckiest in love during his life. His marriage to Sophie failed, as did their attempt at a reconciliation last season. He was also caught in a totally awkward love triangle with Sloane and Olivia during his time working on the…
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Here's Exactly When Jack Served In Vietnam On 'This Is Us'

A new season of This Is Us means another round of heartbreaking storylines, Jack and Rebecca romance, and turmoil amongst the Big Three. And you better head to CVS now to stock up on those tissues, because This Is Us is also going to explore Jack's…
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How The Honest Portrayal Of Mental Health On 'Teen Mom' Helped Save My Life

Content warning: This essay discusses suicidal thoughts, post traumatic stress disorder, and panic attacks, which may be triggering to some readers. Teen Mom's Catelynn Baltierra is checking herself back into treatment. As I'm watching in…
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Andy Cohen Would Love This Cast Member From Netflix's New Reality Series

Reality TV fans seemingly never tire of getting a birds-eye-view into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. After all, Keeping Up With The Kardashians has been on the air for about a thousand years, give or take. That interest clearly extends…
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Why Netflix's New Reality Show Is Already Mired In Controversy

There are a lot of products made in Mexico. Cars. Oil. Iron. Vegetables. And apparently lots and lots of drama. Netflix's latest reality television series, Made in Mexico, which is set to premiere on the streaming service on Friday, Sept 28, focuses…
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This One Person Might Be Able To Stop Michael Langdon On 'AHS: Apocalypse'

For an apocalypse, there have been a surprising amount of unexpected guests announced for American Horror Story: Apocalypse. The demonic anti-christ Michael Langdon has already made an appearance, and if the reports are true, his birth family isn't…
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