Reviews

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Major Crimes”

Posted June 9, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT MAJOR CRIMES returned for its third season tonight with a grim but unremarkable hour.  The episode, written by Co-Executive Producer Michael Alaimo and directed by David McWhirter, tipped off its hand very early for anyone raised on cop procedurals:  when the wife and mother of a missing family […]

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Midseason Premiere

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Real O’Neals”

Posted March 2, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE REAL O’NEALS:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel Whatever its other ailments, over the past few years ABC has had an extraordinary run of diverse, smart family sitcoms,–an area where other networks have struggled badly–with Fresh Off The Boat, Black-ish and The Goldbergs building on Modern Family and The Middle.  (Even […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

Posted June 25, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime When a car crashes into a Los Angeles wall in the Season 4 premiere of Showtime’s sizable if somewhat inexplicable hit RAY DONOVAN, it doesn’t just crash into a wall:  it crashes directly into a giant mural of the Virgin Mary.  That’s the way Ray Donovan rolls, its […]

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Articles

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Awake”

Posted May 24, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Check Out THE SKED’s Complete Season Finale Reviews HERE. Maybe Kyle Killen and Taylor Kitsch should have coffee together.  Kitsch, of course, is now infamous as the only man in history to star in two $200M bombs within a few weeks of one another (John Carter and Battleship, in case your memory is short).  […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Getting On”

Posted December 30, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  HBO’s GETTING ON was generally close to unwatchable, and that’s meant as sort of a compliment.  Even in the world of pay-TV, where ratings aren’t always at the forefront of a network’s expectations, there’s usually some concession to conventional entertainment value, especially in a show that purports to be a comedy of sorts.  But Getting […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Posted March 24, 2011 by Mitch Salem

    Airing on TCM March 24 and April 10:  See It On Any Screen.   The legacy of the late Elizabeth Taylor arises at least as much from her stature as one of the great, iconic Hollywood movie stars (and the prototypical tabloid goddess) as on the breadth of her acting skills.  But she […]

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Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Significant Mother”

Posted August 3, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  SIGNIFICANT MOTHER:  Monday 9:30PM on CW – Change the Channel CW doesn’t air scripted half-hours in its regular season line-up, and it’s been trying its hand with them over the summer when there’s little to lose.  No one is watching its Thursday British import Dates, but it’s a surprisingly nimble set of mostly two-actor, […]

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Articles

THE SKED REVIEW: “Game Change”

Posted March 13, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> On Saturday night, HBO’s GAME CHANGE scored the network’s highest premiere rating for an original TV-movie in 8 years.  (As it always the case with HBO, the movie will be rebroadcast many times, as well as being available on HBO GO and other platforms.)  While there were certainly A list names associated with the […]

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