Living Biblically
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Living Biblically”

Posted February 27, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  LIVING BIBLICALLY:  Monday 9:30PM on CBS – Change the Channel LIVING BIBLICALLY is a CBS sitcom for the Age of Trump, and like so many artifacts of this age, it may well thrill its target audience while causing others to shudder. Although inspired by a nonfiction book, Living Biblically is fully as hacky as […]

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Posted February 17, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Something nagged at the first two seasons of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and it’s right there in the title.  Rebecca Bunch (series co-creator Rachel Bloom) was lovable and hilarious, but she was also, well, unhinged.  Bloom and co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna largely played Rebecca’s manipulations and stalking, and the damage she did to other people’s lives […]

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Homeland
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

Posted February 12, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime The endgame has begun for Showtime’s HOMELAND–the reported plan is for next year’s Season 8 to be the last, although the network hasn’t confirmed that–and we’re past the point where it makes sense to bewail the fact that the series has never again equaled the heights of its first […]

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Here and Now
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Here and Now”

Posted February 12, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  HERE AND NOW:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – In the Queue HERE AND NOW is sort of the Alan Ball/HBO version of The Fosters, which means that its characters are a generation older, it has a lot of sex, a lot of talk, and a lot of angst, and there’s a mystical “mystery” element. […]

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Sundance
Film Festival

ShowbuzzDaily’s Complete 2018 Sundance Film Festival Reviews

Posted February 5, 2018 by Mitch Salem

There are certain inevitabilities at Sundance, apart from snow:  something will go wrong (after I waited on line for 2 hours on opening day, the box office discovered that it had lost one of my passes), and no matter how carefully one chooses one’s film selections, some of the hottest titles will be missed.  For […]

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The Good Place
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Good Place”

Posted February 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It would have been impossible for the Season 2 finale of THE GOOD PLACE to match the gut-punch of Season 1’s climactic twist, partly because until it happened, we hadn’t even known to look for one.  The Good Place was a broadcast network sitcom, albeit a whimsical one, and its creator Michael Schur, while […]

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AP Bio
Midseason Premiere

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “AP Bio”

Posted February 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  AP BIO:  Thursday 9:30PM on NBC (regular run starts March 1) – Change the Channel Most of the braintrust behind NBC’s new sitcom AP BIO hails from Saturday Night Live, starting with series creator Mike O’Brien and including Executive Producers Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker, so it’s not hard to see why the pilot […]

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Sundance
Film Festival

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Review: “I Think We’re Alone Now”

Posted January 28, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW (no distrib):  Pop culture seems to have an endless fascination with the post-apocalypse, and I Think We’re Alone Now has plenty of pedigree, hailing from Handmaid’s Tale pilot director Reed Morano, and with Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning as seemingly the last people on Earth.  Nevertheless, it’s a misfire, […]

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