Fear the Walking Dead
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

Posted April 16, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 10PM on AMC Each season of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD has been somewhat different from the one before, with a setting that shifted from Los Angeles to somewhere off the coast of Mexico to various locations in Mexico itself, frequent deaths of major characters, and a tone that found […]

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The Walking Dead
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

Posted April 15, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  There are many things that divide Americans these days, but the same thought may have gone through much of the nation’s mind tonight:  Is it truly over?  Can we finally move on from the Negan storyline on The Walking Dead?  And the answer is… probably? After 2 seasons of slow-burning nihilism (more than that, […]

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Legends of Tomorrow
Reviews

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legends of Tomorrow”

Posted April 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW‘s destiny as the goofball discard pile of CW’s DC/Greg Berlanti universe may have reached its apotheosis with tonight’s Season 3 finale, written by co-creator/Executive Producers Matt Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer.  It featured a family-sized box of former series regulars and guest stars from throughout the run of the series, but its […]

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Killing Eve
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Killing Eve”

Posted April 9, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  KILLING EVE:  Sunday 8PM on BBCAmerica – DVR Alert Transposing an artistic concern to a familiar pop culture genre can make the artist’s work much more accessible.  When John Krasinski made The Hollars, a sensitive story about a strained family, no one bought any tickets, but when he added monsters to the mix, the […]

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Legion
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Legion”

Posted April 3, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  LEGION:  Tuesday 10PM on FX The first season of Noah Hawley’s LEGION was enthralling, and a bit of a disappointment.  Hawley’s adult off-shoot of the X-Man franchise toyed with narrative structure, temporal and spatial displacement, and extravagant shifts in tone, until it seemed like Hawley might blow up the entire superhero genre.  Instead, it […]

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The Americans
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere TV Review: “The Americans”

Posted March 29, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX THE AMERICANS is coming off its first disappointing season, and the hope among fans was that it was attributable to the show receiving a final 2-season order, and showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields spending the first of those seasons indulging in such a long runway to the […]

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Roseanne
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Roseanne”

Posted March 28, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  ROSEANNE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC – In the Queue Television continues its remembrance of things past with ABC’s reboot of ROSEANNE, which last aired a new episode in 1997.  Like NBC’s Will & Grace, this Roseanne is a skillful resuscitation that features the original cast (although in this case, not the original writing staff), […]

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Barry
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Barry”

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  BARRY:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO – Potential DVR Alert The buzz is that HBO’s BARRY is a series that changes quite a bit from its pilot, so we’ll keep this short and return to the series later in its 8-episode run.  Co-created by star Bill Hader (who also directed the opening three episodes) and […]

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