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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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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Golden Globes
Articles

SHOWBUZZDAILY Golden Globes Live Blog

Posted January 7, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It’s not hyperbole to say that the stakes are higher for tonight’s GOLDEN GLOBES than they’ve ever been before.  On the awards front, a full set of wide-open Oscar races means that most Globe winners will become instant Academy Awards favorites.  Meanwhile, on the broader level, the Globes will be Hollywood’s first major awards […]

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The Chi
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Chi”

Posted January 6, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  THE CHI:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – More Mean Streets Showtime’s THE CHI is geographically close enough to the Chicago of its veteran hit Shameless that its characters could bump into Gallaghers at any given moment, but series creator Lena Waithe is influenced more by the work of David Simon, and not so much […]

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9-1-1
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “9-1-1″

Posted January 4, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  9-1-1:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX – Surprisingly Unsurprising Saying that FOX’s 9-1-1 is the Ryan Murphy team’s version of a Dick Wolf procedural makes it sound far more subversive and original than it actually is.  In fact, for the most part its opening hour is virtually indistinguishable from one of the cogs in Wolf’s wheel […]

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