gotham
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Gotham”

Posted September 22, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GOTHAM:  Thursday 8PM on FOX Coming off its most satisfying season to date, the first where it seemed to have some control over its sprawl, GOTHAM has been given a new timeslot on Thursdays for its 4th season, and the subtitle “A Dark Knight.”  It is indeed creeping ever closer to the territory of […]

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The Good Place
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Good Place”

Posted September 21, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOOD PLACE:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC starting 9/28 The Season 1 finale of NBC’s THE GOOD PLACE was a tough act to follow.  Michael Schur’s series pulled off the plot twist of the season, which turned out on further examination to have been hiding in plain sight all along.  We learned (2016-17 spoiler […]

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The Sinner
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Sinner”

Posted September 21, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  USA’s THE SINNER was a genuine if moderate sleeper of this summer’s TV season, not a breakout hit but consistently rating ahead of its lead-in, the veteran Suits, and it’s not entirely clear why.  The show marked the return to TV of Jessica Biel, playing the seemingly ordinary Cora Tannetti, who committed a violent […]

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American Horror Story Cult
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “American Horror Story: Cult”

Posted September 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  AMERICAN HORROR STORY:  CULT – Tuesday 10PM on FX We find ourselves in boom times for killer clowns.  They’re the main vehicles for terror in the new installment of FX’s Ryan Murphy anthology AMERICAN HORROR STORY, dubbed CULT (including a cameo from Freak Show‘s Twisty), and one of the granddaddies of the genre, Stephen King’s […]

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Twin Peaks
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Twin Peaks”

Posted September 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Debates about what, if any, garments a television emperor has been wearing have rarely been as polarizing as the ones surrounding Showtime’s reboot of TWIN PEAKS, 25 years after the ABC original arrived in a blaze of glory only to be canceled a season later.  The emperor in this case was David Lynch (along […]

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Inhumans
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Pilot Review: “Inhumans”

Posted September 1, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  INHUMANS:  Friday 9PM on ABC (starting Sept 29) – Change the Channel In this world of Peak TV, it’s harder for a new series to break through the clutter than it’s ever been, and that thicket will be a veritable forest during the fourth week of September, when the major broadcast networks will follow […]

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Animal Kingdom
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Animal Kingdom”

Posted August 30, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The second season of TNT’s ANIMAL KINGDOM concluded on a fitting note of dissolution and violence.  It was a well-told season, shepherded by series creator Jonathan Lisco and uber-showrunner John Wells, who’s been guiding TV dramas to long runs since China Beach and ER.  Lisco and Wells successfully increased the stakes among the criminal […]

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game of thrones
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

Posted August 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  The seventh season of HBO’s blockbuster GAME OF THRONES, its most watched and in some ways most confounding, was shaped by two outside factors, and possibly a third.  Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, having outrun the completed portion of George R. R. Martin’s series of novels, were in total control of the […]

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