Midseason Premiere

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Man Seeking Woman”

Posted January 14, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  MAN SEEKING WOMAN:  Wednesday 10:30PM on FXX – If Nothing Else Is On… You know how on Family Guy a character will say “This is just like when________” or “You’re like________,” and there’s an instant cutaway to whatever the character was talking about, no matter how bizarre?  (An example from this past week:  Stewie […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “American Crime”

Posted March 5, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  AMERICAN CRIME:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert Recently, the broadcast networks have started kicking the tires of what we think of as “cable” oriented programming, by which we mean serialized, darker, more emotionally ambiguous and less genre-bound stories that require serious attention from viewers.  This kind of programming is against broadcast TV’s […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Stitchers”

Posted March 22, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  STITCHERS:  Tuesday 10PM on Freeform STITCHERS gave itself an IZombie joke tonight (the two shows have somewhat notoriously similar premises, both concerning young women who can temporarily enter the memories of the recently dead to solve their murders), and that gag was about as imaginative as things got.  Stitchers is by far the more […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

Posted February 22, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO We now know that the 6th and next season of Lena Dunham’s GIRLS will be its last, and the Season 5 premiere made clear that Dunham has little intention of making the show less polarizing than it’s been from the start. The episode, written and directed by Dunham, used […]

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THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “24: Live Another Day”

Posted May 5, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY:  Monday 9PM on FOX – DVR Alert Jack Bauer didn’t speak until 40 minutes into the first hour of tonight’s 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY premiere.  It’s not that he wasn’t around:  he had a fight scene, a chase, and some interrogation sequences during that span.  He just didn’t say anything.  […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Slap”

Posted February 13, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert THE SLAP is strikingly different from everything else on broadcast television–it’s unusual even by cable standards, with an indie film, non-genre mindset that brings little to mind beyond Showtime’s The Affair and HBO’s Togetherness (and even The Affair has its flash-forward murder plot to help […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Great News”

Posted April 26, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  GREAT NEWS:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s latest disposable sitcom GREAT NEWS hails from the House of Tina Fey, who serves as one of its Executive Producers.  Series creator Tracey Wigfield was a writer/producer on 30 Rock, and Great News, which is set behind-the-scenes at a local TV […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Younger”

Posted March 31, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  YOUNGER:  Tuesday 10PM on TV Land Although it’s a half-hour rather than an hour, TV Land’s new YOUNGER feels somewhat similar to VH1’s recent Hindsight.  Both are series versions of high concepts that might have been feature films starring, say, Sandra Bullock, a decade or so ago, and both revolve around women on the cusp […]

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