Trust
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Trust”

Posted May 28, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  A recurring storyline in FX’s TRUST tracked the obsession of J. Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland) with the sumptuous Los Angeles museum that would bear his name, which was ultimately revealed to be a gigantic monument to its own pointlessness.  Series creator Simon Beaufoy couldn’t have intended that as a mirror to his own show, […]

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once upon a time
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

Posted May 19, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Unwise bargains were a staple of ONCE UPON A TIME from the very beginning, so it was sadly appropriate that series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz entered into one themselves in order to convince ABC to order a 7th season for the show.  In return, the network demanded a slashed license fee, which […]

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Grey's Anatomy
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

Posted May 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  There was remarkably little rust on Shonda Rhimes’s GREY’S ANATOMY in its 14th season.  The series, now under the showrunning stewardship of longtime writer/producer Krista Vernoff (Rhimes herself is leaving ABC Studios for Netflix, but will continue to be in uber-charge), smoothly balanced its huge cast of regulars and recurring characters through 24 episodes […]

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Atlanta
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

Posted May 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  When FX’s ATLANTA began its 2nd season at the beginning of March, it seemed like a big enough deal to note that with the departures of Louis C.K. and Ryan Murphy (for very different reasons), Atlanta‘s creator Donald Glover had ascended to being the emblematic creative face of the network.  But now, a bit […]

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Sweetbitter
Pilot Reports

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere: “Sweetbitter”

Posted May 6, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  SWEETBITTER:  Sunday 8PM on Starz – In the Quene Starz’s SWEETBITTER is, with Vida, part of the network’s unusual run of back-to-back half-hour dramas, each of them with a short 6-episode order.  Both shows make use of indie tropes, with Vida on the “gritty estranged family that has to co-exist” end of the Sundance […]

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I'm Dying  Up Here
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “I’m Dying Up Here”

Posted May 5, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  I’M DYING UP HERE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE is a behind-the scenes showbiz story, and fittingly the series itself is part of one.  Despite terrible ratings and reviews that were generally less than enthused, the network picked it up for a 2nd season just days before also announcing that […]

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Good Girls
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Good Girls”

Posted May 1, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It was clear from the pilot of NBC’s GOOD GIRLS that the series had a trio of strong assets and some major challenges.  The strengths were its three stars, Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, each of them thoroughly capable of anchoring a show on her own, and together an Avengers-like powerhouse of warmth, […]

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Homeland
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

Posted April 30, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  HOMELAND‘s season 7 was a mess, but a more entertaining one than recent editions have been.  There were even a few episodes toward the middle of the season that brought back memories of the truly great series it had been in its early glory years.  At this point, though, we’ll settle for less, and […]

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