Killing Eve
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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
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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
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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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Trust
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Trust”

Posted March 26, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  TRUST:  Sunday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert TRUST is distinguished initially by what it isn’t.  Despite its placement on FX and the fact that it’s a saga of real-life celebrity crime and scandal, it’s not a Ryan Murphy production.  And although it tells the story of the 1973 kidnapping of J. Paul Getty […]

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Station 19
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Station 19″”

Posted March 23, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  STATION 19:  Thursday 9PM on ABC – In the Queue STATION 19 probably marks the end of an era at ABC:  unless a pilot developed under her watch is picked up, it will be the last new Shonda Rhimes series at the network, as she moves on to her huge new deal at Netflix.  […]

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Krypton
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Krypton”

Posted March 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  KRYPTON:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel With the engagingly odd exception of The Magicians, Syfy hasn’t had much luck with its big swings, and KRYPTON is unlikely to change that.  The network’s position for the last several years has been so strange as to be almost nightmarish:  in a pop culture […]

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