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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Defiance”

Posted April 23, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  DEFIANCE:  Monday 9PM on Syfy Previously… on DEFIANCE:  Now that the usual post-apocalyptic interstellar warfare is over, a variety of alien races live alongside the remaining humans on Earth.  In the town that used to be St. Louis, renamed Defiance, recently elected Mayor Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) has appointed peripatetic ex-soldier Jeb Nolan (Grant […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Turn”

Posted April 14, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  TURN:  Sunday 9PM on AMC Previously… on TURN:  In 1776, apolitical New York cabbage farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell) is pulled into spying for the colonial cause, inveigled by his old friends Ben Tallmadge (Seth Numrich) and Caleb Brewster (Daniel Henshall), and concerned for the safety of old flame Anna Strong (Heather Lind), who […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Last Man Standing”

Posted October 12, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover in the off-season) give plenty of notes, both helpful and otherwise, and […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Family Tools”

Posted May 9, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  FAMILY TOOLS:  Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover) give plenty of notes, helpful […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Murder In the First”

Posted June 17, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  MURDER IN THE FIRST:  Monday 10PM on TNT Previously… on MURDER IN THE FIRST:  San Francisco homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) are investigating two crimes connected to arrogant high-tech tycoon Erich Blunt (Tom Felton), the violent deaths of both his biological father and his former employee and lover.  […]

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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Beauty and the Beast”

Posted October 19, 2012 by Mitch Salem

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have had their own turnover) give plenty of notes, helpful and otherwise, and critics begin to rear […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Affair”

Posted October 20, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE AFFAIR:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Previously… on THE AFFAIR:  Several years from now, Noah (Dominic West) and Alison (Ruth Wilson) sit in police interrogation rooms and separately recount, in connection with a crime we don’t yet know about, the story of their relationship in ways that shade the events differently and sometimes outright […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Flash”

Posted October 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW Previously… on THE FLASH:  Mild-mannered civilian police investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comes out of an encounter with a particle accelerator and a freak storm, and finds himself gifted with super-speed.  Other “metahumans,” though, are less heroic, and before long, Barry has donned a suit and become a superhero […]

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