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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Slap”

Posted February 20, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE SLAP:  A group of friends and relatives gathered for the 40th birthday party of mid-level NY public official Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), and tensions ran high, between Hector (who’s in the midst of a mid-life crisis) and his wife Aisha (Thandie Newton), between Aisha and Hector’s mother […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Allegiance”

Posted February 13, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  ALLEGIANCE:  Thursday 10PM on NBC Previously… on ALLEGIANCE:  Alex O’Connor (Gavin Stenhouse) has an Unforgettable-level memory–if also a semi-Asperbergian inability to handle social intercourse–that have made him the CIA’s most brilliant analyst.  One thing he hasn’t figured out, though, is that his mother Katya (Hope Davis), father Mark (Scott Cohen) and sister Natalie (Margarita […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Better Call Saul”

Posted February 10, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  BETTER CALL SAUL:  Monday 10PM on AMC Previously… on BETTER CALL SAUL:  In 2002, the man who will become Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is still Jimmy McGill, a struggling New Mexico criminal attorney struggling to make ends meet and saddled with his brother Chuck (Michael McKean), a much more successful lawyer who’s unfortunately had […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “12 Monkeys”

Posted January 24, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  12 MONKEYS:  Friday 9PM on Syfy Previously… on 12 MONKEYS:  28 years from now, post-apocalyptic Earth has been devastated by a plague that’s killed 7 billion people.  On the plus side, scientists have begun to figure out how to travel in time (despite some glitches).  A group of them led by Jones (Barbara Sukowa) […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Togetherness”

Posted January 19, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  TOGETHERNESS:  Sunday 9:30PM on HBO Previously… on TOGETHERNESS:  Brett (Mark Duplass) and Michelle (Melanie Lynskey), a couple with two young children, found their house getting crowded with the additions of Michelle’s sister Tina (Amanda Peet), a businesswoman with a disastrous romantic life, and Brett’s oldest friend Alex (Steve Zissis), who’s acting career is failing. […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Empire”

Posted January 15, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  EMPIRE:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX Previously… on EMPIRE:  As he prepares to launch his hip-hop entertainment conglomerate into an even higher financial sphere via an IPO, mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) learns that he has ALS, a disease that will kill him, and he’s forced to decide how to divide his kingdom.  His choices:  […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

Posted December 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the world safe from their use:  history/literature/mechanical genius Jacob Stone (Christian Kane), mathematical savant Cassandra Cillian (Lindy Booth), and master thief and hacker […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 2 Review: “State of Affairs”

Posted December 2, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  STATE OF AFFAIRS:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on STATE OF AFFAIRS:  Charleston–call her Charlie–Tucker (Katherine Heigl) is the CIA analyst whose task it is to put together the President’s Daily Briefing book that gives POTUS Constance Payton (Alfre Woodard) her rundown on the immediate foreign threats affecting the US.  Charlie and the President […]

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