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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Devious Maids”

Posted July 1, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  DEVIOUS MAIDS:  Sunday 10PM on Lifetime Previously… on DEVIOUS MAIDS:  A quintet of maids toil for the vapid, selfish, and sometimes downright evil well-to-do of Beverly Hills.  Carmen (Roselyn Sanchez) hopes contact with her music-star boss will jump-start her own singing career.  Zoila (Judy Reyes) is trying to keep her daughter Valentina (Edy Ganem) […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Selfie”

Posted October 7, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC Previously… on SELFIE:  Any resemblance to characters created by George Bernard Shaw and musicalized by Lerner & Loewe couldn’t be more intentional, as exacting, exasperated pharmaceutical PR branding expert Henry Higgs (John Cho) undertakes to turn sales rep Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) into the modern equivalent of a well-bred […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Family”

Posted March 7, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  THE FAMILY:  Sunday 9PM on ABC Previously… on THE FAMILY:  Ten years after his disappearance and presumed death, a now-teen Adam Warren (Liam James) appears, freshly escaped from what he describes as a decade spent in a hole in the ground near a “dragon.”  In the intervening years, his mother Claire (Joan Allen) has […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Power”

Posted June 15, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  POWER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz Previously… on POWER:  James “Ghost” St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick) is secretly one of New York’s most successful narcotics distributors, as well as the owner of the hot new nightclub ironically named “Truth.”  Ghost’s wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton) and partner Tommy (Joseph Sikora) want him to concentrate on his drug […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “White Famous”

Posted October 16, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  WHITE FAMOUS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – Change the Channel Showtime’s shaky new comedy WHITE FAMOUS is spectacularly ill-timed for the week after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.  The premiere half-hour has as its comic centerpiece a sequence where a famous Hollywood figure meets with an aspiring young performer in his trailer, sitting so […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Getting On”

Posted December 2, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  GETTING ON:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Previously on… GETTING ON:  At a geriatric extended care ward in a Los Angeles hospital, Nurses Dawn (Alex Borstein) and Didi (Niecy Nash) attempt to cope with bureaucracy, their newly-transferred (read: demoted) physician in charge Dr. Jenna James (Laurie Metcalf), and the sheer weight of bureaucracy as they […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

Posted August 31, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 6PM on AMC   Previously… on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Something odd is happening in Los Angeles, years before and a continent away from Rick Grimes and his troupe of survivors.  People are dying and then coming back to life, hungry for more than sushi and protein shakes.  High […]

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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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