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

Posted January 15, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  DECEPTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC 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 […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “IZombie”

Posted March 25, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  IZOMBIE:  Tuesday 9PM on CW Previously… on IZOMBIE:  Liv Moore (Rose McIver) was a go-getting Seattle hospital resident when she suffered an untimely death at a party on a boat, her arm slashed by a mysterious figure.  That hasn’t gotten her down, though:  an unusually sentient zombie, she’s taken a job at a morgue, […]

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THE SKED’s Pilot + 1 Review: “The Bridge”

Posted July 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE BRIDGE:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Previously… on THE BRIDGE:  In the exact center of the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, a killer has placed two half-bodies of murdered women, carefully joined together.  One is an anti-immigrant conservative American judge; the other is a teenage Mexican prostitute.  The crimes require a […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Royals”

Posted March 23, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE ROYALS:  Sunday 10PM on E! Previously… on THE ROYALS:  The (fictional) British monarchy is a mess.  The Prince of Wales has died in mysterious circumstances, and the next in line to the crown is now his brother Prince Liam (William Moseley), who’s falling for Ophelia (Merritt Patterson), the raised-in-America commoner daughter of the […]

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THE SKED PREMIERE + 1 REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

Posted April 7, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica The second hour of BBCAmerica’s ORPHAN BLACK continued to keep up the pace while gradually revealing its secrets.  The very hardworking Tatiana Maslany this time got to add German and soccer mom accents to her repertoire, as the base character of Sarah met yet more of her lookalikes, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Supergirl”

Posted November 3, 2015 by Mitch Salem

SUPERGIRL:  Monday 8PM on CBS Previously… on SUPERGIRL:  Kara Zor-El (Melissa Benoist) was older than her illustrious Kryptonian cousin when she was sent to Earth to protect him as he grew from babyhood.  But some unexpected delays brought her to town years behind schedule, and since by then Earth already had a superhero keeping the […]

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THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Assets”

Posted January 10, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE ASSETS:  In 1980s Washington, the hunt is on for a CIA agent who’s actually a mole for the KGB.  But there’s no mystery for viewers, who know that the double agent is Aldrich Ames (Paul Rhys).  The agent who doesn’t know, and has been tasked […]

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

Posted October 4, 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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