Big Little Lies
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Big Little Lies”

Posted February 20, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  BIG LITTLE LIES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert We no longer blink when movie stars sign on for TV work, and this week’s arrivals are Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, not to mention Shailene Woodley, whose 7-hour HBO project BIG LITTLE LIES is so star-heavy that Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgard […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Good Fight”

Posted February 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE GOOD FIGHT:  Episodes Release Each Sunday On CBS All Access – Binge-Worthy If THE GOOD FIGHT were actually a CBS drama, the spin-off of The Good Wife would instantly become the network’s best show–and one of the most promising anywhere on broadcast TV.  But while a slightly edited version of the opening episode […]

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Doubt
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Doubt”

Posted February 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  DOUBT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As highly prized as the talents of Shonda Rhimes are, it takes the continuing line of her failed imitators to remind us just how difficult it is to duplicate her touch.  Conviction and Notorious are two tries that went splat earlier this season, […]

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Legion
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Legion”

Posted February 9, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  LEGION:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert The answer to what Noah Hawley could do for an encore after Fargo is:  continue to spectacularly overperform.  Fargo was and is a totally unexpected piece of great television, an adaptation that’s not an adaptation of one of the quirkiest masterworks in the American cinema canon, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “APB”

Posted February 7, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  APB:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel FOX’s APB is a zeitgeist show in the worst possible way.  No doubt when it was pitched and even produced, its central notion that inner-city crime could be cured only by an arrogant white billionaire was meant to invoke Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne, but […]

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24 Legacy
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “24: Legacy”

Posted February 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  24: LEGACY:  Monday 8PM on FOX – In the Queue It’s difficult to watch the “new” 24: LEGACY simply as a TV show.  By the time the original series went off the air in 2010, it was already more trope than drama, its many gimmicks (the “real-time” format, split screens, on-screen countdown clock, etc) […]

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Training Day
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Training Day”

Posted February 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TRAINING DAY:  Thursday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel If the idea that CBS, of all networks, could turn the dark, ruthless police drama TRAINING DAY into a TV series seemed counterintuitive–well, they haven’t.  There’s a show with that title on the network schedule, and the general outlines of the character dynamic and […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Powerless”

Posted February 3, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  POWERLESS:  Thursday 8:30PM on NBC – If Nothing Else is On… So far, NBC’s POWERLESS is merely a clever idea for a sitcom.  It’s set on the fringes of the DC superhero universe, in Charm City, where Wayne Security (owned by the unseen Bruce, who of course has things to do in Gotham) exists […]

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