Famous In Love
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Famous In Love”

Posted April 19, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  FAMOUS IN LOVE:  Tuesday 9PM on Freeform (full season also available via online/VOD) – Change the Channel On the basis of its opening hour, Freeform’s new FAMOUS IN LOVE is pretty woeful stuff.  It’s the latest version of America’s contribution to the fairy tale template, the one that tells of the gleam and oh-so-naughty […]

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Trial & Error
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Trial & Error”

Posted March 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TRIAL & ERROR:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s TRIAL & ERROR is a cluttered joke-book of a sitcom that parodies true-crime docuseries like Making A Murderer and especially The Staircase.  As in the latter, the accused murderer, here named Larry Henderson (John Lithgow), is a figure of some […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Posted March 6, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  FEUD:  BETTE AND JOAN:  Sunday 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert It’s a testament to Ryan Murphy’s clout that FEUD:  BETTE AND JOAN even exists.  8 hours set in the early 1960s about Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, a pair of Oscar-winning stars in their 50s who were considered has-beens when they made […]

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Time After Time
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Time After Time”

Posted March 5, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TIME AFTER TIME:  Sunday 9PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… If H.G. Wells really did travel from 1893 to the present day, one of the things that would probably horrify him is the fact that all creative endeavors are now viewed merely as “IP,” a play-doh-like building material used to create […]

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The Arrangement
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Arrangement”

Posted March 4, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE ARRANGEMENT:  Sunday 10PM on E! – If Nothing Else Is On… E! stays on-brand with its second scripted series THE ARRANGEMENT, which plays off the rumors that surrounded Tom Cruise’s marriage to Katie Holmes.  It’s got celebrity and the heat of a scandal roman a clef, but it completely lacks the saucy, junky […]

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Midseason Premiere


Posted February 28, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TAKEN:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s television version of TAKEN doesn’t have much to do with the movie franchise that provided its title, other than fitting into the action genre and featuring a hero named Bryan Mills.  Although presented as a sort of prequel, it’s a modern-day origin […]

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The Blacklist Redemption
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Blacklist: Redemption”

Posted February 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION is for all those who longed to see what The Blacklist would look like without James Spader, a group that could probably fit into a medium-sized elevator.  Ordered by NBC when the network still thought The Blacklist was going to […]

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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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