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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Posted April 6, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  This week marked the end of the road for two of TV’s most distinctive, original takes on the romantic-comedy genre.  FXX’s You’re the Worst and CW’s CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND were both “cult hits,” which is to say that they survived low ratings for multiple seasons (5 for Worst, 4 for Girlfriend) thanks to critical praise […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

Posted April 1, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Although the ratings continued heading downward, there were heartening developments in the back half of THE WALKING DEAD‘s Season 9.  Under new showrunner Angela Kang, the show took some steps to jar itself loose from the rut it gotten itself into.  The departure of star Andrew Lincoln may have kick-started the need to explore […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “A Million Little Things”

Posted March 1, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  This season, ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS provided proof that even as viewers accustom themselves to DVRs and video on demand, old-fashioned network scheduling can still be key.  A Million Little Things was languishing on Wednesdays, on the bubble for next season, when a move behind Grey’s Anatomy allowed it to thrive, and led […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Counterpart”

Posted February 18, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Although its production studio MRC is seeking a stay of execution from another network or streaming service, it currently appears as though Starz’s Season 2 finale of COUNTERPART will be the last we see of the show, which is both a shame and less than a shock.  In an era where much of TV […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

Posted January 14, 2019 by Mitch Salem

  Only in the world of RAY DONOVAN would a season’s (more or less) happy ending commence with the chainsaw dismemberment of corpses, but that’s Showtime’s twisted family saga.  The headline of Season 6 was the show’s relocation from Los Angeles to New York, which hardly seemed affect its DNA at all.  In fact, at […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Kidding”

Posted November 12, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Hardly anyone has been watching KIDDING, which makes Showtime’s decision to renew the show for a second season a sign of their commitment either to indie movie sensibility or to being in business with Jim Carrey.  In either case, the renewal gives the series a year to decide whether to work past its seemingly […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Better Call Saul”

Posted October 9, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  BETTER CALL SAUL reached a milestone in the final scene of its fourth season, as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) formally assumed the mantle of Saul Goodman, the character he’ll be in Breaking Bad.  As the prequel series journeys toward its destiny, though, this Season 4 turned out to be a ruthless essay on the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

Posted October 1, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  In their teardown season as new showrunners of FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg didn’t solve all the problems inherent in the franchise, and the season was uneven, only partly for reasons of transition.  Still, they accomplished a lot, more or less creating a new series from the one that had […]

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