Scandal
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Scandal”

Posted April 20, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  The bar for crazy was so high when it came to the series finale of SCANDAL that its general sense of anti-climax may well have been inevitable  Not Shonda Rhimes’s biggest hit (that would be Grey’s Anatomy, still purring well into its 2nd decade), but perhaps her signature series, Scandal was the grand opera […]

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Black Lightning
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black Lightning”

Posted April 18, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Although it’s part of the CW/Greg Berlanti DC Comics assembly line, BLACK LIGHTNING, created by Salim Akil, has been strikingly different from its comrades.  So far, it hasn’t noticeably been part of the shared universe formed by Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow, aside from its invocation of “meta-humans” to describe those […]

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The Walking Dead
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

Posted April 15, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  There are many things that divide Americans these days, but the same thought may have gone through much of the nation’s mind tonight:  Is it truly over?  Can we finally move on from the Negan storyline on The Walking Dead?  And the answer is… probably? After 2 seasons of slow-burning nihilism (more than that, […]

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Legends of Tomorrow
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legends of Tomorrow”

Posted April 10, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  LEGENDS OF TOMORROW‘s destiny as the goofball discard pile of CW’s DC/Greg Berlanti universe may have reached its apotheosis with tonight’s Season 3 finale, written by co-creator/Executive Producers Matt Guggenheim and Phil Klemmer.  It featured a family-sized box of former series regulars and guest stars from throughout the run of the series, but its […]

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Assassination of Gianni Versace
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

Posted March 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  If Ryan Murphy’s goal with the second season of AMERICAN CRIME STORY was to demonstrate the breadth of the show’s anthology branding, not just in subject matter but in style and structure–unlike the relative consistency of his American Horror Story, with its repertory company of writers and stars–well, mission accomplished.  Murphy handed the keys […]

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Posted February 17, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  Something nagged at the first two seasons of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, and it’s right there in the title.  Rebecca Bunch (series co-creator Rachel Bloom) was lovable and hilarious, but she was also, well, unhinged.  Bloom and co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna largely played Rebecca’s manipulations and stalking, and the damage she did to other people’s lives […]

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The Good Place
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Good Place”

Posted February 2, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It would have been impossible for the Season 2 finale of THE GOOD PLACE to match the gut-punch of Season 1’s climactic twist, partly because until it happened, we hadn’t even known to look for one.  The Good Place was a broadcast network sitcom, albeit a whimsical one, and its creator Michael Schur, while […]

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Good Behavior
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ShowbuzzDaily Season Finale Review: “Good Behavior”

Posted December 18, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  TNT has been burning through its old-line series like Major Crimes and The Librarians two episodes at a time in recent weeks, seemingly in a frenzy to get rid of them.  The network has put its muscle behind darker, more serialized and adult dramas, with mixed results:  Animal Kingdom and Claws are hits, while […]

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