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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

Posted May 11, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  When FX’s ATLANTA began its 2nd season at the beginning of March, it seemed like a big enough deal to note that with the departures of Louis C.K. and Ryan Murphy (for very different reasons), Atlanta‘s creator Donald Glover had ascended to being the emblematic creative face of the network.  But now, a bit […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Good Girls”

Posted May 1, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  It was clear from the pilot of NBC’s GOOD GIRLS that the series had a trio of strong assets and some major challenges.  The strengths were its three stars, Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, each of them thoroughly capable of anchoring a show on her own, and together an Avengers-like powerhouse of warmth, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

Posted April 30, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  HOMELAND‘s season 7 was a mess, but a more entertaining one than recent editions have been.  There were even a few episodes toward the middle of the season that brought back memories of the truly great series it had been in its early glory years.  At this point, though, we’ll settle for less, and […]

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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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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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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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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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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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