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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Betrayal”

Posted January 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  All the way to the very end, BETRAYAL couldn’t get it right.  Although it hasn’t technically been canceled (as a matter of policy, networks don’t give up their legal rights to shows until the last possible moment), the show’s ratings have been so awful that a renewal is massively unlikely, and for most of […]

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THE SKED FINALE REVIEW: “Bonnie & Clyde” – Part 2

Posted December 10, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BONNIE & CLYDE saved its most idiotic inspiration for the end.  Up until its last few minutes, the second half of the Lifetime/A&E/History miniseries was perhaps marginally better than its first (which we dealt with in yesterday’s review).  There was less chatty posthumous narration from Clyde (Emile Hirsch) this time around, a greater role […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

Posted August 14, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  With far less fanfare than last night’s farewell to The Closer, tonight TNT rang down the season’s curtain on FRANKLIN & BASH, a show that can barely be bothered to remember that a season finale is different from any other episode.  This isn’t a series very interested in story arcs or even continuity; it […]

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THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

Posted May 21, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show looked like the hit NBC desperately needed, but once it started dropping in late fall it didn’t stop, and by the […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Veep”

Posted June 11, 2012 by Mitch Salem

VEEP has no particular interest in going anyplace, so its season finale tonight was more or less the same as any other episode.  This has made for a fun, but somewhat repetitive, ride over the show’s initial 8-episode season.  Every week Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) fails to accomplish anything at all, usually drilling […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nikita”

Posted May 19, 2012 by Mitch Salem

    The Season 2 finale for CW’s NIKITA was probably shot with the idea that it could well be the series finale–and logically it should have been, considering the show’s ratings.  In recent weeks, Nikita has had a 0.4 rating in 18-49s, making it what has to be one of the lowest-watched shows ever […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Hell On Wheels”

Posted July 23, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  The final season of AMC’s HELL ON WHEELS was a sprawl, made worse by the network’s decision to play the season in two chunks separated by a year.  This last stretch of 7 episodes was particularly choppy.  One hour was a virtual two-hander for hero Cullen Bohannon (Anson Mount) and arch-foe The Swede (Christopher […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE WATCH: “American Horror Story”

Posted December 22, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> WARNING:  Scaaaarrrry Spoilers Within You have to give AMERICAN HORROR STORY the credit of its crazy, crazy convictions.  Ryan Murphy and his gang of producers followed through on where the last few episodes appeared to be going, and the result will be a second season presumably very different from its first. It didn’t take […]

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