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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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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Killing”

Posted June 18, 2012 by Mitch Salem

And finally, after 2 seasons, 26 hours of television, seemingly a hundred red herrings, and enough rain to float the SS Poseidon, THE KILLING revealed who killed Rosie Larsen.  The only thing that was ever worth spoiling on this show is going to be revealed here, so if you’re reading this without having watched, a […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Satisfaction”

Posted September 18, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  No, honestly:  what the hell was that? All snark aside, it was admirable and really long past due for USA Network to try to get out of the “characters welcome,” franchise-centric box it had put itself into.  When people start using the phrase “well, it was sort of like a USA show” as disparagement, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Girls”

Posted March 23, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  In its 4th season, the geist of GIRLS no longer seemed to be hitting the zeit the way it used to.  Ratings were down, and so was the sense of buzz.  Some of that was simply the fact that shows of the moment don’t stay that way forever, and HBO didn’t help by giving […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “2 Broke Girls”

Posted May 13, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Even with the nonstop double (sometimes barely single) entendres, 2 BROKE GIRLS is as basic and old-fashioned as a sitcom can be–it’s sort of a starter kit for CBS comedy.  Take 2 mismatched diner co-workers/roommates/business partners (Kat Dennings as streetsmart Max and Beth Behrs as once-wealthy Caroline), mix with a wacky boss and fellow […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Motive”

Posted August 30, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Even among procedurals, ABC’s Canadian summer series MOTIVE was a bare-bones example of the genre–it was virtually abstract.  The show had a single gimmick:  at the start of each episode, the killer and victim were identified, so in theory the only mystery was why this person killed that one.  (Sometimes, as in the first […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Cult”

Posted November 15, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  Calling a season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY “grounded” is like calling a batch of moonshine smooth:  it’s still going to make your eyes water on the way down.  But creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk set CULT in something that resembled our real world, certainly as compared to ultra-baroque previous installments like Freak Show […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Arrow”

Posted May 25, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  ARROW had a somewhat unsuper fourth season.  That was partly due to its villain:  Damien Darhk, however enthusiastically played by Neal McDonough, was an all-smirk-all-the-time Big Bad in dapper suits, a Bond-ish villain whose added dimension of magic was very sub-Darth Vader, with much flicking of the wrist to send foes flying into nearby […]

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