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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

Posted August 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  The peril of dotting a season finale with cliffhangers is that if the show is canceled, they’ll never be resolved.  That may very well be the dilemma for fans of NBC’s summer drama CROSSING LINES, which closed its season tonight with a 2-hour finale that was entirely open-ended.  One can never be sure with […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Divide”

Posted August 28, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Hardly anyone in America watched THE DIVIDE this summer, and it wasn’t because the series was some kind of bleak, off-putting experiment in reinventing the form of television drama, taking pleasure in alienating all but the most esoteric viewers.  On the contrary, the series was a big-tent crime melodrama that energized its traditional format with […]

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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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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Star Trek: Discovery”

Posted September 24, 2017 by Mitch Salem

  STAR TREK:  DISCOVERY – Episodes available each Sunday at CBS All Access – In the Quene There are quite a few perils to reaching a judgment about the new STAR TREK: DISCOVERY based on its opening hour, the only episode that will air on the CBS broadcast network before the series begins streaming (1 […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Power”

Posted August 3, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Remarkably little happened during the first season of POWER.  (It’s already been renewed for a second session, that is if you continue to believe that Starz doesn’t give 2-year orders that pretend to be 1-year terms plus instant renewals.)  Sure, sex was had and people (mostly anonymous) were killed, but at a time when […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dr. Ken”

Posted October 2, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  DR. KEN:  Friday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s going to be a neck and neck battle this fall between ABC’s DR KEN and NBC’s Truth Be Told (which will soon air directly against it) as to which takes the title of Fall’s Worst Sitcom.  Truth Be Told is tone-deaf and generally […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “IZombie”

Posted April 12, 2016 by Mitch Salem

  Rob Thomas and Dianne Ruggiero-Wright’s CW series IZOMBIE is a show that would benefit from a season order shorter than the 19 hours it had to deliver this year–and with its less than stellar ratings, that might be exactly what it gets next season.  As it was, this season was overextended, with too many […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club”

Posted August 21, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB never achieved much in the way of lift-off, and although ABC knew it was coming–there was a reason it was pushed to a summer run as the lead-in to Mistresses–the show’s flat quality must have initially taken the network by surprise.  On paper, the show seemed like it was exactly […]

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