Posts Tagged ‘2014-15 TV season’


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “iZombie”

  The existence of the strikingly similar (in premise) Stitchers provides some perspective on the imagination and skill that’s gone into IZOMBIE.  Both shows involve young women who temporarily enter the minds of th...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Outlander”

  OUTLANDER overcame a shaky conceptual start to become a thoroughly compelling historical romance, and probably the best original series Starz has aired thus far.  There’s still something fundamentally odd about th...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Late Show With David Letterman”

  It’s been a heavy week for epochal TV.  On Sunday, Mad Men sold us one last Coke, and tonight marked the end of David Letterman’s reign, one that’s lasted into a fourth decade on the air and has had an...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black-ish”

  Even as other broadcast networks have been backing off their commitment to situation comedy, ABC seems to have possession of the magic formula.  Last season’s The Goldbergs became a genuine hit with a move to Wedn...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Flash”

  Despite the declining fortunes of network TV, it was a good season for newly-launched dramas, with big hits emerging for FOX in Empire, ABC in How to Get Away With Murder, and CW in THE FLASH.  The latter isn’t ju...
by Mitch Salem

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Night Shift”

  One of NBC’s many puzzling decisions this year was the choice to hand over its most important timeslot for launching dramas, the post-The Voice hour on Mondays, to the merely serviceable summer medical soap THE NI...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Following”

  Hardly anyone who wasn’t earning a paycheck from Kevin Williamson’s THE FOLLOWING will miss it.  It was as close as any network series has ever come to torture porn, with at least one or two innocents being ...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Mad Men”

  Matthew Weiner had always cultivated an air of mystery around MAD MEN (those impenetrable promos!), and the show itself has been its share of enigmatic at times, which made many wonder if tonight’s series finale wo...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Royals”

  History will record that on the same night the curtain rang down for Mad Men, THE ROYALS also concluded its season.  As utterly different as the two shows are, The Royals is one of the many cable scripted series that pr...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Saturday Night Live” with Louis C.K.

  After 40 years of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, it’s fair to say that every season is uneven, and so is every episode.  Although it’s generally true that installments hosted by former cast members (this season it was...
by Mitch Salem


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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Vampire Diaries”

  At the close of its 6th season, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES finds itself at a crossroads.  The ratings are way down, and for the first time since it premiered, the series isn’t one of CW’s biggest hits, but just a m...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  Watching Shonda Rhimes’ SCANDAL has more than once been likened to an addiction, and as with a drug, the danger is that users will build up a tolerance over time, requiring more and more to achieve the same high. ...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY is no longer Shonda Rhimes’ brightest, shiniest toy, but in a way her skills as a producer are most evident in the way that her first hit hums along, now in its 2d decade on the air.  ThatR...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Blacklist”

  Hit dramas rarely go south as quickly as THE BLACKLIST.  In November 2013 it was earning a 3.0 rating, one of the highest rated 10PM shows on TV.  In May 2014 it was still at 2.6.  In November 2014 it was almost as st...
by Mitch Salem


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NIELSENWAR: The CW Fall Schedule

  CW had a successful season in 2014-15. launching the smash hit THE FLASH and the critical darling JANE THE VIRGIN.  There wasn’t reason to change much, and the network didn’t.  Here’s a look (new show...
by Mitch Salem