Posts Tagged ‘2014-15 TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Cristela”

  CRISTELA:  Friday 8:30PM on ABC Previously… on CRISTELA:  Law student Cristela (series co-creator Cristela Alonzo) works as an intern at a firm run by partner Trent Culpepper (Sam McMurray), alongside his bubbleh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere (-ish) Review: “Hart of Dixie”

  CW is treating Season 4 of HART OF DIXIE as carelessly as its characters tend to treat each other.  The show’s return has been delayed until midseason, moved to the nether reaches of Friday nights, and its order c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Slap”

  THE SLAP:  Thursday 8PM on NBC Previously… on THE SLAP:  A group of friends and relatives gathered for the 40th birthday party of mid-level NY public official Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), and tensions ran high, bet...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  Under showrunner Scott M. Gimple, this fifth season of THE WALKING DEAD became steadily better as drama than the series has ever been, drawing closer to deserving its phenomenal level of ratings as still (even after the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: The CBS Fall Schedule

  CBS doesn’t typically cultivate daring in its fall schedules, but this year it’s making one exception.  Here’s a quick look (new shows are in ALL CAPS, new timeslots are in italics): MONDAY Sept-Oct ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story”

  MANHATTAN LOVE STORY:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC THE FACTS:  Boy (Jake McDorman) meets girl (Analeigh Tipton), but here’s the gimmick:  we hear all of the couple’s hidden thoughts throughout.  The series crea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: ABC’s “Selfie”

  SELFIE:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC starting September 30 – If Nothing Else Is On… PLAYERS:  George Bernard Shaw.  (And Lerner & Loewe, whose My Fair Lady made Pygmalion into a fixture of pop culture.)  Serie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Bridge”

  The second season of FX’s THE BRIDGE faced quite a few challenges, some of them traceable to Season 1, and others self-created.  The original version of The Bridge was closely tied to the Swedish/Danish series on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “2 Broke Girls”

  2 BROKE GIRLS:  Monday 8PM on CBS 2 BROKE GIRLS is about as basic as sitcoms come.  Take two mismatched young women–Caroline (Beth Behrs), who’s tall, blonde and unable to believe she’s not rich anymo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 9PM on HBO Watching the Season 4 premiere of GIRLS on the same night as this year’s Golden Globes was a reminder of how quickly things move in today’s pop culture from being state-of-the-art, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Last Man on Earth”

  THE LAST MAN ON EARTH:  Sunday 9:30PM on FOX – Potential DVR Alert THE LAST MAN ON EARTH is both excitingly original and disappointingly cliched, an odd mix that leaves its future prospects somewhat unsettled.  H...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Turn: Washington’s Spies”

  TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES:  Monday 10PM on AMC After its initial season concluded, the reruns of AMC’s Revolutionary War drama TURN acquired the subtitle WASHINGTON’S SPIES, presumably in recognition of...
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