Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  This was the first season of GAME OF THRONES A.N. (Ahead of the Novels), and we can’t know at this point how much series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were informed by what they know about the work novelist...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Person Of Interest”

  PERSON OF INTEREST was CBS’s most ambitious and elegantly constructed procedural, and its ratings in other circumstances would have been decent enough to keep it on the air beyond a 4 1/2-season run.  But the TV b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS isn’t a show that indulges in many meta moments, but late in this Season 4 it gave one to Matthew Beeman (Daniel Flaherty), son of FBI agent Stan (Noah Emmerich), in one of his unwitting conversations...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Nashville”

  Despite the fact that the producers didn’t know if the Season 4 finale of NASHVILLE would be the end of the series when it was written (and lead studio Lionsgate, in fact, is still trying to sell the show to anothe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Arrow”

  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 villa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Gotham”

  GOTHAM did a better job of navigating its clog of characters in its second season.  Bruno Heller’s mash-up of Batman origin story, the Dark Knight trilogy, 1930s-style cop drama, and all-around comic book freak-sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Blindspot”

  BLINDSPOT has, in a sense, been coasting on the first five minutes of its pilot for an entire season.  That sequence was the most heavily hyped of summer 2015:  a bag dumped into the middle of Times Square turned out, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Banshee”

  The fourth and final season of Cinemax’s BANSHEE felt more like an epilogue, or even a spin-off, than a climax.  It wasn’t the time jump between Seasons 3 and 4, or the shortened 8-episode order, or even the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS has some recurring problems.  For one thing, since its antihero family the Mikaelsons are ageless supernaturals who emigrated to the US over the centuries, their foes–and even the family members who ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Catch”

  After three sets of series creators and two pilots, THE CATCH certainly zeroed in on its inspirations:  To Catch A Thief plus The Thomas Crown Affair, with a touch of Soderbergh’s version of Ocean’s Eleven....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legends of Tomorrow”

  The well-oiled Greg Berlanti & Co DC superhero TV machine has so far slipped a gear with CW’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW.  Despite half a season of careful preparation before its January start, including pre-premiere...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  Every year at about this time, Marvel faces a contradiction.  Even as it has a giant movie dominating multiplexes worldwide (this year, of course, it’s Captain America: Civil War, which is approaching the $1 billi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Quantico”

  For anyone who doubts the challenges of sustaining a serialized narrative across 22 broadcast-network hours, there’s QUANTICO.  Joshua Safran’s series went from one of the brightest spots of ABC’s fall...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  After 5 seasons of declining success, if ONCE UPON A TIME were less synergistic for Disney/ABC (the movie studio used tonight’s 2-hour season premiere to showcase summer spectacles Alice Through The Looking Glass a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Vampire Diaries”

  Although it regrouped somewhat in its last few episodes, Season 7 of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES was mostly an awkward and ungainly one.  Some readjustment was foreseeable after leading lady Nina Dobrev decided not to return, b...
by Mitch Salem