Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  Even by the standards of current network TV, the ratings drop for SCANDAL has been steep and swift.  It’s down 50% from where it was 2 seasons ago, and down 30% this season.  It’s still one of ABC’s h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Good Wife”

  Will THE GOOD WIFE be remembered as the last great broadcast network drama?  It’s impossible to know for sure, but it seems like a good bet.  Other shows will make the attempt, of course:  ABC’s American C...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Person Of Interest”

  It’s not paranoia if they really are after you, as the saying goes, and CBS’s PERSON OF INTEREST, a well-styled, relatively intelligent and ambitious action drama about mega-surveillance computer programs tha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Houdini & Doyle”

  HOUDINI & DOYLE:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel Paranormal procedurals have been fertile ground for FOX since at least The X-Files, recently with Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow (and the rebooted X-Files)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Vinyl”

  VINYL watchers, HBO feels your pain.  Late in a run that matched low ratings with little buzz or critical enthusiasm, the network took the unusual step of not just firing co-creator/showrunner Terence Winter, but of pub...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Magicians”

  Season 1 of THE MAGICIANS had plenty of flaws, but lack of ambition wasn’t one of them.  In a way unseen on Syfy since the days of Battlestar Galactica, The Magicians wanted to be about everything:  Harry Potter,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Hunters”

  HUNTERS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… HUNTERS has production values that suggest it’s intended as one of Syfy’s more A-level entries (it’s shot in Australia rather than Can...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

  FEAR THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC AMC’s eccentric decision to keep its Walking Dead assembly line going with a not-quite-prequel has become even more so in Season 2, which places the Season 1 survivors on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Outlander”

  OUTLANDER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz OUTLANDER hasn’t been the ratings breakout for Starz that Power has been, but it may be something even more important:  the network’s first real buzz show, one that’s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dice”

  DICE:  Sunday 9:30PM on Showtime – Change the Channel The journey of Andrew Dice Clay from an explosively successful poster child (and, many would say, cynical exploiter) of comedy political incorrectness to a lon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

  It’s easy enough to say that the phrase “stranger than fiction” would have had to be invented to describe the murder trial of OJ Simpson if it didn’t already exist, but still, the natural tendency...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  When a show is as successful as AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, it can afford to spend virtually the entire back half of a season as little more than a lead-up to the next.  But can it also provide no satisfaction at all ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Wynonna Earp”

  WYNONNA EARP:  Friday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Syfy has recently been trying to burnish its schlocky image with some more ambitious projects, most notably the time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys and The Magic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Shades of Blue”

  Over the course of its season, NBC’s SHADES OF BLUE muddled its way from being a broadcast network-lite version of a gritty cable cop drama to a more conventional heist thriller.  It was flawed in both contexts, b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Rush Hour”

  RUSH HOUR:  Thursday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel It wasn’t long ago that CBS produced a pilot for a rebooted Beverly Hills Cop and decided, despite the participation of Eddie Murphy, not to proceed to s...
by Mitch Salem