Posts Tagged ‘2015-16 network TV season’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Minority Report”

  MINORITY REPORT:  Monday 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… It’s not unusual for a sci-fi/fantasy or action-adventure pilot to boast a far more generous budget than the amount allotted to ordinary ser...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Player”

  THE PLAYER:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel How fond are you of grade-B basic cable action series?  Do you watch the anonymous movies your cable/satellite service piles on its pay-per-view schedule eac...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER is an edifice built on two foundations:  the acting of Viola Davis as the show’s brilliant and complex criminal attorney Annalise Keating, and the ability of series creator Peter Nowalk...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Wicked City”

  WICKED CITY:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel CBS and ABC both took their time before introducing their last new dramas of the fall.  But while Supergirl flew into town on clouds of carefully planned hyp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”

  THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES:  Tuesday 10PM on MTV – If Nothing Else Is On… MTV is late to the YA fantasy-adventure party with THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, so it doesn’t have the element of surprise going for i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Leftovers”

  At what point does unconventional storytelling become perversity for its own sake, a collection of curlicued narratives that operate like the showrunner version of The Emperor’s New Clothes?  It’s a question...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blindspot”

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s strategy this fall seems to be to play the deja vu card and hope for the best.  Heroes Reborn returns on Thursday as though its ratings ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Recovery Road”

  One never knows, but the rebranding of its network probably doesn’t bode well for RECOVERY ROAD.  The recently-renamed Freeform, which has over the last few months canceled Chasing Life and Switched At Birth, whil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Of Kings and Prophets”

  OF KINGS AND PROPHETS:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel ABC’s biblical saga OF KINGS AND PROPHETS was a big swing for the network administration headed by Paul Lee, but the fact that he’s not ...
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
 

 

 

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 Series Finale Review: “Flesh and Bone”

  Starz cut its losses quickly on FLESH AND BONE, which had been ordered as the first season of a continuing series, but was declared to be a finite miniseries before it had even started airing.  That late shift made toni...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Scream Queens”

  SCREAM QUEENS:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel SCREAM QUEENS could have been more accurately titled “Ryan Murphy Presents,” in the manner of the old Alfred Hitchcock show, because it’s e...
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: “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