Posts Tagged ‘auteur TV’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

  When FX’s ATLANTA began its 2nd season at the beginning of March, it seemed like a big enough deal to note that with the departures of Louis C.K. and Ryan Murphy (for very different reasons), Atlanta‘s creato...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Atlanta”

  ATLANTA:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Season 1 of Donald Glover’s FX series ATLANTA was, among other things, a show that went in so many directions after its premiere that judging it from its opening half-hour proved to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “SMILF”

  SMILF:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – In the Queue SMILF is TV’s latest auteur dramedy, a semiautobiographical work from star/writer/producer/director Frankie Shaw.  (She was Elliot’s ill-fated neighbor o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legion”

  The Matrix is one of the many pop culture properties that have influenced Noah Hawley’s LEGION, and Legion has been something of a matrix itself.  Behind its surface and around its edges, the shape of a much more ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Young Pope”

  Viewed in its 10-hour entirety, THE YOUNG POPE encompassed much of the good and bad of Auteur TV.  HBO, by all appearances, wrote a (very large) check to the arthouse filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino as creator, director and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

  Donald Glover’s ATLANTA would have been unimaginable on a mainstream television outlet just a few years ago–let alone as a show that could achieve success in the ratings.  It’s very much a post-Louie s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Roadies”

  In recent years, Cameron Crowe has had trouble keeping his scripts coherent even when they only have to last 2 hours.  It probably shouldn’t have come as a surprise that giving him 10 hours to play with was asking...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Mr. Robot”

  USA Network has handed its keys to Sam Esmail and MR. ROBOT, and with good reason.  Although it was only a moderate success in the ratings last year, the series gave creaky old USA a jolt of pure critical adrenaline, be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Roadies”

  ROADIES:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – In the Queue Showtime’s ROADIES is the first small-screen project from Cameron Crowe (he wrote and directed the pilot, and is showrunner with My So Called-Life‘s Win...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Knick”

  THE KNICK:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Even at a time of unprecedented quality on television, when the complaint is that there’s just too much good content to watch, Cinemax’s THE KNICK was something special las...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Hannibal”

  In real life, serial killers are not infrequently foiled by mistakes as mundane as unpaid traffic tickets, and while Hannibal Lecter may be eternal, the NBC television series version of Hannibal–despite an inexpens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Louie”

  LOUIE:  Thursday 10:30PM on FX We’ve learned over time that it’s impossible to take the measure of a season of LOUIE until we see what its auteur has in store for us.  Last year’s Season 4 was extraor...
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 Season Premiere Review: “The Newsroom”

  THE NEWSROOM:  Sunday 9PM on HBO In the end, just about everyone seemed to be ambivalent about THE NEWSROOM, and that includes its auteur and shining star, Aaron Sorkin.  The Season 2 finale felt like it could well hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Girls”

  Throughout its third season, reactions to GIRLS seemed to depend to a large extent on the particular vision of the series that viewers had.  Season 3 of Lena Dunham’s show was notably less conceptual and experimen...
by Mitch Salem