Posts Tagged ‘drama’
 

 
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AUDIENCE MAP: Cable Dramas

The AUDIENCE MAP feature continues with a look across the cable drama landscape over the past 12 months (June 1, 2o14 to May 20, 2015).  The programs are arranged by network, ranked by overall audience size within each networ...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

  There was hardly a moment in Season 6 of MAD MEN when Don Draper (Jon Hamm) seemed to feel comfortable in his own skin.  Oh sure, he could gather up some venom when he had the chance to cut colleague Ted Chaough (Kevin ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: ABC’s “Mistresses”

MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… These days, primetime soap operas usually try to be something else as well:  comedies (Desperate Housewives), musicals (Glee), thrillers (Revenge), medical ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Rectify”

  When people say that an original film or television series has the feel of a novel, it’s usually meant as a high compliment.  (The Wire is probably the definitive example of this in television.)  But Sundance Cha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Glee”

  Which plotline really grabbed you in Season 4 of GLEE?  Was it Rachel’s (Lea Michele) one-episode pregnancy scare?  Her involvement (unwitting) with a male escort?  Was it the weeks of sullen silence between Mr....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Do No Harm”

  DO NO HARM: Thursday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… What is it with NBC and dual personalities?  Is the network trying to tell us something?  A couple of years ago it gave us My Own Worst Enemy, with ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete”

  Toy’s House wasn’t the only movie at this year’s Sundance about boys fending for themselves.  THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE depicts a less voluntary version of the effort to keep going witho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Touchy Feely”

  TOUCHY FEELY offers the gifted writer/director Lynn Shelton taking herself very, very seriously for the most part.  It turns out to be a less effective mode for her than those of her recent small-scale comedies Humpday ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Emanuel & The Truth About Fishes”

  EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES is deeply, satisfyingly strange.  In a way, it’s a validation not just of Sundance, but the whole film festival system that is now our main way of finding out about distinctive ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  The most paranormal thing about FRINGE, in the end, was that it actually survived 5 seasons on the air, as very possibly the lowest-rated series to be regularly renewed in the history of network television.  (Made possi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suits”

  SUITS:  Thursday 10PM on USA Last season, SUITS took a leap up in class, becoming not just the smartest and most sophisticated show on USA–which, let’s face it, isn’t the highest bar in the business...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – CW’s “The Carrie Diaries”

    THE CARRIE DIARIES: Monday 8PM on CW – Change the Channel   THE CARRIE DIARIES is CW’s last big gun of the season (Cult, still forthcoming, is smaller caliber), the show that the network hopes wil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Enlightened”

  ENLIGHTENED:  Sunday 9:30PM on HBO HBO’s decision to renew Mike White and Laura Dern’s ENLIGHTENED for a second season was one of the least ratings-driven calls in memory.  The show barely registered with v...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Bunheads”

  Within the first two minutes of its midseason premiere tonight, BUNHEADS featured a Harold Clurman gag.  For those not up on their celebrated left-wing Depression-era theatre directors, Clurman was–well, yeah.  (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Deception”

  DECEPTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  a beautiful young woman returns to the Long Island estate of the family she knew when she was growing up, becomi...
by Mitch Salem