Posts Tagged ‘dramedy’
 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Chasing Life”

  CHASING LIFE:  Tuesday 9PM on ABCFamily Previously… on CHASING LIFE:  Very inconveniently, 24-year old aspiring Boston reporter April Carver (Italia Ricci) has just been diagnosed with leukemia.  The timing coul...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Netflix Review: “Orange Is the New Black” (Full Season 2)

  SPOILER ALERT:  This review will discuss events that occur throughout Season 2 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. The second season of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, like the first, ends with an act of violence–and this one is...
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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SUNDANCE REVIEW: “Wish I Was Here”

  Zach Braff’s WISH I WAS HERE, his first film as a writer-director since Garden State 10 years ago, mixes genuine, deeply-felt emotion with the kind of contrivances that would grate even on a second-rate sitcom.  (...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “White Collar”

  WHITE COLLAR:  Thursday 9PM on USA Season 5 of WHITE COLLAR couldn’t be in more of a rush to get the hell away from its Season 4 cliffhanger.  When we left intrepid FBI agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay), he was in pr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Blue Jasmine”

  BLUE JASMINE:  Worth A Ticket – Cate Blanchett Is Dazzling in Woody Allen’s Latest Woody Allen has made so many movies at such regular intervals, and they’re so thematically linked, that it’s tem...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’s Pilot + 1 Review: “Camp”

  CAMP:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC Previously… on CAMP:  Camp Little Otter in upstate New York is an old-fashioned place where the kids learn crafts, the counselors try to get laid and the owner, Mack Greenfield (Rache...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED NETFLIX REVIEW: “Orange Is the New Black” (Episodes 1-3)

  With the arrival of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK after House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and Arrested Development, Netflix has completed the first quartet of its initial plunge into high-profile original programming .  Based on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Way, Way Back”

  THE WAY, WAY BACK:  Watch It At Home – Modestly Engaging Coming-Of-Age Tale THE WAY, WAY BACK is one of the last real indie hopes for a original breakout hit this summer (it was a big buy out of Sundance, a $10M p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Devious Maids”

  DEVIOUS MAIDS:  Sunday 10PM on Lifetime – If Nothing Else Is On… Technically, DEVIOUS MINDS isn’t a spin-off of Desperate Housewives–there are no significant shared characters or storylines.  Bu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Big C: Hereafter”

  THE BIG C: HEREAFTER – Monday 10PM on Showtime THE BIG C has spent a lot of time trying not to be the show it was supposed to be.  TV shows, much like people, tend to want to go on for as long as possible, so alth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

  NURSE JACKIE:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime NURSE JACKIE had a strong, dramatic season last year that may have been its best.  But the ratings weren’t anything to speak of (a 0.2-0.3 in 18-49s, and fewer than a million...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Shameless”

  In the post-Homeland era of Showtime, SHAMELESS, the network’s Parenthood on crack, has been pushed even farther to the background–and to be sure, the two shows aren’t comparable in terms of seriousness...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Enlightened”

  I speak–clearly–not as a fan:  ENLIGHTENED was less unbearable in its second season than it was in its first. The show does have its fans, meager in number (fewer than 300,000 viewers watched the initial air...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Californication”

  CALIFORNICATION:  Sunday 10:30PM on Showtime Even in the relatively free-and-easy world of paycable, there’s something about CALIFORNICATION that seems to get under people’s skin.  Perhaps it’s the ca...
by Mitch Salem