Posts Tagged ‘ensemble cast’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO There are two notable additions to the second season of HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES–one of whom has understandably been talked about much more than the other–as well as a ...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “A Million Little Things”

  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS is about as ambitious as broadcast TV intends to get this season, which in this case means This Is Us by way of The Big Chill.  As in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES was a bait and switch of the highest order.  The show was marketed as a murder mystery, and the fragmentary flashforwards early on confirmed the idea that this was where the story was headed.  But the k...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert We no longer blink when movie stars sign on for TV work, and this week’s arrivals are Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, not to mention Shailen...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Doubt”

  DOUBT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As highly prized as the talents of Shonda Rhimes are, it takes the continuing line of her failed imitators to remind us just how difficult it is to dupl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Night Of”

  THE NIGHT OF:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert “Noisy” is the byword of the television moment, and HBO makes noise as well as any programming service, whether its shows are laden with dragons, foul-mouth...
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: “Shameless”

  SHAMELESS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime John Wells comes from the broadcast network school of showrunning, where he kept ER going for 22 (or more) episodes per year for more than a decade, and barely missed a beat when Aaron...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “American Crime”

  AMERICAN CRIME:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC AMERICAN CRIME‘s first season was, if not great network television, certainly ballsy.  John Ridley’s series took on race and class and religion to boot, and it was sho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Telenovela”

  TELENOVELA:  Monday 8:30PM on NBC starting January 4 – If Nothing Else Is On… Simply put, TELENOVELA is what Jane the Virgin would be if Jane’s vain, airheaded but good-hearted actor father Rogelio wer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Good Wife”

  THE GOOD WIFE:  Sunday 9PM on CBS In the wasteland of this fall’s collection of lackluster network programming, THE GOOD WIFE is starting to seem less like an exception and more like a miracle.  (Even more so, si...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Review: “Spotlight”

  Awards season is Darwinian, often placing two titles in direct competition that have only general traits in common.  Last year we had the British biographies The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game, which might ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Messengers”

  THE MESSENGERS:  Friday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel CW wasn’t in any rush to get THE MESSENGERS on its air, holding it until the last month of the broadcast season, and then putting the show in the lowest...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Shameless”

  In its 5th season, SHAMELESS recognized that some of its younger Gallaghers were now old enough to be corrupted, which resulted in strong storylines for Carl (Ethan Cutkosky), whose drug dealing ended up putting him (and...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Night Shift”

THE NIGHT SHIFT:  Monday 10PM on NBC THE NIGHT SHIFT was a workmanlike performer for NBC last summer, but its promotion to The Voice‘s lead-out on the network’s midseason schedule says more about the empty shelves ...
by Mitch Salem