Posts Tagged ‘espionage’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Killing Eve”

  KILLING EVE:  Sunday 8PM on AMC/BBCAmerica AMC very much wants KILLING EVE to be its next big thing.  The critical and awards-season darling spent its first season on the network’s subsidiary BBCAmerica service, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz Starz’s COUNTERPART is both TV’s most cerebral thriller and its most cerebral sci-fi, a very serious story of espionage that happens to take place between two parallel versi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Americans”

  It was utterly on-brand for THE AMERICANS that the most electrifying sequence of its series finale was about four people talking to each other.  This was the epic confrontation six seasons in the making:  FBI agent Sta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime The endgame has begun for Showtime’s HOMELAND–the reported plan is for next year’s Season 8 to be the last, although the network hasn’t confirmed that–and ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz, starting 1/21/18 – In the Queue Tales of alternative earths are an increasingly popular form of fiction these days, possibly because our actual Earth is currently so difficult to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  Last year FX gave THE AMERICANS showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg a final 2-season order, and from the vantage point of Season 5’s finale, it seems clear that they’ve approached this stretch as a singl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Quantico”

  The fact that ABC’s QUANTICO has been renewed for a third season (albeit with a 13-episode order, a reduced network license fee and an as-yet-unchosen replacement showrunner) tells you everything you need to know a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime We’ve recently acquired the concept of “legacy media,” referring to things like newspapers that are actually printed on pieces of paper–still potentially useful,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime It’s been a bumpy ride for HOMELAND fans.  For its first season and a half, the series was as good as anything on the air, only to go off the rails for a like amount of time, as ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  FX probably shouldn’t hold its breath for THE AMERICANS to become a wider popular success than it is. The series, for all its excellence, was more grim in its 3rd season than ever–the sun barely even seeme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “State of Affairs”

  STATE OF AFFAIRS ended its season tonight with a cliffhanger that will almost certainly remain unresolved, although one might speculate whether the mysterious airstrike that was heading toward Charleston Tucker (Katherin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Allegiance”

  ALLEGIANCE:  Thursday 10PM on NBC Previously… on ALLEGIANCE:  Alex O’Connor (Gavin Stenhouse) has an Unforgettable-level memory–if also a semi-Asperbergian inability to handle social intercourse–...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Allegiance”

  ALLEGIANCE:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else is On… ALLEGIANCE is what happens when broadcast network executives watch cable.  The story of long-term, deep-cover Russian agents is clearly, shall we s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime Everyone knew that the fourth season of HOMELAND was going to be fundamentally different–the question was how.  Seasons 1-3 relied, for better and then for worse, on the dynamic ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Manhattan”

  MANHATTAN:  Sunday 10PM on WGN America Previously… on MANHATTAN:  Starting in 1943, the New Mexico desert housed a mysterious, ultra-secret military and scientific operation code-named The Manhattan Project, its ...
by Mitch Salem