Posts Tagged ‘fantasy adventure’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Manifest”

  MANIFEST:  Mondays 10PM on NBC Of all the Lost rip-offs we’ve seen over the years, NBC’s MANIFEST seems from its pilot to be the laziest, and perhaps the worst.  Creator Jeff Rake (he has the eminently forg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Into the Badlands”

  INTO THE BADLANDS:  Sunday 10PM on AMC The vigorously pulpy INTO THE BADLANDS has returned for a second season, gifted by AMC with a Walking Dead lead-in for the first 3 weeks of its run that should guarantee some viewe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  This was the first season of GAME OF THRONES A.N. (Ahead of the Novels), and we can’t know at this point how much series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were informed by what they know about the work novelist...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Magicians”

  Season 1 of THE MAGICIANS had plenty of flaws, but lack of ambition wasn’t one of them.  In a way unseen on Syfy since the days of Battlestar Galactica, The Magicians wanted to be about everything:  Harry Potter,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “DaVinci’s Demons”

  DAVINCI’S DEMONS:  8PM Saturday on Starz With Power and Outlander as the new cornerstones of its brand, Starz has moved past the oddball historical fantasy-adventure DAVINCI’S DEMONS, which began its third a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  People take their GAME OF THRONES very seriously.  That’s not a new phenomenon, of course–the term “fanboy” was invented to describe audience members obsessed with their chosen (usually fantasy/s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Defiance”

  DEFIANCE:  Friday 8PM on Syfy The second season of Syfy’s DEFIANCE was often jarringly different from its first, shifting from its initial post-apocalyptic-western procedural form to a heavily mythological storyli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Sleepy Hollow”

  Tonight’s Season 2 finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW conspicuously concluded in a way that could also serve as a series finale, a distinct possibility because this underwhelming season has left the series with ratings down 4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

  THE HOBBIT:  THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES – Watch It At Home – The Best of the Hobbit Trilogy Is Still Just Its Tallest Dwarf It’s hard to get around the sad fact that Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the wor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Flash”

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW Previously… on THE FLASH:  Mild-mannered civilian police investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comes out of an encounter with a particle accelerator and a freak storm, and finds hi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Fall Pilot Report: CW’s “The Flash”

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW starting October 7 – If Nothing Else Is On… PLAYERS:  Series Creators/Executive Producers Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, the first 2 of whom are also creators...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION:  Thursday 9PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Was there really a pressing need to make a TV series out of the schlock horror movie Legion?  It’s not as though the film was much of a hit ($40M total b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Grimm”

  In all ways but one, GRIMM had a highly enjoyable third season.  Its one significant flaw came when it tried to cultivate a deeper mythology than the events in Portland where it’s set.  That took the show away fr...
by Mitch Salem