Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Cod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Once Upon A Time” – PREMIERING TONIGHT

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: NBC’s “Revolution”

REVOLUTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… REVOLUTION is Falling Skies without aliens, The Walking Dead without zombies, Jericho… well, actually it pretty much is Jericho.  We’ve all stro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Arrow”

  ARROW: Wednesday 8PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On It’s Comic-Con week in San Diego, and while we here don’t participate in that particular hullabaloo (waiting for hours just to see a trailer that’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – NBC’s “Awake”

>Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sho...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Total Recall”

  TOTAL RECALL:  Watch It At Home – Unmemorable TOTAL RECALL isn’t the worst picture of the summer, and probably won’t be the biggest flop, but it may be the most unnecessary waste of everyone’s ti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Da Vinci’s Demons”

  DA VINCI’S DEMONS:  Friday 9PM on Starz A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus gr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE BIJOU: Lights Out For “The Dark Tower”

> Once upon a time, there was a series of fantasy adventures by a hugely bestselling author, and a grand, ambitious plan to film them all.  In the end, they were adapted into gigantically successful movies, and the last on...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

HANNA: Children’s Hour

> Worth a Ticket. HANNA may be the first movie not based on a graphic novel to feel like it is.  Written by Seth Lochhead and David Farr (the first film for both) and directed by Joe Wright, it has the feel of a film conce...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  FRINGE:  Friday 9PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  The present, or at least a version of it where our Earth exists in multiple parallel near-duplicate dimensions, and “Observers” from the future make sure everythin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Resurrection”

  As bad as it is for a network when it launches a new series and no one shows up, in a way it has to be worse when the series premiere has a huge start–and then viewers drop away in droves once they’ve given i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Beauty & the Beast”

  It helps, when watching CW’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST, not to think too much about “Beauty and the Beast”.  Not the 1987 TV show, and certainly not the movies and other adaptations of the story.  Jay Ry...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PREMIERING TONIGHT: ABC’s “The River”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem