Posts Tagged ‘FBI’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Jojo Rabbit” & “Seberg”

  JOJO RABBIT (Fox Searchlight – October 4):  The discourse about Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit has quickly become a debate between those who think its Nazi-era black comedy is authentically daring, and those wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “FBI”

  FBI:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS Dick Wolf and CBS have always seemed as made for each other as the leads of a rom-com.  And as in that genre, only outside interference has kept the King and Network of Procedurals from falling...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR: CBS Fall Schedule & Analysis (Including 5-Network Grid)

  Welcome to Upfronts week, when the broadcast networks (or what’s left of them) announce their Fall schedules and attempt to generate billions of dollars worth of excitement from advertisers.  It’s harder than ever t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Good Behavior”

  GOOD BEHAVIOR:  Sunday 10PM on TNT As TNT continues with its scorched-earth policy of shedding its old-guard mainstream successes (Rizzoli & Isles, Major Crimes) for the more adult, serialized dramas favored by netw...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Manhunt: Unabomber”

  MANHUNT: UNABOMBER:  Tuesday 10PM on Discovery – In the Queue Discovery’s 8-hour docudrama miniseries MANHUNT: UNABOMBER features its Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany) only in the final sequence of its opening 2 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Tuesday 10PM on FX THE AMERICANS is inevitably one of those pieces of pop culture that feels more queasily topical these days (in this case, despite its 1980s setting), with its tale of Russian agents in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS isn’t a show that indulges in many meta moments, but late in this Season 4 it gave one to Matthew Beeman (Daniel Flaherty), son of FBI agent Stan (Noah Emmerich), in one of his unwitting conversations...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Quantico”

  For anyone who doubts the challenges of sustaining a serialized narrative across 22 broadcast-network hours, there’s QUANTICO.  Joshua Safran’s series went from one of the brightest spots of ABC’s fall...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Limitless”

  LIMITLESS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS Previously… on LIMITLESS:  Office temp Brian Finch (Jake McDorman) got his hands on a drug called NZT, which made him an unmatched genius for 12 hours, allowing him to use every ce...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blindspot”

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s strategy this fall seems to be to play the deja vu card and hope for the best.  Heroes Reborn returns on Thursday as though its ratings ha...
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
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “White Collar”

  Season 5 of WHITE COLLAR rebounded nicely from its more lachrymose previous season, which asked us to care far too much about the backstory issues of con man/forger/FBI consultant Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) and his sideki...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Boardwalk Empire”

  It’s a continuing paradox that a show could have as many colorful characters, so terrific a cast, as much plot and incident and history (not to mention sex and violence) and visual style as BOARDWALK EMPIRE does an...
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
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Graceland”

  GRACELAND:  Thursday 10PM on USA Previously… on GRACELAND:  Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) is a straight-out-of-the-academy FBI agent and the newcomer to a luxurious Malibu beachhouse that was seized by the government...
by Mitch Salem