Posts Tagged ‘HBO comedy’
 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Hello Ladies”

  HELLO LADIES:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO HBO sure loves it some Ricky Gervais-ian British comedy.  Apart from his stand-up specials, over the past few years the network has aired Extras, Life’s Too Short and The Rick...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Silicon Valley”

  SILICON VALLEY:  Sunday 10PM on HBO – DVR Alert There’s no algorithm (yet) to predict compatibility between TV series, so we don’t know yet how SILICON VALLEY will fare in the ratings, or for that matt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Hello Ladies”

  HELLO LADIES:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO Previously… on HELLO LADIES:  Stephen (Stephen Merchant) is a British web designer who lives in LA, where he has a very nice house and two friends:  woeful, newly-separated W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Insecure”

  INSECURE:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO – In the Quene HBO introduces a promising new voice to TV comedy with Issa Rae’s INSECURE, which she created with Larry Wilmore (who left after pilot to concentrate on The Ni...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Camping”

  CAMPING:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Although HBO’s new comedy CAMPING is set in the great outdoors, it has the dynamics of a filmed play.  The concept is simple:  throw a number of mismatched characters together in a c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Getting On”

  GETTING ON:  Sunday 10PM on HBO – Worth A Look It’s probably safe to assume that when a network launches a short run of a new series to air only during the holiday season, and that show isn’t at all ho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Girls”

  GIRLS:  Sunday 10PM on HBO GIRLS is coming off a notably rocky second season, one in which Lena Dunham seemed to take up and abandon narrative structures and tones with the same disregard for consequence that her charac...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Silicon Valley”

  SILICON VALLEY:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Previously… on SILICON VALLEY:  Richard Hendrix (Thomas Middleditch) is a computer programmer with dreams of inventing the next big billion-dollar thing–and he may have a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Hello Ladies”

  The formulaic TV sitcom plot can be summed up like this:  the protagonist has some understandable goal, but says or does the worst possible thing to achieve it, causing chaos–yet things work out OK in the end, and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Looking”

  LOOKING:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO – Worth A Look HBO’s LOOKING is distinctive for the obvious reason that it’s a dramedy about gay characters, of a completely different order than the network universe of...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Eastbound & Down”

  EASTBOUND & DOWN:  Sunday 10PM on HBO EASTBOUND & DOWN is an acquired taste that, to be honest, I’ve never quite acquired.  Not that the show hasn’t made me laugh, not that I fail to recognize the g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Getting On”

  HBO’s GETTING ON was generally close to unwatchable, and that’s meant as sort of a compliment.  Even in the world of pay-TV, where ratings aren’t always at the forefront of a network’s expectatio...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Eastbound & Down”

  Television is a little less berserk and interesting tonight with the departure (although not the death) of Kenny Powers (Danny McBride), the unstoppable id of EASTBOUND & DOWN.  The series finale, written by series ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Barry”

  BARRY:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO – Potential DVR Alert The buzz is that HBO’s BARRY is a series that changes quite a bit from its pilot, so we’ll keep this short and return to the series later in its 8-ep...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Veep”

  VEEP keeps setting new challenges for itself, and surpassing them.  Last season, it underwent a change at the top when series creator Armando Iannucci decided to move on, and new showrunner David Mandel kept the trains ...
by Mitch Salem