Posts Tagged ‘miniseries’
 

 

THE SKED MINISERIES REVIEW: “Coma”

  Not every novel needs to be a 4-hour miniseries, and a good example is A&E’s new version of COMA.  Robin Cook’s novel was capably filmed in 1978 by Michael Crichton in a brisk 113 minutes, and extending ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME:  Monday 10PM on CBS Previously… on UNDER THE DOME:  Well, there’s a giant freaking dome.  One peaceful Sunday afternoon, it suddenly came down over Chester’s Mill, Maine, enveloping t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED FINALE REVIEW: “Bonnie & Clyde” – Part 2

  BONNIE & CLYDE saved its most idiotic inspiration for the end.  Up until its last few minutes, the second half of the Lifetime/A&E/History miniseries was perhaps marginally better than its first (which we dealt ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Keep Shooting

  History Channel, which just entered the world of scripted television 2 days ago, now owns the #1 and #2 scripted programs in the history of basic cable, as the 2d installment of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS barely declined fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME:  Monday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert Much of CBS’s programming philosophy is built around the steady reliability of its reruns, so on the face of it, the Eye would seem least likely of t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story”

  It’s easy enough to say that the phrase “stranger than fiction” would have had to be invented to describe the murder trial of OJ Simpson if it didn’t already exist, but still, the natural tendency...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Miniseries Premiere Review: “The X-Files”

  THE X-FILES:  Monday 8PM on FOX With its densely serialized mythology and mostly pre-internet rabidly enthusiastic fans, THE X-FILES was a key signpost on the road to today’s pop culture.  By the time it left the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: A’Feudin’ and A-Watchin’

  History Channel has to be awfully happy with its decision to get into the scripted programming business.  Part 1 of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS (our review is here) premiered last night to the largest non-sports audience in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Wayward Pines”

  WAYWARD PINES:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  M. Night Shyamalan is the marquee producer of this neo-Twin Peaks-ian limited series.  (He also directed the pilot.)  It concerns Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, who...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Movie/Miniseries Emmys

  The Emmy Awards are coming up on Sunday, and over the next few days, we’re going to take a look at the nominees in major categories, and what should–and will–win.  Today, the Movie/Miniseries section o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Assets”

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE ASSETS:  In 1980s Washington, the hunt is on for a CIA agent who’s actually a mole for the KGB.  But there’s no mystery for viewers, who know that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Mob City”

  Frank Darabont has had a busy couple of weeks, although not necessarily in a good way.  He launched TNT’s MOB CITY, his first project since being thrown off AMC’s The Walking Dead after less than two seasons...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Night Of”

  THE NIGHT OF:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert “Noisy” is the byword of the television moment, and HBO makes noise as well as any programming service, whether its shows are laden with dragons, foul-mouth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PREMIERE REVIEW: “Bonnie & Clyde”

  BONNIE & CLYDE:  Concludes Monday 9PM on Lifetime/A&E/History It’s been 46 years since the classic movie, and besides, plenty of historical events and figures have been the subjects of multiple productions...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys” Episode 1

    Even as the scripted drama business on the broadcast networks subsides into increasing irrelevance, new players arise who want to take part.  Dramas may not be cost-effective in the way that they once were, but t...
by Mitch Salem