Posts Tagged ‘Monday drama’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL reached a milestone in the final scene of its fourth season, as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) formally assumed the mantle of Saul Goodman, the character he’ll be in Breaking Bad.  As the prequel ser...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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 Series Premiere Review: “Magnum, P.I.”

  MAGNUM, P.I.:  Monday 9PM on CBS As everyone knows, the 2018-19 CBS TV season has turned out to be the final one overseen by Les Moonves, the longtime network mogul ousted after allegations of sexual misconduct.  It...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dietland”

  DIETLAND:  Monday 9PM on AMC AMC’s DIETLAND is a big swing, but it seems to be trying to hit to all parts of the field at once.  The series, created by Marti Noxon (from a novel by Sarai Walker), and with its fir...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Good Girls”

  It was clear from the pilot of NBC’s GOOD GIRLS that the series had a trio of strong assets and some major challenges.  The strengths were its three stars, Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, each of them ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Good Girls”

  GOOD GIRLS:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert GOOD GIRLS is one of the more promising pilots of the broadcast season–even if it’s itching not to be a broadcast series.  Jenna Bans’ scrip...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Valor”

  VALOR:  Monday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel VALOR is the CW version of a military drama, which makes it markedly different from NBC’s The Brave and CBS’s SEAL Team.  For one thing, it’s signif...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Gifted”

  THE GIFTED:  Monday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue FOX’s THE GIFTED exists in the X-Men region of Marvel’s mythology, which in corporate terms means that it (along with Fantastic Four) belongs to 20th Centu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Brave”

  THE BRAVE:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel In the Age of Trump, and with younger audiences migrating to alternative delivery platforms, the broadcast networks are making a play–some might call it th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “APB”

  APB:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel FOX’s APB is a zeitgeist show in the worst possible way.  No doubt when it was pitched and even produced, its central notion that inner-city crime could be cured...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Conviction”

  CONVICTION:  Monday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel It’s routine to refer to a procedural TV series as featuring a “case of the week,” but ABC’s CONVICTION takes it literally.  When forme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Timeless”

  TIMELESS:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s TIMELESS is strictly B-movie escapism.  That’s a bit of a surprise considering that its creators are Eric Kripke of the densely mytho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Minority Report”

  MINORITY REPORT:  Monday 9PM on FOX Previously… on MINORITY REPORT:  In 2065, 11 years after the events of Steven Spielberg’s film, the “precog” program, in which a trio of psychically gifted em...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Blindspot”

  BLINDSPOT:  Monday 10PM on NBC Previously… on BLINDSPOT:  A mysterious naked woman, her body covered in tattoos, is discovered in Times Square with a note saying to call the FBI.  She’s got amnesia, so the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Minority Report”

  MINORITY REPORT:  Monday 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… It’s not unusual for a sci-fi/fantasy or action-adventure pilot to boast a far more generous budget than the amount allotted to ordinary ser...
by Mitch Salem