Posts Tagged ‘NBC drama’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “New Amsterdam”

  NEW AMSTERDAM:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC You can learn much of what you need to know about NBC’s medical procedural NEW AMSTERDAM from a bit of the David Schulner pilot script: DOCTOR 1:  Look–if you can’t...
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 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: “Rise”

  RISE:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – In the Queue RISE creator Jason Katims practically demands that viewers compare his new series with his classic Friday Night Lights.  The song that accompanies the opening scene sounds...
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 Season Premiere Review: “This Is Us”

  THIS IS US:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC Last season, THIS IS US was the artisanal brewery of network TV.  It didn’t fit into any of the conventional franchise genres, which made it feel hand-crafted and special.  Instea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”

  LAW & ORDER TRUE CRIME:  THE MENENDEZ MURDERS – Tuesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Dick Wolf is one of the most successful producers in the history of television, but the one thing he’s never...
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 Finale Review: “Grimm”

  For a while there, it seemed as though the finale of GRIMM was on a crusade to make sure the show could never be rebooted, massacring almost the entire regular cast one by one, which in an age where IP is more important ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  It’s easy to overlook the ingeniousness of Dan Fogelman’s THIS IS US, the season’s only broadcast network smash hit.  On its face, the show is a familiar, even old-fashioned family soap, in which the v...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Taken”

  TAKEN:  Monday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s television version of TAKEN doesn’t have much to do with the movie franchise that provided its title, other than fitting into the action ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Blacklist: Redemption”

  THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel THE BLACKLIST: REDEMPTION is for all those who longed to see what The Blacklist would look like without James Spader, a group that could probab...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Emerald City”

  EMERALD CITY:  Friday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel EMERALD CITY will make you wish you’d stayed in Kansas.  It’s a muddle of The Wizard of Oz, Mad Max, Game of Thrones (in their dreams) and that te...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Midseason Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  Last week’s episode of NBC’s THIS IS US notched an impressive achievement:  in Live + 7 ratings, it moved past Empire to become the highest rated drama on broadcast TV.  Admittedly, L7 ratings aren’t ...
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