Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 

THE SKED FALL FINALE REVIEW: “Revolution”

  One of the many ways in which broadcast networks have started to resemble their cable counterparts is in the structure of a series season.  For years, cable has aired its shows, especially serialized series, in clearly-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

  FALLING SKIES – Sunday 9PM on TNT   WHERE WE WERE:  On our way into a spaceship.  The aliens have arrived, and contrary to what Executive Producer Steven Spielberg used to tell us, they’re not nice at ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Legion”

  LEGION:  Tuesday 10PM on FX The first season of Noah Hawley’s LEGION was enthralling, and a bit of a disappointment.  Hawley’s adult off-shoot of the X-Man franchise toyed with narrative structure, temporal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Westworld”

  Do Westworld‘s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have free will?  This third season of HBO’s was supposed to be fundamentally different from the first two, and certainly things changed in some key ways. ...
by Mitch Salem
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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Falling Skies’

  It’s already been announced that next season will be the fifth and final one for TNT’s FALLING SKIES, and that seems best for all concerned.  The series, under new showrunner David Eick (probably best known ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Westworld”

  For all that HBO’s WESTWORLD is deliberately obscure and oblique, one thing has become increasingly clear through the course of its second season:  series creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy expect viewers to dec...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “In Time”

  IN TIME:  Watch It At Home – The Clock Never Really Starts Ticking   Andrew Niccol wants to be a populist moviemaker of ideas, but he just doesn’t have the knack.  Niccol’s ideas are genuinely im...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Terra Nova”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  It is, make no mistake, a wonderful thing that FOX (with the financial cooperation of studio Warner Bros) is bringing FRINGE, one of television’s most distinctive and imaginative shows, back for a 5th and final 13-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC Of all the mysteries that surround the events of NBC’s REVOLUTION, the one that definitely won’t be answered this season is how the show would rate if it didn’t have T...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Salvation”

  SALVATION:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS CBS’s summer series SALVATION presents a potential end of the world so pedestrian that viewers might fall asleep while awaiting the apocalypse.  It’s a disappointment, beca...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Extant”

  EXTANT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS Although EXTANT survived to a second season (due at least in part to its lucrative Amazon streaming deal), no one involved fooled themselves that it was going very well, as critical respon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

“John Carter” and The Art of Bus-Under Pushing: SHOWBUZZDAILY CLOSE-UP

> A movie called JOHN CARTER opened a few days ago.  It cost a few bucks, and as you may have heard, didn’t make as much money as its studio, Disney, would have liked.  Notwithstanding the supposed mandate from ...
by Mitch Salem