Posts Tagged ‘season finale review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Younger”

  Movies have the advantage over TV when it comes to telling gimmicky stories, because a movie only has to sustain the gimmick for 2 hours, and then it’s done.  YOUNGER could have been an effortless feature vehicle ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Downton Abbey”

  By the time it reaches four seasons on the air, even a first-rate show can find it difficult to sustain its initial burst of energy and creativity, and the same holds true on the other side of the Atlantic as well, as th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Coven”

  This year’s COVEN season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY was as cohesive as the proudly bizarre  series is ever likely to get.  That entailed a slight shortage of the WTF variety moments that have made the two previous ...
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 Season Finale Review: “Low Winter Sun”

  LOW WINTER SUN just kept going around in circles.  The most characteristic hour of its season may have been its penultimate one, which aired as the first half of a 2-hour season (very possibly series) finale.  (Hour 1 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Hell On Wheels”

  Under new showrunner John Wirth, the third season of HELL ON WHEELS was on the whole uneven, and tonight’s season finale unfortunately wasn’t a very promising way for the bubble show to end its year. Wirth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The Bridge”

  The line can be thin between an ambitious, wide-ranging drama series and a mess, and honestly, you could argue THE BRIDGE both ways.  It was resistant to being pigeonholed to a fault, and it seemed to resist, too, the c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Copper”

  Road trip!  It was a decidedly odd way for COPPER to exit the scene, even if last night’s episode was intended just as a season finale, not as an end to the entire series.  (BBCAmerica didn’t cancel the low...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Dexter”

  It wasn’t a great final season for DEXTER, and tonight’s last episode muffed its chance at a fully satisfying conclusion by falling into the trap of one twist too many.  In a way, that was fitting for a seri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Devious Maids”

  ABC, which passed on DEVIOUS MAIDS and allowed it to be picked up by corporate sibling Lifetime, is probably lucky the cable network only programs the show during the summer off-season.  Maids, which of course is the br...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME hasn’t been particularly important as TV drama, but it’s provided some vital information to the broadcast network business.  After years–decades, really–of treating summer as a re...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Rookie Blue”

  ROOKIE BLUE did a solid job of wrapping up its fourth season and setting up cliffhangers for Season 5 (already ordered) with last night’s episode.  Although the Grey’s Anatomy-with-guns police soap has nev...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Motive”

  Even among procedurals, ABC’s Canadian summer series MOTIVE was a bare-bones example of the genre–it was virtually abstract.  The show had a single gimmick:  at the start of each episode, the killer and vic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Twisted”

  Whenever The Killing feels badly about how abused it gets for being a lame murder mystery dotted with time-wasting red herrings, it can look over at TWISTED to boost its morale.  With the help of the biggest lead-in ABC...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Longmire”

  In its second season, A&E’s neo-western LONGMIRE has become a superior procedural-plus, effectively knitting together both its frontier and cop genres and its crime-of-the-week and serialized storylines with an...
by Mitch Salem