Posts Tagged ‘season finale review’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nurse Jackie”

  It’s impossible to discuss the season finale of NURSE JACKIE–or, as it turns out, its entire fifth season–without talking about its final minute, so I’ll skip to the next paragraph to ward off any...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Once Upon A Time”

  When a show that’s clearly been losing its way creatively suffers in the ratings, like Revenge, it’s understandable.  But ONCE UPON A TIME has run out of steam this season much faster than ABC likely anticip...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Boardwalk Empire”

  The Season 3 finale of BOARDWALK EMPIRE, like the season itself, was an exercise in patience and a mix of satisfaction and anti-climax.   Written by series creator Terence Winter and Executive Producer Howard Korder, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “White Collar”

  The curtain rang down on the 4th season of WHITE COLLAR tonight, an unusually labored one.  The show still has a fair amount of style and charm, but it’s starting to feel as shackled as Neal Caffrey’s ankle ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Monday Mornings”

  Barring unusual financial or political considerations, David E. Kelley’s MONDAY MORNINGS–which has had wretched ratings since its debut–aired its final episode on TNT with tonight’s technically se...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Community”

  Truth be told, Season 4 of COMMUNITY was probably closer to what NBC thought it was buying when it originally ordered the show than any of the seasons that preceded it.  Eccentric but not insular, offbeat but not off-pu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Killing”

  After three seasons, THE KILLING is still hard to get a fix on.  Technically it’s a murder mystery, but efficiently and intelligently spinning out crime stories is what it’s least good at–its narrative...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

  FRANKLIN & BASH made a few cosmetic changes for its third summer on TNT, but nothing to disrupt the show’s basic air of genial dishevelment.  The most high-profile move was bringing in Heather Locklear as new ...
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 Carrie Diaries”

  Stripped of its period trappings and the fact that its heroine is named Carrie Bradshaw, THE CARRIE DIARIES is the most basic and least interesting of CW’s YA romances.  The season finale, like countless season fi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Downton Abbey”

  The gap between British and US airings of DOWNTON ABBEY gives rise to some dislocations.  The series airs each fall in England, but PBS holds it for January-February because it doesn’t want to compete with the sta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Modern Family”

  After 4 seasons as a smash hit, MODERN FAMILY isn’t too concerned with creating forward momentum.  The show is better at what it does than just about anything else on television; the ratings may be down, but so ar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Californication”

  In its sixth season, Showtime’s CALIFORNICATION barely tried to achieve forward motion.  Every year, occasional novelist and full-time satyr Hank Moody (David Duchovny) toys with reform (which barely lasts an epis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Mindy Project”

  THE MINDY PROJECT has spent much of its first season shambling toward what kind of show it wants to be, but its struggles have become progressively more entertaining to watch. Mindy started with an enormous amount of goo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Mr. Selfridge”

  Think of MR. SELFRIDGE as the methadone to Downton Abbey‘s pure heroin.  It’s not remotely the real thing, but it serves to feed the craving through these many months until Downton returns in January 2014. ...
by Mitch Salem