Posts Tagged ‘season premiere review’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  HELL ON WHEELS – Saturday 9PM on AMC Season 3 brings an upwardly mobile turn for HELL ON WHEELS.  Hero Cullen Bohannon’s (Anson Mount) dark mission of vengeance for the death of his wife during the Civil War...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… Television’s changing economics will probably lead to a lot more internationally financed co-productions as time goes on.  In terms of cont...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Elementary”

  ELEMENTARY:  Thursday 10PM on CBS For those of us mildly obsessed with BBC’s superlative Sherlock, it may have been unwise for CBS’s ELEMENTARY (which all concerned agree is not, legally, a knock-off) to bri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Grimm”

  GRIMM:  Friday 9PM on NBC Although it’s technically in the action genre, action hasn’t turned out to be what GRIMM does best, which made tonight’s rat-a-tat Season 3 premiere feel somewhat off-brand. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Smash”

  SMASH:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC The intermission that began last May is over, and what SMASH desperately wants you to know isn’t just a second season but a full-fledged Version 2.0 kicks off with the self-aware lyric ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT MAJOR CRIMES, TNT’s spin-off of The Closer, will always have a weakness at its center, caused by the odd decision to build the show around the character of Sharon Raydor (Mary McDo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Eastbound & Down”

  EASTBOUND & DOWN:  Sunday 10PM on HBO EASTBOUND & DOWN is an acquired taste that, to be honest, I’ve never quite acquired.  Not that the show hasn’t made me laugh, not that I fail to recognize the g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 9PM on USA Last season was an important one for COVERT AFFAIRS, as it transitioned from being a light spy caper about appealing newbie CIA agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) to presenting Annie a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert Bryan Fuller has a very unusual sensibility, especially for network TV.  He’s attracted both to gruesome crime stories and elaborate visual tableaux, as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Modern Family”

  MODERN FAMILY:  Wednesday 9PM on ABC MODERN FAMILY has now won the Emmy Award for Best Comedy in each of its four years on the air, putting it one behind Frasier‘s record-setting pace.  The TV Academy nominates s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  NECESSARY ROUGHNESS:  Wednesday 10PM on USA Sometimes even a moderately successful sports team will decide to shake things up and change the line-up (just ask the Clippers, Nets and Grizzlies at the moment), and that ti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Beauty & the Beast”

  BEAUTY & THE BEAST:  Monday 9PM on CW Referring to any CW series as a “bubble show” is sort of a misnomer, because with the exceptions of The Vampire Diaries, Arrow and Supernatural, everything the netwo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Suits”

  SUITS:  Tuesday 10PM on USA SUITS is the class of the USA Network portfolio, as well as one of its biggest hits, although there are times when it can seem like an orgy of brinksmanship for its own sake.  Character afte...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Mad Men”

  MAD MEN:  Sunday 10PM on AMC And still–there’s MAD MEN.  Even in an era of unparalleled TV drama, nothing else on the air is quite like Matthew Weiner’s masterwork, a TV series that simply isn’t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Nashville”

  NASHVILLE:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC NASHVILLE was last season’s biggest underachiever.  In the ratings, it hovered at a meager 1.6-1.8 despite beatable competition, and it would have been a bubble show if its songs...
by Mitch Salem