Posts Tagged ‘serial killer’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace”

  If Ryan Murphy’s goal with the second season of AMERICAN CRIME STORY was to demonstrate the breadth of the show’s anthology branding, not just in subject matter but in style and structure–unlike the rel...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “Somewhere Between”

  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel (Now!) There’s no politically correct way to put this.  ABC’s summer thriller SOMEWHERE BETWEEN hinges on the frantic efforts of TV produce...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “American Gothic”

  AMERICAN GOTHIC:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel Since even ABC is having trouble these days with its trademark soaps about melodrama, dark reveals and violence among close relations (The Family, Blood...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Banshee”

  The fourth and final season of Cinemax’s BANSHEE felt more like an epilogue, or even a spin-off, than a climax.  It wasn’t the time jump between Seasons 3 and 4, or the shortened 8-episode order, or even the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Wicked City”

  WICKED CITY:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC Previously… on WICKED CITY:  In 1982 Los Angeles, serial killer Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick) is slaughtering young women he picks up on the Sunset Strip.  He’s recently acq...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Wicked City”

  WICKED CITY:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel CBS and ABC both took their time before introducing their last new dramas of the fall.  But while Supergirl flew into town on clouds of carefully planned hyp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scream”

  The MTV version of SCREAM nailed its own problem back in the pilot, courtesy of its one-man meta machine Noah (John Karna)–but diagnosing one’s own illness is a long way from curing it.  A TV series, indeed,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC The languidly brutal art-horror thing HANNIBAL has returned, much to the joy of its acolytes.  The series is, without question, unlike anything to be found on even the most adventurous c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Eye Candy”

  EYE CANDY:  Monday 10PM on MTV – If Nothing Else Is On… MTV has been on a good run with its scripted programming lately, including strong shows like Finding Carter and Faking It; even the now-canceled Happyl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Hannibal”

  Considering how defiantly unlike the rest of broadcast television HANNIBAL is, not to mention its love of metaphor, it made sense for the show’s Season 2 finale to air entirely on its own, separate from the last ep...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Bates Motel”

  The second season of BATES MOTEL has been two largely separate series, and one of them is well worth watching.  That’s the one about teenaged Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore), the sensitive and high-strung taxiderm...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Those Who Kill”

  THOSE WHO KILL:  Monday 10PM on A&E Previously… on THOSE WHO KILL:  Catherine Jensen (Chloe Sevigny) is a Pittsburgh homicide detective on the serial killer beat.  She has demons in her past, and so does Tho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “True Detective”

  Since the TV cop show has come of age–a process that began back in the days of Hill Street Blues and NYPD Blue, but has accelerated greatly in recent years–there have been repeated attempts to push the limits...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “The Following”

  THE FOLLOWING:  Monday 9PM on FOX (starting Jan 27) The blood-drenched, increasingly grandiose literary pretensions of THE FOLLOWING grew tiresome by the end of last season’s run.  It seemed like very good news t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Major Crimes”

  The Season 2 finale of TNT’s MAJOR CRIMES, intended to pay off the show’s one serialized storyline, about Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin), the teen ward of series protagonist LAPD Captain Sharon Raydor (Mary Mc...
by Mitch Salem