Posts Tagged ‘serialized drama’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Review: “Gang-Related”

  GANG-RELATED:  Thursday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel I think my favorite cliche in the pilot for FOX’s burn-off drama GANG-RELATED–out of, believe me, plenty of choices–comes at the end of an ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Treme”

  TV is a little poorer for the loss of TREME, a series that never fully received the appreciation–from viewers or critics–that it deserved.  Even a bit watered down from its usual density in a last season of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Royals”

  THE ROYALS:  Sunday 10PM on E! – Change the Channel This week’s cable network eager to expand its portfolio to the world of scripted programming is E!.  Just as Bravo attempted to appeal to its Real Housewi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

  Replacing a show’s creator with a new showrunner isn’t the preferred way for a series to proceed, but the change did some good for Season 3 of RAY DONOVAN, although tonight’s season finale didn’t ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Resurrection”

  As bad as it is for a network when it launches a new series and no one shows up, in a way it has to be worse when the series premiere has a huge start–and then viewers drop away in droves once they’ve given i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Power”

POWER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz POWER, like Empire, revolves around an African-American drug dealer who seeks respectability in the music business., but who will still commit murder when necessary to protect his interests.  Alt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Shameless”

  SHAMELESS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime John Wells comes from the broadcast network school of showrunning, where he kept ER going for 22 (or more) episodes per year for more than a decade, and barely missed a beat when Aaron...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime It’s a bit surprising that RAY DONOVAN has been a steady performer for Showtime, considering that its tone tends toward the glum and monotonous, but next to Homeland, it’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Nashville”

  It took some down-to-the-wire negotiations between ABC and production studio Lionsgate, but NASHVILLE made its way to a Season 3 renewal this week.  (And barring further ratings collapse, that makes a Season 4 more like...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The Tomorrow People”

  All season, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE has felt like the ugly stepchild of series co-creators Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec, who have more cherished children (Arrow for him, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals for her) getting...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Whispers”

  THE WHISPERS:  Monday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE WHISPERS:  FBI psychologist Claire Bennigan (Lily Rabe) is put on the case of seemingly normal children who–responding to whispers from an imaginary R...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’s Pilot + 1 Review: “The Bridge”

  THE BRIDGE:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Previously… on THE BRIDGE:  In the exact center of the bridge connecting El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico, a killer has placed two half-bodies of murdered women, carefully joine...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Suits”

  The short back “half” of SUITS’ Season 3 was surprisingly intense.  With only 6 episodes in play, the show stepped away from its usual super-complex litigations where everyone double-bluffs and triple-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot Review: “Power”

  POWER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz After its long respite in the past with the likes of The White Queen, Da Vinci’s Demons, Dancing On the Edge and Magic City, Starz returns to the 21st Century with the new POWER, a dr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Manhattan”

  MANHATTAN:  Sunday 10PM on WGN America – Potential DVR Alert If Salem was WGN America’s Hemlock Grove, the new MANHATTAN is the network’s bid for a House of Cards, a serious, classy drama that takes on...
by Mitch Salem