Posts Tagged ‘series finale review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Legion”

  There was hardly a toy in the filmmaking nursery that Legion and its hugely talented creator Noah Hawley left unplayed by the time its third and final season was over:  aspect ratios, color, camera angles, musical numbe...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  There was never a real-life game of thrones behind the scenes at GAME OF THRONES, and perhaps there should have been.  After six brilliant years adapting George R. R. Martin’s novels to television, series creators...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”

  The original, Las Vegas-set CSI didn’t just spawn a mini-industry of its own spin-offs, but it can fairly lay claim to being one of the most influential shows of its generation, more or less inventing the subgenre ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”

  Losing both David Letterman and Jon Stewart in a single TV year is more than a viewing public should have to endure, but tonight it was Stewart’s turn to walk through the exit door of THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWAR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Nurse Jackie”

  “That’s not moving on, that’s moving in a circle,” said returning Dr. O’Hara (Eve Best) in tonight’s finale of NURSE JACKIE, and of course the statement applied to most of the 7 season...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “The White Queen”

  Although Starz was a co-financier of THE WHITE QUEEN, the show was produced by the BBC predominantly for a British audience, so it helped to have a working (or at least a Wikipedia) knowledge of 15th-century English hist...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Breaking Bad”

  As the respect and stature given to TV drama has increased, so has the pressure to deliver a perfect ending.  Series finales are not only expected to satisfyingly end the major storylines and round out the lives of the ...
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 SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Magic City”

  Magic was one ingredient that MAGIC CITY lacked, and so despite its not-insubstantial virtues, tonight’s Season 2 finale also marked its finish as a series.  The low-rated show was a passion project of its creator...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Goodwin Games”

  THE GOODWIN GAMES probably should have been a movie.  Its extremely high-concept premise–three estranged siblings come back to their hometown after their father’s death, forced to solve a series of posthumou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Smash”

  Nothing ever came up roses for SMASH, and tonight, after two misbegotten NBC seasons, on a holiday weekend buried against reruns and NASCAR, the show’s Broadway curtain came down for the last time.  The saddest th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Big C: Hereafter”

  Even though death is part of the daily menu of our television and movies, dying–lingering, fatal illness–is much rarer.  We prefer our deaths to be mere starting points for police investigations, or the bypr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “90210”

  To say that in its fifth and final season 90210 was running on fumes would be to disparage fumes.  The show, after a very bumpy start in which it ran through several developers and showrunners and tried far too hard to ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Top of the Lake”

  Although frequently tortuous to watch, TOP OF THE LAKE wasn’t really Snob TV, where a Famous Filmmaker slums their way through a series.  It’s more that narrative has never been of particular interest to Jan...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Gossip Girl”

  After 6 years and a 55-minute clip show retrospective, and bearing enough promos for The Carrie Diaries for that show to establish a network of its own, GOSSIP GIRL came to a breezy, mostly satisfying end by concentratin...
by Mitch Salem