Posts Tagged ‘Shonda Rhimes’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  There was remarkably little rust on Shonda Rhimes’s GREY’S ANATOMY in its 14th season.  The series, now under the showrunning stewardship of longtime writer/producer Krista Vernoff (Rhimes herself is leaving...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Scandal”

  The bar for crazy was so high when it came to the series finale of SCANDAL that its general sense of anti-climax may well have been inevitable  Not Shonda Rhimes’s biggest hit (that would be Grey’s Anatomy, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Station 19″”

  STATION 19:  Thursday 9PM on ABC – In the Queue STATION 19 probably marks the end of an era at ABC:  unless a pilot developed under her watch is picked up, it will be the last new Shonda Rhimes series at the netw...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “For the People”

  FOR THE PEOPLE:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – In the Queue Things may change when Shonda Rhimes moves to Netflix, but in her ABC incarnation, her name on a project creates a certain set of expectations, which the new FOR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 9PM on ABC How tough is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), newly minted as both Chief of Staff to President Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), and head of secret intelligence and torture bureau B613?  As Sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Still Star-Crossed”

  STILL STAR-CROSSED:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… The idea of a Shonda Rhimes-produced sequel to one of Shakespeare’s classics sounds like something that might air on a satirical network...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL is full of characters who take one step over the line of ethics and morality, sometimes for what they’ve convinced themselves are the best possible reasons, only to find themselves in a morass they can̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

ShowbuzzDaily Series Finale Review: “The Catch”

  No one can say THE CATCH didn’t try.  Today’s cancellation announcement concluded two seasons of seemingly constant adjustment and revision (probably attributable in part to ABC’s commitment to non-wri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Catch”

  THE CATCH:  Thursday 10PM on ABC THE CATCH may have set a record for the number of times a series can be rebooted by the launch of its 2d season, yet it remains stubbornly lite rather than airy, ShondaLand’s littl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Doubt”

  DOUBT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… As highly prized as the talents of Shonda Rhimes are, it takes the continuing line of her failed imitators to remind us just how difficult it is to dupl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  Even by the standards of current network TV, the ratings drop for SCANDAL has been steep and swift.  It’s down 50% from where it was 2 seasons ago, and down 30% this season.  It’s still one of ABC’s h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Catch”

  THE CATCH:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… Not much remains of the original pilot for ABC and ShondaLand’s THE CATCH, beyond its basic premise and some of the cast.  Original series c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER is an edifice built on two foundations:  the acting of Viola Davis as the show’s brilliant and complex criminal attorney Annalise Keating, and the ability of series creator Peter Nowalk...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scandal”

  Watching Shonda Rhimes’ SCANDAL has more than once been likened to an addiction, and as with a drug, the danger is that users will build up a tolerance over time, requiring more and more to achieve the same high. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY is no longer Shonda Rhimes’ brightest, shiniest toy, but in a way her skills as a producer are most evident in the way that her first hit hums along, now in its 2d decade on the air.  ThatR...
by Mitch Salem