Posts Tagged ‘Shonda Rhimes’
 

 

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 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
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Scandal”

  The people on SCANDAL just can’t talk fast enough.  There’s so much invective they need to get out of their mouths, so much self-justification and passionate, furious strategizing, so much spin, that the wor...
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
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  For the most part, Shonda Rhimes and the Season 10 finale of GREY’S ANATOMY kept its Cristina Yang Farewell Extravaganza confined to a 20-minute chunk in the second half.  The opening half of the hour, written by ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot Review – “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert PLAYERS:  Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes–and you can repeat that name several more times without overstating her importance.  The ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  A weaker show than HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER would be crippled by its sizable flaws.  With the all-important exception of its central character, Philadelphia law professor and expert criminal lawyer Annalise Keating, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY:  Thursday 9PM on ABC In the miracle season of 2004-05, ABC launched three smash hits:  Desperate Housewives, Lost and GREY’S ANATOMY.  Ten seasons later, the only one still around is Grey&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 10PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Washington DC, where Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is the best fixer around.  Not a lawyer (although she has a law degree), not a publicist (although she’s expert ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Private Practice”

  PRIVATE PRACTICE:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  Absorbing a lot of drama.  Pete (Tim Daly) was arrested for his part in a mercy-killing.  Addison (Kate Walsh), having chosen to finally begin her romance with J...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY:  Thursday 8PM on ABC The occasional misguided NY Times profile aside, it’s a good time to be Shonda Rhimes.  With an entire night of ABC’s primetime real estate put into her care, she&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY:  Thursday 9PM on ABC WHERE WE WERE:  In a plane crash.  After a difficult year in which many of our characters had to pass their medical boards and then choose/be chosen by a hospital for a perma...
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
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  In its ninth season, GREY’S ANATOMY remains a model of smoothly operating network soap.  This week’s midseason finale, written by Consulting Producer Debora Cahn and directed by Rob Corn, had the bonus of be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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