Posts Tagged ‘Shonda Rhimes’
 

 

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
 

 
 

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 Fall Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  GREY’S ANATOMY doesn’t get much attention these days, not even compared to its creator Shonda Rhimes’s shinier Scandal—Grey’s is just a soap–but after 10 years, it still knows how to p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Sex is both currency and kryptonite on SCANDAL, a tool and a compulsion.  Shonda Rhimes’s series is coming off a genuinely phenomenal second season, one which saw its ratings rise b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Fall Finale Review: “Scandal”

  The concept of a “finale” as an event calling for special plot revelations and narrative shockers is almost irrelevant to SCANDAL, where every episode brings massive twists.  This is a show, after all, set i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

  As hard as it is to create a compelling, successful television series, it’s much harder to keep one going year after year, after cast changes and writer changes and timeslot changes and network management changes a...
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
 

 

 

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 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
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Scandal”

  SCANDAL has been having a barn-burner of a Season 2, emerging as a pulpier, crazier Homeland (not that Homeland hasn’t been pretty crazy the last couple of weeks), a DC-set melodrama where everybody is lying to som...
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 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 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