Posts Tagged ‘spies’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Enemy Within”

  THE ENEMY WITHIN:  Monday 10PM on NBC NBC’s spy thriller THE ENEMY WITHIN is a variation of The Blacklist, itself a variation of The Silence Of The Lambs, all telling stories about ingenious master villains recrui...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Counterpart”

  Although its production studio MRC is seeking a stay of execution from another network or streaming service, it currently appears as though Starz’s Season 2 finale of COUNTERPART will be the last we see of the show...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere TV Review: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX THE AMERICANS is coming off its first disappointing season, and the hope among fans was that it was attributable to the show receiving a final 2-season order, and showrunners Joe Wei...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

ShowbuzzDaily Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “Monster” & “Beirut”

  MONSTER (no distrib):  There’s less than meets the eye in Anthony Mandler’s Monster.  Based by Colen C. Wiley, Radha Black and Janece Shaffer on Walter Dean Myers’ novel, it seems like it’s goin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Quantico”

  QUANTICO:  Sunday 10PM on ABC – In the Queue The first hour of ABC’s QUANTICO is a bit of a mess, but it’s one of the most slickly enjoyable of the network fall TV season.  Think of it as Shondaland m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  FX probably shouldn’t hold its breath for THE AMERICANS to become a wider popular success than it is. The series, for all its excellence, was more grim in its 3rd season than ever–the sun barely even seeme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “State of Affairs”

  STATE OF AFFAIRS ended its season tonight with a cliffhanger that will almost certainly remain unresolved, although one might speculate whether the mysterious airstrike that was heading toward Charleston Tucker (Katherin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Legends”

  LEGENDS:  Wednesday 9PM on TNT Previously… on LEGENDS:  Martin Odum (Sean Bean) is the FBI’s most effective deep cover operative, a man who buries himself in his adopted personas (known as “legends...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 10PM on USA Last season, Season 4 of USA’s COVERT AFFAIRS took a turn for the dark, with mixed results.  It was a relief to see CIA agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) finally act like an a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Intelligence”

  INTELLIGENCE:  Monday 10PM on CBS Previously… on INTELLIGENCE:  Gabriel Vaughn (Josh Holloway) is, thanks to scientist Shenandoah Cassidy (John Billingsley) and his nerdy son Nelson (P.J. Byrne), a government age...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Assets”

  THE ASSETS:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on THE ASSETS:  In 1980s Washington, the hunt is on for a CIA agent who’s actually a mole for the KGB.  But there’s no mystery for viewers, who know that...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime The obsessive charts are back up on Carrie Mathison’s living room wall, and while that may not be good news for Carrie, it’s great for the rest of us.  After a divisive sec...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 9PM on USA Last season was an important one for COVERT AFFAIRS, as it transitioned from being a light spy caper about appealing newbie CIA agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) to presenting Annie a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Burn Notice”

  BURN NOTICE:  Thursday 9PM on USA USA Network is beginning to clean its programming house, with tonight marking the beginning of the 7th and final season of BURN NOTICE (the exit of veteran Psych is expected not to be f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Americans”

  FX’s THE AMERICANS has been, by a substantial margin, the best new show of this season.  And if tonight’s season finale was slightly less ambitious than we might have hoped in terms of delivering the shockin...
by Mitch Salem