Posts Tagged ‘summer TV’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blood & Treasure”

  BLOOD & TREASURE:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS Summer has come to network TV, which means 4 months with tons of unscripted offerings and the occasional downscale scripted series.  The latter is typified by CBS’s BL...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The 100”

  CW’s THE 100 has set its bar fairly high fover the years, and on those terms, Season 5 wasn’t quite up to par.  The central crisis–our protagonists had to face off against a pack of vicious thawed-out ...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Take Two”

  TAKE TWO:  Thursday 10PM on ABC ABC’s TAKE TWO has an unusually classy set of auspices for a summer broadcast series.  Its co-creator is Andrew W. Marlowe, who gave the network its long-running hit Castle (his wr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dietland”

  DIETLAND:  Monday 9PM on AMC AMC’s DIETLAND is a big swing, but it seems to be trying to hit to all parts of the field at once.  The series, created by Marti Noxon (from a novel by Sarai Walker), and with its fir...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Reiew: “Reverie”

  REVERIE:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC In recent seasons, original summer dramas on the broadcast networks have tended to cluster in two varieties:  straightforward procedurals like Rookie Blue and The Night Shift, and fantas...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Twin Peaks”

  TWIN PEAKS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – DVR Alert (for some) Trying to recapture what it was like to watch the original premiere of TWIN PEAKS would be like attempting to duplicate the experience of seeing the first...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Fear The Walking Dead”

  “Universes” are all the rage among studios and networks these days, thanks to the rise of the Marvel/Disney empire.  DC/Warners is trying to duplicate that success (its movie and TV universes are somewhat co...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Last Ship”

  Despite an underwhelming season finale that favored sentiment over action until the closing seconds, THE LAST SHIP had a fairly smooth second voyage.  (The show, one of TNT’s highest-rated originals, has already b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Mistresses”

  MISTRESSES faced some challenges in its 3rd season.  Two were interrelated:  for budget reasons, the network and studio decided to relocate the production to Vancouver, and that prompted marquee star Alyssa Milano to d...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Mr. Robot”

  Great TV dramas tend to arrive on our screens fully-formed.  (The same isn’t true of comedies, which sometimes take an entire season to find their voices.)  By the end of the first hours of The Sopranos, Mad Men,...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Tyrant”

  TYRANT went all the way back to the source for its main plotline this season, giving Bassam Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) a saga so Moses-like that he might as well have witnessed a burning bush along the way.  Bassam was sen...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Scream”

  The MTV version of SCREAM nailed its own problem back in the pilot, courtesy of its one-man meta machine Noah (John Karna)–but diagnosing one’s own illness is a long way from curing it.  A TV series, indeed,...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Whispers”

  THE WHISPERS never made much sense, and that went triple for tonight’s finale.  On a macro level, it was probably unwise to end the season with a cliffhanger, since reports are that although the ratings were no wo...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Defiance”

  The third season of DEFIANCE may have been its most assured and cohesive to date.  However, as the most expensive of Syfy’s low-rated trio of Friday scripted summer shows, its fate has been far from certain.  In ...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Dark Matter”

  One of the reasons “locked room” mysteries appeal to producers is that they require limited production values, and for what amounted to half its initial season, DARK MATTER tried to make up for its inadequa...
by Mitch Salem