Posts Tagged ‘summer TV’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  The peril of dotting a season finale with cliffhangers is that if the show is canceled, they’ll never be resolved.  That may very well be the dilemma for fans of NBC’s summer drama CROSSING LINES, which clos...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Divide”

  Hardly anyone in America watched THE DIVIDE this summer, and it wasn’t because the series was some kind of bleak, off-putting experiment in reinventing the form of television drama, taking pleasure in alienating al...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Power”

  Remarkably little happened during the first season of POWER.  (It’s already been renewed for a second session, that is if you continue to believe that Starz doesn’t give 2-year orders that pretend to be 1-ye...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Astronaut Wives Club”

  THE ASTRONAUT WIVES CLUB never achieved much in the way of lift-off, and although ABC knew it was coming–there was a reason it was pushed to a summer run as the lead-in to Mistresses–the show’s flat qua...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

  HELL ON WHEELS – Saturday 9PM on AMC Season 3 brings an upwardly mobile turn for HELL ON WHEELS.  Hero Cullen Bohannon’s (Anson Mount) dark mission of vengeance for the death of his wife during the Civil War...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… Television’s changing economics will probably lead to a lot more internationally financed co-productions as time goes on.  In terms of cont...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Scream”

  SCREAM:  Tuesday 10PM on MTV – If Nothing Else Is On… There aren’t a lot of sure things in Hollywood, but here’s one:  you can always make some money by gathering together a group of teens and k...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Power”

  In its second season, Courtney Kemp Agboh’s POWER solidified its position as Starz’s biggest original hit, and it was a considerably better drama, too.  Partly that was because of Season 1’s weird stru...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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 Premiere Review: “Tyrant”

  TYRANT:  Tuesday 10PM on FX Season 1 of TYRANT was a mess.  It was rebooted and somewhat restaffed after the pilot was shot, and then continued to be changed on the fly, making for a series that seemed to shift tone an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Mr. Robinson”

and MR. ROBINSON:  Wednesday 9PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC has been making a specialty of what might be called “stealth comedy.”  The network throws a short order of sitcom episodes on the air two at a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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 Season Finale Review: “True Detective”

  The idea of applying a deep coat of existential angst to thriller conventions isn’t new–every Sundance Film Festival has at least a couple of examples of the sub-genre, and there are even sub-sub-genres of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Midseason Premiere Review: “Dallas”

  DALLAS:  Monday 9PM on TNT As TNT pushes its action-oriented “Boom” branding campaign (successfully with The Last Ship, not so much with Murder In the First nor apparently the new Legends), DALLAS seems more...
by Mitch Salem