Posts Tagged ‘summer TV’
 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Manhattan”

  MANHATTAN:  Sunday 10PM on WGN America Previously… on MANHATTAN:  Starting in 1943, the New Mexico desert housed a mysterious, ultra-secret military and scientific operation code-named The Manhattan Project, its ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Power”

POWER:  Saturday 9PM on Starz POWER, like Empire, revolves around an African-American drug dealer who seeks respectability in the music business., but who will still commit murder when necessary to protect his interests.  Alt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Unforgettable”

  UNFORGETTABLE:  Sunday 9PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… You may already have forgotten UNFORGETTABLE.  It debuted in fall 2011 as one of CBS’s seemingly inexhaustible supply of procedurals, its par...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION has performed well enough in the ratings that there’s a fair chance of it being renewed (especially since it’s evidently produced on the cheap).  This is fairly remarkable, since even by the current...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Masters of Sex”

  MASTERS OF SEX:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Turning the lives of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson into a continuing series was an audacious idea from the start, and Season 2 of MASTERS OF SEX proved a c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Zoo”

  ZOO:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS – Change the Channel Of all the broadcast networks, CBS is the biggest fan of branding.  It has its procedural hours during the regular season, its working-class half-hours (which are eit...
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 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...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “True Blood”

  Before the final 2 weeks of its run, the word no one would ever have dreamed of attaching to TRUE BLOOD was “subdued”; it was the guilty pleasure HBO series that was loaded with sex and violence and got great...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Falling Skies”

  FALLING SKIES:  Sunday 10PM on TNT FALLING SKIES had a premise that seemed like it should be able to run indefinitely:  a war against alien invaders fought mostly on the ground, as an allegory of the US Revolutionary W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Rookie Blue”

  ROOKIE BLUE:  Thursday 9PM on ABC It’s quite an accomplishment for a scripted summer series on one of the broadcast networks to last five seasons on the air, and the ABC/Canadian co-production ROOKIE BLUE is now...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Camp”

  CAMP:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… If drive-in theaters hadn’t been superseded by multiplexes, NBC’s new CAMP would be the TV equivalent of a drive-in movie, a throwback to B-m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC The languidly brutal art-horror thing HANNIBAL has returned, much to the joy of its acolytes.  The series is, without question, unlike anything to be found on even the most adventurous c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Rizzoli & Isles”

  RIZZOLI & ISLES:  Tuesday 9PM on TNT TNT set the last cornerstone of its extensive but unambitious summer schedule in place with tonight’s return of RIZZOLI & ISLES, one of the network’s mainstays, n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “King & Maxwell”

  KING & MAXWELL:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn are an attractive, appealing pair of series leads, but they’re not enough to make the markedly sub-par new procedura...
by Mitch Salem