Posts Tagged ‘thriller’
 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PREMIERE + 1 REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica The second hour of BBCAmerica’s ORPHAN BLACK continued to keep up the pace while gradually revealing its secrets.  The very hardworking Tatiana Maslany this time got to a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Hannibal”

  HANNIBAL:  Thursday 10PM on NBC – Potential DVR Alert Bryan Fuller has a very unusual sensibility, especially for network TV.  He’s attracted both to gruesome crime stories and elaborate visual tableaux, as...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 9PM on BBCAmerica – Potential DVR Alert BBCAmerica’s second foray into original scripted drama, ORPHAN BLACK, while less inherently prestigious than Copper–lacking as it does th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT (+ 1) REVIEW: “Red Widow”

  RED WIDOW:  Sunday 10PM on ABC The “2-hour premiere” of RED WIDOW actually consisted of the pilot that was shot before last year’s upfronts, combined with the first regular episode (both halves written...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Cult”

  CULT:  Tuesday 9PM on CW Previously… on CULT:  Stay with me here.  “Cult” is a fictional TV series that airs on a fictional version of the CW, in which the deranged followers of Billy Grimm (Rob Knep...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Cult”

  CULT:  Tuesday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel CW has had little good news this season apart from the arrival of Arrow, and it’s not helping itself by deciding to launch the new thriller CULT just as FOX has ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT – “Zero Hour”

  ZERO HOUR:  Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert ZERO HOUR‘s pilot is an engaging piece of nonsense, but whether it can work as a continuing TV series is another question.  The premise is a DaVinci Cod...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Touch”

  TOUCH:  Friday 9PM on FOX Tim Kring’s Heroes is a famous example of a hit series imploding in its second season, but his TOUCH–not nearly as big a success in its first version–is, at least, more intrig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Do No Harm”

  DO NO HARM:  Thursday 10PM on NBC A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Side Effects”

  SIDE EFFECTS:  Watch It On TV – Soderbergh’s Final Big-Screen Film (For Now) Isn’t His Best Steven Soderbergh’s announcement that with SIDE EFFECTS, his career as a director of movies produced to...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED NETFLIX REVIEW: “House of Cards” Episodes 1-2

  The historical significance of HOUSE OF CARDS in the evolution of television is by now well-established.  It’s the first original production created specifically for Netflix, and the company made its first bet a h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”

It’s a cliche to say, when a director of commercials and music videos helms his or her first feature film, that the result resembles a video extended to feature length–and certainly not one that’s always true,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Americans”

  THE AMERICANS:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert The renaissance of pop culture spies–good and bad, ours and theirs, real-life and fictional–continues with FX’s new series THE AMERICANS.  Joe We...
by Mitch Salem