Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Madam Secretary”

  MADAM SECRETARY quietly had one of the most interesting paths of recent broadcast network dramas.  Airing of all places on CBS, it was a frankly political series that began its run in 2014 and ended 5 years later, bridg...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Affair”

  There was a trainwreck quality to the final season of Showtime’s THE AFFAIR, although it managed to gather itself with some grace for tonight’s series finale, which ended with a remarkably happy conclusion fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Watchmen”

  WATCHMEN:  Sunday 9PM on HBO The Damon Lindelof/HBO WATCHMEN provides a new wrinkle to the world of IP exploitation.  It’s not an adaptation of the classic Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel (a la Zack Snyder&...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Succession”

  In its second season, HBO’s SUCCESSION found an exquisite middle ground between Dallas and Shakespeare.  The show is still a somewhat rareified taste–it’s routinely been the lowest-rated show in the ne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Nancy Drew”

  NANCY DREW:  Wednesday 9PM on CW Although NANCY DREW doesn’t hail from CW’s go-to producer Greg Berlanti (its showrunners are Gossip Girl‘s Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who created the show with...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Almost Family”

  ALMOST FAMILY:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX Whether we like it or not, the strongest lead-in on broadcast television right now is The Masked Singer, which makes it somewhat surprising that FOX has given the precious slot after...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “On Becoming A God In Central Florida”

  ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime There’s an overlap between two of cable’s more high-profile new shows, which also happen to air against each other in the linear world.  Both H...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Legion”

  There was hardly a toy in the filmmaking nursery that Legion and its hugely talented creator Noah Hawley left unplayed by the time its third and final season was over:  aspect ratios, color, camera angles, musical numbe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Succession”

  SUCCESSION:  Sunday 9PM on HBO Sometimes HBO’s loyalty to its series creators results in the last season of Game of Thrones, but it can also lead to the first season of SUCCESSION (and, to be fair, the earlier sea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD has been given one more final season after the sixth that concluded tonight, and that will bring to an end an extended footnote to Marvel’s cultural domination of our moment.  Agents was the proje...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  It’s odd for a successful TV series to be asked to justify its continued existence, but that’s where HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES found itself after the network looked at the Season 1 ratings (not just high bu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Loudest Voice”

  THE LOUDEST VOICE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime The rise of Fox News through its dark visionary Roger Ailes, and the resulting effect on media, politics and the world at large, is one of the most important sociopolitical st...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Grand Hotel”

  GRAND HOTEL:  Monday 10PM on ABC ABC’s cardboard summer soap GRAND HOTEL is set at a resort hotel in Miami that isn’t as much fun as the one in Jane the Virgin.  This one has a standard-issue set of crises:...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Euphoria”

  EUPHORIA:  Sunday 10PM on HBO HBO’s new teen transgression drama EUPHORIA is produced by the indie studio A24, and for those who frequent what’s left of the American indie landscape, most notably the films t...
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “City On A Hill”

  CITY ON A HILL – Sunday 9PM on Showtime Showtime’s new CITY ON A HILL wears so many influences on its sleeve that there’s hardly any garment to be seen.  The show hails from Executive Producers Matt Da...
by Mitch Salem