Posts Tagged ‘tv review’


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legion”

  In its second season, Noah Hawley’s FX series LEGION largely became a delivery system for set-pieces.  Some of these sequences, to be sure, were dazzling:  Hawley has become a whiz with aspect ratios, split scree...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Billions”

  We’ve all had reason to remember over the past few months that the experience of watching a TV show or movie doesn’t necessarily reflect the experiences of those behind the scenes.  Still, it’s nice to...
by Mitch Salem


Fear the Walking Dead

SHOWBUZZDAILY Midseason Finale Review: “Fear the Walking Dead”

  Something unexpected has been going on in the first half of the fourth season of AMC’s franchise spin-off FEAR THE WALKING DEAD.  Fear has always felt like a corporate calculation and a creative afterthought, unab...
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...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Succession”

  SUCCESSION:  Sunday 10PM on HBO HBO’s new drama SUCCESSION may be too much of its moment for comfort.  The series, created by Jesse Armstrong (previously a writer/producer on Armando Ianucci’s Veep, The Thi...
by Mitch Salem

The Americans

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The Americans”

  It was utterly on-brand for THE AMERICANS that the most electrifying sequence of its series finale was about four people talking to each other.  This was the epic confrontation six seasons in the making:  FBI agent Sta...
by Mitch Salem


REVERIE -- Pictured: "Reverie" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

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...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Trust”

  A recurring storyline in FX’s TRUST tracked the obsession of J. Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland) with the sumptuous Los Angeles museum that would bear his name, which was ultimately revealed to be a gigantic monument...
by Mitch Salem


once upon a time

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Once Upon A Time”

  Unwise bargains were a staple of ONCE UPON A TIME from the very beginning, so it was sadly appropriate that series creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz entered into one themselves in order to convince ABC to order a ...
by Mitch Salem

Grey's Anatomy

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Grey’s Anatomy”

  There was remarkably little rust on Shonda Rhimes’s GREY’S ANATOMY in its 14th season.  The series, now under the showrunning stewardship of longtime writer/producer Krista Vernoff (Rhimes herself is leaving...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Atlanta”

  When FX’s ATLANTA began its 2nd season at the beginning of March, it seemed like a big enough deal to note that with the departures of Louis C.K. and Ryan Murphy (for very different reasons), Atlanta‘s creato...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere: “Sweetbitter”

  SWEETBITTER:  Sunday 8PM on Starz – In the Quene Starz’s SWEETBITTER is, with Vida, part of the network’s unusual run of back-to-back half-hour dramas, each of them with a short 6-episode order.  Both...
by Mitch Salem


I'm Dying  Up Here

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “I’m Dying Up Here”

  I’M DYING UP HERE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Showtime’s I’M DYING UP HERE is a behind-the scenes showbiz story, and fittingly the series itself is part of one.  Despite terrible ratings and reviews tha...
by Mitch Salem

Good Girls

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Good Girls”

  It was clear from the pilot of NBC’s GOOD GIRLS that the series had a trio of strong assets and some major challenges.  The strengths were its three stars, Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman, each of them ...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

  HOMELAND‘s season 7 was a mess, but a more entertaining one than recent editions have been.  There were even a few episodes toward the middle of the season that brought back memories of the truly great series it h...
by Mitch Salem