Posts Tagged ‘tv review’

Great News

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Great News”

  GREAT NEWS:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s latest disposable sitcom GREAT NEWS hails from the House of Tina Fey, who serves as one of its Executive Producers.  Series creator Trace...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Fargo”

  FARGO:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Noah Hawley’s two FX series provide different models of the ways a television series can be ambitious.  Legion is so broad in its stylistic universe as to seem virtually without borde...
by Mitch Salem


Famous In Love

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Famous In Love”

  FAMOUS IN LOVE:  Tuesday 9PM on Freeform (full season also available via online/VOD) – Change the Channel On the basis of its opening hour, Freeform’s new FAMOUS IN LOVE is pretty woeful stuff.  It’s ...
by Mitch Salem

Better Call Saul

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL moves with the assurance of a series that knows exactly where it’s going to end up–and so do we, since we’re aware that sad sack attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) will ultimately win...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Homeland”

  Although Claire Danes and Mandy Patinkin are still present to provide a continuing center of gravity, the HOMELAND that concluded its sixth season tonight is almost unrecognizable from the one that premiered in 2011.  T...
by Mitch Salem

Prison Break

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Prison Break”

  PRISON BREAK:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – If Nothing Else Is On… Where was the clamor for a return of PRISON BREAK?  The show had pretty much run its course both critically and with viewers by the time it went of...
by Mitch Salem


Walking Dead

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  THE WALKING DEAD is in danger of becoming TV’s version of The Phantom Menace: a gigantic hit that no one really likes.  The ratings, while still massive, were significantly down in Season 7, which premiered with t...
by Mitch Salem

Big Little Lies

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES was a bait and switch of the highest order.  The show was marketed as a murder mystery, and the fragmentary flashforwards early on confirmed the idea that this was where the story was headed.  But the k...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Grimm”

  For a while there, it seemed as though the finale of GRIMM was on a crusade to make sure the show could never be rebooted, massacring almost the entire regular cast one by one, which in an age where IP is more important ...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legion”

  The Matrix is one of the many pop culture properties that have influenced Noah Hawley’s LEGION, and Legion has been something of a matrix itself.  Behind its surface and around its edges, the shape of a much more ...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Bones”

  There was a time when BONES was a breath of fresh TV air.  When it arrived in 2005, the networks were deep into Peak Grim Procedural mode, as shows like CSI, Criminal Minds and NCIS thrived and spawned seemingly endless...
by Mitch Salem

Shots Fired

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Shots Fired”

  SHOTS FIRED:  Wednesday 8PM on FOX – Potential DVR Alert As issue-oriented network dramas go, FOX’s new SHOTS FIRED is considerably less ascetic than ABC’s American Crime.  That show is a worthy saga ...
by Mitch Salem


Into the Badlands

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Into the Badlands”

  INTO THE BADLANDS:  Sunday 10PM on AMC The vigorously pulpy INTO THE BADLANDS has returned for a second season, gifted by AMC with a Walking Dead lead-in for the first 3 weeks of its run that should guarantee some viewe...
by Mitch Salem

This Is Us

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “This Is Us”

  It’s easy to overlook the ingeniousness of Dan Fogelman’s THIS IS US, the season’s only broadcast network smash hit.  On its face, the show is a familiar, even old-fashioned family soap, in which the v...
by Mitch Salem


Trial & Error

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Trial & Error”

  TRIAL & ERROR:  Tuesday 9PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… NBC’s TRIAL & ERROR is a cluttered joke-book of a sitcom that parodies true-crime docuseries like Making A Murderer and especially Th...
by Mitch Salem