Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 
Younger

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Younger”

  YOUNGER:  Wednesday 10PM on TV Land TV Land’s flagship original series YOUNGER began to shake itself up at the end of Season 3, and the Season 4 premiere fruitfully continued that process.  Stories about Big Secr...
by Mitch Salem
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Broadchurch

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Broadchurch”

  BROADCHURCH – Wednesday 10PM on BBCAmerica One of the first things shown in the Season 3 premiere of BROADCHURCH is a looming close-up of a tear rolling down a crime victim’s face, so we know little has chan...
by Mitch Salem
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Preacher

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Preacher”

  PREACHER:  Monday 9PM on AMC Think of PREACHER as American Gods without the aspirations to greatness.  Both shows detail the gory interactions between (more or less) ordinary humans and supernatural beings; both tackle...
by Mitch Salem
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veep

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Veep”

  VEEP keeps setting new challenges for itself, and surpassing them.  Last season, it underwent a change at the top when series creator Armando Iannucci decided to move on, and new showrunner David Mandel kept the trains ...
by Mitch Salem
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power

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Power”

  POWER:  Sunday 9PM on Starz American Gods and Outlander may lean more to the Prestige end of Peak TV, but Starz’s only true original hit is the gangster soap POWER, which brought the network to new ratings heights...
by Mitch Salem
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The Originals

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  Season 4 of THE ORIGINALS had the chance to emerge from the shadow of its departing parent The Vampire Diaries–there was even a 5-year time jump to distance the two shows–but it didn’t really happen.  ...
by Mitch Salem
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The Mist

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mist”

  THE MIST:  Thursday 10PM on Spike – Change the Channel THE MIST is far from the most imaginative or robust of Stephen King’s works.  King has rarely been accused of too much concision, but he was only able ...
by Mitch Salem
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Fargo

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Fargo”

  FX’s just-concluded third season of Noah Hawley’s FARGO was its most divisive, and the criticisms came from a number of directions.  One segment was simply done with Hawley’s theme-and variations appro...
by Mitch Salem
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Better Call Saul

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL reminds us that a gripping tale about well-drawn characters can hold audiences even if it’s not the story they thought they wanted to see.  Although it’s an off-shoot of Breaking Bad, Saul r...
by Mitch Salem
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American Gods

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Gods”

  It’s been fascinating to watch AMERICAN GODS play out side-by-side with David Lynch’s rebooted Twin Peaks on the past several Sunday nights, because Bryan Fuller (who created the TV version of Gods with Micha...
by Mitch Salem
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Reign

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Reign”

  Many remarkable things have happened in the world of television over the past few years, but none may be odder than the fact that a story about the 16th century Mary, Queen of Scots ran on network TV for four seasons.  ...
by Mitch Salem
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Blood Drive

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blood Drive”

  BLOOD DRIVE:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… Syfy is in the midst of a rebranding, the focal point of which seems to be a new font for its logo.  Creatively, if the premiere of BLOOD DRIVE ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Claws”

  CLAWS:  Sunday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On… There’s a reason that CLAWS,  TNT’s latest foray into original programming, feels like the offspring of a multi-camera sitcom, a paycable hour...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 10PM on BBCAmerica A somewhat meta line of dialogue about “consolidation” is a sign that ORPHAN BLACK has commenced its final (and 5th) season.  Series creators Graeme Manson and Joh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 
Gotham

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Gotham”

  No mainstream comic book saga revels in its darkness quite as much as FOX’s GOTHAM.  Its sheer viciousness is particularly impressive since it exists in a universe of broadcast standards and practices that now see...
by Mitch Salem