Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz Starz’s COUNTERPART is both TV’s most cerebral thriller and its most cerebral sci-fi, a very serious story of espionage that happens to take place between two parallel versi...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY Midseason Finale Review: “The Walking Dead”

  The first half of The Walking Dead‘s 9th season included so many major changes that its ratings continuing their general downward trend rather than collapsing entirely may count as a sort of moral victory, even tho...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dirty John”

  DIRTY JOHN:  Sunday 10PM on Bravo Bravo recently finished a 2-season run of Imposters, the story of a con artist who seduced victims into marriage, only to steal all their money.  Clearly the network knows what it like...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Escape At Dannemora”

  ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime Although the star currency of producer/director Ben Stiller and leading players Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano doubtless were responsible for the 7 hours ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Kidding”

  Hardly anyone has been watching KIDDING, which makes Showtime’s decision to renew the show for a second season a sign of their commitment either to indie movie sensibility or to being in business with Jim Carrey. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime On the occasion of its 6th season, Showtime’s RAY DONOVAN has relocated across the country to New York, and the surprise is that although the series has always been very LA-int...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Legacies”

  LEGACIES:  Thursday 9PM on CW CW’s LEGACIES brings the Vampire Diaries extended universe once again close to its roots, after the older-skewing adventures of The Originals.  We’re not only back in Mystic Fa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Rookie”

  THE ROOKIE:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC THE ROOKIE is mostly a standard-issue police procedural, not surprisingly most reminiscent of ABC’s long-running summer series Rookie Blue, but with one big difference:  it’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Kids are Alright”

  THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT is ABC’s 9th family sitcom currently on the air (10th if you count the quasi-family of Single Parents), which puts it in a meta position not unlike...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Camping”

  CAMPING:  Sunday 10PM on HBO Although HBO’s new comedy CAMPING is set in the great outdoors, it has the dynamics of a filmed play.  The concept is simple:  throw a number of mismatched characters together in a c...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Charmed”

  CHARMED:  Sunday 9PM on CW CW’s reboot of CHARMED wants to be a lighthearted supernatural romp, but it also seeks to push as many topical buttons as it possibly can.  So while the basic story of a trio of young w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “All American”

  ALL AMERICAN:  Wednesday 9PM on CW The ALL AMERICAN of CW’s pilot may or may not be fully representative of the series going forward, since creator and original showrunner April Blair is no longer involved with th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Better Call Saul”

  BETTER CALL SAUL reached a milestone in the final scene of its fourth season, as Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) formally assumed the mantle of Saul Goodman, the character he’ll be in Breaking Bad.  As the prequel ser...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Walking Dead”

  THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC THE WALKING DEAD has never been prized for its subtlety, and it didn’t attempt any with the title of its crossroads Season 9 premiere:  “A New Beginning.”  Which ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Happy Together”

  HAPPY TOGETHER:  Monday 8:30PM on CBS Even though CBS’s HAPPY TOGETHER is inspired by a period in Executive Producer Harry Styles’s actual life, it’s one of those sitcoms where no one in front of or be...
by Mitch Salem