Posts Tagged ‘tv review’

The Chi

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Chi”

  THE CHI:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – More Mean Streets Showtime’s THE CHI is geographically close enough to the Chicago of its veteran hit Shameless that its characters could bump into Gallaghers at any given...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “9-1-1″

  9-1-1:  Wednesday 9PM on FOX – Surprisingly Unsurprising Saying that FOX’s 9-1-1 is the Ryan Murphy team’s version of a Dick Wolf procedural makes it sound far more subversive and original than it act...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Grown-ish”

  GROWN-ISH:  Wednesday 8PM on Freeform – In Progress ABC’s Black-ish has been a bright spot on the broadcast landscape, the rare network family sitcom to earn both wide audiences and critical praise for its c...
by Mitch Salem

LA to Vegas

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “LA To Vegas”

  LA TO VEGAS:  Tuesday 9PM on FOX – In the Queue Broadcast TV kicks off its new scripted series year with FOX’s well-paced LA TO VEGAS, a mostly retro workplace sitcom with a small twist:  Lon Zimmet’...
by Mitch Salem


Good Behavior

ShowbuzzDaily Season Finale Review: “Good Behavior”

  TNT has been burning through its old-line series like Major Crimes and The Librarians two episodes at a time in recent weeks, seemingly in a frenzy to get rid of them.  The network has put its muscle behind darker, more...
by Mitch Salem

Christmas Story

ShowbuzzDaily TV Review: “A Christmas Story Live”

  Coming off its acclaimed, Emmy-winning production of Grease, FOX had the holiday live TV musical market cornered this year, NBC having opted out of its planned Bye Bye Birdie in favor of a Spring 2018 Jesus Christ Supers...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Counterpart”

  COUNTERPART:  Sunday 9PM on Starz, starting 1/21/18 – In the Queue Tales of alternative earths are an increasingly popular form of fiction these days, possibly because our actual Earth is currently so difficult to...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Happy!”

  HAPPY! – Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – In the Queue HAPPY! counts as one of Syfy’s infrequent big swings, although its ultra-violent grunge aesthetic gives it a look and feel that isn’t all that differ...
by Mitch Salem


Agents of Shield

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD – Friday 9PM on ABC It’s hard to believe that only 5 seasons ago, when ABC’s AGENTS OF SHIELD arrived on the air, the idea of a superhero TV series still seemed somewhat new and cool. ...
by Mitch Salem

American Horror Story Cult

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Cult”

  Calling a season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY “grounded” is like calling a batch of moonshine smooth:  it’s still going to make your eyes water on the way down.  But creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk ...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “SMILF”

  SMILF:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – In the Queue SMILF is TV’s latest auteur dramedy, a semiautobiographical work from star/writer/producer/director Frankie Shaw.  (She was Elliot’s ill-fated neighbor o...
by Mitch Salem

The Deuce

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Deuce”

  David Simon is unquestionably a pivotal figure in the history of contemporary TV, yet he’s never been associated with a mainstream hit.  From Homicide: Life On The Street to The Wire to Treme to Show Me A Hero, hi...
by Mitch Salem


Ray Donovan

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Ray Donovan”

  RAY DONOVAN had an odd, misshapen Season 5, bleak even by its own depressed standards.  It was perhaps best viewed as a long runway to Season 6, which will by necessity involve something of a reboot, since Showtime has ...
by Mitch Salem

The Walking Dead

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Walking Dead”

  THE WALKING DEAD:  Sunday 9PM on AMC Last year’s season premiere of THE WALKING DEAD was the show’s most polarizing hour, introducing long-awaited Big Bad Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and lingering on his bru...
by Mitch Salem


White Famous

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “White Famous”

  WHITE FAMOUS:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime – Change the Channel Showtime’s shaky new comedy WHITE FAMOUS is spectacularly ill-timed for the week after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein.  The premiere half-hour ha...
by Mitch Salem