Posts Tagged ‘tv review’

Halt and Catch Fire

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Halt and Catch Fire”

  HALT AND CATCH FIRE:  Saturday 9PM on AMC The links between AMC’s HALT AND CATCH FIRE as a television series, the stories it tells, and its characters have gone unusually deep.  The positive part has been that a...
by Mitch Salem

I'm Dying  Up Here

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

  I’M DYING UP HERE certainly wasn’t the worst show of the summer, but it did make one wonder how it had made its way through the development process and onto Showtime’s air.  Series creator Dave Flebott...
by Mitch Salem


Orphan Black

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK is destined to be remembered more for the showcase it gave to the astonishing Tatiana Maslany than for its own narrative, although of course one couldn’t have existed without the other.  Series creato...
by Mitch Salem


SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Nashville”

  An odd thing happened to NASHVILLE in its 5th season, as it shifted networks to CMT and showrunners to Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick.  When series creator Callie Khouri and original showrunner Dee Johnson were in...
by Mitch Salem


Mr Mercedes

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Mr. Mercedes”

  MR. MERCEDES:  Wednesday 8PM on Audience Network (DirecTV) – DVR Alert It’s been quite a week for the splintering of television.  FX announced that it, like AMC, would launch a pay version of its service, a...
by Mitch Salem

Ray Donovan

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Ray Donovan”

RAY DONOVAN:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime Showtime has been having an awful summer, marked by the abject failure of I’m Dying Up Here and Twin Peaks, an 18-hour stunt that is filling the tiniest of niches.  (The soon-to-re...
by Mitch Salem


The Sinner

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Sinner”

  THE SINNER:  Wednesday 10PM on USA – Change the Channel USA’s THE SINNER wants so, so much to be Prestige TV.  Alas, Derek Simonds’ 8-hour drama (based on a novel by Petra Hammesfahr) is more like an ...
by Mitch Salem

Manhunt Unabomber

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Manhunt: Unabomber”

  MANHUNT: UNABOMBER:  Tuesday 10PM on Discovery – In the Queue Discovery’s 8-hour docudrama miniseries MANHUNT: UNABOMBER features its Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany) only in the final sequence of its opening 2 ...
by Mitch Salem


Somewhere Between

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “Somewhere Between”

  SOMEWHERE BETWEEN:  Tuesday 10PM on ABC – Change the Channel (Now!) There’s no politically correct way to put this.  ABC’s summer thriller SOMEWHERE BETWEEN hinges on the frantic efforts of TV produce...
by Mitch Salem

Midnight Texas

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Midnight, Texas”

  MIDNIGHT, TEXAS:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel NBC’s summer series MIDNIGHT, TEXAS is a horror, all right.  It’s based on novels by True Blood author Charlaine Harris, and the idea was plai...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Insecure”

  INSECURE:  Sunday 10:30PM on HBO Issa Rae’s INSECURE became progressively more assured during the course of its first season, and although it wasn’t more than a moderate success, its ratings trended upward t...
by Mitch Salem

Game of Thrones

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Game of Thrones”

  GAME OF THRONES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO With tonight’s Season 7 premiere, the endgame of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES has begun, kicking off the final 13 episodes (which will be divided 7/6 over 2 seasons).  It might ...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Strain”

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX The decision to make Season 4 of FX’s THE STRAIN its last (a year earlier than the originally announced plan) meant that there was a lot of story to cram into 10 hours, and tonight&#...
by Mitch Salem

Hooten & The Lady

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Hooten & The Lady”

  HOOTEN & THE LADY:  Thursday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel Here’s an indicative moment from CW’s summer adventure series HOOTEN & THE LADY.  The disreputable treasure-hunter Hooten (Michael L...
by Mitch Salem



SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Salvation”

  SALVATION:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS CBS’s summer series SALVATION presents a potential end of the world so pedestrian that viewers might fall asleep while awaiting the apocalypse.  It’s a disappointment, beca...
by Mitch Salem