Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Billions”

  Showtime’s BILLIONS has cultivated one of the most recognizable signatures on television, from its rudely epigrammatic dialogue, to its love/hate relationship with its ruthless, narcissistic characters, to its very...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “NOS4A2”

  NOS4A2:  Sunday 10PM on AMC It wouldn’t matter so much that the scares per hour rate of AMC’s new horror series NOS4A2 is so low, if the material in its place were more compelling.  The series is AMC’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The InBetween”

  THE INBETWEEN:  Wednesday 10PM on NBC The flow of broadcast summer product continues with NBC’s workmanlike paranormal procedural THE INBETWEEN.  The show was created by Moira Kirland, previously a writer/produce...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Fosse/Verdon”

  FX’s FOSSE/VERDON was a triumph of narrowcasting, a showbiz hall of mirrors about a showbiz hall of mirrors.  That was never more so than in its final installment, where it met its meta-destiny by depicting Bob Fo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Killing Eve”

  It may not be fair, but it’s awfully hard not to compare the second seasons of KILLING EVE directly with HBO’s Barry, since both were comedies-with-drama/dramas-with-comedy about hired killers that aired on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blood & Treasure”

  BLOOD & TREASURE:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS Summer has come to network TV, which means 4 months with tons of unscripted offerings and the occasional downscale scripted series.  The latter is typified by CBS’s BL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  There was never a real-life game of thrones behind the scenes at GAME OF THRONES, and perhaps there should have been.  After six brilliant years adapting George R. R. Martin’s novels to television, series creators...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Veep”

  It seems as though just about all the impact of TV’s May finales has been subsumed into the maw that is Game of Thrones–even including The Big Bang Theory, itself one of the signature hits of the last decade....
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Red Line”

  THE RED LINE:  Sunday 8PM on CBS CBS waited until the final few weeks of the regular broadcast season to do something very un-CBS:  over the next 4 Sundays, it will air all 8 hours of the limited series THE RED LINE, a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Bless This Mess”

  BLESS THIS MESS:  Tuesday 9:30PM on ABC The six-episode order ABC gave BLESS THIS HOUSE (after FOX had passed on the project) is about as small as any network show can get.  That doesn’t leave much time for serie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Game of Thrones”

  GAME OF THRONES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO Concerns have been as high as expectations for the final season of GAME OF THRONES.  Season 7, the first with little recourse to George R. R. Martin’s novels due to the lagging...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Fosse/Verdon”

  FOSSE/VERDON:  Tuesday 10PM on FX A pair of shadows loom over FX’s limited series FOSSE/VERDON.  One is the ultra-meta fact that its story has to some extent been told by Bob Fosse himself, in his barely fictiona...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Killing Eve”

  KILLING EVE:  Sunday 8PM on AMC/BBCAmerica AMC very much wants KILLING EVE to be its next big thing.  The critical and awards-season darling spent its first season on the network’s subsidiary BBCAmerica service, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

  This week marked the end of the road for two of TV’s most distinctive, original takes on the romantic-comedy genre.  FXX’s You’re the Worst and CW’s CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND were both “cult hits...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “In the Dark”

  IN THE DARK:  Thursday 9PM on CW The protagonist of CW’s new drama IN THE DARK is blind, but the show wants it to be very clear that Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) isn’t TV’s typical high-functioning disabled...
by Mitch Salem