Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Crossing Lines”

  CROSSING LINES:  Sunday 10PM on NBC – If Nothing Else Is On… Television’s changing economics will probably lead to a lot more internationally financed co-productions as time goes on.  In terms of cont...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Ballers”

  The ratings for BALLERS have more than justified its renewal by HBO, but the pieces of the series have yet to fit together.  Most of the show’s creative team hails from Entourage, and Ballers embraces the same bim...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Real O’Neals”

  THE REAL O’NEALS:  Tuesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel Whatever its other ailments, over the past few years ABC has had an extraordinary run of diverse, smart family sitcoms,–an area where other...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “FBI”

  FBI:  Tuesday 9PM on CBS Dick Wolf and CBS have always seemed as made for each other as the leads of a rom-com.  And as in that genre, only outside interference has kept the King and Network of Procedurals from falling...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the wor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere + 1 Review: “The Young Pope”

  THE YOUNG POPE:  Sunday/Monday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert The cinema-tization of television continues with HBO’s THE YOUNG POPE.  It’s been created and directed by the filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino, who made...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Succession”

  The most tantalizing question of the Summer 2018 TV season is whether Jesse Armstrong, the creator of HBO’s slow-boil triumph SUCCESSION, knew what he was doing all along, or if the first 3-4 episodes were as uncer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “True Detective”

  The idea of applying a deep coat of existential angst to thriller conventions isn’t new–every Sundance Film Festival has at least a couple of examples of the sub-genre, and there are even sub-sub-genres of th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Houdini & Doyle”

  HOUDINI & DOYLE:  Monday 9PM on FOX – Change the Channel Paranormal procedurals have been fertile ground for FOX since at least The X-Files, recently with Lucifer and Sleepy Hollow (and the rebooted X-Files)....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Expanse”

  THE EXPANSE:  Tuesday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… The one thing we can tell conclusively about Syfy’s new series THE EXPANSE from its first hour is that it’s in no hurry.  The hour, wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  It’s odd for a successful TV series to be asked to justify its continued existence, but that’s where HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES found itself after the network looked at the Season 1 ratings (not just high bu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Devious Maids”

  DEVIOUS MAIDS:  Sunday 10PM on Lifetime – If Nothing Else Is On… Technically, DEVIOUS MINDS isn’t a spin-off of Desperate Housewives–there are no significant shared characters or storylines.  Bu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “A Million Little Things”

  A MILLION LITTLE THINGS:  Wednesday 10PM on ABC ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS is about as ambitious as broadcast TV intends to get this season, which in this case means This Is Us by way of The Big Chill.  As in ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “State of Affairs”

  STATE OF AFFAIRS ended its season tonight with a cliffhanger that will almost certainly remain unresolved, although one might speculate whether the mysterious airstrike that was heading toward Charleston Tucker (Katherin...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Black-ish”

  Even as other broadcast networks have been backing off their commitment to situation comedy, ABC seems to have possession of the magic formula.  Last season’s The Goldbergs became a genuine hit with a move to Wedn...
by Mitch Salem