Posts Tagged ‘tv review’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  Like its central hero, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), ALPHAS spent most of its Season 2 finale staggering about in a daze, apparently bleeding to death.  And–SPOILER ALERT— also like Rosen, as well as eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “True Blood”

  TRUE BLOOD:  Sunday 9PM on HBO You don’t typically associate HBO with “guilty pleasure”–even its genre shows, from The Sopranos to Boardwalk Empire to Game of Thrones, have the weight of dram...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Damages”

  After 5 seasons, 2 of them exclusively on DirecTV, DAMAGES and its saga of dueling attorneys Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) came to its close this week, mostly with a whimper.  There were no la...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Fridays 9PM on CBS A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot Review: ABC’s “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert Even without any connection to the multi-billion-dollar entertainment monolith that is Marvel (and behind it, Disney), the arrival of a new TV series fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Shannara Chronicles”

  THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES:  Tuesday 10PM on MTV – If Nothing Else Is On… MTV is late to the YA fantasy-adventure party with THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES, so it doesn’t have the element of surprise going for i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Bad Teacher”

  BAD TEACHER:  Thursday 9:30PM on CBS Previously… on BAD TEACHER:  As in the movie, Meredith (Ari Graynor in the Cameron Diaz role) is teaching grade school strictly as a way of meeting the rich fathers of her stu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Rectify”

  The fourth and final season of Ray McKinnon’s Sundance series RECTIFY, perhaps the most universally acclaimed television program of the post-Sopranos era, was its most conventional.  There were few surreal stretch...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Supergirl”

  SUPERGIRL:  Monday 8PM on CBS (premiere at 8:30PM tonight) – In the Queue SUPERGIRL is more thrilling as an experiment in network scheduling than as a TV show.  There’s nothing terribly wrong with the ser...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Nikita”

  NIKITA:  Friday 9PM on CW WHERE WE WERE:  Vanquishing Division.  Percy is finally, truly dead, Amanda is gone, and Nikita (Maggie Q) and her cohorts–lover and now fiance Michael (Shane West), protege Alex (Lynds...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Recovery Road”

  One never knows, but the rebranding of its network probably doesn’t bode well for RECOVERY ROAD.  The recently-renamed Freeform, which has over the last few months canceled Chasing Life and Switched At Birth, whil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Penny Dreadful”

  If nothing else, this first half of 2014 has been marked as The Year of Eva Green.  Green will probably never be a mainstream Hollywood star–there’s something too feral and broken about her for wide audience...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: SNL with Daniel Craig

  The heart sank when 15 minutes into tonight’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE–the part of the show that’s still supposed to be funny–the first post-monologue sketch was a labored, silly bit that went nowhere ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME went rather bonkers in its second season, apparently flummoxed by the fact that it existed at all.  Dome had originally been conceived as a limited summer series that, like the Stephen King novel which in...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grimm”

  The second season of NBC’s GRIMM was considerably more satisfying than its first, although it did show the strain of trying to establish a series mythology.  The season’s final episode (really, last weekR...
by Mitch Salem