Posts Tagged ‘tv reviews’
 

 

PREVIEWING TONIGHT POST-OLYMPICS – THE SKED PILOT REPORT: NBC’S “Go On”

  Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  These critiques shouldnR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED’S PILOT REPORT: “Family Tools”

  FAMILY TOOLS –  Wednesday 8:30PM on ABC – Change the Channel   J.K. Simmons is one of our national character actor treasures, but he tests the bounds of our willingness to follow him anywhere with FAMIL...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Unforgettable”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Office”

> Pending the return of The Voice and NBC’s high hopes for Smash, THE OFFICE is the closest thing hte network has to a successful television show.  As the series greets a new hour-mate in Up All Night, let’s ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Whitney”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT – THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Emily Owens, MD”

  EMILY OWENS, MD: Tuesday 9PM on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Say this for EMILY OWENS, MD:  it really makes you appreciate Shonda Rhimes.  The seeming ease with which Grey’s Anatomy mixes medical drama...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “Ben & Kate”

  BEN & KATE:  Tuesday 8:30PM on FOX – Worth A Look   However it may fare in the ratings, this fall’s FOX Tuesday schedule is a model lesson in what a smoothly engineered line-up looks like.  At 9:30...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Wilfred”

WILFRED – Thursday 10PM on FX   WHERE WE WERE:  Ryan (Elijah Wood) is a burnt-out young lawyer who’s quit his job and is in such a state of depression that he attempts suicide.  One day an attractive new neig...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “American Horror Story”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “House of Lies”

> Previously… On HOUSE OF LIES:  Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and his “pod” of associate management consultants (Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson) travel the country, putting out fires for their high-p...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Game of Thrones”

> GAME OF THRONES:  Sundays 9PM on HBO Bend the knee, everyone:  GAME OF THRONES is back. WHERE WE WERE:  Reeling from the decapitation of Eddard Stark, who until the loss of his head had seemed to be the stalwar...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Vampire Diaries”

   THE VAMPIRE DIARIES brought its A-game to its 3rd season finale, wrapping up (or at least advancing) some storylines while providing massive fodder for Season 4.  It should be noted that Diaries thrives on plot twists...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys” Episode 1

    Even as the scripted drama business on the broadcast networks subsides into increasing irrelevance, new players arise who want to take part.  Dramas may not be cost-effective in the way that they once were, but t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

THE NEWSROOM:  Sundays 10PM on HBO – DVR Alert We live in an era of TV auteurs.  Although there will always be networks and studios writing the checks–just ask Dan Harmon–it’s arguably the case that wr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED MIDSEASON PILOT REPORT: FOX’s “The Goodwin Games”

    THE GOODWIN GAMES:  Midseason TBD on FOX – Worth A Look Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often reedited and re-scored, and ...
by Mitch Salem