Posts Tagged ‘tv reviews’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alcatraz”

> ALCATRAZ was a show–pardon the use of past tense:  the series still has a pulse, but recent ratings make it an increasing longshot for a repeat sentence–that just never found its groove.  Convoluted but ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

> 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 SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Walking Dead”

> But first–a nod to the sly marketing department at AMC, which cleverly lampooned its own predicament of trying to persuade at least some of the hordes of WALKING DEAD fans to stay tuned to the network next week for a ve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Parenthood”

> PARENTHOOD is sort of the Bizarro version of a broadcast network drama:  it shines when addressing the kind of tiny moments of human interaction that just about every other show on TV can’t be bothered to notice, b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “How I Met Your Mother”

  In HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas created an odd but appealing mix of traditional sitcom humor and conceptual originality (their upcoming FOX show The Goodwin Games looks like another unusual angle o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE: “Californication”

> CALIFORNICATION has been a fairly reliable performer for Showtime, although not a breakout hit (last season, airing at 9PM, it was doing around a 0.2 in 18-49s, about the same as The Big C and a little below the network’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 4 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  We’re at the halfway point in Season 1 of THE NEWSROOM (so, yay!), and Aaron Sorkin celebrated by firing almost his entire writing staff.  (In a delightfully self-referential touch that TMI Magazine would apprecia...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

> 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 Secret Circle”

> After a hiatus so long that it seemed as though CW had found its own witchcraft to create more repeats of THE SECRET CIRCLE than there’d been original episodes to start, the series finally returned to original episodes....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Breaking In”

> WHERE WE WERE:  Contra Security, a wacky high-tech firm run by the extravagantly enigmatic Oz (Christian Slater).  Contra tests the security measures of its clients by cracking them wide open, staging mock break-ins...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

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, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CW’s “Beauty & the Beast”

  BEAUTY & THE BEAST: Thursday 9PM starting 10/11 on CW – If Nothing Else Is On… Disclaimer: Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall. Pilots are often ree...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: THE TONY AWARDS

Even the acceptance speeches are classier on THE TONY AWARDS.  Tonight’s telecast featured a eloquent salute to “All those who say ‘Yes'” in the name of theatre from the lead producer of Best Play winne...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The Client List”

> 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, networks and studios (which may have ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

> Previously… On ALCATRAZ:  San Francisco cop Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones), whose partner was recently killed, finds herself embroiled in a mysterious case in which an Alcatraz inmate from 40 years ago, apparently lo...
by Mitch Salem