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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Boss”

Posted October 20, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Few television series have worked so hard to be unlikeable as BOSS.  There had been some thought, after its initial off-putting season, that when Starz replaced series creator Farhad Safinia with Dee Johnson as showrunner, the aim might have been to water down some of the show’s bile, but such was clearly not the […]

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THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The Last Ship”

Posted August 25, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Once it became clear that, for the most part, THE LAST SHIP was science fiction only in the strictest sense (there was science and it was fiction), it was fairly enjoyable for the neo-Tom Clancy-esque action-adventure it aspired to be.  Much of Season 1 was, for all intents and purposes, a Cold War saga, […]

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THE SKED: Updated Fall Ratings Projections and Viewing Recommendations

Posted May 26, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> SHOWBUZZDAILY’S COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE FALL TV SEASON: MONDAY           Rating Projections                                 What to Watch TUESDAY          Rating Projections                                 What to Watch WEDNESDAY    Rating Projections (updated)                  What to Watch  THURSDAY       Rating Projections                                  What to Watch  FRIDAY             Rating Projections                                  What to Watch SATURDAY       Rating Projections                                   What to Watch  SUNDAY           Rating Projections                                   What to Watch […]

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Midseason Finale

THE SKED Midseason Finale Review: “The Fosters”

Posted August 19, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  Almost every quality series, at one point or another, takes a wrong turn (remember the Friday Night Lights murder storyline?); the mark of one with staying power is whether it can bounce back.  THE FOSTERS was in danger of going over the edge at the end of its first season, piling one melodramatic plot […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Mad Men”

Posted May 18, 2015 by Mitch Salem

  Matthew Weiner had always cultivated an air of mystery around MAD MEN (those impenetrable promos!), and the show itself has been its share of enigmatic at times, which made many wonder if tonight’s series finale would be some kind of a cryptic bone to chew on, one that would cause viewers to puzzle its […]

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Pilot + 1

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

Posted June 11, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC Previously… on MISTRESSES:  A group of friends are all enmeshed, one way or another, in wayward sex, including Savannah (Alyssa Milano), a lawyer who compensated for the woes of having a husband with low sperm count by plunging into colleague Dominic (Jason George); her happily slutty sister Josslyn (Jes […]

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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Elementary”

Posted May 17, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ELEMENTARY is a very classy, enjoyable network procedural that has the misfortune of existing at the same time as the altogether more dazzling BBC/PBS Sherlock, which has the same premise:  Sherlock Holmes as a modern-day detective.  Both the strengths and weaknesses of the CBS approach were evident in last night’s 2-hour season finale. What […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Pose”

Posted July 22, 2018 by Mitch Salem

  No one could have known when POSE went into production that it would be Ryan Murphy’s last original series (created with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals) for the Fox group of networks and studios, before his giant new Netflix deal kicked in.  Nevertheless, Pose has had a fitting tone of valedictory, of summing up […]

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