Posts Tagged ‘crime’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Justified”

  JUSTIFIED has the luxury of time.  The series typically tells one or two extended stories through the course of its season, so tonight’s Season 4 premiere, written by series creator Graham Yost and directed by Mic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Person Of Interest”

> 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 SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  With the exception of those shows that don’t know they’re about to be canceled, rarely has a long-running series come to less of a conclusion than tonight’s last episode of THE CLOSER.  And with good r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Killing”

> THE KILLING:  Sundays 9PM on AMC No, really:  who did kill Rosie Larsen? WHERE WE WERE:  Possibly throwing something at the TV set.  It’s not all that unusual for a series finale to leave fans disapp...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Bones”

  BONES:  Monday 8PM on FOX WHERE WE WERE:  Watching Brennan drive away, baby Christine in tow.  Temperance (Emily Deschanel) had been framed by cyberpath Christopher Pelant (Andrew Leeds) for the murder of an old frien...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Killer Elite”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Killer Elite”

KILLER ELITE:  Watch It At Home – Neither Killer Nor Elite   The new KILLER ELITE takes little from Sam Peckinpah’s 1975 action movie apart from its title (Peckinpah used “The” in his) and the gene...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Gangster Squad”

  GANGSTER SQUAD – Watch It At Home – Snappy, Violent and Completely Vacuous Watching the new GANGSTER SQUAD is a bit like checking into one of those giant Vegas theme park hotels and expecting to find yourself...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REPORT: PREMIERING TONIGHT – “Alcatraz”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On…   As soon as plans for the Closer spin-off MAJOR CRIMES were announced, the central question was always how a series could work whose main prota...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “Magic City”

> 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: “The Mob Doctor”

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’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Hail Mary”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots If it’s a procedural, this must be CBS.  HAIL MARY was one of the pilots that had initial buzz around town, and it boasted a casting coup with Minnie Driver in the lead (her first net...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Longmire”

      COMING THIS WEEK:  The New and Improved SHOWBUZZDAILY!     It’s a paradox of American pop culture of the moment that you can barely sell a movie ticket for anything that even smells like a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

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

  BANSHEE:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax Previously… on BANSHEE:  Through a series of coincidences not worth recounting, an ex-con (Antony Starr) has taken on the identity of Lucas Hood, who was killed on his way to beco...
by Mitch Salem