Posts Tagged ‘crime’
 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Breaking Bad”

  Visually, this season of BREAKING BAD has been typified by shots of Walter White’s looming, shaven, gleaming skull.  A bald pate may not have received this much loving camera attention since Brando’s in Apoc...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Grimm”

  Although both fairy-tale inspired dramas that were introduced to network TV last fall have been renewed for 2d seasons, there’s no comparison in quality between Once Upon A Time and GRIMM.  Once has created a capt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Vegas”

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 REBOOT REVIEW: “Law & Order: SVU”

> Until now, LAW & ORDER:  SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT has been unique to the franchise in not having undergone a periodic reshuffling of its cast.  For 12 seasons, SVU had been the only one of the series to be star-driv...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel   A man stands on a chair in the middle of a police station, earphones fastened to his head, and frantically conducts the symphony he’s listening to....
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Longmire”

  LONGMIRE:  Monday 10PM on A&E LONGMIRE may be the best CBS show not to air on CBS.  A cleanly-executed, straightforward procedural that skews old (3/4 of its viewers are over 50), it’s a show that knows what ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED @ PALEYFEST 2012: “Revenge”

> Despite ABC’s attempts to claim otherwise, REVENGE is more “hittish” than true hit.  Although it premiered with strong ratings in the low 3s, it’s since come down to numbers in the mid-2s, usually...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO:: “Iceman”

Michael Shannon is brilliant in ICEMAN, but it has to be said that he’s brilliant in just about the same way that he was in Take Shelter, in Revolutionary Road, on Boardwalk Empire, and even in The Runaways (althoug...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Person Of Interest”

  There’s a reason CBS is as successful as it is.  PERSON OF INTEREST is just a procedural–albeit one with an unusually complicated premise–but it mixes solid plotting, well-paced action and just enough ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT 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 SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Graceland”

  GRACELAND:  Thursday 10PM on USA As we all know, if there’s one thing USA Network wants us to remember about itself, it’s that the network is a place where characters–which is to say the memorable kind...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Missing”

> MISSING:  Premieres Thursday 8PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… If you’ve seen any of the commercials for ABC’s new MISSING, you know that it’s basically Ashley Judd playing Liam NeesonR...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ TORONTO: “Seven Psychopaths”

  Few movies are as wholeheartedly dedicated to meta-ness as Martin McDonagh’s SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS.  The title of the movie is also the title of the script its main character Marty (Colin Farrell)–which, I belie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Common Law”

  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 ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Made In Jersey”

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