Posts Tagged ‘crime’
 

 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Partners”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots Had it managed to become a full-fledged series, PARTNERS might have been a decent fit with ABC’s other female-oriented crime shows like Castle and Body of Proof, but based on the pilot, it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Weeds”

  WEEDS:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime   WHERE WE WERE:  After a season largely concerned with a battle for supremacy in the New York drug trade, both within and outside the family, there seemed to be a moment of compara...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Friday 9PM on CBS (special previews on Tuesday 2/26 and 3/5) – Potential DVR Alert CBS tries to have its procedural cake and eat its serialization with GOLDEN BOY.  Think of it as How I Met Your Moth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “CSI”

    This year, the original Las Vegas-set CSI, about to begin its 12th season on the air, faced not one but two crossroads.  A couple of years earlier, the show’s original star William L. Petersen had decided a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Looper”

  LOOPER:  Worth A Ticket – Maybe Too Enthralling For Its Own Good   Rian Johnson’s most salient trait as a filmmaker may be a tendency to get carried away.  His first film, Brick, was a high school film...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Metro”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots The word was that Stephen Gaghan’s pilot METRO was in serious consideration for NBC’s schedule until the very end (conventional wisdom has it that the final choice came down to Metro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Savages”

  SAVAGES:  Watch It At Home – Great Book, OK Movie Don Winslow’s novel SAVAGES is one of the extraordinary reads of recent years.  The plot may sound unremarkable–a mini-war is waged between a couple o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Fridays 9PM on CBS 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: “Justified” Proves It

> Here’s some welcome if unsurprising news:  F/X has renewed JUSTIFIED for a 4th season.  The show, now at the midpoint of Season 3 (the finale airs April 10) drew a 0.9 last week in 18-49s, which isn’t Wa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 2 REVIEW: “Major Crimes”

  MAJOR CRIMES:  Monday 9PM 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 w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bones”

  There was no way BONES could top its season finale from last year, when the show finally addressed its eternal Will They Or Won’t They? about Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Agent Seeley Booth (Dav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Dexter”

  DEXTER:  Sunday 9PM on Showtime WHERE WE WERE:  In a frozen instant of time, as Detective Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter) watched her adopted brother Dexter (Michael C. Hall), a blood spatter expert on her own forens...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Poe”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots We round out our survey of some of the more notable busted pilots of the season with the distinctive POE, produced by Warner Bros Television for ABC and written by Chris Hollier (a former writer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  THE CLOSER:  Monday 9PM on TNT   WHERE WE WERE:  The LAPD, where Atlanta emigre Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), having triumphed over the initial prejudices of her all-male squad, has forged a w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Law & Order: SVU”

  You can take a time-travel journey back to 20th-century network television with LAW & ORDER: SVU, the last remnant of Dick Wolf’s once-behemoth franchise.  Visiting the show for the first time since last fall ...
by Mitch Salem