Posts Tagged ‘crime’
 

 

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: “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 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 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
 

 

 

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 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’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Awake”

> 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: “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 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 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