Posts Tagged ‘crime’
 

 

THE SKED FALL PILOT REPORT: CBS’s “Vegas”

  VEGAS:  Tuesday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert VEGAS is CBS’s version of swinging for the fences, which is to say that it can also be seen as a neon-lit, gold-edged version of Longmire.  This time the wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S BUSTED PILOT THEATRE: “Identity”

> See A Word About Busted Pilots IDENTITY is so clearly a Jerry-Bruckheimer-for-CBS procedural that it comes as a shock to realize that it was neither produced by Bruckheimer nor developed for CBS.  In fact, Mark Gordon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Awake”

  Check Out THE SKED’s Complete Season Finale Reviews HERE. Maybe Kyle Killen and Taylor Kitsch should have coffee together.  Kitsch, of course, is now infamous as the only man in history to star in two $200M bombs ...
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 SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Killing”

And finally, after 2 seasons, 26 hours of television, seemingly a hundred red herrings, and enough rain to float the SS Poseidon, THE KILLING revealed who killed Rosie Larsen.  The only thing that was ever worth spoiling on th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Heat”

  THE HEAT:  Watch It At Home – A Functional Vehicle for Two Strong Stars Let’s face it:  it doesn’t really matter what THE HEAT is about.  A streetwise Boston cop, a straight-laced FBI agent, some cri...
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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY @ SUNDANCE 2013: “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”

  There’s a tendency to compare any slow-moving, beautifully-photographed drama with an abundance of natural imagery to the films of Terence Malick, but that’s unfair to the very particular surreal spirituality...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alcatraz”

> ALCATRAZ was a show–pardon the use of past tense:  the series still has a pulse, but recent ratings make it an increasing longshot for a repeat sentence–that just never found its groove.  Convoluted but ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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 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 PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “NYC 22”

> 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 ...
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 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
 

 

 

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