Posts Tagged ‘fantasy adventure’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Manifest”

  MANIFEST:  Mondays 10PM on NBC Of all the Lost rip-offs we’ve seen over the years, NBC’s MANIFEST seems from its pilot to be the laziest, and perhaps the worst.  Creator Jeff Rake (he has the eminently forg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Librarians”

  THE LIBRARIANS:  Sunday 8PM on TNT Previously… on THE LIBRARIANS:  In the long-term absence of head Librarian Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle), a trio of apprentices preserve magical historical artifacts and keep the wor...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “The 100”

  THE 100 stood apart from its CW fantasy-adventure counterparts, unique both in its often unexpected (and sometimes ruthless) narrative choices, and in the sense it imparted of true auteurship by series creator Jason Roth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Grimm”

  GRIMM:  Friday 9PM on NBC Although it’s technically in the action genre, action hasn’t turned out to be what GRIMM does best, which made tonight’s rat-a-tat Season 3 premiere feel somewhat off-brand. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Game of Thrones”

  People take their GAME OF THRONES very seriously.  That’s not a new phenomenon, of course–the term “fanboy” was invented to describe audience members obsessed with their chosen (usually fantasy/s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “The Flash”

  THE FLASH:  Tuesday 8PM on CW Previously… on THE FLASH:  Mild-mannered civilian police investigator Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) comes out of an encounter with a particle accelerator and a freak storm, and finds hi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Game of Thrones”

  GAME OF THRONES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO GAME OF THRONES is such an assured, expert piece of work that it’s easy to forget how many rules of conventional TV storytelling it routinely violates.  It’s not just the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

  THE HOBBIT:  THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES – Watch It At Home – The Best of the Hobbit Trilogy Is Still Just Its Tallest Dwarf It’s hard to get around the sad fact that Peter Jackson’s THE HOBBIT...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: FOX’s “Hieroglyph”

  HIEROGLYPH:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  Ancient Egyptian fantasy-adventure, given a direct-to-series order by FOX.  The series creator is Travis Beacham, a screenwriter of Pacific Rim and the remake of Clash of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Sleepy Hollow”

  Tonight’s Season 2 finale of SLEEPY HOLLOW conspicuously concluded in a way that could also serve as a series finale, a distinct possibility because this underwhelming season has left the series with ratings down 4...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Star-Crossed”

  Well, at least human heroine Emery (Aimee Teegarden) and alien hero Roman (Matt Lanter) got to have sex before STAR-CROSSED came to its abbreviated end.  The series was among those to discover in the last few days that ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Defiance”

  DEFIANCE:  Friday 8PM on Syfy The second season of Syfy’s DEFIANCE was often jarringly different from its first, shifting from its initial post-apocalyptic-western procedural form to a heavily mythological storyli...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Agents of SHIELD”

  AGENTS OF SHIELD was unquestionably a better show at the end of this season than it was when it arrived, but it still has plenty of work to do.  SHIELD arrived on the air with almost impossible expectations.  It was, h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Arrow”

  Marvel may own the movie houses, but DC Comics has been demonstrating that it has the edge when it comes to the small screen.  ARROW has steadily improved since its debut, and in its second season it provided a model of...
by Mitch Salem