Posts Tagged ‘FX drama’
 

 

THE SKED Season Finale: “Fargo”

  FARGO was great television of a kind we’ve never really seen before.  Neither a prequel nor a sequel nor a remake, not even a true spin-off, this was more like a reincarnation of the Coen Brothers’ classic m...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Trust”

  A recurring storyline in FX’s TRUST tracked the obsession of J. Paul Getty (Donald Sutherland) with the sumptuous Los Angeles museum that would bear his name, which was ultimately revealed to be a gigantic monument...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Pose”

  No one could have known when POSE went into production that it would be Ryan Murphy’s last original series (created with Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals) for the Fox group of networks and studios, before his giant n...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Trust”

  TRUST:  Sunday 10PM on FX – DVR Alert TRUST is distinguished initially by what it isn’t.  Despite its placement on FX and the fact that it’s a saga of real-life celebrity crime and scandal, it’s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Strain”

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert Although capable of finer things (notably his Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth), the expert filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is one of those directors–you ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Justified”

  JUSTIFIED:  Tuesday 10PM on FX Final seasons, as we all know, can be tricky, but JUSTIFIED seems to be in strong shape as it enters its last lap.   Justified lost a bit of its mojo last year, the victim of some inadeq...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Bridge”

  The second season of FX’s THE BRIDGE faced quite a few challenges, some of them traceable to Season 1, and others self-created.  The original version of The Bridge was closely tied to the Swedish/Danish series on ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Tyrant”

  TYRANT:  Tuesday 10PM on FX Previously… on TYRANT:  Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is a contented Pasadena-area pediatrician–and he’s also Bassam, the younger son of the longtime ruler of a Middle East...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “The Strain”

  THE STRAIN:  Sunday 10PM on FX Previously… on THE STRAIN:  A jet stops on the tarmac at JFK with–it appears–virtually all of its occupants mysteriously dead.  Missing from the cargo hold:  a huge, o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Legion”

  In its second season, Noah Hawley’s FX series LEGION largely became a delivery system for set-pieces.  Some of these sequences, to be sure, were dazzling:  Hawley has become a whiz with aspect ratios, split scree...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Strain”

  There’s a reason why B-movies aren’t 13 hours long, and that was demonstrated by THE STRAIN, a well-crafted horror thriller that nevertheless succumbed to monotony before its first season (it’s already ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “American Horror Story – Coven”

  AMERICAN HORROR STORY – COVEN:  Wednesday 10PM on FX Caged and tortured slaves, mid-coitus spontaneous brain aneurisms and gang rape aside, the COVEN season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY was relatively restrained in it...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “The Bridge”

  THE BRIDGE:  Wednesday 10PM on FX THE BRIDGE was simultaneously one of the best and most frustrating series of last season.  Loaded with atmosphere, superbly acted by an expansive cast headed by Demian Bichir and Diane...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Tyrant”

  TYRANT:  Tuesday 10PM on FX – If Nothing Else Is On… For better or worse, it may be particularly unfair to judge FX’s new TYRANT on the basis of its pilot alone.  There’s been an unusual amount ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The Americans”

  In its second season, THE AMERICANS continued to be a expertly crafted saga of betrayals, both political and personal.  Tonight’s chilling season finale, written by series creator Joe Weisberg and his co-showrunne...
by Mitch Salem