Posts Tagged ‘miniseries’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Miniseries Premiere Review: “The X-Files”

  THE X-FILES:  Monday 8PM on FOX With its densely serialized mythology and mostly pre-internet rabidly enthusiastic fans, THE X-FILES was a key signpost on the road to today’s pop culture.  By the time it left the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Night Of”

  THE NIGHT OF:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert “Noisy” is the byword of the television moment, and HBO makes noise as well as any programming service, whether its shows are laden with dragons, foul-mouth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PREMIERE REVIEW: “Bonnie & Clyde”

  BONNIE & CLYDE:  Concludes Monday 9PM on Lifetime/A&E/History It’s been 46 years since the classic movie, and besides, plenty of historical events and figures have been the subjects of multiple productions...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Blows Up The Record Books – Again

    It’s not exactly a surprise that History’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS had another spectacular ratings night with its conclusion on Wednesday.  The show actually went up from its record-setting Part 1 audi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED: “Hatfields & McCoys” Keep Shooting

  History Channel, which just entered the world of scripted television 2 days ago, now owns the #1 and #2 scripted programs in the history of basic cable, as the 2d installment of HATFIELDS & MCCOYS barely declined fro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “True Detective”

  TRUE DETECTIVE:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert It sometimes seems like brooding serial-killer thrillers are as plentiful on the New Television as multi-camera family sitcoms were on the Old.  TRUE DETECTIVE, thou...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME:  Monday 10PM on CBS Previously… on UNDER THE DOME:  Well, there’s a giant freaking dome.  One peaceful Sunday afternoon, it suddenly came down over Chester’s Mill, Maine, enveloping t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED FINALE REVIEW: “Hatfields & McCoys”

    HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, already a blockbuster hit, kept its best and most compelling hours for last.  Although the conclusion of the 6-hour tale, directed throughout by Kevin Reynolds and with this installment wr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SBD AWARDWATCH: Movie/Miniseries Emmys

  The Emmy Awards are coming up on Sunday, and over the next few days, we’re going to take a look at the nominees in major categories, and what should–and will–win.  Today, the Movie/Miniseries section o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

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

  WAYWARD PINES:  Midseason TBD on FOX THE FACTS:  M. Night Shyamalan is the marquee producer of this neo-Twin Peaks-ian limited series.  (He also directed the pilot.)  It concerns Secret Service agent Ethan Burke, who...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Gracepoint”

  GRACEPOINT:  Thursday 9PM on FOX Previously… on GRACEPOINT:  In the small seaside town of Gracepoint, in the western US (as opposed to the small seaside town of Broadchurch in the UK, where the BBC version of the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Under the Dome”

  UNDER THE DOME:  Monday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert Much of CBS’s programming philosophy is built around the steady reliability of its reruns, so on the face of it, the Eye would seem least likely of t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Mob City”

  MOB CITY:  Wednesday 9PM on TNT As a writer and director, Frank Darabont has never been in a hurry.  His The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, The Majestic and The Mist all run over 2 hours (Green Mile is over 3), ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MINISERIES REVIEW: “Coma”

  Not every novel needs to be a 4-hour miniseries, and a good example is A&E’s new version of COMA.  Robin Cook’s novel was capably filmed in 1978 by Michael Crichton in a brisk 113 minutes, and extending ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Mob City”

  Frank Darabont has had a busy couple of weeks, although not necessarily in a good way.  He launched TNT’s MOB CITY, his first project since being thrown off AMC’s The Walking Dead after less than two seasons...
by Mitch Salem