Posts Tagged ‘murder mystery’
 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED Pilot Report – ABC’s “Betrayal”

  Read All Our Fall Pilot Reports here and Midseason Pilot Reports here. BETRAYAL:  Sunday 10PM on ABC  – If Nothing Else Is On… BETRAYAL is certainly on brand for ABC.  Its pilot, just like the one for Reve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “American Gothic”

  AMERICAN GOTHIC:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS – Change the Channel Since even ABC is having trouble these days with its trademark soaps about melodrama, dark reveals and violence among close relations (The Family, Blood...
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
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Finale Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES was a bait and switch of the highest order.  The show was marketed as a murder mystery, and the fragmentary flashforwards early on confirmed the idea that this was where the story was headed.  But the k...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Glass Onion” & “Pearl”

  GLASS ONION (Netflix – November 4 in theaters, December 23 online):  After Rian Johnson’s Knives Out broke through to become one of the increasingly few non-IP-based mainstream hits in the market ($311.6M wo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Secrets & Lies”

  SECRETS & LIES – Sunday 9PM on ABC – Change the Channel Everything about the return of ABC’s SECRETS & LIES feels a bit off.  Even the scheduling of the quasi-anthology series (different storie...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Broadchurch”

  BROADCHURCH:  Wednesday 10PM on BBCAmerica Previously… on BROADCHURCH:  In the small Dorset town of Broadchurch, the body of 11-year old Danny Latimer has been found on the beach, just as the local police force h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Deception”

  DECEPTION:  Monday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:  a beautiful young woman returns to the Long Island estate of the family she knew when she was growing up, becomi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “How To Get Away With Murder”

    HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC THE FACTS:  The new wing to the Shonda Rhimes Thursday that’s about to be a cornerstone of the ABC line-up.  In case that name wasn’t enough, try t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Sundance Film Festival Reviews: “Call Me By Your Name,” “Fun Mom Dinner,” “Before I Fall” & “Wind River”

  CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (Sony Classics):  Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous gay romance has been anointed as the Sundance entry most likely to figure into next year’s Oscar race, and it’s easy to see why.  It ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “How To Get Away With Murder”

  HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  Thursday 10PM on ABC Previously… on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER:  At Middleton College, the brilliant, daunting law professor and criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating (Viola Da...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Murder In the First”

  The season finale (if it’s lucky) of TNT’s mediocre MURDER IN THE FIRST was rather sad, pallid proof that the powerhouse writer/producer Steven Bochco has been outstripped by the genre he helped invent, the s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Guilt”

  GUILT:  Monday 9PM on Freeform – Change the Channel The network now known as Freeform is making it clear that, building on the success of ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, it intends to be a purveyor of YA g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Big Little Lies”

  BIG LITTLE LIES:  Sunday 9PM on HBO – DVR Alert We no longer blink when movie stars sign on for TV work, and this week’s arrivals are Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, not to mention Shailen...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: “Broadchurch”

  BROADCHURCH:  Wednesday 10PM on BBCAmerica – Potential DVR Alert BROADCHURCH suffers a bit, through no fault of its own, from murder fatigue.  Since The Killing, we’ve seen quite a few of these extended mys...
by Mitch Salem