Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Cloak & Dagger”

  The first season of Freeform’s Marvel series CLOAK & DAGGER was from the measured pace school of serialized TV drama.  Joe Pokaski’s saga was essentially 10 hours of origin story, tracing Tandy Bowen (Ol...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS:  Wednesday 9PM on CW Season 4 of THE ORIGINALS worked very hard to break up its band of vampires, werewolves, witches and hybrids thereof, which meant that the premiere of the show’s fifth and final...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  Season 4 of THE ORIGINALS had the chance to emerge from the shadow of its departing parent The Vampire Diaries–there was even a 5-year time jump to distance the two shows–but it didn’t really happen.  ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Originals”

  As we noted yesterday in writing about The Good Wife, churning out 22 hours per season is a tough challenge for any serialized network drama, especially one that concentrates on one central story, unlike, say the multipl...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “The Originals”

  THE ORIGINALS:  Monday 8PM on CW THE ORIGINALS, that gloomier and more gothic cousin of The Vampire Diaries, essentially revolves around an endless turf war, the territory at issue being New Orleans.  (The show itself ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “American Horror Story: Coven”

  This year’s COVEN season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY was as cohesive as the proudly bizarre  series is ever likely to get.  That entailed a slight shortage of the WTF variety moments that have made the two previous ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Treme”

  TV is a little poorer for the loss of TREME, a series that never fully received the appreciation–from viewers or critics–that it deserved.  Even a bit watered down from its usual density in a last season of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Treme”

  TREME:  Sunday 9PM on HBO You don’t need big ratings to be considered a success on HBO (just ask Lena Dunham), but generating buzz is essential.  That’s something TREME never did, despite a small hard core ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Treme”

  TREME thrives on its idiosyncracies–if “thrive” is the word for a show that hardly anyone watches–and one of those is its limited interest in engaging in a “season finale.”  Thus, ton...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SKEDBALL: Weekend Sports Ratings Bowl

Over the weekend football continued to dominate the afternoon sports daypart.  On Saturday, college football filled the air, but only one game broke out: Stanford upsetting Oregon in prime time on ABC.  The other big upset (K...
by Mitch Metcalf
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Treme”

  TREME:  Sunday 10PM on HBO   WHERE WE WERE:  New Orleans, of course, and hip-deep in the lives of a dozen struggling, striving, stubborn, idiosyncratic natives and recent arrivals.  These include the feckless tro...
by Mitch Salem