Posts Tagged ‘season finale’
 

 

THE SKED’S SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The Following”

  If the first season of THE FOLLOWING stands for anything, it’s that the significant difference between the best cable dramas and the vast majority of their network counterparts hasn’t been about the ability t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Copper”

  Throughout its first season, COPPER has almost never been as vivid as it seemed like it should be.¬† The show’s premise and auspices were promising:¬† the lead producers were Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, who apa...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Cougar Town”

  As anyone who cares about COUGAR TOWN knows, just a few weeks ago the series was basically being strapped into the electric chair with electrodes being attached to its forehead, and the chaplain reciting some scripture.¬...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Bones”

  There was no way BONES could top its season finale from last year, when the show finally addressed its eternal Will They Or Won’t They? about Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and FBI Agent Seeley Booth (Dav...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Don’t Trust the B___ In Apt 23”

  In its short (7 episode) first season, DON’T TRUST THE B___ IN APT 23 hasn’t yet proven itself the equal of Happy Endings, the show it replaced in ABC’s prime post-Modern Family timeslot.¬† However, the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Succession”

  The most tantalizing question of the Summer 2018 TV season is whether Jesse Armstrong, the creator of HBO’s slow-boil triumph SUCCESSION, knew what he was doing all along, or if the first 3-4 episodes were as uncer...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Modern Family”

    There’s no half-hour on network television more consistently accomplished than MODERN FAMILY.¬† The show may not reach for the demented highs of a Community (at least, you know, the old Community), 30 Rock o...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

    Since¬†FALLING SKIES¬†wants to be on the air for years to come (it’s already been renewed for a 3rd season), its story can’t ever end, unless it reaches an official final valedictory year. ¬†So in the ...
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THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Damages”

  After 5 seasons, 2 of them exclusively on DirecTV, DAMAGES and its saga of dueling attorneys Patty Hewes (Glenn Close) and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) came to its close this week, mostly with a whimper.¬† There were no la...
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THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “The Closer”

  With the exception of those shows that don’t know they’re about to be canceled, rarely has a long-running series come to less of a conclusion than tonight’s last episode of THE CLOSER.¬† And with good r...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Hart of Dixie”

  CW’s good-humored not-Gilmore Girls small town romance HART OF DIXIE concluded its first season tonight with the same pleasant, likable, unthrilling touch it’s had since last fall. Hart isn’t really abo...
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THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Weeds”

  A suburbanite with money troubles gets into the drug business, gradually becoming corrupt, paranoid and power-hungry, increasingly alienated from family and former life… Not to take anything away from Breaking Bad,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “The River”

> Let’s face it, “season finale” is a euphemism for what tonight’s episode of THE RIVER almost certainly was in reality:  the SS Minnow from Gilligan’s Island is more likely to make a return v...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Breaking Bad”

  Visually, this season of BREAKING BAD has been typified by shots of Walter White’s looming, shaven, gleaming skull.¬† A bald pate may not have received this much loving camera attention since Brando’s in Apoc...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Franklin & Bash”

  With far less fanfare than last night’s farewell to The Closer, tonight TNT rang down the season’s curtain on FRANKLIN & BASH, a show that can barely be bothered to remember that a season finale is differ...
by Mitch Salem