Posts Tagged ‘summer 2016 TV’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere: “Aquarius”

  AQUARIUS:  Thursday 10PM on NBC Of all the puzzling decisions broadcast networks have made in these waning years of their reign, none may top NBC’s utterly inexplicable renewal of its 1960s cop saga/Charles Manson...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Preacher”

  PREACHER:  Sunday 9PM on AMC – Potential DVR Alert It’s not quite clear what on earth AMC’s new PREACHER is after watching its pilot, but it’s certainly intriguing.  Based on a celebrated comic ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Feed The Beast”

  FEED THE BEAST:  Tuesday 10PM on AMC – Change the Channel There’s not much on the menu of AMC’s new FEED THE BEAST, which previewed tonight in advance of its regular timeslot debut on Tuesday.  The sh...
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: “BrainDead”

  BRAINDEAD:  Monday 10PM on CBS – Potential DVR Alert The Good Wife was always as much about politics as the law.  And while it was officially a serious drama that dealt with Big Issues, Dark Themes and Edgy Chara...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Animal Kingdom”

  ANIMAL KINGDOM:  Tuesday 9PM on TNT – In the Queue The opening hour of TNT’s new ANIMAL KINGDOM is daringly light on plot.  Although TNT’s meat and potatoes programming is still mainstream entertainme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Orphan Black”

  Effective showrunners learn from their mistakes, and the 4th and, as we now know, penultimate season of BBCAmerica’s ORPHAN BLACK was altogether more satisfying than Season 3.  Creator/showrunners Graeme Manson an...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Outcast”

  OUTCAST:  Friday 10PM on Cinemax – If Nothing Else Is On… The surprise is that it took Cinemax so long to enter the world of TV horror.  With the notable exception of The Knick (and somewhat less notably, t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Tyrant”

  TYRANT:  Wednesday 10PM on FX FX’s TYRANT has never been as incisive or daring as it could have been, given its incendiary setting in a fictional Middle Eastern nation on the brink of revolution, but it’s a ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Mistresses”

  MISTRESSES:  Monday 10PM on ABC There isn’t much mistressing going on in MISTRESSES at the dawn of the unapologetically frothy summer soap’s 4th season.  Having weathered the loss of marquee star Alyssa Mil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Guilt”

  There are none less cool than those trying desperately to be seen that way, and that was the fate of Freeform’s GUILT.  Series creators Kathryn Price and Nichole Millard, along with showrunners Todd Slavkin and Da...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Scream”

  SCREAM:  Monday 11PM on MTV New showrunners (Michael Gans and Richard Register) or not, Season 2 of MTV’s series version of the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson movie franchise SCREAM faces the same structural challeng...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Halt and Catch Fire”

  HALT AND CATCH FIRE:  Tuesday 10PM on AMC HALT AND CATCH FIRE is AMC’s charity project; every episode could bear a credit saying “This series is brought to you thanks to the generosity of The Walking Dead.&#...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Maya & Marty”

  MAYA & MARTY:  Tuesday 10PM on NBC – Change the Channel Virtually everyone involved with NBC’s new-ish summer series MAYA & MARTY is linked to Saturday Night Live, from Executive Producer Lorne Micha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Dead of Summer”

  TV’s summer of 2016 was notable for a splendidly entertaining and emotionally satisfying 1980s-themed horror thriller.  Unfortunately for Freeform and DEAD OF SUMMER, it was Netflix’s Stranger Things.  Dead...
by Mitch Salem