Posts Tagged ‘summer 2017 TV’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Mist”

  THE MIST:  Thursday 10PM on Spike – Change the Channel THE MIST is far from the most imaginative or robust of Stephen King’s works.  King has rarely been accused of too much concision, but he was only able ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Will”

  WILL:  Monday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On… TNT’s WILL, a gloss on the early life of William Shakespeare (and an unacknowledged one on the movie Shakespeare In Love), would seem like an extreme o...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Blood Drive”

  BLOOD DRIVE:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… Syfy is in the midst of a rebranding, the focal point of which seems to be a new font for its logo.  Creatively, if the premiere of BLOOD DRIVE ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “I’m Dying Up Here”

  I’M DYING UP HERE:  Sunday 10PM on Showtime – If Nothing Else Is On… A stand-up comic’s set, especially if the comic is a newcomer, has to make its mark immediately if the audience’s attent...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Power”

  POWER:  Sunday 9PM on Starz American Gods and Outlander may lean more to the Prestige end of Peak TV, but Starz’s only true original hit is the gangster soap POWER, which brought the network to new ratings heights...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Zoo”

  ZOO:  Thursday 10PM on CBS Every summer, CBS changes its drama hat from procedural to low-rent sci-fi.  It’s a path the network has followed since Under the Dome became a (temporary) surprise hit, even though the...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Orphan Black”

  ORPHAN BLACK:  Saturday 10PM on BBCAmerica A somewhat meta line of dialogue about “consolidation” is a sign that ORPHAN BLACK has commenced its final (and 5th) season.  Series creators Graeme Manson and Joh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Hooten & The Lady”

  HOOTEN & THE LADY:  Thursday 9PM on CW – Change the Channel Here’s an indicative moment from CW’s summer adventure series HOOTEN & THE LADY.  The disreputable treasure-hunter Hooten (Michael L...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Snowfall”

  SNOWFALL:  Wednesday 10PM on FX – In the Queue It used to make sense to judge a new TV series based on its pilot, because the pilot was a template of all the episodes that would follow.  In the serialized, bingea...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Broadchurch”

  BROADCHURCH – Wednesday 10PM on BBCAmerica One of the first things shown in the Season 3 premiere of BROADCHURCH is a looming close-up of a tear rolling down a crime victim’s face, so we know little has chan...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Still Star-Crossed”

  STILL STAR-CROSSED:  Monday 10PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… The idea of a Shonda Rhimes-produced sequel to one of Shakespeare’s classics sounds like something that might air on a satirical network...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Preacher”

  PREACHER:  Monday 9PM on AMC Think of PREACHER as American Gods without the aspirations to greatness.  Both shows detail the gory interactions between (more or less) ordinary humans and supernatural beings; both tackle...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Downward Dog”

  DOWNWARD DOG:  Tuesday 8PM on ABC – If Nothing Else Is On… Television may have undergone a revolution over the past few years, but one thing hasn’t changed:  broadcast networks don’t air their A...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Younger”

  YOUNGER:  Wednesday 10PM on TV Land TV Land’s flagship original series YOUNGER began to shake itself up at the end of Season 3, and the Season 4 premiere fruitfully continued that process.  Stories about Big Secr...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Salvation”

  SALVATION:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS CBS’s summer series SALVATION presents a potential end of the world so pedestrian that viewers might fall asleep while awaiting the apocalypse.  It’s a disappointment, beca...
by Mitch Salem