Posts Tagged ‘Syfy original’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Dark Matter”

  One of the reasons “locked room” mysteries appeal to producers is that they require limited production values, and for what amounted to half its initial season, DARK MATTER tried to make up for its inadequa...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Expanse”

  THE EXPANSE:  Tuesday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… The one thing we can tell conclusively about Syfy’s new series THE EXPANSE from its first hour is that it’s in no hurry.  The hour, wh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Wynonna Earp”

  WYNONNA EARP:  Friday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Syfy has recently been trying to burnish its schlocky image with some more ambitious projects, most notably the time-travel thriller 12 Monkeys and The Magic...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “Dark Matter”

  DARK MATTER:  Friday 10PM on Syfy Previously… on DARK MATTER:  A half-dozen people (plus an android) wake up in deep space, and find their memories wiped out.  However, their bodies retain sense memories of seri...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Incorporated”

  INCORPORATED:  Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel INCORPORATED is one of Syfy’s periodic big swings.  Although produced in Canada, it’s backed by the CBS and Syfy in-house studios, rather t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Killjoys”

  KILLJOYS is, along with Dark Matter, one of the ultra-cheap scripted pieces that Syfy runs on Friday nights.  (Defiance, which airs with them, is a somewhat more ambitious enterprise.)  The grubby aesthetics of the tw...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Hunters”

  HUNTERS:  Monday 10PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… HUNTERS has production values that suggest it’s intended as one of Syfy’s more A-level entries (it’s shot in Australia rather than Can...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Dark Matter”

  DARK MATTER:  Friday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel You can easily imagine the first episode of Syfy’s new DARK MATTER as being the pitch that sold the series, and it also sounds like the start of a joke:...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION:  Thursday 9PM on Syfy – Change the Channel Was there really a pressing need to make a TV series out of the schlock horror movie Legion?  It’s not as though the film was much of a hit ($40M total b...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION:  Thursday 9PM on Syfy Previously… on DOMINION:  Following on the events of the movie Legion, in a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas, an enclave of surviving humans are protected by the Archangel Michael (Tom W...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION:  Thursday 10PM on Syfy This summer, long-suffering USA and Lifetime finally succeeded in airing image-changing original series with Mr. Robot and UnReal.  Syfy, though, still dwells in the desert where most 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
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Dominion”

  DOMINION has performed well enough in the ratings that there’s a fair chance of it being renewed (especially since it’s evidently produced on the cheap).  This is fairly remarkable, since even by the current...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere TV Review: “Happy!”

  HAPPY! – Wednesday 10PM on Syfy – In the Queue HAPPY! counts as one of Syfy’s infrequent big swings, although its ultra-violent grunge aesthetic gives it a look and feel that isn’t all that differ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Defiance”

  In its second season, Syfy’s DEFIANCE continued to be erratic, although sometimes in a more satisfying way than in Season 1.  Under the helm of series co-creator and new showrunner Kevin Murphy (replacing fellow c...
by Mitch Salem