Posts Tagged ‘Syfy original’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Z Nation”

  As zombie shows go, Z NATION exists very far in the shadow of The Walking Dead in every way, from ratings to quality.  And yet Syfy’s good-humored rip-off can be seen as the show Walking Dead fans sometimes wish t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Van Helsing”

  VAN HELSING:  Friday 10PM on Syfy – Change the Channel The playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute has dabbled in genre before, although he may prefer not to be reminded of his disastrous remake of The Wicker Man.  ...
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: “Killjoys”

  KILLJOYS:  Friday 9PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… KILLJOYS is yet another sparse, grungy Syfy Canadian cheapie, although it has a bit of B-movie verve.  It concerns a pair of galactic bounty hunters, t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Pilot + 1 Review: “12 Monkeys”

  12 MONKEYS:  Friday 9PM on Syfy Previously… on 12 MONKEYS:  28 years from now, post-apocalyptic Earth has been devastated by a plague that’s killed 7 billion people.  On the plus side, scientists have begu...
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
 

 

 

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 Season Finale Review: “Defiance”

  The third season of DEFIANCE may have been its most assured and cohesive to date.  However, as the most expensive of Syfy’s low-rated trio of Friday scripted summer shows, its fate has been far from certain.  In ...
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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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 “Midseason” Finale Review: “Haven”

  This season, HAVEN delved deeply into its own mythology, with mixed results.  Haven‘s own situation is unclear, existentially speaking:  it received a super-sized 26-episode order from Syfy earlier this year, wit...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Bitten”

  BITTEN:  Monday 10PM on Syfy Syfy’s Canadian werewolf import BITTEN is noticeably low-rent.  Even its transformation sequences use as little CG as possible:  a morphing hand, a back becoming increasingly hairy, ...
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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “12 Monkeys”

  12 MONKEYS:  Friday 9PM on Syfy – If Nothing Else Is On… Last year, the writer/producer Noah Hawley miraculously inhabited Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, creating something that was original and yet sa...
by Mitch Salem