Posts Tagged ‘tv reviews’
 

 

THE SKED REVIEW: “American Horror Story”

> AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Wednesdays 10PM on FX – Potential DVR Alert The first inkling of just how deranged AMERICAN HORROR STORY is going to be comes with one of the early “normal” scenes.  The lo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S MIDSEASON RETURN: “The Office”

> Pending the return of The Voice and NBC’s high hopes for Smash, THE OFFICE is the closest thing hte network has to a successful television show.  As the series greets a new hour-mate in Up All Night, let’s ta...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Ringer”

> RINGER could have been a hell of a movie. It happens sometimes with TV shows.  Remember Daybreak, featuring Taye Diggs as a cop who had to relive the same day over and over again, Groundhog Day style, until he could solv...
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “The New Normal”

A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and the production of episodes for the regular season: a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may have ha...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

PREMIERING TONIGHT: THE SKED PILOT REPORT: “Golden Boy”

  GOLDEN BOY:  Friday 9PM on CBS (special previews on Tuesday 2/26 and 3/5) – Potential DVR Alert CBS tries to have its procedural cake and eat its serialization with GOLDEN BOY.  Think of it as How I Met Your Moth...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Suits”

SUITS – Thursdays 10PM on USA   WHERE WE WERE:  On a precipice.  Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) was a hustler with limited formal education but a photographic memory.  He used his talents, among other things, to tak...
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Hell On Wheels”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 4 REVIEW: “The Newsroom”

  We’re at the halfway point in Season 1 of THE NEWSROOM (so, yay!), and Aaron Sorkin celebrated by firing almost his entire writing staff.  (In a delightfully self-referential touch that TMI Magazine would apprecia...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Touch”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED MIDSEASON RETURN: ‘Whitney”

> NBC’s WHITNEY hasn’t really had much of a midseason break, but tonight marked its move from a cushy home on Thursday night, where it aired behind the network’s only hit, The Office, to the much more challeng...
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THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Fringe”

  It is, make no mistake, a wonderful thing that FOX (with the financial cooperation of studio Warner Bros) is bringing FRINGE, one of television’s most distinctive and imaginative shows, back for a 5th and final 13-...
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THE SKED SEASON PREMIERE REVIEW: “Necessary Roughness”

  WHERE WE WERE:  Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) was a happy suburban wife and mother who provided therapy to a few clients on the side, when her entire life was disrupted by a nasty divorce that left her in need of a g...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: “Perception”

  PERCEPTION:  Monday 10PM on TNT – Change the Channel   A man stands on a chair in the middle of a police station, earphones fastened to his head, and frantically conducts the symphony he’s listening to....
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Unforgettable”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “How I Met Your Mother”

  In HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas created an odd but appealing mix of traditional sitcom humor and conceptual originality (their upcoming FOX show The Goodwin Games looks like another unusual angle o...
by Mitch Salem