Posts Tagged ‘USA original’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Shooter”

  Aided by a compatible WWE Smackdown lead-in and a red state-friendly storyline, SHOOTER has been a sturdy performer for USA, already renewed for a second summer season.  The series is low-ambition compared to USA’...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Mr. Robot”

  “Go big or go home” isn’t a sentiment that’s usually associated with the second year of a successful TV series.  More often, it’s “Do the same thing again,” possibly appended wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “The Sinner”

  THE SINNER:  Wednesday 10PM on USA – Change the Channel USA’s THE SINNER wants so, so much to be Prestige TV.  Alas, Derek Simonds’ 8-hour drama (based on a novel by Petra Hammesfahr) is more like an ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Covert Affairs”

  In a way, COVERT AFFAIRS typifies the uncertain place where USA Network finds itself these days.  The series began in 2010 as one of USA’s mostly light-hearted “blue-sky” procedurals.  It centered aro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Complications”

  You have to feel a little sorry for COMPLICATIONS, introduced by USA Network during the same summer that the network unveiled Mr. Robot, a game-changer that may be the most exciting new show of the year on any network. ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Covert Affairs”

  COVERT AFFAIRS:  Tuesday 10PM on USA Last season, Season 4 of USA’s COVERT AFFAIRS took a turn for the dark, with mixed results.  It was a relief to see CIA agent Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) finally act like an a...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Shooter”

  SHOOTER:  Tuesday 10PM on USA – Change the Channel USA Network has had a tough time populating its post-Mr. Robot schedule.  Sam Esmail’s series, while not a ratings blockbuster, has been a re-branding triu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Rush”

  RUSH:  Thursday 9PM on USA – Change the Channel USA Network is aiming for “edgy” with its new Thursday line-up, and so the pilot for RUSH begins with its antihero Will Rush (Tom Ellis) doing coke.  Th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Satisfaction”

  SATISFACTION:  Thursday 10PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… Sean Jablonski’s new series SATISFACTION is a rarity for USA Network:  a drama that isn’t built around a familiar procedural franchis...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot + 1 Review: “Satisfaction”

  SATISFACTION:  Thursday 10PM on USA Previously… on SATISFACTION:  The Trumans, Neil (Matt Passmore) and Grace (Stephanie Szostak) have comfortable suburban lives that are breaking apart.  Neil, an investment man...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The Sinner”

  USA’s THE SINNER was a genuine if moderate sleeper of this summer’s TV season, not a breakout hit but consistently rating ahead of its lead-in, the veteran Suits, and it’s not entirely clear why.  The ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Midseason Finale Review: “Suits”

  SUITS is USA Network’s last remaining scripted hit, yet it finds itself in a bind:  with tonight’s midpoint of Season 4, it’s taken its original premise–Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) having been h...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Benched”

  BENCHED:  Tuesday 10:30PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… BENCHED, USA Network’s latest attempt to broaden its repertoire beyond its core of light-hearted procedurals, doesn’t have much of a pilo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Suits”

  The short back “half” of SUITS’ Season 3 was surprisingly intense.  With only 6 episodes in play, the show stepped away from its usual super-complex litigations where everyone double-bluffs and triple-...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Sirens”

  A return visit to SIRENS after having seen its initial episodes revealed that the series, produced and co-created (with Bob Fisher) for US television by Denis Leary, had become even more like Rescue Me without fires, now...
by Mitch Salem