Posts Tagged ‘USA original’
 

 

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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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 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 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
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

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 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
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Suits”

  SUITS:  Wednesday 9PM on USA Because of the way USA scheduled last season’s episodes of SUITS, it feels as though Season 3 barely ended (it was just 2 months ago), and now Season 4 is already here.  The events of...
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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Colony”

  COLONY:  Thursday 10PM on USA (pilot available via on-demand and streaming) – If Nothing Else Is On… USA’s new COLONY falls into the category of alien-invasion science fiction, but its pilot has more i...
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
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Falling Water”

  FALLING WATER:  Thurs 10PM on USA – If Nothing Else Is On… The pilot for USA’s FALLING WATER is flashy, but it doesn’t have much on its mind.  The project has had an extended period of develop...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Premiere Review: “Graceland”

  GRACELAND:  Wednesday 10PM on USA GRACELAND is USA’s attempt to meld its jokey procedural sensibility (and that of series creator Jeff Eastin, who previously created White Collar for the network) to the kind of hi...
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