Posts in category "Series Premiere"

Series Premiere: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Review

Series Premiere: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Review
It was inevitable. With pop culture newly invested in true crime stories like Making a Murderer, The Jinx and Serial, it makes sense to revisit the original true crime story that became a national obsession: The O.J. Simpson trial. At this point the particulars of the case have become so recognized this pilot could have... Read more »

Series Premiere: Lucifer Review

Series Premiere: Lucifer Review
In a decade (unfortunately) long ago one Miss Joan Osborne posed the idea of God living an ordinary life on earth. And, after 20 odd years of reflection someone finally took the time to wonder what if the devil also lived among us. And while God is stuck commuting to work and chatting with the... Read more »

Series Premiere: Shades of Blue Review

Series Premiere: Shades of Blue Review
You have to feel a little bad for Shades of Blue. The pilot was likely shot almost a year ago and the concept created even further back. The show was picked up by NBC in the spring and slated for a midseason premiere that has been promoted heavily. And this is all par for the... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Wicked City Review

Series Premiere: Wicked City Review
A show about a serial killer is a tough sell. Dexter did it, but they had the luxury of a fictional character with a fictional killing ethos. Wicked City, on the other hand, follows Kent and Betty who are (loosely) based on the actual killer couple Doug Clark and Carol M. Bundy, dubbed the Sunset... Read more »

Series Premiere: Supergirl Review

Series Premiere: Supergirl Review
Supergirl isn’t sure what it wants to be. It bounces between a rom-com, coming of age story and fairly traditional comic book fare. It succeeds more when it stays away from the campy comic book stuff, but when you’re a show called Supergirl, that’s not really an option. Supergirl follows the adventures of Kara Zor-El,... Read more »

Series Premiere: Code Black Review

Series Premiere: Code Black Review
It’s rare that I should start a review of a television pilot by complimenting the cinematography, but that’s exactly where I need to start with Code Black. From the first seconds of the medical drama’s premiere it was clear this was not going to be the pristine white and tonally blue hospital show we’ve seen... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Grinder Review

Series Premiere: The Grinder Review
FOX really upped their comedy game this season. After hitting it out of the park with Grandfathered, they followed it up with The Grinder, another solid sitcom. Now, The Grinder might not have the same heart as Grandfathered, but it does boast its own, unique draw: the comedic stylings of Savage and Lowe. The premise... Read more »

Series Premiere: Grandfathered Review

Series Premiere: Grandfathered Review
Networks have long pined for the definitive formula for what makes a successful show. Hence the reason so many lame shows look like carbon copies of far better shows. But, if you showed up at a network with the formula of John Stamos+a baby+that kid from Drake and Josh, no not that one, the other... Read more »

Series Premiere: Quantico Review

Series Premiere: Quantico Review
My expectations going into Quantico were not high. One, ABC advertised the show as “Grey’s Academy” and then two, the series began eerily similar to Grey’s Anatomy; a woman sleeps with a man before the first day of her new career and then he ends up being her co-worker. Oops. So, maybe it was because... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Blood & Oil Review

Series Premiere: Blood & Oil Review
Soap operas are hard, man. At this point, soap opera tropes are pretty well known and it’s imperative to make them your own. Take Blood & Oil, for instance. It’s the story of an oil tycoon and the warring son and son surrogate vying for the kingdom. So basically, it’s Dallas. Almost exactly, really. For... Read more »