Posts tagged "NBC"

The 15 Most Promising TV Shows of the 2016/17 Season

The 15 Most Promising TV Shows of the 2016/17 Season
This week the networks announced their new schedules for the next TV season and I have done the hard work of watching every single trailer and reading every single synopsis to put together this comprehensive list of all the shows you might care about. You’re welcome. Take a look at the list below and let... 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 »

Series Premiere: Blindspot Review

Series Premiere: Blindspot Review
One of my regular exercises while pursuing my degree in television (yes, that’s a real degree) was to come up with log lines for TV shows; one to two sentences that perfectly sum up a particular show. It was never one of my strong suits, but I believe all that work has paid off into... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Review

Series Premiere: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris Review
The variety show is officially back! The idea of reviving the classic genre has been kicked around for some time, recall Maya Rudolph’s failed attempt a year ago, but now that it has come to pass, it almost feels inevitable that Neil Patrick Harris would be the man to bring the variety show back to... Read more »

Series Premiere: State of Affairs Review

Series Premiere: State of Affairs Review
State of Affairs bills itself as The Blacklist with little bit of Homeland spice and just a touch of that Scandal flair. On paper, that sounds like a show of epic, legendary proportions; almost too good to be true. Which is probably why State of Affairs fails at its attempt. Now, that’s not to say... Read more »

The Blacklist Recap: The Decembrist

The Blacklist Recap: The Decembrist
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 8 – “The Decembrist.” The Blacklist is like the most frustrating Russian nesting doll. Every time it narrows in on a master criminal its revealed there’s an even bigger, more evil master criminal beneath him. I don’t argue that The Blacklist... Read more »
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The Blacklist Recap: The Scimitar

The Blacklist Recap: The Scimitar
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 7 – “The Scimitar.” “Personally, I make it a habit to avoid habits.” — Red We finally got a little backstory on Samar and, surprise, she’s hardcore assassin. Given the extracurricular activities of the rest of the crew, this shouldn’t be... Read more »

The Blacklist Recap: The Mombasa Cartel

The Blacklist Recap: The Mombasa Cartel
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 6 – “The Mombasa Cartel.” Leave it to The Blacklist to give us the most haunting image of this Halloween season. This may only be the start of Halloween episodes for the week, but I can’t imagine much can top a... Read more »

The Blacklist Recap: The Front

The Blacklist Recap: The Front
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 5 – “The Front.” “Does the FBI do a Christmas party?” — Red The Blacklist got their Da Vinci Code on this week with secret organizations and hidden maps in priceless works of art. There were also plague-ridden bones and master... Read more »
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The Blacklist Recap: Dr. Linus Creel

The Blacklist Recap: Dr. Linus Creel
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Blacklist Season 2, Ep. 4 – “Dr. Linus Creel.” “This government can’t make up its own mind let alone control one. “ Look, I’m not gonna pretend to understand all this secret government mind control stuff. Basically the government is shady, they don’t do thorough... Read more »