Posts tagged "Series Premiere"

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review
HBO’s latest drama, The Night Of, promises to be a crime drama/mystery/divisive look at our criminal justice system, but in order to get to all of that there needed to be a murder in the first episode. And that proved problematic. The Night Of opened by introducing us to Naz (Riz Ahmed), a young, smart... Read more »

Series Premiere: The Catch Review

Series Premiere: The Catch Review
Thanks to its production company, The Catch has been lumped into the TGIT, Shonda-land night amidst the likes of Greys Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. But the similarities between The Catch and those show begin and end at their executive producer. Because The Catch can only be described as, above all... Read more »

Series Premiere: The Family Review

Series Premiere: The Family Review
The Family managed what any decent mystery thriller hopes to accomplish within its series premiere; it left us with a lot of questions. And, more importantly, it made those questions compelling. The titular family is the Warren’s, a New England family helmed by a political mother. In flashbacks to ten years previously we see Claire... Read more »
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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: 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: 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »