Pierce - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/csp/cms/sites/sltrib/pages/columnists.csp?col=Pierce Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Scott D. Pierce: ‘The Flash’ takes the early lead over ‘Gotham’ in fall TV lineup http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58238273-223/flash-gotham-iframe-com.html.csp Having watched all the available pilots for all the upcoming fall shows, maybe the biggest surprise for me is that, while I like “Gotham” a lot, I like “The Flash” more. These are not full-blown reviews. Both these pilots may be tweaked before they air, so it’s possible I could change my mind about one or both of them. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Monday, Sept. 22, on Fox; “The Flash” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW. Don’t get me wrong. My first impression of both shows... Having watched all the available pilots for all the upcoming fall shows, maybe the biggest surprise for me is that, while I like “Gotham” a lot, I like “The Flash” more. These are not full-blown reviews. Both these pilots may be tweaked before they air, so it’s possible I could change my mind about one or both of them. “Gotham” is scheduled to premiere Monday, Sept. 22, on Fox; “The Flash” is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Oct. 7, on The CW. Don’t get me wrong. My first impression of both shows... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58238273@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:57 MDT Scott D. Pierce: Why would you watch horrific TV violence? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58215952-223/williamson-didn-fun-sort.html.csp Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... Kevin Williamson couldn’t have been surprised that the response to his new series “Stalker” has been critical. The writer/producers’s new CBS procedural drama, scheduled to premiere on Sept. 22, opens with a horrifying scene in which a stalker sets a young woman on fire. “That was maybe being a little flashy to try to get picked up,” said Williamson, trying to use humor to deflect criticism. It didn’t work. And that was, at least in part, because Williamson has a history of creating violence in... 58215952@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:18:45 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t... Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t... 58212057@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:52:01 MDT