DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

Contributors

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JONATHAN STORM

GERALD JORDAN

DONNA J. PLESH

NOEL HOLSTON

DAVID SICILIA

 
 
 
 
 
2014
Oct
20
 
 
“The Gift,” a recently repeated episode from the second season of The Waltons (seen in four-hour blocks Monday-Friday on Hallmark Channel) got me to thinking about the depiction of death in scripted television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
28
 
 
A recent viewing of an episode of The Patty Duke Show helped remind me what's happened to the power of newspapers these last 20 years or so...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
29
 
 
I’m noticing a significant uptick in concerned comments by television critics and bloggers about the rising tide of graphic ultra-violence in television programming. Television violence is certainly nothing new... but since when has bloodlust been so hot?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
3
 
 
The passing on Sunday of beloved Brady Bunch star Ann B. Davis brings all sorts of memories to mind for people lucky enough to have grown up during the Television Generation...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
May
31
 
 
The most interesting story about the fall season to come is the incredible number of superhero, fantasy and genre shows on the broadcast networks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
2
 
 
I remember a period spanning many years when The Waltons and its characters were part of the national conversation. They were household names; their routine "good nights" to each other at the end of every episode were mimicked by adults and kids alike...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
10
 
 
Those of us who were fortunate enough to grow up as members of the television generation fondly remember the monster movie shows run by our local independent stations...  I grew up in the Tri-State area around New York...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
15
 
 
I can’t help but be amused when a promotional video with a running time of less than two minutes jumps out at me amid all of the extraordinary material that I have been surrounded by during the last week [at TCA]...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
8
 
 
Last month, I stood at the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, on what would have been his 74th birthday, with the actor who portrays him...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Sep
14
 
 

The official start of the 2013-14 television season is only one week away... Maybe the reason I’m not so interested in the programs coming in the weeks ahead is that I’m too busy enjoying programs from decades gone by...

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is a media critic whose columns appear at JackMyers.com, MediaBizBloggers.com and The Huffington Post. He is the former senior editor of Inside Media and has also written for USA Today, Advertising Age, Broadcasting & Cable and TV Guide. The first five shows on Ed's all-time top-ten list are, in order, I Love Lucy, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family and two from the BBC, Skins and Coupling. The remaining five shows are in constant flux, but they usually include Green Acres, The Twilight Zone and The Sopranos.
 
 
 
 

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