DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

KIM AKASS

MONIQUE NAZARETH

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2021
Feb
13
 
 
The passing of Larry King three weeks ago had me thinking about the end of the television interview as it had once been known...Three more recent losses have me longing for the made-for-television movies of yesteryear...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
23
 
 
The '70s sitcom All in the Family is often dismissed today as "that show about the bigot"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Nov
24
 
 
This year of perpetual punishments has many of us looking back on simpler, more innocent times (like 2019). But I've been looking way back...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
31
 
 
Gender equality in the workplace is a hot-button topic today. So is the concept of "fake news." Interestingly, they were co-mingled five decades ago in an episode of a beloved sitcom from the '70s that holds up to this day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jul
9
 
 
It looks as though the COVID-19 quarantine will continue driving us all to distraction for longer than we could ever have imagined just a few months ago. Fortunately, there are more compelling television programs to watch...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
May
16
 
 
Forty years ago, the nation was enthralled by two summertime TV cliffhangers: Can "Luke and Laura Outrun the Mob?" on General Hospital and "Who Shot J.R.?" on Dallas....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
May
2
 
 
Despite the challenges that talk shows and unscripted entertainment programs currently are facing, though, certain of them are starting to feel very comfortable and familiar in their new formats...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
4
 
 
My past of late has come back to haunt me … on TV that is. Twin Peaks mattered to me. I talked about it with such euphoria that my editor suggested I write a review. I did. It was my first. My career as a television critic was born...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
It’s always sad to see a great show quietly end its run with little or no fanfare. Case in point: A&E’s Bates Motel, which will have its series finale tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
IFC’s Brockmire -- a seemingly sad story about a washed-up, alcohol-abusing, former major league play-by-play announcer attempting to rebound from a personal crisis happens to be the best new comedy of 2017 to date.  It is also the funniest...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Ed Martin

Ed Martin is the Editorial Director and Chief Content Critic at MediaVillage, where his responsibilities include oversight of its TV/Video Download platform. He is also TV Branch President of the Critics Choice Association. 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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