DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2020
Jan
25
 
 
Growing up in Syria, Amani Ballour knew a world of rules and limits. "There are too many differences between boys and girls…. I couldn't play with boys. I couldn't climb the tree...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
21
 
 
For Dan Levy, it was a big (and uncharacteristic) step: He asked his dad for help. The result is Schitt's Creek, which has just started its final season amid praise and nominations...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
19
 
 
Hugh Laurie is back to the world he once mastered – comedy that's dark and droll and odd and, well, very British. Also, very funny...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
13
 
 
Let's credit Andrew Davies for consummate patience. He's the master adapter, an expert on turning British classics – especially ones by Jane Austen – into TV scripts...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
6
 
 
It was six decades ago, but in some ways, it seems like now. There was name-calling, finger-pointing, fact-checking, a televised congressional hearing. There was talk of State Department evil. This was the Sen. Joseph McCarthy era...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
30
 
 
At first, the music world wasn’t sure what to do with Linda Ronstadt. Was she folk? Or country? Or rock? Then people realized she was all of that and more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
29
 
 
Lee Mendelson, who died Wednesday, Dec. 25 at 86, produced a multitude of pretty good television and 30 minutes of perfection. That half-hour leaves him forever in the warmest part of our memories...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
25
 
 
During the holidays, our TV tastes might mellow a tad. We don’t need to probe the darkest recesses of our souls. We might settle for a decent drama about some nice folks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
22
 
 

It's time for a mid-course correction. When the season started, I picked NBC's Perfect Harmony as the best new situation comedy...but it's no match for my new No. 1 – CBS' Bob (Hearts) Abishola

 

 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
17
 
 
When Empire arrived six years ago, it brought waves of optimism. The show would be the best of both worlds: The music would be vibrant – R-&-B, rap, pop, more – and the stories would have a Shakespearean influence...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes remembers watching a TV show in which a man simply played records. He thinks TV is much better now. With Gannett News Service, his television stories went to 100 newspapers; with TV America, they go to considerably fewer, but he still seems happy. Read more at www.mikehughes.tv