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

 
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
1
 
 
The loss of Grant Tinker this week feels very personal to me – even though I never even met the man, and not because so many of the shows he was responsible for in the Seventies and Eighties...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
19
 
 
A professor of mine once said that films are “cultural artifacts.” They capture the details of the period in which they are set, reflect the social mores of the day...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
15
 
 
Broadcast television accomplished something quite remarkable Sunday night; something that proved there is still great life in the old “dinosaur” of media...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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