DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

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ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2019
Jul
17
 
 
Great Odin's raven! This past weekend, mere days after Game of Thrones was shut out of this year's Television Critics Association nominations, a prominent UK reviewer made a comment regarding another long-running sword 'n' sandals TV fantasy. Vikings, he said, had succumbed to "season-seven Game of Thrones" syndrome...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
10
 
 
For all the different ways Black Mirror depicts its dystopian worlds...one theme keeps emerging: For all technology’s advances, and some of them are truly astonishing, those advances always bring with them unintended consequences...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
27
 
 
Every so often, a Nordic noir series comes along that’s so compelling and emotionally wrenching, it almost takes the breath away...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jun
25
 
 
Back when people watched TV the old-fashioned way, the term "binge-watching" hadn’t become part of the public lexicon yet. This was ages ago, mind you — all the way back in 2014...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
21
 
 
Supreme Revenge, veteran PBS Frontline correspondent Michael Kirk’s detailed exposé of the behind-the-scenes politics that have driven recent US Supreme Court appointments, is jam-packed with facts and figures, but one number stands out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
18
 
 
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about popular TV, it’s that great expectations don’t always lead to grand results...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
May
8
 
 
There are hidden gems, and then there are finds so unexpected — and rewarding — that you wonder how you missed them in the first place...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
30
 
 
Temple Beth El in Beckley, West Virginia commemorated their 28th Holocaust Remembrance Day this past Sunday. Each year on that day, Temple worshippers remember not only those who died in the Holocaust but the horror and depravity of all genocides, everywhere...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
10
 
 
How little we knew...One of the many truly remarkable things about Game of Thrones – and it is remarkable – is how it took an engaging first season and built on it from there...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Apr
4
 
 
Our Planet opens with a close-up, outer space view...of the moon with the Earth rising gradually behind it. Since Neil Armstrong famously made his first step for man and giant leap for mankind, Attenborough tells us, the human population has doubled...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Alex Strachan

Alex Strachan has written extensively about television since 1995. He was the staff television critic for The Vancouver Sun from June 1995 to 2003. Prior to that, he was a general-assignment reporter and sportswriter at the Sun, which he originally joined in 1979. He became the national TV critic for Canada’s Postmedia News chain, or Canwest Global Communications as it was then called, in September 2003. He wrote for the chain from 2003-15, during which time his stories appeared regularly on Canada.com and in such daily papers as the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen and Calgary Herald. In recent years, his writing has focused more on media analysis and industry trends than celebrity profiles and background features, but he still finds time to watch The Voice and The Amazing Race, not to mention guilty pleasures like Banshee and Amazon Hotel. Alex's personal website focuses on his concern for the world around us through his stunning photographs from his world travels. In addition, check out Alex's blog on his site which he tries to update every two days or so. You can also follow Alex @astrachanideas
 
 
 
 

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