DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2019
Sep
17
 
 
First blood has been drawn, and Game of Thrones has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race for the big prize...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
16
 
 
Many years ago, I stayed at a kibbutz in Israel's Golan Heights with a clear view of Syria sprawled out below, as far as the eye could see, predominantly flat agricultural lands. Tensions were high...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
10
 
 
America’s Got Talent has been a balm for troubled times ever since it first bowed all those years ago, but this summer, in particular, has thrown a spotlight on just how refreshing hope and optimism really are...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
2
 
 
Error 404. It’s the software update that gets you every time...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
20
 
 
This is a review that asks — and hopefully answers — the big-picture questions, such as whether Mindhunter’s second act lives up to the promise of the first, for those who appreciated it, and whether it will change the minds of those who sampled the first season and found it wanting...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
13
 
 
Silly question: Might America's Got Talent, or AGT to the converted, be the single most important program on television right now?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Aug
4
 
 
The Television Critics Association Awards have always been something of an outlier where the Emmys are concerned...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Jul
29
 
 
Cambridge Analytica, John Oliver noted in a Last Week Tonight monologue last season, is not the Latin, scientific name for John Oliver, sadly. Would that it was...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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