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
Mar
31
 
 
I did not have a TV when I grew up. The family moved from city to city, country to country — a life on the road, constantly on the move...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Mar
29
 
 
The sun also sets on literary reputations, especially when a famous writer's flamboyant lifestyle and personal peccadilloes threaten to overwhelm the work for which he became famous...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Mar
3
 
 
Soccer's greatest legends: Diego Maradona, Lionel Messi, Neymar, and now Kylian Mbappé. Above them all, though, one name stands out...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Mar
1
 
 
Real life intruded briefly on the made-up world of TV drama this past week..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Feb
21
 
 
Out of sight is not necessarily out of mind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Feb
9
 
 
Just as there are known knowns and known unknowns, there are facts, and then there are non-facts. And then there are alternative facts. Or are there?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Feb
2
 
 
Borat called it the Wuhan flu. A certain national leader kept referring to it as "the China virus." And news headlines of late have been describing the hoops the World Health Organization is having to jump through...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Jan
30
 
 
The 33rd cycle of The Amazing Race was good to go, and go it did. The latest running of the 10-time Emmy Award-winning around-the-world challenge burst out of the starting gate as scheduled last February...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2021
Jan
20
 
 
Call My Agent! is the anti-Entourage...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Dec
31
 
 
And the prize for the best documentary of 2020 goes to – wait for it – The Crown. Go ahead, laugh...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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