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

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2016
Feb
22
 
 
I have seen the future, and it looks a lot like the TV-network equivalent of a murder-suicide pact. It was Sunday night, the most heavily viewed night of the TV week, and there was too much for the DVR to keep up with...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
14
 
 
Who said you can’t get smarter by watching TV? Or if not smarter exactly, certainly more knowledgeable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
8
 
 
Sports betting has become big business. But where does online betting — disavowed by virtually all the professional sports leagues — end and fantasy-sports betting begin?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
4
 
 
After the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and numerous other citations, it’s no secret that Mr. Robot is the new buzzword in TV’s cultural echo chamber...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
28
 
 
It was a documentary I had every reason to look forward to... Himalayan Megaquake had some of the most compelling subject matter you will see in any documentary film this year. It was also unwatchable...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
25
 
 
It’s Hollywood Week on American Idol, and time to cull the herd on the once dominant TV competition’s final season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
7
 
 
Wicked City will not go down in the annals of TV as one of the most influential series of its day. When the book closes on 2015, though, Wicked City — shuttered after just three episodes — will have made history of a kind...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
3
 
 
The Amazing Race, rare for reality TV, is remarkably joyful and positive, not only in its world outlook but in its portrayal of unconventional relationships...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
24
 
 
A key character — arguably the key character — was killed on a high-profile cable drama, the other night. “It was one of those deaths that was on point story-wise,” said the actor who played the ill-fated character... But enough about The Leftovers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
19
 
 
They say imitation is the sincerest form of TV — just look at all those sequels, prequels and spinoff-offs! — but that alone doesn’t explain how Gotham is so good, or how it has managed to stay that way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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