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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
17
 
 
Survivor is arguably the most recognizable reality-competition program on U.S. TV — and yet it’s easy to forget the effect Survivor once had on the culture...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
16
 
 
Survivor has found a way not just to survive but thrive. The original stranded-on-a-desert-island competition series that popularized such catch phrases as, “The tribe has spoken,” is in its 15th year...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
4
 
 
The last time Donald Trump hosted Saturday Night Live, in 2004, he was Big Stuff, thanks to The Apprentice... He's hardly one to ever be caught at a loss for words, script or no script, and he's never met a soundbite he didn’t like...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
3
 
 
Frontline's eye-opening film lays bare some hard truths about a series of unsolved murders of Vietnamese-American journalists across the U.S. between 1981 and 1990...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
29
 
 
The biggest surprise watching The Voice today is how it has managed to sustain the high notes, both in the ratings and, more importantly, with  the way it has connected with its primarily young audience...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
21
 
 
Television is the new television, except when it isn’t. We’re watching more television than we ever were. Nobody watches television anymore. The DVR killed TV ads as a business model...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
14
 
 
By their own estimate, nature filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert have devoted 10 months of the year for the past 30 years in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, making films for the National Geographic Society...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
6
 
 
The die was cast on The Vampire Diaries two seasons ago, when Nina Dobrev, then 23, told an interviewer that she was gratified for the series’ success and eternally grateful to her legion of fans — but that she harbored ambitions of doing more...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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