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

 
 
 
 
 
2020
Mar
23
 
 
Jerry Seinfeld has an infectious laugh, which is funny in itself because it's a silent laugh. He straightens up, throws his head back, and contorts himself in spasms of mirth as if imitating Edvard Munch in The Scream...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Mar
10
 
 
And then there were two. Or perhaps 22. Who knows anymore? ZeroZeroZero landed mere days after the second season of Narcos: Mexico on Netflix, and it's becoming hard to keep track...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Feb
18
 
 
Pity poor Jeff Bezos. You may have more in common with Amazon founder than you might think...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Feb
11
 
 
Out of China, always something new. It's a sign of the turbulent times we're living in that Tuesday's absorbing — and topical — PBS Frontline program, Battle for Hong Kong, seems, well, no longer so topical all of a sudden...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
31
 
 
Ares, an eight-episode Dutch thriller from Netflix about a young college student trying to fit in with the "in" crowd, has a simple premise that's much better in the execution than a single-line synopsis would have you believe...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
16
 
 
Sometimes the best gems on Netflix are the ones you never hear about...I found myself utterly entranced by a four-part mystery set in present-day Havana, Cuba...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
30
 
 
No, not Game of Thrones. Not Chernobyl, though both had moments of real, genuine quality. And certainly not Survivor in its ‘Me Too’ season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
16
 
 
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations have been announced — think The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselFleabag, don't think Succession — and once again media attention is on the movie nominees, as with the Golden Globes, and not so much the TV nods...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
11
 
 
In just one day, one large tree can draw as much as 100 gallons of water from the surrounding ground and recycle it back into the air, in the form of life-giving water vapor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
3
 
 
So much of TV is in-the-moment. We’re constantly rushing onto the next thing, and have little time to reflect on the past...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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