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

 
 
 
 
 
2018
Sep
10
 
 
Misdirection and good directing can — and sometimes do — go hand-in-hand. Take Deadwind, for example...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Sep
3
 
 
If it’s true that imitation is the sincerest form of television, as the late Fred Allen famously said, the new fall season looks like a most sincere season indeed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Aug
25
 
 
It’s too late to expect Tyra Banks to stop asking America’s Got Talent contestants, “How do you feel?” or its variant, “What are your feelings?” every time a contestant is advanced or eliminated...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Aug
16
 
 
And, breathe. When I first learned that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has planned a new Oscar category for “Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film” I had two thoughts...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Aug
13
 
 
Our Man in Tehran, the often illuminating, occasionally moving two-part, four-hour PBS Frontline documentary, was four years in the making...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
19
 
 
Golly! I’ve asked the odd stupid question in my time. Many times, in fact...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jul
12
 
 
You can be forgiven for wondering if Barack Obama was still President the last time you saw a new episode of Game of Thrones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
29
 
 
It’s enough to make grown men cry. No, actually, it is — as in literally...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
21
 
 
Endings are hard. We know this. They’re even harder, perhaps, when they have to put an exclamation mark on an entire series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jun
8
 
 
Is it possible to be both shaken and stirred at the same time? I know that feeling today...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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