DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2016
Jan
3
 
 
If you thought things got awkward on Downton Abbey when Lord Grantham came home early one night and found a weasely art dealer putting the moves on Lady Grantham, little did you know what loomed ahead for Season 6, Episode 1...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
2
 
 
Sometimes the best chefs turn out a meal that’s only adequate, and that’s what happened Friday night with PBS’s beloved Sherlock...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
31
 
 
But by the time the most popular series in PBS history wraps up this March, empowered women could be one of its strongest legacies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
29
 
 
In a television age that has not been kind to the half-hour comedy, Mozart In the Jungle becomes even more of a keeper in its second season than it was in its first...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
29
 
 
Imagine for a moment that Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary on Downton Abbey isn’t an entitled British royal, but an entitled young American... That’s what Stephen Colbert has done by hosting this inspired bit where Dockery, Hugh Bonneville and Allen Leech read a scene from a Season 5 Downton episode in American accents...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
26
 
 
“I don’t think Hugh has gotten nearly enough credit for the way he’s played Robert,” says Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Lady Graantham of Downton Abbey. “I mean, Robert can be a bit of an idiot. But Hugh has made him into a character people really care about..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
24
 
 
Forty-five years after they broke up, the Beatles have joined the main stream. As of 12:01 a.m. Christmas Eve, the 224 songs recorded by the Fab Four in the 1960s finally will be available on nine major music streaming services...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
22
 
 
The shows aren’t necessarily the year’s best, though some are. But they all offered a level of delight, fun, truth, insight or sheer entertainment that reminded us why, no matter how much we grumble about it, most of us watch television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
21
 
 
We’ve all seen the stories, way too many of them really, where a DNA test proves someone could not have committed a crime, years or decades after he or she was wrongfully slapped in jail. Netflix’s Making a Murderer starts off with what appears to be a classic case of Wrong Guy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
20
 
 
We can never have too many engaging TV dramas, so you might want to put Australia’s A Place To Call Home on your holiday wish list....
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Hinckley

David Hinckley first grasped the power of television when, at the age of 8, he bullied his parents into buying a basset hound like Cleo on The People’s Choice. He named her Cleo. Somewhat more recently, he worked for 35 years at The New York Daily News, the last seven covering television.

 
 
 

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