DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

DAVID SICILIA

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
29
 
 
The numbers pale in comparison to the 9/11 terror attacks — 270 people killed, some in midair aboard Pan Am Flight 103 and some on the ground, in the then quiet, bucolic town of Lockerbie, Scotland...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
27
 
 
Indian Summers is both meaningful and gorgeous to look at. Part period epic, part morality play, this Masterpiece masterpiece, Summers, is set during the waning days of the British Raj in India...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
22
 
 
No new series has it easy, not even when it’s a sequel with a direct creative line to the original. Of all the new series to debut this week, perhaps none has it quite as tough as Heroes Reborn...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
20
 
 
It’s a little early in the school year for report cards, but then that’s why they hand out the Emmys at the start of a new season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
15
 
 
FX Networks CEO John Landgraf told members of the Television Critics Association last month that there is simply too much good television on the air right now...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
8
 
 
While growing up, Rob McLachlan had little idea that his career as a cinematographer would one day encompass more than a dozen features films, some 25 TV movies-of-the-week and countless U.S.-based, filmed-in-Vancouver TV series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
8
 
 
Even though TV is a visual medium, the men and women behind the visuals are often shunted aside in the annual rush to anoint TV’s best...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
1
 
 
Two things happened recently that caused barely a ripple in the world of TV — and that’s the point...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 @astrachanphoto
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available in paperback for under $15. Doubleday says: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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