Support your local TV critic

A vanishing breed in the business nowadays, TV critics are being the odd individuals out in newspaper cutbacks (with an example being the recent departure of Sun-Times critic Doug Elfman.) If this keeps up, we might not have enough critics to participate in the semi-annual TV Critics’ Poll in TV Week…

While Hollywood may be happier over this, a local perspective is clearly being lost – although many critics write about the same programs over and over, while ignoring what’s going on in their local market, which is unfortunate. The Arizona Republic TV critic (Bill Goodykoontz) is the best example of this, who is the absolutely the worst (or was – they moved him to the pop culture beat.)