David DawContributor, PCWorld

David Daw has studied the history and future of television and has a master's in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University along with a BA in genre fiction from NYU.

How to download streaming media and watch it anywhere, anytime

Go offline with impunity. Try these tools or services to store your favorite TV shows and movies from Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus, and Netflix for later viewing.

on pcworld.com

6 fairly ridiculous TV shows to stream over the summer

The summer doldrums can be a tough time for TV fans. With barely anything new on networks, it can be hard to find something to watch. Luckily, cable is increasingly moving some of its most interesting shows to the summer, where they don’t have to compete with big-name series. The results, while not always Emmy-worthy, are still compelling

6 late-night and Internet interview shows for any taste

It can be hard to keep up with late-night TV shows and still get a healthy night's sleep--which is a shame since there's a lot of great late-night programs on the air these days. Luckily, the Internet lets you stream a lot of the stuff you might miss--for free--and there's even some new, Internet-original shows in the interview format that are worth watching.

Did the new Arrested Development make a huge mistake?

Arrested Development (Fox 2003-2006, Netflix 2013) is back. Cancelled seven years ago after three critically-acclaimed-but-ratings-poor seasons, the show's fourth season finally premiered on Netflix Sunday and, in addition to being an extremely funny season of television, it's probably the best example yet of how Netflix is changing what television looks like.

6 TV season (or series) finales worth streaming

With the TV season ending now is a great time to catch up with shows that are ending their run or just coming to the end of remarkable seasons. Here are five finale's from this year's May sweeps that are worth your time along with where you can catch up with earlier episodes.

6 streaming TV shows that rewrite the rules of programming

This week, I've got a collection of shows that experiment with the format and come out with something that just might be the future of television.

Amazon comedy pilots and Netflix's new new series

Amazon's trying a new experiment this week, releasing eight new comedy pilots and letting users vote on which ones are worth continuing as a full series. Here are five of the eight pilots you should take a look at, and a quick review of Netflix's new series Hemlock Grove.

Cartoon Network's best shows

At the start of April, Netflix added a ton of content from one of the unsung heroes of cable programming, Cartoon Network, with days worth of great TV that you can stream right now. Here’s a guide to where to get started with all the animated content that’s Now Streaming.

New TV seasons and surprising continuations

This week, I look at some shows that mostly got unexpected second lives, whether from rebooting, lasting longer than expected, or coming back in a different form.

6 underwatched TV shows that you really should watch

There are TV shows everyone knows and watches. And then there are some you may not have even heard of, but are worth checking out. Here are some of those shows.

Great Web TV series

Streaming TV isn't just about network and cable stations whose content you can access online. There are also some pretty cool Web series worth checking out.

Netlix's House of Cards is good TV, and possibly the future of distribution

As many fall TV shows come to an end, there are some good and some terrible new programs to take their place.

The best and worst new TV shows of spring

As many fall TV shows come to an end, there are some good and some terrible new programs to take their place.

Television ancestors

If you've watched all the modern TV there is to see, maybe it's time to take a look at some of the shows that inspired your favorite television.

New shows for a new year

David Daw looks at some streaming TV shows recently added, about to arrive, and ready to expire.