Breaking Bad

CBC

On TV: Killer Doctors And Murderous Mennoites

Two Canadian dramas are aiming to bring a bit of cable edge to mainstream networks. "Pure" is a crime-drama whose premise might sound like a joke: The Mennonite Mob! While "Mary Kills People" is about a doctor who has an illegal side-line helping people commit suicide.

Why You Hate Digital Marketers

The next time you love talking to a digital marketer will probably be the first time you love talking to a digital marketer. They blabber more than Steve Urkel and act less than Mark Hamill after Star Wars. These are the idiotic things digital marketers say that drive the rest of the working world crazy.
Toys R Us

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

I'm not buying the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument. Images have an impact whether or not you allow them into your home. The more we normalize corseted costumes and Daisy Dukes, the more our girls will be attracted to them. I can tell my daughter that the "firefighter goes to the fetish club" costume is inappropriate, but when she sees a happy girl her age on the packaging, she's getting mixed messages.
Threadless

SPOILER ALERT: Why Your Pop Culture Has A Time Limit

Outside of the fact that every celebrated psycho-thriller of the past couple of decades had the same plot twist, there's a bigger problem at play here. There are so many ways to describe something you like, and the central plot twist should never be your opening statement. You're trying to express yourself (that's good!), but you're spoiling the hell out of whatever you describe (that's bad).
Getty

How I Cut the Chord and Learned to Wait for TV

Basically the cord cutting decision comes down to how much you value brand new content or the social component of watching and discussing that new content with friends. The last episode of Breaking Bad was admittedly the big media event of last year. I'm patient. I'll keep the cash and wait.
PA

Will a Canadian TV Series Ever Be One of the Greats?

A few weeks ago, American commentator Mike Gallay at Huffingpost listed the five greatest series in TV history as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Wire, The Sopranos, and Twin Peaks. So, um, the greatest shows ever are largely about men, mainly crime dramas, and mostly aired in the last decade?
AP

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Last Sunday, I spent Jesus's apparent day -- for the first time in nine weeks -- without Breaking Bad. Without Walter White or any of his tics, tendencies, or tacky style. Unlike most who watched Bad, I liked Walter White all the way. I liked him at the beginning, I liked him at the end, and I liked him at his worst.
AP

Hate to Break it To You Walt - It's Pretty Bad in Canada Too

Healthcare in Canada is anything but free. The average Canadian family of two parents with two children (similar to Walt's family in the drama) pays approximately $11,320 in taxes for hospital and physician care through the country's tax system, in addition to the cost of private insurance for things like dental care and outpatient prescription drugs.
AMC

Breaking Bad's Place in TV History

I am going to go out on a limb to predict this Sunday's final episode of AMC's Breaking Bad will be the best in breed: the best final episode ever. The show lives at a fever pitch which is 98% insanely compelling.
AMC

American Pop Culture Highlights the American Perspective

Breaking Bad is about Walter White, an average man who turns to crime when faced with insurmountable medical bills (to put it lightly). I'm guessing no character in Breaking Bad ever commented: "Gee, Walt, you ever think how if you'd been born in Canada, or Europe, your life might've been different?"