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Barbados - Land Of Sun, Sand, Surf And A Canadian Super Gun

Robert Waite | Posted 03.09.2017 | Canada
Robert Waite

Designed and built in the 1960s by a Canadian ballistics engineering genius named Gerald Bull, the massive artillery piece today sits rusting amid encroaching foliage, on the island's southeast corner, just down a hill from the end of an airport runway.

On TV: Killer Doctors And Murderous Mennoites

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2017 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

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.

'Meth Lab Not Included': Houses From 'Breaking Bad' For Sale

CP | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. A mother-daughter realty team sai...

'Better Call Saul' Review: 'Breaking Bad' Fans Will Not Be Disappointed

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Canada
Chris Jancelewicz

When I first heard the news that AMC was creating a "Breaking Bad" prequel, I couldn't conceive of a worse idea. How could you take the monumental "Breaking Bad," strip the storyline of iconic characters Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, and somehow craft something worthy of an entire series?

FIRST LOOK: Canadian Leading Man On 'Better Call Saul'

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 12.18.2014 | Canada TV

We're getting close to the premiere of "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul." Here’s a first look at Canadian actor Michael Mando ("Orphan Bl...

Why You Hate Digital Marketers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

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.

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

Raina Delisle | Posted 12.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

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.

Why Toys R Us Pulled 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures Off Shelves

CP | Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Flo...

This Is What 'Breaking Bad' Looks Like On Drugs

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada TV

Just when you thought "Breaking Bad" couldn't get any cooler, psychedelic British artist Ralph Steadman has added his trademark touch to the TV show. ...

Vancouver-Raised Writer Wins Emmy For 'Breaking Bad'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Canadian-raised writer Moira Walley-Beckett won an Emmy Award on Monday night for writing the gut-wrenching third-to-last episode of "Breaking Bad,'' ...

'Breaking Bad' Bows Out Of The Emmys With A Bang

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada TV

The creators and stars of "Breaking Bad" made a triumphant final appearance together onstage at the Emmys Monday night after picking up five awards. ...

Emmys 2014 Predictions: Winner Picks For This Year's Best Of TV

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

The Emmys aren't given much credence these days, and are often derided as the cheaper, less reliable cousin of the Golden Globes. But let's be honest here: if any awards show is going to represent the opinions of the mainstream TV audience, the Emmys are probably the ceremony to do it.

Emmy Nominations 2014: Who Was Nominated?

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada TV

It's almost the time of year when we celebrate the best and brightest of the 2013-14 television season. Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announced the ...

SPOILER ALERT: Why Your Pop Culture Has A Time Limit

Mike Sholars | Posted 05.20.2014 | Canada Living
Mike Sholars

2014-02-12-its_all_geek_to_me.png 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).

How I Cut the Chord and Learned to Wait for TV

Paul Barter | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

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.

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

D.K. Latta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

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?

Faking Bad: Confessions of a Pathological Television Liar

Mike Sholars | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Mike Sholars

2013-10-11-fakingbad.jpgWe get aggressively upset by people who haven't seen/heard/read the things we have. At a certain point, I got tired of bringing group conversations to a halt because I had only seen the first season of Mad Men. The lies started small.

I Really Miss Walter White and His 2004 Pontiac Aztek

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.10.2013 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

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.

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

Bacchus Barua | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Bacchus Barua

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.

Why Are TV Shows Ostensibly Set in Canada Viewed as Unmarketable?

D.K. Latta | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
D.K. Latta

If you think about many of your favourite American series, you'll realize how much the sense of place seeps into the story (U.S. series often put a place name in the opening credits montage). From Breaking Bad's premise arising out of the American health care system to True Blood with its southern drawls and back woods voodoo.

The Ultimate 'Breaking Bad' Road Trip

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Travel

Whether you liked the ending or not, season eight's finale of 'Breaking Bad' will be talked about for the days to come. And now that the show's do...

WATCH: Breaking Bad Finale: The Cast Said Goodbye

Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada TV

Warning: If you haven't watched the Breaking Bad finale and are spoiler-averse, you should probably stop reading now. You've watched Walter White a...

'Breaking Bad' Finale Event: A Bittersweet Goodbye

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

What better place to say goodbye to one of the best TV shows in recent memory than in the Hollywood Forever Cinespia cemetery in Los Angeles? (Well, OK, I concede it may have been a better fit in the deserts of New Mexico, but realistically that couldn't have worked.)

Guess Who Loves 'Breaking Bad'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Fiona Morrow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Along with half the population of the western world, Stephen Harper and Industry Minister James Moore will be glued to the TV Sunday night for the fin...

Breaking Bad's Place in TV History

Mike Gallay | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada TV
Mike Gallay

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.