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A Pretty Darn Good Finale For 'The Newsroom'

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada TV
Kolby Solinsky

Sunday night's series finale, it's obvious, would have made a much better premiere than the pilot did. It was probably the show's best hour.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episodes 3&4

The Elwins | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

It's a beautiful Tuesday in Keswick where we've gathered just after lunch to watch episodes 3 and 4 of Twin Peaks. The last episode ended on a pretty odd note so we are very curious to see how these next two will unfold.

The Elwins Watch Twin Peaks So You Don't Have To: Episode 1

The Elwins | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Music
The Elwins

We find out that Dale Cooper, an FBI agent, has been sent into the town to investigate. What does it mean? He goes to the morgue to inspect the body and finds a letter stuck underneath her ring fingernail, linking her death to a series of murders. Creepy stuff. It starts coming to light that some foul play was definitely involved.

5 Steps You Can Take If the News Scares Your Kid

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

With recent world events escalating in tandem with the ubiquitous 24/7 news cycle, it's almost impossible for a parent to completely limit the access to information that their children may have. Following are five tips for parents about how to calm their child's fears during these difficult times.

Four Ways to Look (and Sound) Good on Camera

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Ostrikoff

You've finally decided to hire a production company, or to film your own video blogs to market your business. The idea of putting yourself "out there" might be terrifying, but it doesn't have to be. Working with the right crew or doing some trial runs on your own can make all the difference. Here are four tips to ensure you look your best when in the spotlight.

It's Official: Canadian Businesses Choose Digital Over All Other Ads

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

It's taken two decades, but the time has finally arrived: Canadian advertisers now spend more on digital than they do on print, radio and television advertising, according to a recent report from IAB Canada.

There's More to Being a Sports Fan Than You Think

David Martin | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
David Martin

I know a lot of folks think they're football fans without considering what has to be done to prepare for the upcoming season. For some reason, they think they can just wile away the summer and start their TV football viewing with no preparation. Serious fans, however, know that the key to successful sports viewing is preparation, lots of preparation.

Worst Aid: 6 Examples of Bad Hollywood Medicine

Dr. Brett Belchetz | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Brett Belchetz

In the interest of saving lives from bad Hollywood medicine, and also with the goal of providing a little bit of entertainment, here are the top Hollywood medical malpractices that drive me crazy.

Canadian TV Shows Are Slowly Creeping on to American Networks

D.K. Latta | Posted 08.06.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

In recent years there has been a slight, but noteworthy, incursion of Canadian TV series onto American TV. Cable series like Bitten and Orphan Black and even primetime network programs like Rookie Blue and Motive. But there has been grumbling about these and other shows.

The CBC Wants to Cancel Your Favourite Shows

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

The truth is that traditional radio and TV have not been replaced by the internet or other new technologies but instead have maintained their central role in our lives. Traditional TV viewing levels have, if anything, increased slightly in recent years. This is partly the result of improvements in picture quality (HDTV) and the inherent quality of programming.

Rebel Without a Kitchen: Montreal

Matthew Basile | Posted 07.13.2014 | Canada Living
Matthew Basile

What separated Montreal from the other cities on our tour was that we did not have an actual food event to tap into -- instead we decided that Montreal was going to be the city that I did an old school popup at -- just build it and pray to the food gods that someone will hopefully come.

Why I Feel Sad For Kids Watching TV Today

Jentzen Michael Shea | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada
Jentzen Michael Shea

TV back then wasn't just about learning to count, the colours and the alphabet. It wasn't about adults in leotards clapping ridiculous patterns at children or household items that live under the sea. TV shows of the 80s taught us manners, etiquette and moral lessons. They taught us to read. A set of fraternal twins taught us to solve problems with science -- and it was cool.

A User Guide for the CRTC's Flawed Consultation

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada
Steve E. Anderson

To help ensure that Internet users' voices are heard, your team at OpenMedia.ca have put together a question-by-question readers' guide to the CRTC's Choicebook survey. We hope you find it useful, and encourage you to take a few moments to prevent the CRTC from going in the wrong direction.

Don't Get Why People Are Mad at Jerry Seinfeld? Listen Up

D.K. Latta | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Instead of Jerry Seinfeld acknowledging that people want his world to include them, he came out swinging with accusations of "political correctness" and insisting the sole factor in who got on the show was who was "funny" (thereby implying, whether deliberate or not, there aren't very many funny non-white comedians).

TV Can Sometimes Make a Good Third Parent

Dax Hamman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Business
Dax Hamman

In a busy world where families often find themselves using the TV as the third parent, it's thankfully not all bad news. According to a study from the University of Texas, "preschool children who watched a few hours a week of educational programming perform better on achievement tests over time than their peers who watch more general entertainment shows."

The Nine Stages of Canadian Telecom Hell

David Martin | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Living
David Martin

I was now resigned to my fate. We weren't going to save much money and likely would have fewer channels. My instinct was confirmed when I received my first new Bell bill headed with the words: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here." But I'm no quitter; I'm sure there's a third way out of this telecom hell.

A Porno Stole My Song

Wes Marskell | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

To preface this story, I have to admit that my relationship with porn has always been a dishonest one. If I was to watch it on the Internet, I streamed it. I have never bought a DVD or subscribed to a website nor financially contributed to the industry in anyway, only stolen from it. Then, one day, porn got me back. Someone on Twitter sent me a link to a porno that used our song. Art-rock is a tricky thing. It's precious. People talk about it like fine art or good wine. It's pretentious, it's serious and not for porn. So the implication was that I should be immediately up in arms. My art was stolen and slapped over some smut film. How dare they defile something I labored over?

Best Canadian TV Of 2013

HuffPost Canada TV | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada TV

It's been a crazy year for Canadian TV, with new shows springing up almost every month from different networks across the country. Be it a foodie show...

Are These The Best Canadian TV Shows Ever?

HuffPost Canada TV | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada TV

Last month, we asked HuffPost Canada readers for their thoughts on their cable, phone and internet service providers (Hint: they don't like them very ...

Chris Jancelewicz

Why Canadian TV Isn't Evolving

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada TV

If you've watched any of the biggest shows of the past decade -- "Six Feet Under," "Homeland," "The Walking Dead," "True Blood," "American Horror Stor...

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?

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.

Who Says Americans Won't Watch Foreign TV Shows?

D.K. Latta | Posted 12.08.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

It's a nice theory to embrace for those outside of the U.S. as it reinforces a vision of Americans as insular and frightened of the world when other nations' TV schedules are often a little more pluralistic. It also means that when non-American productions fail in the U.S. market it can be blamed on American xenophobia, as opposed to any weakness in the production itself.

Actor Randal Edwards Plays Lead in "Package Deal"

Ilana Rapp | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada TV
Ilana Rapp

Randal Edwards is still a boy at heart. His professional yet fun personality helped him make the switch to comedy. Randal Edwards, from Canada, pla...

Four TV Shows That Taught Me About Myself

Natasha Koifman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada TV
Natasha Koifman

Did you know Canadians watch on average 30 hours of television per week? I see familiar situations on the shows and, through characters I can identify with, I often get a fresh perspective on my own life. Here are four shows I'm watching now.