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Why I Feel Sad For Kids Watching TV Today

Jentzen Michael Shea | Posted 03.12.2014 | 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 03.06.2014 | 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.

How Meditation Helped My Overeating

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada
Sacha DeVoretz

Meditation has made me more conscious of what I am eating and why. Now when I am out with friends or even at home, I do not feel the need to finish everything off my plate. I am mindful of being present with my friends and enjoying nourishing food.

The New Storytelling Frontier

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Katherine Brodsky

It's no wonder that studios, videogame companies, and large brand-holders are beginning to realize that an investment in an intellectual property must have a return from multiple media platforms. Hollywood's most influential players have taken notice with directors like Peter Jackson and James Cameron embracing transmedia.

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Well, that's all folks. In-person auditions for Gillette's Drafted, the search for Canada's next sports broadcaster, are over! Done! Of course, you ...

"Drafted" Recap: Auditions for The Score's Next Sports Broadcaster

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 07.27.2013 | Canada
Bianca Teixeira

Hey Drafted fans! I hope you enjoyed your weekend off from my snarking on people who are just innocent auditioners, standing in front of a camera, ask...

Modern Ad Dollars go to Digital Pioneers

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

A recent study by Nielsen shows that advertisers, big and small, are turning to the Internet to push their brands. Though many respondents said they still plan to use online advertising for direct response, more and more are spending money on digital brand advertising to promote their company, product or service.

How to Improve Canadian TV

D.K. Latta | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada TV
D.K. Latta

Canadian TV executives constantly cluck their tongues and ask, "How -- oh, how! -- can ratings be improved?!" You want to know how to improve Canadian TV? Make more #@$%&#! Canadian programs!!!! Period.

New Canadian Show Makes Fun Of Americans

HuffPost Canada TV | Posted 04.30.2013 | Canada TV

Canadians are used to being mocked by Americans on television -- our accents, our small-town vibe, our lack of military strength are all fair game -- ...

The CRTC Picks What's on Your TV But You Pay for It

J. David Ellis | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada
J. David Ellis

Tuesday marks the opening of another critical public hearing at the CRTC. It will be considering applications to expand the mandatory distribution of channels on the basic TV service. But, bottom line, if our own federal government refuses to kick in a few more million a year to show just how important Canadian culture is, then why should the rest of us?

The Music of "Modern Family": An Interview With Gabriel Mann

Aviva Cohen | Posted 05.21.2013 | Canada TV
Aviva Cohen

Returning with a new episode next week after its mid season hiatus, ABC's Emmy award-winning comedy Modern Family is arguably one of the most popular shows on television. Here's my interview with Modern Family composer Gabriel Mann.

A Plain Language Guide to the CRTC Rulings Part 1

J. David Ellis | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada Business
J. David Ellis

I've been gathering reactions to last week's CRTC decisions on wholesale rates for Internet access. My takeaway is a lot of people are having trouble understanding what the hell it all means. So in this series of posts I'm going to provide some plain-language context.

Lena Dunham's Very, Very Tasteless Tweet

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada

Lena Dunham, filmmaker and creator of HBO hit Girls, got into some trouble when she tweeted a joke about going for Halloween with two friends as murde...