The Walking Dead returned on Sunday night for a second season of running away from/killing zombies. The pace and depth of Robert Kirkman’s source comic-book was significantly more swift and detailed than this opening episode, which pretty much just made sure we knew the living cast is beating a hasty retreat from Atlanta and heading for Fort Benning. Really, if it wasn’t for Daryl’s crossbow (which I’ve come to think of as a character every bit as vivid as Daryl or any other human in the show), I wouldn’t have been entirely sure which side to root for. READ FULL STORY »
Tag: Breaking Bad (21-30 of 40)
“Get back to work.” So spake Gus, giving the order to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse, in the season premiere of Breaking Bad. Getting back to work — resigning oneself to a life of both rigorous tedium and unnerving danger — is as good a way as any to think of the theme developing this season. The shoot-’em-up action thriller has always resided around the edges of Breaking Bad, with a few notable exceptions (the shoot-out in the parking lot in the “One Minute” episode; Mike’s masterly clean-up of some Mexican cartel thugs in last season’s climactic “Full Measure”) rarely at its center. READ FULL STORY »
How ’bout that Game of Thrones final scene last night? How ’bout the closing-seconds revelation in The Killing last night?
Both shows are barreling toward their season finales as Emmy voters are getting ready to make their nominations, and I’m betting that these two Sunday-night series, along with HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will be among the few first-season shows that will garner nominations in a few categories. READ FULL STORY »
In a TV year that could have yielded at least three strong contenders for the top spot, Breaking Bad is my choice to take the number-one spot on my Top 10 list.
Bad’s third season broke some of its central characters down in order to build them back up. Think of Jesse’s stint in rehab and how it alters his thinking, or of Hank’s investigation of READ FULL STORY »
'Glee,' 'Lost,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Breaking Bad' win big at Television Critics Association awards
Glee won three major awards from the Television Critics Association awards handed out on Saturday night. The best drama award was a tie between Lost and Breaking Bad, while the best comedy prize went to Modern Family.
More than 200 of the READ FULL STORY »
There may be more talent crammed into the lead- and supporting-actress Emmy categories than in any other races. How do you choose between Connie Britton and Glenn Close, for example? Or between Archie Panjabi and Sharon Gless? Here’s how I do it; I think I know READ FULL STORY »
Who’ll win the Emmys on Aug. 29? I have some theories and predictions. Earlier this week, my READ FULL STORY »
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