Season finale review: The Killing - What I Know: Who done it?
No word on renewal...which speaks volumes. Sure felt like they closed things out last night and w/ Kinneman and Enos both getting some movie roles nobody probably wants it to. Me, I liked the show. It dragged on this season more than necessary, but I still like most of the characters. Not sure how they could bring the Larsons back, but there is still plenty of room for the now-Mayor. Will let you know as soon as they announce.
I just started watching Breaking Bad from the 1st season (yeah Netflix). I saw a few random episodes and I knew what the series is about, but I decided to get Netflix and I have been watching a few episodes every day. Mr. White and Jesse have a great relationship, every episode Walter is berating Jesse for being an idiot. I am up to I think season 3 with Gustavo Fring and Jesse and Walter are in full production at the laundry plant. I love Saul Goldman, he is a great character.
I could not figure why people thought that Skyler is a bitch, well then season 3 started and she really turned the bitch level up.
I also love Fring, great character and great bad guy. I already know what happens to him, I wish I never saw that episode a while ago.
BREAKING BAD Movie and Season 5 Update
In a recent interview with the LA Times, Cranston admitted that there was a possibility for a continuation of Breaking Bad beyond the series’ planned finale:
“Vince [Gilligan] feels that now we have too much story. We could actually go beyond those 16 episodes.”
Which leads into the prospect of a feature film and what that means for the future of Cranston’s character:
“It’s not far-fetched. I wouldn’t mind visiting that possibility. And this is coming from a guy who doesn’t know anything of how the show’s going to end. If it doesn’t end up in a total apocalypse, who knows? Maybe we could revisit Walter White a year down the road and see where his life has gone. If he’s still alive, that is.”
Walter White may have eliminated many of the threats to his growing enterprise over the years, but he’s also managed to alienate himself and burn a lot of bridges along the way. Gilligan cautions that White’s survival is not a guarantee, saying:
“We can look forward to Walt’s ego growing by leaps and bounds for having killed Gus Fring. To this point, Walt’s been able to lie to himself and reason that he’s done all these terrible things for his family. But that’s a lie that’s harder and harder to maintain as this upcoming season progresses and the money piles up and he’s faced more and more with the badness that he’s done.”
So it seems that the premise and the very title of the beloved series will come to a climactic conclusion in season five, but how will we feel about Walter White once the dust settles?
“He’s going to be a harder guy to root for, I promise you that,” Gilligan adds. “The experiment of the show has been to take a good guy and have him transform himself into a bad guy. And we’re committed to seeing that through to the very end.”
Only complaint...it is THE WORST RECORDED show EVER. I turned the volume up all the way back in the day thinking it was DirectV's crappy standard feed...but even on netflix, seasons 3 and 4 are recorded at such ridiculously low volumes that you almost need subtitles.
haha, i watch with subtitles because 1) it's low and 2) my kid's sleeping in the other room. so i have it at normal volume, but i need the subtitles to supplement it since i can't blast it.
skyler is a bitch, but being pregnant, having to deal with a seriously ill husband, caring for a disabled son and having the husband disappear constantly for long stretches of time can certainly be wearisome. i think she has the kind of personality disposition that all those things will definitely bring out her ugly side. of course, i'm just talking about her in seasons 1-2, which i'm watching right now. later on, when walt goes into remission and she isn't pregnant anymore (although caring for a baby can make you crazy, too...), she has less of an excuse for why she's so bitchy.
pinkman did call her out to walt as a ball buster pretty early on, too. haha.
personally, my current favorites as far as writing goes are this one, mad men, 30 rock, parks & rec and girls.
I have all of Breaking Bad on dvd but I find myself watching each of the episodes that are showing late at night right now leading up to the 5th season.
I can't wait!!!
As for the Killing, I am glad how it ended.
I really want to give Mad Men a try. It is the only show on AMC that I haven't got hooked yet. I have seen an episode here and there when it is on late at night if someone has AMC channel on in our work break room. It seemed interesting but nothing has hit me over the head yet.
Walking Dead producer explains why you shouldn't hate Carl | Blastr
So...is it still ok to hate Carl because, let's face it, the kid is a lousy actor?But the show's creators never wanted you to hate Carl. Despite the fact that his youthful ignorance has cost lives, it's (apparently) not all his fault. In fact, executive producer Glen Mazzara has a few good reasons why you should give Rick's young'un another chance. In an interview with The L.A. Times, he said:
"We had a debate ... and everyone wants to know why Carl's not in the house. Well, it's boring to sit in a house. And he's a little boy and he wants to mix it up and stuff. And he's walking through the woods and finds a zombie trapped in the mud and he starts doing what any Huck Finn would do and starts throwing rocks at the monster. And then later that is the same zombie that pulls itself free and kills Dale. And the writers were very nervous about that, you know? It feels earned, but it's a risk. Because Dale is a beloved character and if this other character is involved and responsible for that death, is the audience going to now hate Carl? But I thought the story was worth the chance."