Posts Tagged ‘ Breaking Bad ’

Breaking Bad – “Felina” – review

October 1, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Felina” – review

“Felina” was a lot of fun.  We got to see Walt win and be badass non-stop for seventy-five minutes.  We got Badger and Skinny Pete popping up.  We got a mild reconciliation of sorts with Skyler and closure for Marie, money for the kids, a freed Jesse in a rad El Camino, and Walt...

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Breaking Bad – “Granite State” – review

September 25, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Granite State” – review

After last week’s insanely dark, intensity-packed episode, the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad (I will not cry! I will. not. cry.) gives us a bit of a breather and does some heavy-lifting in preparation for next week’s, you know, fucking ultimate episode.  There were still some truly harrowing moments (Todd’s “just business” approach to...

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Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias” – review

September 16, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Ozymandias” – review

Jesus. This week’s Breaking Bad opens with flashback to a simpler time, when Breaking Bad was a simpler series.  In season one this show was primarily a Coen Brothersy dark comedy with a fantastically juicy premise.  We get reminded of the “Walt in BVDs” jokes, the lightness of Walt and Jesse’s odd couple banter, of the un-trusty old...

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Breaking Bad – “To’hajiilee” – review

September 16, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “To’hajiilee” – review

This week’s Breaking Bad has Hank and Walt playing some truly excellent chess against one another.  First, let’s talk Walt’s game play.  At the end of last week’s show we had him finally doing what he always wanted to avoid: agreeing to have his surrogate son murdered.  He calls upon Todd (who has taken over...

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Breaking Bad – “Rabid Dog” – review

September 4, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Rabid Dog” – review

This week’s Breaking Bad found Walt acting like the more relate able guy we know from the early seasons of the show, the guy who is scrambling and fumbling and improvising poorly, not “the Devil” that Jesse describes to Hank.  This is a Walt who doesn’t want to do what it takes because, as...

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Breaking Bad – “Confessions” – review

August 26, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Confessions” – review

So Breaking Bad has been fucking sterling so far in this final stretch but ho-lee fu-uck did this episode raise the goddamn ante in terms of sheer awesome.  Walt’s masterful shutting down of Hank’s attempts to bring him to justice would’ve been enough for me to shout praises from the fucking rooftop about “Confessions”...

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Breaking Bad – “Buried” – review

August 20, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Buried” – review

We haven’t had a great Skyler episode in a while but boy-oh-fucking-boy did this week’s “Buried” make up for that fact.  Where last week’s episode closed with an amazing confrontation between Walt and Hank, here we got to see Skyler rock some big scenes with Hank, Marie and eventually Walt, making this an obvious...

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Breaking Bad – “Blood Money” – review

August 12, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Blood Money” – review

Okay, so the title of Breaking Bad S5E9 is apparently “Blood Money” but, come on, I know you’re with me when I say that the real title for this fucker should be “Tread Lightly.”  A lot of fantastic shit was set up in this premiere but it all came down to the fucking beautifully...

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Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All” – review

September 4, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All” – review

This season (excuse me, half season) of Breaking Bad has been full of great shit, but said great shit has certainly felt rushed.  So much stuff happened this season that it could have been told over a full, regular thirteen episode season more smoothly – hell, it maybe needed even more time than that....

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Breaking Bad – “Say My Name” – review

August 27, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Say My Name” – review

I’m guessing this will be the big Emmy submission episode for season five (part 1!) of Breaking Bad next year.  You’ve got Cranston giving last year’s “I’m the one who knocks” speech a run for its money with his monologue in the desert to the Phoenix boys wherein he insists they “say my name.”...

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Breaking Bad – “Buyout” – review

August 20, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Buyout” – review

After last week’s shocker ending we get a great, atmospheric and creepy cold open in “Buyout,” watching as Todd, Mike and Walt do their dissolving trick on the kid from last week’s bike in the pest control shop before moving onto, you know, the kid himself.  Jesse is absent, apparently hanging back and having...

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Breaking Bad – “Dead Freight” – review

August 13, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Dead Freight” – review

Goddamnit, broke badasses, was tonight’s episode of Breaking Bad terrific or what?  It had plenty of particularly dark turns and a season-one-or-two-style caper in it that was on par with the best of their capers, followed by a truly fucked up ending.  All it needed was a sprinkling of Saul or Badger and it’d...

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Breaking Bad – “Fifty-One” – review

August 7, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Fifty-One” – review

A very Sopranos-esque, character-driven episode is offered this week to mark Walt’s fifty-first b-day, an occasion that also means that all the shit we’ve seen go down on Breaking Bad over the past four years?  Yeah, that’s only been one year in the world of the show.  As the flash-forward that opened this season...

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Breaking Bad – “Hazard Pay” – review

July 31, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Hazard Pay” – review

“Hazard Pay” starts to give us a better idea of where the new season of Breaking Bad is headed as our boys work out a new lab situation and Walt spies his next hurdle to be done away with.  The episode opens with Mike going to county lock-up as a “paralegal” for a lawyer...

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Breaking Bad – “Madrigal” – review

July 23, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Madrigal” – review

More loose ends are tied in episode two of season five (say it with me!) part one, the delightfully Mike-heavy “Madrigal.”  We find out right fucking quick that no, that flash forward from last week will not be a running thing a la season two’s more vague series of flash forward cold opens.  Instead...

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Breaking Bad – “Live Free or Die” – review

July 16, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Live Free or Die” – review

Season five (part one, mind you) kicked shit off by tying up some loose ends from season four, a season which seemed to have one of the more definitive finales on Breaking Bad to date.  Turns out we all forgot about Gus’ laptop and the feed from the superlab contained within it, leading to...

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Breaking Bad Season 6?

April 6, 2012
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Breaking Bad Season 6?

Kind of. James Hibberd of EW writes: Emmy-winning series star Bryan Cranston says AMC will break the award-winning drama’s final 16-episode season into two separate runs, as reports have speculated for months. “We’re splitting it,” says Cranston, who’s currently shooting the fifth season premiere in New Mexico. “We’re going to shoot the first eight,...

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Breaking Bad – “Face Off” – review

October 11, 2011
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Breaking Bad – “Face Off” – review

You folks probably recall how last week how I was bitching about the shakiness of the motivations behind the characters in poisoning mystery, how Jesse making the instant connection to Walt when Brock got sick was weak, Walt’s theory on Gus weak as well.  Well, it turns out that shit was so flimsy because...

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Breaking Bad – “End Times” – review

October 4, 2011
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Breaking Bad – “End Times” – review

Lots of action yet again in this week’s episode of Breaking Bad, though really “End Times” was a lot about waiting and miscommunication.  For a while there I was thinking we wouldn’t see Walt for the rest of the episode, thought maybe they should have called that shit “Where’s Walto?” or some shit like...

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Breaking Bad “Crawl Space” – review

September 26, 2011
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Breaking Bad “Crawl Space” – review

After last week’s big “holy shit!” episode, I figured “Crawl Space” might take it easy a bit, let us all settle down for a minute then really hit us hard for the last couple episodes of the season. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling pretty winded after “Crawl Space.” In fact,...

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