Blogging ‘Bad’: In ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 (2012-13), you’re god damn right Walter is Heisenberg – but at a cost (TV review)

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ver six Sundays, we’re looking back at the five seasons (and one movie) of one of the last decade’s elite TV series: AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Next up is Season 5 (2012-13):

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Blogging ‘Bad’: ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 3 (2010) gets into the nuances of black-market economics, presents stunning moral dilemmas (TV review)

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ver six Sundays, we’re looking back at the five seasons (and one movie) of one of the last decade’s elite TV series: AMC’s “Breaking Bad.” Next up is Season 3 (2010):

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First episode impressions: ‘The Terror: Infamy’ (TV review)

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he Terror” was one of the most gripping series of 2018, a rare horror TV show that maintains a creepy aura even with the escape provided by commercial breaks. It’s slow-paced, and it doesn’t stick the landing, so it barely missed my end-of-year list. But I’m happy to return for “The Terror: Infamy” (Mondays on AMC).

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Florence Pugh shines as ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ shifts from beautiful to deliciously dreary (TV review)

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 friend mistook “The Little Drummer Girl” for a Christmas series, and I explained that’s not what it is. As for what it really is, there’s the short version and the long version. Simply, it’s an espionage drama set amid the forever war between the Israelis and the Palestinians in the 1970s. AMC’s seven-hour miniseries has all the twisty spy intrigue you could want, but its strongest elements are the character study of English actress Charlie (Florence Pugh) and the amazing set and costume design. A viewer feels every minute of the run time, though, and often might desire to watch something more upbeat, like Norwegian death metal videos or snuff films of kittens being strangled.

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Engrossing ‘Better Call Saul’ inches closer to the ‘Breaking Bad’ timeline in Season 4 (TV review)

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eing as I haven’t reviewed or talked about AMC’s “Better Call Saul” or “Breaking Bad” in the past, I feel it is necessary to preface this review a bit. “Breaking Bad” is in my top five TV shows of all time. The series is near perfection in terms of writing and cinematography, and I think it’s a show everyone should see (It’s on Netflix now). With that said, when “Better Call Saul” was announced, I wasn’t super excited because I wasn’t a big fan of the character from “Breaking Bad.” However, I gave it a chance and was not disappointed.

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‘Fear the Walking Dead’ lurches from bad to good to bad again in Season 4 (TV review)

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ear the Walking Dead” (AMC) is a strange show. I’m not sure the creators have any idea what to do with it at this point. Season 1 started out as a fresh take on the “Walking Dead” universe with new and interesting characters. My understanding was we were going to get a show about the early days of the breakout and how the world handles it. The first season is, in my opinion, really good. The time period allows the writers to show the change people go through from normal life to post-apocalyptic life. However, it moves so fast that they basically go through the breakout in three or four episodes.

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