Better Call Saul and the Challenge of the Prequel

There were some doubts by people going into Better Call Saul, AMC’s new Breaking Bad spinoff starring Bob Odenkirk. Would Odenkirk’s sleazy lawyer be enough to carry a series? Could Odenkirk, an excellent comedy writer and actor, be a strong enough lead for his own semi-serious show? Hell yes, he can. It’s clear that Peter…

Bob Odenkirk Has Come a Long Way, Baby

Better Call Saul premieres this weekend on AMC. There’s a lot of anticipation surrounding it. People hope that it will reach the greatness of its parent show, Breaking Bad. Even if it doesn’t, that’s okay. Every show doesn’t have to be amazing, even if most of the same people who produced the methtastic adventures of Walter White…

Breaking Bad Wins Another Barrel Full of Emmys

I didn’t watch the Emmys, mostly because FXX is still playing every episode of The Simpsons. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know Season 10 is where things start to go sour, but it’s still got Pinchy and Mark Hamill and Max Power. I couldn’t resist. I didn’t miss too much since most of the same people…

FX's Fargo builds on and renovates the Coen brothers classic

Note: This was written after viewing the first 7 episodes of Fargo and is fairly spoiler free. Fargo is a peculiar property. It takes elements of its namesake while continuing the story from that movie. It both is a reimagining of the Coen brothers classic and is not. Martin Freeman’s Lester Nygaard is similar to William H. Macy’s…

HIMYM: A Theory on Ted Mosby's Loss

Last week, we questioned the idea of whether or not the final episode of How I Met Your Mother would reveal that The Mother was dead. The Tumblr blog, Virtual Life is Epic!, presented an interesting theory on death and the show. We all remember that Ted used to say that he’d name his children Luke…