As a bonus feature for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray release of Breaking Bad‘s fifth season, the production team filmed… Read More
Summer has commonly been a wasteland for television, but with the staggered seasons of original cable programming, the next few months feature a surprisingly terrific lineup of returning favorites as well as new series on cable, network TV, and on Netflix. While you’ve probably already made it through the fourth season of Arrested Development twice already, here are ten other series worth checking out this… Read More
Flavorwire is celebrating Memorial Day with The Year in TV, a series of features on the 2012-13 TV season, which ends this month.
Although it’s easy to forget at a time when the flexible schedules of basic and premium cable — and now online streaming services — have pretty much destroyed the idea that television has an off-season, Memorial Day does, in fact, mark the official end of the 2012-13 TV season. So, even though many of our perennial favorites (Mad Men, Game of Thrones) haven’t even ended their seasons yet and others just dropped a new batch of 15 episodes on our head (Arrested Development), it’s time again to take stock of the past 12 months on the small screen. From standbys like Louie and Parks and Recreation to such newcomers as Bunheads and Hannibal, here are Flavorwire’s 15 favorite shows of the year.
Recognizing that there’s an overabundance of stuff on the Internet (and it’s not everyone’s job to keep up with it all), Flavorwire is curating the best of what we come across — and share with our coworkers — in our daily meanderings around the web. Below, check out both the big and the obscure stories you might have missed during your long day at the office. … Read More
The ads for Sundance Channel’s new drama Rectify have been selling it (understandably) as “from the producers of Breaking Bad,” and when they use that phrase, one of the two people they’re talking about is Mark Johnson. An Oscar-winning producer with a long and impressive list of credits (including Diner, Donnie Brasco, Galaxy Quest, The Notebook, and Rain Man), he’d done two films — Bugsy and A Perfect World — with a young actor named Ray McKinnon. Recently, he says, “on a whim, I realized I hadn’t talked to him in a while and I thought I should just give him a call. I reached him in Arkansas, and what a great coincidence, he had just finished a TV pilot. And he was aware of our show Breaking Bad at that point and he said, ‘I’d love for you to take a look at it.’ And he sent it to me, and it’s one of those things, one of those good moments, as a producer where you just instinctively know that something’s special there.” … Read More
AMC announced yesterday that the second half of the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad will premiere Sunday, August 11. But with a year-long gap between the season’s first eight episodes and the final eight, it’s easy to lose your place. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the Internet to collate everything we know so far about what we can expect this summer. Refresh your memory, read through some mild spoilers, and make your predictions below. … Read More
Yesterday’s news that the powers that be at Breaking Bad are contemplating a spin-off series centered on Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy lawyer, was a bit of a head-scratcher. Sure, we love Saul as much as anybody, but he’s not just a supporting character (and thus, via precedent, possible spin-off fodder) — he’s also the “comic relief” on a decidedly serious program, meaning that Better Call Saul (or whatever it might be called) would presumably have a tone, style, and length altogether removed from its predecessor. It’d be a peculiar transition, is the point — but it certainly wouldn’t be the strangest spin-off we’ve seen. Examples after the jump. … Read More
Earlier this week, we told you about Xavier Macafee, the New Mexico man who was arrested on suspicion of burglary after allegedly breaking into Bryan Cranston’s car and stealing, among other things, the script to one of Breaking Bad’s final episodes. While we still don’t know if it was a coincidental act or the work of a brilliant BB superfan, this isn’t the first time a swiped script has created havoc in Hollywood. Here are ten tales of leaked screenplays, and what happened to the films… Read More
We took a handful of the biggest film and TV nominees and turned them into tasty and/or jokey drinks to enhance your Golden Globes experience (and by “jokey” we mean a few of these might not sound fantastic, but they’re all drinkable, we promise). So, feel free to chug one of these suckers whenever its respective production wins an award, or just sip on your favorite throughout the evening — whatever floats your Life of Pi… Read More