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The Goggle Box : The End Is Nigh Mr. White

Episode 14 - "Ozymandias"

Episode 14 – “Ozymandias”

What is left to say? Fans of “Breaking Bad” can rest assured that they have just witnessed the greatest hour of television history this week, make no mistake about that. That there’s two hours to go is nearly torturous, such is the fear that even this gang of bandits could sully the memory of this TV event. It should be done deal by now guys, but seriously, SPOILERS BELOW. Continue reading

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The Goggle Box : Back To Business For “The Newsroom”, Tense Business For “Breaking Bad”

Episode 13 - "To'hajiilee"

Episode 13 – “To’hajiilee”

The superlatives are running dry. I’m blue in the face and hoarse from trying to persuade people to better themselves and watch this show. It’s too late now, if you’re not on the “Breaking Bad” train by now, you’ll probably never will be. At least, not the way Vince Gilligan intended. The tension, week to week, of these final eight episodes has rivalled and surpassed every ounce of tension I have ever previously experienced, and I have three more weeks to go.
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The Goggle Box : Walter White Channels Bond Villains While “The Newsroom” Misfires

Episode 12 : "Rabid Dog"

Episode 12 : “Rabid Dog”

Four hours, not even. That is all that remains of Breaking Bad. And watching this episode it is near impossible to see how they are going to get anything tied up in that short space of time. There are more cogs in motion now than there ever has been in the seven years this show has been running. Wildcard Jesse, truly more evil than any man on earth Walt, Skyler and family slowly moving darkside, Hank’s growing obession, Marie researching poisons. The list is endless, I’ve only ticked the frontline boxes. But that is just one of those things about BB, the trust the viewer can put in the writers simply means we can have full confidence that they will manage to pull this one off over the next month. Continue reading

The Goggle Box : “Breaking Bad” Hits All New Highs Whilst “The Newsroom” Goes Conspiracy

"Confessions"

“Confessions”

Wow. Just wow. After a somewhat small scale episode last week, maybe even one that was borderline run of the mill, “Breaking Bad” hit back in a big way this week. Once again it is proven that this series is best watched in bulk, being so incredibly well thought out from start to finish in a fashion that the writers reward sequential viewing. Continue reading

The Goggle Box : Hank Clamps Down And “The Newsroom” Returns

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It was a little “difficult second album” for “Breaking Bad” this week. The running train of thought is that a bad episode of BB is still better than anything else on TV. Whilst this may be so, “Buried” will likely not go on to have anything resembling the impact of the last entry. Am I allowed be critical of this show?
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The Goggle Box: Breaking Bad Finally Returns

Season 5 "Blood Money"

Season 5 “Blood Money”

It’s been one hell of a wait, and the world hoped it would be worth it. Vince Gilligan’s “Breaking Bad” will be remembered as the turning point in the battle of TV versus cinema for quality entertainment on film (that is unless episode 16 of this final series features a song and dance number, that could be a step too far). Not wishing to sound like a certain Family Guy sketch, but watching this show really does display, better than any other, the quality that can be offered up on the small screen. Not a single film in the last ten years of cinema has come close to the quality of script, production and performance Breaking Bad produces on a weekly basis. In a genius move to create as much hype as possible, AMC decided that the 5th and final season would be shown in two installments, Part 1 screened from July 2012 to September 2012 and now Part 2 has begun, August 2013 to October 2013. How was the return? You know the drill, SPOILERS BELOW!

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Sopranos Star Gandolfini Passes Away

James Gandolfini. photo: Barry WetcherJames Gandolfini, the actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey mob boss in the groundbreaking TV series “The Sopranos,” died on Wednesday while on holiday with his son in Italy.

Gandolfini, whose performance as Tony Soprano made him a household name and ushered in a new era of American television drama, had been scheduled to attend the closing of the Taormina Film Festival in Sicily on Saturday. Continue reading

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