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Posts Tagged ‘ Vince Gilligan ’

The Goggle Box – Better Call Saul Continues Strong

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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below.

Better Call Saul S01E03 – “Nacho”

In only 3 episodes Better Call Saul has completely set itself out on its own while simultaneously containing the same highly intelligent writing and humour that made Breaking Bad such a great show. It is telling that after this week I may even be ready to stop referencing BB within the first paragraph of these reviews, such is the strength of BCS on its own.

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The Goggle Box – Did Better Call Saul Deliver?

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Full spoilers for Better Call Saul and The Walking Dead below

Some said it was a bad move, I could never decide fully which side of the fence I sat on to be honest, but Vince Gilligan and AMC decided they would press ahead with a Breaking Bad spin off featuring the superb series’ loveable(?) sleazeball Saul Goodman as the lead. Better Call Saul takes place 6 years before the events of Breaking Bad and chronicles Saul’s rise from back when he was just lowly public defence attorney Jimmy McGill to the – ahem – lofty heights of law when he becomes Saul Goodman. Oh, and it’s really really good.

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The Goggle Box : Walking In A Walter Wonderland

Episode 15 - "Granite State"

Episode 15 – “Granite State”

So, that happened. Breaking Bad went as far off the reservation this week as it has ever gone. The speculation that last week was the true ending, and all of this is epilogue is clearly true. In this penultimate episode, and presumably next week’s finale too, we are seeing the loose ends tying up. And as a result it all feels a little different, but stops just short of being wrong. Continue reading

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

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 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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