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Posted Thursday 8/16/18 at 10:40PM EDT
Better Call Saul will deliver Los Pollos Hermanos chicken next week via Postmates
Los Angeles and New York City fans can order Gustavo Fring's Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul chicken from Monday through Wednesday through the on-demand delivery service.
Posted Wednesday 8/15/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Better Call Saul's Rhea Seehorn is always concerned about Kim Wexler's fate every time she reads a script
“Patrick Fabian and I, every time we get the scripts, we flip through them as fast as possible and then we call each other: ‘I’m not dead! You’re not dead!,'” Seehorn said on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “And then we get back to doing the work. But yea, you always have to check.”
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 9:52PM EDT
Kim Wexler's Better Call Saul ponytail deserves accolades: "It's a total power pony"
"As worn by Rhea Seehorn — and as demonstrated in this week’s episode, 'Breathe'— Wexler’s swept-up, boing-boing-curled work of hair art is more than just a ponytail," says Jen Chaney. "It’s a reflection of who Kim is and who she wants to be. It’s a weathervane that suggests which way the wind is blowing for her, or the way it may be blowing in the very near future. Oh, and on top of all that: That thing is just flawless. When Kim wears that ponytail in a courtroom or other work-oriented setting — and that’s usually where she wears it — it is a reflection of her strength and sense of order. No strand is out of place. The coil is curled perfectly, as if it were sculpted with plans to put this ponytail on display in a museum. It is a ponytail that could only spring from the scalp of a grown woman who is formidable and unflappable. It’s a total power pony."
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 9:39PM EDT
How Fear the Walking Dead was overhauled to be as good or even better than The Walking Dead
Taking a cue from the course corrections done on The Leftovers and Halt and Catch Fire, Fear the Walking Dead's drastic restructuring has resulted in "a weirder, wilder, and more adventurous show that stands apart from — and in some ways surpasses — the franchise flagship," says Ben Lindbergh. ALSO: Jenna Elfman had to gut a real fish: "Repeatedly! Take after take!"
Posted Monday 8/13/18 at 8:43AM EDT
Chris Hardwick makes teary return to Talking Dead following sexual misconduct allegations
“I really just want to take a minute and I want to say that I’m so appreciative to be standing here right now, and I want to thank you, The Walking Dead community, for all your support over these past couple months," an emotional Hardwick said in his first Talking Dead episode since ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra accused him of emotional and sexual abuse. "This show is not just a job to me, this is a vital part of my life, this has been a sanctuary these last seven years we’ve been here." Hardwick also said "I have so much gratitude to you the fans, the producers, and the casts of these amazing shows for allowing me to be a part of this community every week." Hardwick didn't mention that one of the producers, co-executive producer Jen Patton, and other Talking Dead staffers quit in protest over his reinstatement. “They felt they couldn’t stay after Chloe was not part of the investigation,” an insider told Deadline. AMC had no comment on the departures.
Posted Saturday 8/11/18 at 4:53AM EDT
Chris Hardwick's Talking Dead return leads to the departure of a female executive producer and several staffers
The Wrap reports that the unnamed "female executive producer and a 'handful' of the approximately 25 people who work on the talk show show left after Hardwick was reinstated last month." AMC declined to comment on the departures. Meanwhile, on Friday, Hardwick accuser and ex-girlfriend Chloe Dykstra tweeted that she stood by her allegations and explained why she didn't participate in the network investigation: "Hey dudes. Just a reminder: I 100% stand by every single word of my essay. I made sure it was unembellished, factual, and that I had evidence to back it up in order to protect myself in case of ACTUAL litigation (not a network investigation, where I’m not protected). That is all." ALSO: Nerdist restores Hardwick's name following an internal investigation.
Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 6:01AM EDT
Breaking Bad's Walter White could still be alive in Better Call Saul's Omaha scenes
“We haven’t defined that,” says co-creator Peter Gould. “We haven’t said how long Gene has been in Omaha.”
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 10:55PM EDT
Judd Apatow: I rejected Bryan Cranston for the role of a Pineapple Express drug dealer
"Bryan Cranston auditioned," Apatow said in commemorating the 10th-anniversary of the Seth Rogen-James Franco film. "He may have even read at a table read and I said 'I don’t think he seems scary enough to seem like a real drug dealer.' If he did PE maybe the Breaking Bad people would have said, 'not him, he always plays drug dealers.'" ALSO: Ranking every Breaking Bad episode.
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 4:22AM EDT
Better Call Saul is still great in Season 4 because it forces you to pay attention, unlike many other shows
"Like its predecessor Breaking Bad, this is a series you can’t just half-watch while scrolling your phone, because if you do, you won’t know what’s going on," says Matt Zoller Seitz. "The show can be hard to follow even if you’re watching closely, because so much of the plot is inferred." He adds that "more so than most current series, the pleasures of Better Call Saul are almost entirely visceral and emotional. It’s about what happens in the frame: what you see, what you hear, the looks on people’s faces, and the thoughts that pass through their eyes as they contemplate their next move. Series creators Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan were smart to rethink the tone of this tale as they refocused the Breaking Bad lens on Saul Goodman, a.k.a. Jimmy McGill."
- Better Call Saul's obsession with the mundane is a tonic for our crazy times
- Tragedy has reinvigorated Better Call Saul
- Season 4 kicks off with the best opening episodes of the series
- Better Call Saul has turned out to be a masterclass in how to turn small things into something emotionally huge
- Bob Odenkirk says the Breaking Bad world is "going to swallow us, and that’s okay with me"
- Odenkirk says this season is funnier, thanks to increased confidence from the writers
- In praise of Rhea Seehorn for scrambling TV’s traditional gender tropes with Kim Wexler, while bringing a steely gravitas to the role
- Seehorn's Kim Wexler has become the show's working-woman hero
- Seehorn on Kim Wexler: “I think of Kim as a recovering addict that can’t stop hanging out with people that use"
- "The transmutation of Jimmy to Saul ... is likely to produce the best balance of darkness and humor that the series has mustered"
- Better Call Saul co-creator Peter Gould explains why there wasn't a time-jump to kick off Season 4
- Vince Gillian talks avoiding "schmuck bait," and says "never say never" to another Breaking Bad spinoff
Posted Tuesday 8/07/18 at 4:22AM EDT
Lodge 49 is an oddball of a show that rewards viewers who have the time and patience for its eccentricities
"It meanders and takes a while to get to the point, and even when it gets there, sometimes the point still seems muddled," says Jen Chaney of the AMC drama series starring Wyatt Russell. "But it earns credit for embracing its weirdness and being unlike practically any other show that’s currently on TV. Which is a bold statement considering how many shows are currently on TV."
- Lodge 49 is a little Big Lebowski and too much "Surfer, Dude"
- It's the right kind of weird: A melancholy, 10-episode rumination on loss and friendship
- Viewers have to be patient with Lodge 49's leisurely pace, which reveals a solid, if densely constructed, narrative infrastructure
- Creator Jim Gavin calls Lodge 49 a personal story inspired by his past
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Why is Chris Hardwick "still a thing"?
"The networks have crunched the numbers and decided Hardwick remains an asset, not a liability," says Scott Meslow, who wonders why AMC and NBC couldn't find somebody else to replace Hardwick -- somebody who hasn't been accused of emotional and sexual abuse (even though AMC cleared him). "Hardwick is literally replaceable, by Yvette Nicole Brown or by hundreds of other talented people without that kind of baggage," he says. "But AMC has decided he’s worth keeping around anyway."
Posted Saturday 8/04/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Read an oral history of Breaking Bad's "Ozymandias"
Source: The Ringer
"It was just a final beatdown, just a battle royal to the finish. In that episode, a lot of things happen that were just really hard to bear," Aaron Paul says of the best episode of one of the best-ever TV series.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 8:12PM EDT
AMC to put Lodge 49's entire first season online
AMC's on-demand streaming service will have all 10 episodes available starting Monday, the day of its premiere on AMC. AMC previously released all Season 1 episodes of The Terror and McMafia for binge-watching.
Posted Monday 7/30/18 at 7:08PM EDT
Andrew Lincoln explains he's leaving The Walking Dead to be with his family
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The British actor spends more than half the year filming the AMC series in Georgia. "I have two young children, and I live in a different country, and they become less portable as they get older,” he tells EW Radio. “It was that simple. It was time for me to come home.”
Posted Saturday 7/28/18 at 10:38PM EDT
AMC renews Better Call Saul, Fear the Walking Dead and McMafia
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
AMC announced at the TV press tour that the three dramas have been renewed for a fifth, fifth and second season, respectively. To celebrate the renewal news, Bob Odenkirk revealed a Better Call Saul (fake) tattoo on his butt.