If Breaking Bad was a sitcom there would be a lot more saxophone-heavy music, slapstick fails and studio audience giggles. Walt would be the intelligent, stoic patriarch and Skyler would be the slighly crazy, off-the-rocker mom. Every episode would make light of serious domestic disputes that every nuclear family goes through and would end with everyone laughing and saying “oh, aren’t we silly? Let’s make up.” And I would still totally watch it.
I’m obsessed with the AMC show Breaking Bad and I constantly try to convince my friends to watch it. Instead of inadequately explaining why watching an ex-high school teacher cook meth is awesome I’m just going to play them this video of a chirpy German dude explaining why Breaking Bad is great. He writes on YouTube: “I love this show Breaking Bad very much. I tell to you now my Reasons.”
If you didn’t think the show was great before, he’s probably going to convince you otherwise.
That was the question asked by Put Zombies Back On TV. AMC dressed up some willing New Yorkers as zombies and had them stumble through the city among unknowing pedestrians. The roamers look pretty convincing, with fake blood streaming down their faces and yellowed teeth. They even got a couple screams.
Dish recently dropped AMC’s programming, including The Walking Dead, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. So they did the experiment to prove that zombies don’t belong on the street, but they do belong on television. Let’s put them back there people!
In my second year of university I went through an obsession with Mad Men, watching every episode back-to-back to the detriment of my school work. Then the Mad Men hiatus came, and like the couple in Portlandia’s Battlestar Galactica episode I went ballistic without my daily fill.
The newly released trailers are teasing me, but at least I can take comfort that the new season starts on March 25. The three promos from AMC are called “Don Is Back,” “Roger Is Back,” and “Mad Men Is Back.”
It looks like there’s tons of style, debauchery, deception and adultery to look forward to. I can’t wait to see how Don deals with his shotgun wedding to French-Canadian Jessica Paré. I actually like his new wife (though I’m a biased Canadian) but I feel the relationship is doomed. What do you think?
Finally fans of one of the greatest, most original shows on television, Mad Men, have an answer as to whether Don Draper will be back sipping scotch and neglecting second-hand smoke precautions. And the answer is YES.
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has reportedly accepted a $30 million offer to continue with the cult hit for another 3 seasons, and had the following to say:
“These will be the last 3 seasons of the period drama. I’m going to take it one year at a time without the distraction to ever have to go through this again. I’m incredibly grateful for the outpouring of support and overwhelmed that I get to finish telling the stories I want to tell.”
It sounds like Weiner must have an idea of where he wants the story arc of the show to go, especially if he knows it will conclude in 3 seasons. If Don Draper dies however, something tells me it won’t be from esophageal cancer.
Savour these next 3 seasons!
AMC theatres are skeptical about booking a new film, The Aristocrats, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The film, which is set for release on July 29 in the States, features some of the best comedians around, like Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart and George Carlin.
But AMC is insistent on pulling the plug because the language surrounding some of the jokes is too vulgar.
“At least it’s showing that words have power, and we haven’t had that statement made in a while,” said Penn Jillette, who helped produce the film with director Paul Provenza.
Pam Blase, a spokesperson from AMC the decision was based on buisiness rationale.
Opposite of the business debate is the freedom of speech and expression issues that automatically arise. Although The Aristocrats is still unrated, due to language, this banishment still comes as a surprise, especially when one considers there are a lot more worse movies that have been made.
In conclusion, if we start banning films based on the reasoning some things are too severe to watch, or in this case, listen to, then why stop with the Aristocrats?