Vince Gilligan

Emmys: The Big 3 – Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and True Detective

breaking_bad_granite_stateEmmys: The Big 3 – Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and True Detective

The Emmys are coming! You can see our full Emmy Predictions by category here, and expect updates within the next week including writing, directing, mini-series, and TV movie categories.

A few weeks ago a list of all potential contenders per category was released online.  You can find those lists on the Primetime Emmys website here. When it comes to the best dramas out there we have a very strong race this year between three particular contenders: “Breaking Bad,” “True Detective,” and “Game of Thrones.”

Each of these three shows are going to be showing up in multiple categories when the nominations are announced. We’ve taken a closer look into the categories they may stand-out in and their chances against each other. So let’s talk a little bit about these shows.

Let’s start off the discussion with “Breaking Bad” (more…)

1st Annual M10 Award Winners

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“12 Years a Slave,” “The Last of Us,” and “Breaking Bad” are the best of 2013. Here is the full list of the 1st Annual M10 Award Winners.

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TV: 1st Annual M10 Nominations

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FILM Nominations and Video Game Nominations were released this past weekend. Here are the first annual M10 Nominations for Television Series’.

“Breaking Bad” and “Game of Thrones” lead with an incredible 13 nominations. “House of Cards” and “Boardwalk Empire” follow with 8 nominations.

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TV Analysis: The final pages of “Breaking Bad”

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TV Analysis: The final pages of “Breaking Bad”

On September 29th this year, one of the greatest shows to ever hit television (both critically and personally) aired its final episode.

I have been outspoken regarding my admiration for this series’ direction, design, editing, acting and its overall perfectionism in the art of film-making. Last week the final two pages of “Felina” (the shows final episode) were leaked online.

SPOILERS FOLLOW
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Top 20: TV Shows of All Time

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The Sopranos
Breaking Bad
M*A*S*H*
Lost
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Seinfeld
Battlestar Galactica
The Wire
The X-Files
The Simpsons

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TV Analysis: Breaking Bad – “Confessions”

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TV Analysis:
Breaking Bad – “Confessions”

Instead of reviewing this week’s incredible episode of “Breaking Bad” I thought this would be a perfect episode to dissect. “Breaking Bad” is a show that is at the top height of critical appraisal. The writing is detailed, with every dark corner of the story in mind, including a solid stock of sharp monologues. The direction goes beyond the writing and explores the world of Walter White using unconventional methods of filmmaking. All accompanied by a vivid selection of shots from the cinematographers, the pacing and tempo from the editors on the show, and a production design that excels in utilizing foreshadowing through color.
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TV Review: Breaking Bad S05E09 “Blood Money”

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TV Review: Breaking Bad S05E09 “Blood Money”

As Vince Gilligan’s cautionary epic comes to a close, audiences, and die-hard fans, find themselves discussing the many possibilities  of the final eight episodes in season five. Breaking Bad is a rare breed of show that has kept situational and narrative continuity for  all fifty-five hours of its existence (with 7 more hours to come.)

“Blood Money,” reminds us why Breaking Bad is perfect. The script, written by Gilligan and Peter Gould, is organic. Letting the characters react to the circumstances around them and the actions of each other. A common fault in television dramas is often found in the characters, and their reactions to situations (if the character isn’t doing anything why watch him?) But here we have a scene where we just look at Jesse while his friends talk, and he is over-encumbered with guilt, and Hank falling apart at the haunting discovery of his brother-in-law and good friend. (more…)