Kelly, I love you for including Duck Soup on your list!
Ira Glass has some serious moves.
Or she’ll just be Lydia.
They should resurrect him just to kill him again.
Wow, ice cream baby didn’t age well.
They call me Mr. Glass….. of beer.
Yeah, a lot of it could be accidental. Like the way Walt laid on the ground after Hank died. It looked just like when Gus was on the ground by the pool when his business partner was killed by Hector. According to Rian Johnson (director of last weeks episode) the similarity is just a coincidence and he was just as surprised as the rest of us to see the similarity.
Director Rian Johnson says he was as surprised as anyone to see that the shot of Walt with his head on the ground matched the similar shot of Gus. I think that means this show is preordained by God.
There was a point when I genuinely liked this show. And that was followed by a long period where I told myself that I liked it, even thought I wasn’t really getting any enjoyment out of watching it. Then I found Carmen’s recaps and suddenly it hit me! This show is terrible! Why couldn’t I see that before? Maybe it’s because this is basically a carbon copy of Sports Night (a show I genuinely love). I held out hope for a while that this show would grow on me the way Sports Night did but man, these characters are not nearly as interesting as Dana and Casey and Dan and Jeremy and Natalie and Isaac.
So Carmen, thanks for guiding me towards the light. I fucking hate The Newsroom. If only it hadn’t taken me this long to figure that out.
Apparently the director spent a lot of time setting up this shot so that the “White King” would be just a few moves away from checkmate. I love how much thought they put into this show.
I’ll agree with you about Marie’s stealing, but I think her superior attitude was completely warranted and appropriate, given the circumstances. Same for the baby-napping. But clearly she should go straight to hell for the purple.
But how can you say that Walt is completely blameless for her death? Surely he bears at least SOME of the blame.
That happens to me all the time. Usually the thumb, but sometimes the forefinger as well.
Speaking as a professional editor, that was some instant horseshit. I’m sure they had people in that room who would have known to look for that kind of blatant tampering. If I were there I would have said “Let me examine your “raw footage” more closely. I’ll look for timestamps and incriminating edits.” I guarantee MacKenzie and Mr. Bowtie would have let me take a closer look. Soooooo, yeah that part was pretty stupid.
That being said, I still really like this show. But not as much as I like reading Carmen’s recaps of this show!
Hahaha! The magnet is a brilliant touch!
Walt doesn’t need to have seen Gus puking to pick up that trait. It’s not like he consciously picked up any of the other traits. I think it’s more of a symbolic storytelling device that we’re not supposed to take literally. That being said, I think they’re using the bacon thing to intentionally make us think Skyler’s life is in danger, because they clearly read what people talk about on the internet, so they definitely know about this whole theory and they’re trying to play off of our expectations.
Every time I hear that name I can only think of Stan’s sister Shelly saying through her thick braces “my boyfriend Ssshhhhkyyyylerrrrrrrr.”
I went to see the RiffTrax Live presentation of Starship Troopers recently, in a packed theater at Universal Citywalk. When Dean Norris came on screen, everybody in my theater cheered. It was pretty amazing. Love that guy.
And then Jane (Kaczmarek) will choke to death on her own vomit!!!!! LOL!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHSOFUNNY!!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!!!!!!
“(They all die of heart attacks, yes?) (LOL, because their hearts were too full.)”
Oh my god I just almost choked from laughter when I read this because I was drinking wine. Damn you, Kelly!!!!
When did it ever stray from comedy?
There’s something that I never see anybody bring up when talking about how this show will end. And considering how much Vince Gilligan subscribes to the Chekov’s Gun principle, it’s hard for me to believe that this won’t come up by the end of the show. Here’s the thing the question that’s been bugging me: Who is Gustavo Fring? Because throughout his run on the show there we get hints of his background. Don Eladio says that the only reason he left Gustavo alive is because he “knows who he is”. And Mike said something about how he could only find evidence of Gus going back to 1989, so Hank shouldn’t be able to find anything earlier. There have been other hints, but I can’t remember them at the moment.
My point is, if fucking Don Eladio was afraid to kill Gus….. who the hell is he? And what did Walt get himself into by killing Gus?
This HAS TO come up in the last 5 episodes.