frauenfelder at October 14th, 2013 15:31 — #1
vrplumber at October 14th, 2013 15:46 — #2
Genius recognizing genius.
steampunkbanana at October 14th, 2013 15:50 — #3
Uproxx now indicates it may be a fake.
chellberty at October 14th, 2013 17:46 — #4
donald_petersen at October 14th, 2013 17:50 — #5
art_carnage at October 14th, 2013 18:25 — #6
Unless you want people to think he spent his time doing Microsoft searches, us the also-correct spelling bingeing.
tavie at October 14th, 2013 18:42 — #7
If this is worth anything, Gawker insists it's real.
I am particularly enjoying this on the level of Anthony Hopkins is writing a beautiful letter and he played epistolarian Frank Doel in the movie adaptation of CharingCross_Road">one of my favorite books.
jjsaul at October 14th, 2013 19:02 — #8
How astounding is it that they actually brought it to a conclusion? That's the most amazing part of all to me... that the cast and creators fulfilled every unreasonable expectation we made of them.
noahdjango at October 14th, 2013 19:18 — #9
it came on TV two nights ago : )
tyger11 at October 14th, 2013 19:31 — #10
84 Charing Cross Road is a superb movie. I should re-watch that.
chellberty at October 14th, 2013 21:49 — #11
thank you it has been a long day. I was truly not getting that.
donald_petersen at October 14th, 2013 21:54 — #12
Turns out Cranston's signed to play Dalton Trumbo in an upcoming movie about Trumbo and the Hollywood blacklist. That oughta be interesting.
steampunkbanana at October 14th, 2013 23:03 — #13
Oh, I want it to be true too, real, real bad.
space_monkey at October 14th, 2013 23:11 — #14
I made it a ways into the second season. It was, in every respect, incredibly well done, buy I found basically all the main characters (except Walter Jr.) to be so unlikeable and unsympathetic that I couldn't bring myself to keep watching it. That said, the fact that they managed to portray them well enough, and consistently enough, to evoke that kind of deep dislike of all of them in me is pretty impressive.
halloween_jack_ at October 15th, 2013 00:29 — #15
I suspect that part of it may be that at least some people haven't forgotten the lesson of Twin Peaks, which started out as one of the most astonishing things that TV had ever done up to that point, then devolved into a parody of itself, then started to refocus... but not in time to prevent its cancellation. Vince Gilligan got his start on The X-Files, which always seemed to me to have benefited at least a little from Twin Peaks (at least in proving that a weird series could get a foothold, if not in direct inspiration), and although the temptation (both from within and probably from AMC in terms of money) must have been tremendous to extend BB further than it really needed to go, he resisted.
brainspore at October 15th, 2013 00:48 — #16
Actually AMC originally wanted a shorter fifth season to cut costs, for a while Sony was actually shopping around with other networks to wrap up the show. Whoever made the call to keep it to five seasons I applaud them, it would have been awful to watch another great show go the way of X-Files or Lost.
frauenfelder at October 19th, 2013 15:31 — #17
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