I’m a Breaking Bad fan. A huge fan, so you can imagine my excitement at the news of a possible spin-off series centred around the character of Saul Goodman, once Breaking Bad comes to a close later this year.
Speaking to Empire Magazine earlier this month writer/creator Vince Gilligan filled in some of the blanks regarding a possible Saul Goodman series:
… well, we’ll move heaven and earth to make it every bit as high quality as Breaking Bad, but then there’s the intangible question of whether it’ll affect people, whether it’ll move people as much as the mothership show did, and there’s no real answer to that. In fact, the safest answer to that is: ‘Probably not to the same level.'”
“Then you ask yourself, does that mean it’s not worth doing? I think it is indeed worth doing, and the way to approach is knowing that it’s not going to be the same thing. It’s not to be completely of a piece with the original show, but if it’s a challenge, and it’s interesting to us to do it, that’s reason enough. Worst case scenario, it’s like the spin-off to M*A*S*H, AfterMASH, that nobody remembers – and I don’t think it hurt M*A*S*H any that it existed. I don’t think we’re going to have that problem, though. Anything based around the character of Saul Goodman and any show starring the wonderful Bob Odenkirk has more than an even chance of being quite good indeed.
Holy Schnikes! A spin-off show involving Saul Goodman and his crooked legal practise, with the possibility of the appearance of familiar characters from the original Breaking Bad series? How can this not work?
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Right here’s the abbreviated version of this over-long, unnecessary story about a bloke called Phillip ‘Phil’ Penny who appears on the Irish version of Geordie Shore, (yes, there’s even an Irish version), which is hilariously entitled Tallafornia. Why should this story be even remotely engaging? Well Phil has gone and blown a gasket after a picture featuring himself posing with a supposed fan was posted up on Facebook.
The reason for Phil’s upset can be seen above and is quite obviously a set-up to prank the TV person, which then led to him responding in the manner suited only to somebody who is egotistical enough to appear on such a show, with threats of legal action. That’s when the Internet stepped in and spread the pic around the information superhighway like Nutella on toast, stirring up the anger sharks in Phil’s head even more:
Of course I think you’d join me in agreeing that the real crime here isn’t the prank picture, but instead Phil’s lack of basic grammar. Here’s the young man in an excerpt from Tallafornia with another reality TV star, from Geordie Shore, who I can’t even be arsed to look up, discussing ‘how many birds they’ve banged‘. Stay classy
This is a strange one indeed. Back in 2006 I remember thoroughly enjoying a BBC detective mini-series entitled Low Winter Sun. It was unashamedly Scottish in its grit and tone and at times was a tad gruelling for the viewer, but the major plotline rattled along like so:
Frank Agnew (Mark Strong) is a law abiding detective at Blackmoss CID in Edinburgh. When his girlfriend Sinada goes missing, his colleague Joe Geddes informs him that his corrupt partner Brendan McCann has murdered her and so Agnew, with Geddes’ help, takes revenge.
Fast forward six years and American TV channel AMC have the rights to the series and have filmed a remake only this time instead of Edinburgh, Frank Agnew is now a troubled detective out for revenge on the streets of Detroit. Most of the characters in the original have been retained, (albeit played by different actors), with actor Mark Strong returning as the lead once more. Although I’ll doubt he’ll keep the Scottish accent. Apparently AMC have ordered 10 hour long episodes for the first season which means the original plot of the BBC two-parter will either be stretched beyond capacity or there will be a lot more filler, which might not necessarily be a good thing.
To be fair their cover of the classic Undertones song is for Comic Relief…which explains why it sounds like a f**king joke!
You’re made of stern stuff if you can make it through to the bitter end. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is proof that music is dead!
For anyone who’s played Bethesda’s grim, apocalyptic RPG Fallout this news will certainly spike your interest.
Internet rumour suggests that there may be plans in the pipeline for a Fallout TV series after someone discovered that the gaming giant Bethesda had filled for a trademark which covered the rights to the Fallout name in regards to ‘an on-going television programme set in a post-nuclear apocalyptic world.’
Adding even more fuel to the rumour fire was the announcement earlier this month on Twitter by voice actor Eric Todd who informed his followers to expect to hear more from his character ThreeDog in the future, many fans initially thought he had inadvertently leaked news of a Fallout 4 game, but following the discovery of the trademark filing many now believe that ThreeDog will feature in a TV series based on the game.
‘If we fight traffic, we only ever lose.’
This Australian Govt funded public service announcement, encouraging people to slow down when driving, is pretty much one of the smartest adverts you’ll ever see.
For too long now there has been a deluge of jarring and upsetting campaigns to discourage speeders with graphic scenes of carnage and death. This one however takes the anti-speeding battle up to another level, without a single dead body wrapped in twisted metal.
Word round the Internet today is that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pretty much nailed the presentation duties of last night’s Golden Globe awards.
Just to prove that claim here’s their hilarious opening monologue which pretty much set the tone for the entire evening.
Who needs Ricky Gervais.
In case you missed it here’s that now infamous clip from the BBC series The Polar Bear Family & Me where wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan comes face-to-face with a hungry polar bear.
Taking a leaf out of old Ron Burgundy’s book Buchanan sealed himself up in a perspex case of emotion which was dubbed the ‘Ice Cube’. Sitting inside the transparent housing, which was placed deliberately next to a seal’s breathing hole on the ice, Gordon had the close encounter with a large hungry female polar bear who seemed intent on cracking the box open like a Kinder Surprise egg and eating the delicious human inside.