Did The Breaking Bad Finale Song ‘El Paso’ Have A Deeper Meaning?

First off this post and the related video contains a whole wad of spoilers for the Emmy award winning drama series Breaking Bad. So if you haven’t watched the show or are currently behind in catching up to the finale:

DO NOT READ ON OR WATCH THE VIDEO!

 

A bright spark by the name of Bonnie Rose has expertly put together a fantastic video, (above), which suggests, with evidence, that Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan may have actually based the entire series on the Marty Robbins’s song El Paso, which was featured in the final episode for the series entitled Felina.

Rose explains on her Vimeo page:

When Stephen Colbert talked to Vince Gilligan about the song El Paso used in the season finale of Breaking Bad, he asked if Felina was Jesse or the blue meth, and Vince basically said Felina was the blue meth.. Viewed that way, the song El Paso matches up with not only the scene it was used in and the season finale, but the entire series. Or at least I was able to shoehorn it all in, I have no idea if this is how the creators meant any of this. So I put together the rest of it, just the way I saw it, to the whole song before and after the actual scene from the finale.

Confused? Just sit back and watch as song lyrics melt perfectly into the entire plot of Breaking Bad.

(via Uproxx)

Fargo The TV Series Has A Cast.

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As a huge fan of the 1996 Coen brother’s classic Fargo I was a little apprehensive when I heard there were plans to turn the movie into a TV mini series. As more details emerged about the project my fears were allayed following the Coen Brothers announcement that they themselves  would act as executive producers on the 10 part series and that the plot would be entirely different from the film, focusing on another story of crime, deception and murder with new characters, albeit in the same bitterly cold location.

Today FX officially announced the cast with Billy Bob Thronton as a ruthless, manipulative man who crosses paths with a meek small town insurance salesman played by Martin Freeman and through a set of circumstances the pair embark on a path of destruction. Colin Hanks has also been confirmed as a single dad and Duluth police deputy and the always excellent Oliver Platt has signed on too.

No word yet on an expected broadcasting date.

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Jack In The Box Targets Stoners.

American fast food chain Jack In The Box have launched a new advertising campaign which clearly aims to target a certain demographic. Jack’s Munchie Meal is tailor made for those with a certain penchant for natural herbs and probably a little late night Xbox or PS3 action.

Homeland Season 3 Mini-Documentary Re-Cap.

The award winning drama series Homeland embarks on it’s third season next month and to bring all it’s fans back up to speed with the story so far, the creative minds behind the series have made this nine minute long fictional mini-documentary which serves as an excellent re-cap.

Without revealing any spoilers it picks up right at the end of season two.

Are We Getting A Saul Goodman Spin Off?

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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?

To read the entire story chart a course for HERE.

Reality TV Person In Overinflated Ego Shocker.

via Gawker

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:

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via Facebook

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