Yeah, Buster losing his hand was classic.
I'm most surprised about the show coming back on account of the fact that it was only ever successful from a critical standpoint. I mean, it was always a money pit; nobody ever fucking watched it. The fact that it ever even made it Season 3 surprises me to this very day. Them bringing it back at all and making a movie seems like they're kind of gambling on the post-Arrested success of Jason Bateman and Michael Cera to bring new viewers in.
If you're interested in seeing more Giancarlo, I highly recommend a ground-breaking little cop show from the '90s called Homicide: Life on the Street. It was from the same people responsible for The Wire- Homicide, incidentally, also focused on crime in Baltimore- and it has one of the finest dramatic ensembles ever assembled for network television. Shows like The Shield (my favorite show of all the times) even owe a lot of its aesthetic to Homicide as Homicide was the drama that introduced television to the approach of filming with handheld cameras. It's very authentic and gritty stuff, and it features one of the greatest performances/characters in television history with Andre Braugher as Det. Frank Pembleton. Shit, Braugher, and Braugher alone, is reason enough to watch the show. All of the amazing writing, directing, and other terrific performances are just sweet, sweet icing on an already delicious (and badass) fucking cake.
That was crazy about the mask! Such a random detail that would never have foretold what was going to happen, but hindsight made it a vision of the future. I sure hope this show receives plenty of awards when all is said and done.
I also just read an interview with Giancarlo Esposito, and apparently he feels he had a lot to do with the decision to give Gus so many layers, and Gus could have been far less interesting if not for his desire to make him more than just a recurring guest role. I think I need to see more of this Giancarlo guy, as he has OWNED this season.
I'm almost at the end of season two of Arrested Development, and Buster getting his hand bit off by a seal is the biggest highlight so far.
"I'm a monster!!!!"
With the amount of top actors, in the show, who must have work coming out of their arses, the producers of the show are pretty damn lucky to have them back for a fourth season.
Just checked... Walking Dead on the sixteenth of this month. Fantastic.
I still remember reading your post saying we have to wait until next October to see season two. Well, October is here, and I can't wait to see just how far the Zombies have infested the earth. Plus, twice as many episodes makes me a happy guy. I can't wait for the return of one handed Merle.
I rewatched the first season of Arrested Development to really get acquainted with all the characters properly, and am about 10 episodes deep into the second season (I have all three on DVD). You was soo right about that show. It's genius, and I'm honestly gobsmacked by some of the jokes, but it's the fact that it's a fascinating continuing story, rather than meaningless episodes, is what has me hooked. I love every character on that show, but Tobias takes the biscuit. He's just gone through his blue phase. Genius.
Oh, and TUF season 14(?)... Thoughts on the upcoming fight between Miller and Bisping? I've never seen a full Miller fight, so I'm not sure if he's worth the attention he gets, but there has to be something behind the multi coloured hair and charisma, right?
Yeah, that's an astute observation, right there... I wonder if it was intentional? Either way it was fucking gruesome!
Well, I tried watching the first three episodes of Terra Nova, but didn't find it great. I think I'll stick with it, but the wow factor just isn't there for me.
I have the last two episodes of season one of Boardwalk to watch, then I'm'a catch up with season two. I fucking love that show, though, and I really should be up to date, but, well, there's just so much stuff to watch.
Louie season 2 ended on a hilarious note.
"Wave to me!"
"OK, I'll wait for you!!"
Parks and Rec is still golden, and Ron Swanson is still one of the all time great characters. Andy jumping over that counter in the last episode had me roaring, and April as Ron's "understudy" has taken giant steps towards greatness.
A year? Man, it sounds sooo far away (it is).
I think that Mike will take it all rather personally, as we never really got to see the history between him and Gus, and I reckon that they were very close outside of their working relationship.
I can see Jesse and Walt being/feeling forced into cooking on a huge scale. A multi million dollar business surely like that can't just cease to exist, and there are likely to be, like, tons of powerful figures who's pockets will suffer in it's absence.
When Jesse finds out it was Walt who poisoned Brock I think it'll be Mike who let's him know, somehow.
I never even thought about Don Eladio, and as technically the "bad guys" need to get nastier as the seasons progress, they could end up being waaay more heavy with Walt, and we could see one of his family being killed for real.
So... Like... Wow!
Walt!?! I can't believe it was him that did the poisoning... Wait, no, I totally can. It's completely in character for him, and it appears that he is still more than capable of hurting Jesse to save himself, just like he did with Jane.
Gus. Wow, Walt sure got him, huh?
Walt Vs Jesse for the next season?
Wow@the ending of the last episode.
To understate the obvious, next weeks episode is going to interesting.
The desert scene was marvelously shot, and the shadows of the clouds moving over them made it an amazingly powerful moment... I don't think I blinked once.
Downloading last nights BB -and Boardwalk Empire- but last week was fucking amazing. That episode was like a movie.
Jesse was so good in that last scene, and I loved the part when Mike said "either we all go home, or no one does."... That said a lot about both Gus and Mike, and their feelings towards him.
Jesse and Walt =/= Mike and Gus.
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