The Killing

The Killing is an all new series on AMC, which by the way, is FAST becoming my new favorite channel. I’ve recently been introduced to this show and I have subsequently fallen in love with the series. And now, I find myself walking around all day wondering…..

Who Killed Rosie Larson?

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ABOUT THE SHOW

The Killing tells the story of the murder of a young girl in Seattle and the subsequent police investigation. The show ties together three distinct stories around a single murder including the detectives assigned to the case, the victim’s grieving family, and the suspects. Set in Seattle, the story also explores local politics as it follows politicians connected to the case. As the series unfolds, it becomes clear that there are no accidents; everyone has a secret, and while the characters think they’ve moved on, their past isn’t done with them.

This is a very intriguing show that constant leaves you guessing and wondering. It’s a true whodunit with crazy twists and all of those crazy twists are completely plausible. The first season moves a little slower than I’m used to, but that’s only because the characters are so well developed. The backstories, what motivates them, and watching everything slowly unfold has been nothing short of fascinating!

Season 1 & 2 are connected completely. And you will NEVER see the season 2 finale coming. NEVER. Season three sort of stands on it’s own, but I don’t recommend watching it without watching 1 & 2 first. And season 4 ties all seasons together, perfectly. They truly wrapped up the series as a whole, properly.

 


Via Wikipedia

The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen (The Crime). The American version was developed by Veena Sud and produced by Fox Television Studios and Fuse Entertainment. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman).

AMC announced the series’ cancellation in July 2012, but picked it up for a third season after a renegotiation with Fox Television Studios and Netflix. The Killing was again cancelled by AMC in September 2013, but Netflix announced in November 2013 that it had ordered a fourth season consisting of six episodes to conclude the series.[1] The complete fourth season was released on Netflix in all territories on August 1, 2014.


Breaking Bad

BreakingBad

ABOUT THE SHOW

Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years to live. With a new sense of fearlessness, and a desire to secure his family’s financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime, where he ascends to power. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis, such as White’s, releases a typcial man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to kingpin of the drug trade.

Okay, I have to admit I have never watched this show, until very recently. Even though I heard positively glowing reviews from nearly everyone I’ve ever spoken to regarding Breaking Bad, I wasn’t very interested in watching some science teacher, with lung cancer, turn into a Meth-Dealer. I’m not a exactly big fan of science, or cancer, or tweakers.

However, that being said, with limited choices these days, I accidentally stumbled upon the pilot episode.

And, um…..

HOLY SHIT.

I was immediately HOOKED.

And by hooked I mean I watched EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season One – in ONE sitting.

For – 7 hours. IN A ROW

And then I took a three hour nap, only to wake up, and watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season Two – in ONE sitting.

For – 13 hours. IN A ROW.

And then I took another  three hour nap, only to wake up, and watch EVERY SINGLE EPISODE of Season Three – in ONE sitting.

For another 13 hours. IN A ROW.

Why?

Because I HAD TO KNOW what happened next.

Now, I don’t think I’ve ever said this about any others show, but the series Breaking Bad is the same level of quality as DEXTER.

Maybe it’s even better.

And that speaks volumes.

I highly recommend any and EVERY ONE watches this.

It’s real, it’s raw, it’s  heart-wrenching, anxiety-producing, fascinatingly, BRILLIANT.

Seriously.

Creator, and writer, Vince Gilligan, is a flippen genius.

Bryan Cranston, who plays Walt White, has won an Emmy for each season.

I’ve never been more eager for a new season of a TV show than I am right now, waiting for S04.

Oh, and when you see my Facebook Status Updates with these references:

“Los Pollos Hermanos” / “Heisenberg” / I Love Jessie / Go Mr. White! / Yay Science

…. you’ll know what I am talking about!

That is all.

Carry on.


Via Wikipedia

Breaking Bad is widely regarded as one of the greatest television series of all time.[5] By the time the series finale aired, the series was among the most-watched cable shows on American television.

The series received numerous awards and nominations, including 16 Primetime Emmy Awards and 58 nominations, including winning for Outstanding Drama Series in 2013 and 2014.[39] It also won two Peabody Awards, one in 2008[145] and one in 2013.[146] For his portrayal of Walter White, Bryan Cranston won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times, in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014.[147] Cranston also won the TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama in 2009 and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Television Series: Drama in 2008, 2009, and 2010, as well as the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series and the Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television in 2012. Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Paul also won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television in 2010 and 2012. Anna Gunn won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2014. For his work on season four, Giancarlo Esposito won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In 2010 and 2012, Breaking Bad won the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, as well as the TCA Award for Program of the Year in 2013. In 2009 and 2010, the series won the Satellite Award for Best Television Series – Drama, along with the Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The series won the Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series in both 2012 and 2013.[148] In 2013, it was named No. 13 in a list of the 101 Best-Written TV Series of All Time by the Writers Guild of America[149] and won, for the first time, the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.

  • Overall, the show has won 110 industry awards and been nominated for 262.
  • Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the most critically acclaimed show of all time.

 

 

 

ABC cancels ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live’

According to this article:

In a crushing blow to the daytime soap genre, ABC announced today that it yank All My Children and One Life to Life and replace them with two lifestyle shows.  AMC will end in September, followed by OLTL in January 2012, to make way for shows dubbed The Chew and The Revolution. In an announcement, ABC says “these new shows expand ABC Daytime’s focus to include more programming that is informative and authentic and centers on transformation, food and lifestyle — cornerstones of programming that resonates with daytime viewers as evidenced by the success of The View.”

“While we are excited about our new shows and the shift in our business, I can’t help but recognize how bittersweet the change is,” said ABC Daytime President Brian Frons in a statement. “We are taking this bold step to expand our business because viewers are looking for different types of programming these days. They are telling us there is room for informative, authentic and fun shows that are relatable, offer a wide variety of opinions and focus on ‘real life’ takeaways. A perfect example of this is The View, and that factored into our decision. The Chew and The Revolution are in the same vein and will be great additions to the lineup, with The View serving as an ideal foundation from which to launch these programs. They will also provide enormous opportunity for the creation of ancillary businesses and growth.”

* General Hospital, the third most-watched sudser in daytime, will not be affected by the changes.

The Chew will be produced by Gordon Elliot (Paula Deen’s Home Cooking) and is a one-hour series that enables viewers to “get the dish” on anything and everything related to the world of food and beyond.  Hosts will include Mario Batali (Iron Chef America), entertaining expert Clinton Kelly (What Not to Wear), Carla Hall (Top Chef), Michael Symon (Iron Chef America), and nutrition expert Daphne Oz.

The Revolution, from Executive Producer JD Roth and 3 Ball Productions (The Biggest Loser), will be a daily show about health and lifestyle transformations. The show is hosted by a team of experts and rotating guest contributors and will feature a “unique concept.” ABC says: “Each week one woman’s five-month weight loss journey will unfold in just five days, with daily results and a final transformational reveal on Friday.”

The enormous costs of maintaining old (and many think outdated) soaps was the primary reason behind the network’s decision to yank AMC and OLTL. Keeping the genre relevant and profitable remains job one at the three broadcast networks, and NBC and CBS have gone to great lengths to slash the budgets on shows like Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless to keep them on the air for rabid fans. Other shows haven’t been so lucky (RIP, As the World Turns and Guiding Light). The cuts haven’t affected the shows: Y&R remains the most-watched show in daytime and is No. 1 among women 18-49 and Days is tied for third (with The View) in women 18-49.

AMC averages 2.5 million and ranks No. 5 in women 18-49 among all soaps. OLTL averages 2.5 million and ranks No. 4.

UM….

WHAT?

And OMG.

NO.

I have been watching All My Children since I was 4 years old, helping my mother fold the laundry.

And, aren’t there ENOUGH television shows centering around transformation, food and lifestyle – already?

Sorry ya’ll, but I need a BREAK from all of that, every now and again. So I can watch ‘My Stories.’

Now what am I supposed to do?

Is Charlie Sheen Returning to ‘Two And A Half Men’?

When I first heard this rumor on E! News last night, I was really hoping this information was false. I’m sorry, to all of you “Two And A Half Men” fans out there. But, I honestly believe that if Charlie Sheen was given his job back, that would only fuel his delusions of grandeur and possibly exacerbate his hypomanic state.

Seriously, people.

Think about it.

If anyone else ON THE PLANET behaved the way Charlie Sheen has been behaving, they would be in JAIL or locked up in a Mental Institute by now. The fact that he’s walking around, a free man, and on tour – is shocking enough.

A TMZ source had this to say:

Warner Bros. has just fired off a letter to Sheen‘s lawyer, saying Charlie is lying that he’s “in discussions” over returning to “Two and a Half Men” — this according to a letter obtained by TMZ. In the letter, the Warner Bros. lawyer says, “Those statements are false.  As you know, there have been no discussions, there are no discussions and there will be no discussions, regarding his returning to or having any involvement with the series.”

Charlie said on radio this week, “discussions had been taking place” and there was an “85% chance he’d return to the series”.

Contrary to what Charlie has been saying, TMZ has been reporting there is no chance of Charlie returning.

The WB letter makes it clear.

The door on Charlie has been slammed shut.