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'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Hero' Is A Declaration Of War

February 24th, 2015 11:54am EST
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Hero' Is A Declaration Of War
"I'll roundhouse kick you right in your head, if you think I won't. I'll come into the McDonald's where you work, I'll buy the whole damn place and fire you. I'll say, 'drop your mops, you buttholes, cause you're fired,' and I'll roundhouse kick you right in your stupid heads. I'll go Jean-Claude Van Damme on you... butthole."

That monologue is exactly the kind of thing that sprung to mind when "Better Call Saul" was first announced.

Equal parts bizarre and really, stupidly funny- as much in tune with Bob Odenkirk's "Mr. Show" roots as any of the black humor in "Breaking Bad."

It's somet...
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Julie Ann Emery Stands Out In 'Better Call Saul'

February 23rd, 2015 2:07pm EST
Julie Ann Emery Stands Out In 'Better Call Saul'
AMC's Breaking Bad prequel Better Call Saul has been even better than we were expecting it to be. In addition to being as well-written and produced as its predecessor, it's also populated by some tremendous actors, from Bob Odenkirk to Michael McKean and Julie Ann Emery, who plays the enigmatic Betsy Kettleman.

We sat down with Julie Ann last week to discuss what it's been like for her to go from portraying Ida Thurman on FX's critically beloved Fargo to taking on the less-than-scrupulous character of Betsy, and the number one thing she's learned from working on two tremendous projects.

J...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap And Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'The Distance'

February 23rd, 2015 9:35am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'The Distance'
A safe location, the promise of food and safety, and new characters who don’t look like they slept in the gutter for a month? Things are looking up for both the group and the viewers. After years and years in Atlanta, encountering the same walker-filled wooded area, with the potential for the same type of villains, the group has finally gotten somewhere new. There’s a lot of exciting potential for the future of this show, but its success all depends on the next episode and on the characters that are introduced there. The Governor and the hipster cannibals were terrific antagonists, so those...
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'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Nacho' Takes It Slow

February 17th, 2015 8:40am EST
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Nacho' Takes It Slow
Now this is what we were expecting out of "Better Call Saul."

Because as solid as those first two episodes were (and as far as pilots go, they were the absolute highest caliber), last week's "Better Call Saul" two-parter was pretty intense with the life-or-death tension.

When someone says "Saul Goodman Prequel Series," one doesn't necessarily think of prolonged and brutal beatings, gun violence, threats of finger-chopping and two horribly busted leg bones.

But "Nacho," which managed a reasonable level of suspense without ever going "Breaking Bad" crazy on anybody, felt far more like its ...
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'The Walking Dead': 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'

February 16th, 2015 9:00am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Them'
It’s fitting that the slowest episode of The Walking Dead is the one where the gang most resembles walkers. The crew is trudging towards Washington DC fueled by their last remaining energy. Without a car, food, clean water, or much hope left, the gang is barely surviving as they inch towards their destination. They’re also all dealing with the recent loss of two of their group. To say morale is low would be an understatement.

Although “Them” is by far the slowest episode of the season, and perhaps the entire series, it made way for some pivotal moments. The episode felt like it was trying ...
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'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Mijo' Snaps Leg Bones Like Breadsticks

February 10th, 2015 1:25pm EST
'Better Call Saul' Episode 2 Recap: 'Mijo' Snaps Leg Bones Like
We all gasped with surprise when Tuco appeared, gun in hand, in the last moments of yesterday's "Better Call Saul" premiere.

(Something tells us that'll be the standard response to all future "Breaking Bad" cameos).

And "Mijo," the show's second episode, didn't let up with everyone's favorite family-cherishing, traditional-Mexican-cuisine-cooking, wildly unstable psychopath.

Saul tries to talk his way out of Tuco's abuelita's terrifying home, fails, and ends up dragged into the desert with a pair of bolt cutters pressed against a finger he'd rather not lose.

All of that, of course, is "...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'What Happened And What's Going On'

February 9th, 2015 8:24am EST
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'What Happened A
Wow. What an episode to open the second half of the season. Although it started off feeling like a new art school graduates attempt to be deep, all of the pieces eventually came together to make a stunning episode. Not only did “What Happened and What’s Going On” advance the plot quite a bit and introduce a possible new danger, it was also a beautiful send off to a character who never really got a chance to be his best self. Only The Walking Dead could manage to make a slow episode also exhilarating and filled with tension. If this is the quality we can expect from the rest of the season, n...
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'Better Call Saul' Defines Itself In Premiere With Some Old And New Friends

February 9th, 2015 7:39am EST
'Better Call Saul' Defines Itself In Premiere With Some Old And
Truth time: a "Breaking Bad" spin-off featuring a young Saul Goodman is a fiendishly awful idea. It sounds like the lowest item on a top 10 "Breaking Bad" spin-off list; something an author might throw in as filler.

So why is "Better Call Saul" so weirdly, wonderfully brilliant? It defies logic. Or maybe it's because, one episode in, the series has already defined itself within clear lines- tonally similar to "Breaking Bad"... but not too similar.

Last night's premiere episode (appropriate titled "Uno") doesn't actually start with the prequelizing. It starts way, way ahead at the very end...
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10 Things We Want to See On The Rest Of 'The Walking Dead' Season 5

February 8th, 2015 3:01pm EST
10 Things We Want to See On The Rest Of 'The Walking Dead' Seaso
The first half The Walking Dead season 5 was undeniable proof that the new showrunner, Scott Gimple, was the perfect person to put at the helm of AMC’s biggest show. TWD has only improved throughout the season, giving us better drama, more satisfying action sequences, and a greater understanding of the characters than ever before. Carol’s transformation from timid mother to full-out Rambo, the introduction of Abraham and his out-of-state mission, and the constant evolution of Rick as a leader have been highlights of a constantly interesting season.

With the second half approaching, we have...
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8 Killer 'Walking Dead' Facts You Didn't Know

January 18th, 2015 3:00pm EST
8 Killer 'Walking Dead' Facts You Didn't Know - Behind The Scene
AMC's The Walking Dead is well into its fifth season and is still pulling in great reviews from critics and fans alike. The comic book turned TV series has had some great plotlines over the years, but there's been some great stories behind the scenes of the show as well.

Here are 8 facts about The Walking Dead that you probably didn't know.

Zombies Are Friendly to the Environment

Those zombies may look like they're out to destroy everything in sight, but the costumes themselves are actually very friendly to Planet Earth.

Set managers for The Walking Dead focus on running as "green" of a...
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