“The Big Bang Theory” And Why the Best Comedies Are Also The Best Dramas

Standard

By Josh Axelrod

The Emmy Awards used the hype surrounding Oscar week to mask its big announcement about reforming its categories. In addition to revamping what’s considered a mini-series and expanding its comedy and drama categories from six to seven nominees, it also set a strange precedent for what is now considered a comedy and a drama.

Photo courtesy of Yahoo

Continue reading

Advertisements

BETTER CALL SAUL, S1E3: Who is Jimmy McGill?

Standard

By Sy Mukherjee

While watching last night’s “Better Call Saul” episode, “Nacho,” I couldn’t help but think about how Vince Gilligan likes to explore the (often) inevitable disappointments of being part of a family—how we do things we know we shouldn’t do for those who are close to us; how we manage to let them down; how deluded we can be about them; and how, even in the most trying circumstances, a small part of us can call out for reconciliation with them.

“Better Call Saul,” photo courtesy http://www.ign.com

Continue reading

BETTER CALL SAUL, SERIES PREMIERE: Sowing seeds of future greatness

Standard

By Sy Mukherjee

WARNING: There are SPOILERS abound for both “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad” in this review. So don’t yell at me.

“Better Call Saul’s” premiere last night (part one of a two-parter which continues this evening) was good. In fact, it was really, really good.

Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), “Better Call Saul,” photo courtesy http://www.cinemablend.com

Continue reading