Friday, July 04, 2014
"Metastasis" is an almost scene-by-scene Spanish-language remake of the hit show "Breaking Bad," starring Colombian actor Diego Trujillo — who has also worked on remakes of "Desperate Housewives" and "Grey's Anatomy." Trujillo discusses remaking popular American shows in Spanish.
Monday, September 30, 2013
By PJ Vogt
Breaking Bad ended last night. An estimated 8 million people tuned in to watch the show end, which I bet undercounts all the folks downloading it two hours later from a torrent, or who watched it from a crowded bar or a friend's couch.
Today, on our last post-Breaking Bad Monday, I'm realizing what I'll miss most about the show isn't the show itself, but the way it reigned in and focused our cultural attention. Breaking Bad cross-pollinated every cultural channel I pay attention to.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss whether John Kerry's accidental Syria plan can work, and what that means for international law. They also discuss whether Bill de Blasio's victory in the New York City Democratic mayoral primary is a rejection of Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his policies.
Monday, August 26, 2013
All this week on Soundcheck, we'll be streaming each show live at 2 p.m. ET.
In this episode: In 2006, DJ and writer Brendan Jay Sullivan met a go-go dancer and aspiring musician named Stefani Germanotta. Sullivan tells the story of their friendship and her transformation into pop megastar Lady Gaga in his new book Rivington Was Ours: Lady Gaga, The Lower East Side And The Prime Of Our Lives.
Then, as the meth trade-driven crime drama Breaking Bad marches its way to the series' finale, we talk with Dave Porter, the composer of the show's haunting original score.
And folk-pop singer Brett Dennen performs songs from his upcoming release, Smoke And Mirrors, in the Soundcheck studio.
Friday, August 09, 2013
Breaking Bad returns this weekend for its final 8-episode run this weekend. You can find an answer to why the show has joined the pantheon of greats including The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men and more in TV’s current Golden Age, in Brett Martin’ s new book, Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution. Brooke talks to Martin about how we ended up in this TV renaissance.
Monday, July 15, 2013
How have channels like HBO, FX, and AMC helped television become a significant and influential part of our culture? Writer-show runners created shows with not-always-likable characters, plots that didn’t wrap up neatly every episode, or subjects deemed safe and appropriate.
Friday, July 20, 2012
"I am amazed that this show is on the air — constantly amazed — because on paper this show shouldn't work," Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan tells Kurt Andersen. It’s the story of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), an underachieving high school chemistry teacher ...
Friday, July 13, 2012
Bob watched the first three seasons of Breaking Bad (33 episodes) in three days. Season Five starts this Sunday. (Will Bob finish season 4 in time?) Finally able to turn away from the TV, Bob speaks with Slate's Jim Pagels who says he's cheating himself by watching that many episodes that quickly.