| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Just over 10 million viewers witnessed the demise of Walter White on the final episode of "Breaking Bad." It was a triumph for creator Vince Gilligan, who was given a free hand by network AMC to tell the Mr. Chips to Scarface story he envisioned. --------...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 8:30 AM
"I'm a lawyer, not a criminal," protests the protagonist in "Better Call Saul," a spinoff/prequel to "Breaking Bad" whose initial episodes ask, but don't fully answer, whether Bob Odenkirk's sleazy defense lawyer can carry a show on his own. Unlike its...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The faded yellow Suzuki Esteem cruising through a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood — and the vaguely familiar figure behind the wheel — look like they've seen better days.
The old-model car squeaks to a halt outside a quaint house. A middle-...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"EGYPT! EGYPT! Always Egypt. But my Caesar is gone, my lover is dead!"
That was the delicious Claudette Colbert in Cecil B. DeMille's 1934 opulent, witty "Cleopatra." (Claudette/Cleo was reacting to the death of Julius Caesar. Her faithful handmaidens,...
| Jan 4, 2015
Scarcely have the holidays departed, the last bite of figgy pudding or sip of egg nog cycled through our system, the last present sorted for use or reuse, than the winter television season comes crashing down upon us, laden with gifts of its own. Yes,...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:42 AM
"Better Call Saul" is coming in February, and AMC has finally released a trailer that shows more of the series than just a tantalizing morsel.
The "Breaking Bad" prequel will show how a struggling small-time lawyer named Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk)...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 10:29 AM
Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way right off the bat: Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will not show up in "Better Call Saul," the upcoming spinoff of the award-winning "Breaking Bad."
At least not in Season 1, which premieres Feb. 8 with...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 10:15 AM
AMC finally has given "Better Call Saul" a trailer that shows more than just a tease from the upcoming series.
The "Breaking Bad" prequel is turning out to be one of the most highly anticipated new shows of the midseason. Debuting in a special two-night...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 12:24 PM
A shifty lawyer, a whiskey-loving clergyman, a dashing knight, secret agents, hackers, lovers, cops and music moguls are among the new characters TV viewers will meet as the winter season launches scores of new and returning shows.
As far as I'm...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 9:08 PM
"It's showtime, folks." Well, it's almost showtime for Bob Odenkirk and the reprisal of his "Breaking Bad" role; the spinoff prequel "Better Call Saul" in less than a month.
In an extended trailer for the new AMC series set years before Saul Goodman...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Congratulations, TV lovers. You've survived the least wonderful time of the year. In December, Hollywood takes the equivalent of a long holiday, packing the schedule with reruns and holiday specials you've seen 80 times.
Well, never fear. January is...