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Malcolm in the Middle almost prevented Bryan Cranston from starring in Breaking Bad

Malcolm in the Middle almost prevented Bryan Cranston from starring in Breaking Bad
The sitcom Malcolm in the Middle nearly stopped Bryan Cranston starring in Breaking Bad, according to the actor. Breaking Bad is thought of as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, TV shows of all time, with Bryan Cranston’s iconic performance as Walter White a big part of that. However, he might not have […]

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Power Book II: Ghost - 5 Reasons Tariq Will Be A Better Drug Kingpin Than His Father (& 5 Reasons He Will Not)

Power Book II: Ghost - 5 Reasons Tariq Will Be A Better Drug Kingpin Than His Father (& 5 Reasons He Will Not)
Like father, like son, chip off the old block, or even cut from the same cloth are phrases that simply refer to children (sons) who act like their parent (fathers). Does this also imply that sons will take on the same professions as their fathers? And if so, will they be just as good? Is this genetic or simply will and/or desire?

Related:  Breaking Bad: Top 10 Walt & Jesse Father/Son Moments

What if this is applied to a father and son who reach the highest position in a not so favorable occupation. Sometimes a son has proven to be better at the business than his father and, then again, sometimes not as Tariq St. Patrick found out in Starz continuing saga, Power Book II: Ghost.
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At Last, ‘Gomorrah’ Is the Prestige Drama That HBO Max Needs

At Last, ‘Gomorrah’ Is the Prestige Drama That HBO Max Needs
From launch, critics dogged HBO Max about its higher pricing, the lack of access via Roku — and most of all, the apparent dearth of must-see shows that would make the streamer essential instead of one more platform among so many. Last summer, the complaints were still fresh when HBO Max announced a slate of international acquisitions: There, next to “The Great Pottery Throw Down,” was “Gomorrah.” All four seasons, companion movie “The Immortal,” and a fifth season to come. An Italian mafia drama didn’t get much attention; it wasn’t the stuff of corporate strategy.

But “Gomorrah” is much more than a quirky streamer pickup. For its Italian producer, Cattleya, “Gomorrah” sparked a trend in gritty, real-world storytelling that reshaped Italian TV. Beta Film — a company founded to exploit Federico Fellini’s “La Strada” — licensed “Gomorrah” in nearly 200 countries, and it became one of the most successful properties in its history.
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Does ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ have enough bite to be successful at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards?

Does ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ have enough bite to be successful at the Golden Globes and SAG Awards?
What We Do in the Shadows,” the hilarious FX comedy about a trio of vampires living together on Staten Island with a human familiar, broke into the Emmys in a big way last year, earning eight nominations for its second season, including one for Best Comedy Series and three noms for comedy writing. Can the series, which was developed for TV by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, build on that momentum to win at the upcoming Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards? The answer is: maybe!

The sophomore series, which stars Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén and Mark Proksch, is currently sitting in fifth place in Gold Derby’s latest odds for the top prize at the Globes, behind the final season of Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek,” the first seasons of Hulu’s “The Great” and Apple TV+’s “Ted Lasso,” and the second season of Hulu’s “Ramy.
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‘Breaking Bad’ and the Legacy of Disabled Representation in Peak TV

‘Breaking Bad’ and the Legacy of Disabled Representation in Peak TV
Breaking Bad” actor Rj Mitte remembers the first time he saw actors with a disabilities onscreen — it was Geri Jewell on “The Facts of Life” and “Seinfeld” actor Danny Woodburn. But Mitte didn’t immediately link their disability with difference: “I never had the correlation of ‘Oh, that person has a disability,'” Mitte told IndieWire. It’s ironic that, to a generation of viewers, Mitte himself became the first person with a disability they saw on television when he played Bryan Cranston’s son Walt Jr. on the series from 2008 to its conclusion in 2013.

That pressure of being the first isn’t one Mitte necessarily feels, because he chooses to channel it away from being a disabled performer, to a performer in general. “There’s always pressure, be it great or a bit small,” he said. “The more pressure you put on me the better. I will have more reason to do more.
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Suspect in Murder of ‘Three-Body Problem’ Producer Rehearsed Killing, Say Chinese Media

Suspect in Murder of ‘Three-Body Problem’ Producer Rehearsed Killing, Say Chinese Media
The death by poisoning of Lin Qi, the billionaire Chinese film and TV producer who was set to work with Netflix on “The Three-Body Problem,” was unusual when initial details emerged in late December. The picture now emerging from Chinese media points to a carefully planned murder carried out by a jealous junior colleague who practiced his craft before eliminating his boss.

Lin was admitted to hospital in Shanghai on Dec. 16 and died on Dec. 25, despite being give some 40 litres of blood transfusions. He was treated for mercury poisoning, but may in fact have been killed by tetrodotoxin, a neurotoxin most commonly found in puffer fish.

Shanghai police gave only the family name of their suspect, Xu. But Chinese media have identified him as Xu Yao, CEO of an affiliate of YooZoo Group called The Three-Body Problem Universe, which was set up to develop film and TV adaptations of the
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Breaking Bad: Each Main Character's First and Last Line In The Series

Breaking Bad: Each Main Character's First and Last Line In The Series
Breaking Bad is considered by many to be one of the best television shows of all time. For five seasons, the show had audiences gripped as everyone wondered how the dark journey of Walter White would end and who would be left standing when it was all over.

Related: Breaking Bad: Every Episode Written Or Directed By Vince Gilligan, Ranked (According To IMDb)

The show did an amazing job of building these character arcs that kept viewers hooked. Many consider the show to have only improved over time leading to an explosive and satisfying finale. Looking back on the series' early days right through to the end, the first and last lines of the characters show their journeys.
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Andy Samberg “Would Die” To Do His Version of ‘Uncut Gems’

Andy Samberg “Would Die” To Do His Version of ‘Uncut Gems’
In the past decade, there have been a number of successful and praised dramatic TV shows and movies led by actors with a comedy background, from “Breaking Bad,” to “Uncut Gems.” Given how much critics and audiences were campaigning for Adam Sandler to get an Oscar nomination for his role in the Safdie Brothers‘ film, it isn’t a surprise to see other comedians want to give dramatic roles a shot.

Continue reading Andy Samberg “Would Die” To Do His Version of ‘Uncut Gems’ at The Playlist.
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HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Loses ‘Chernobyl’ Director, Hires ‘Beanpole’ Filmmaker as Replacement

HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Loses ‘Chernobyl’ Director, Hires ‘Beanpole’ Filmmaker as Replacement
HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the mega-hit video game The Last of Us has made a change behind the camera. Johan Renck, the Chernobyl and Breaking Bad director who was previously hired to helm the pilot for this series, apparently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Now a new report says […]

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Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie) – Mark Ruffalo Faces Formidable Foes

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Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Actor (Limited Series/TV Movie) – Mark Ruffalo Faces Formidable Foes
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for upcoming awards. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date.

To see all the latest predictions, of all the categories, in one place, visit The Collective

Draft>>>Pre Season>>>Regular Season>>>Post Season

2021 Golden Globe Predictions:

Best Actor In A Limited Series Or TV Movie

Updated: Jan. 14, 2021

Awards Commentary:

Mark Ruffalo has only been nominated twice for a Golden Globe, and has never won. But coming off an Emmy victory for his double turn in HBO’s “I Know This Much Is True” — in which he plays twins in the limited series — Ruffalo is in line for a third nod and his first potential win. But he
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Danny Trejo & 9 Other Actors You Forgot Were In Breaking Bad

Danny Trejo & 9 Other Actors You Forgot Were In Breaking Bad
Just like most of Game of Thrones, with each consecutive season becoming more critically successful and popular than the last, Breaking Bad attracted some huge and prolific actors. And even in its early days, it featured some familiar faces that appear all over TV.

Related: Breaking Bad: 11 Most Important Episodes To Re-Watch

However, with fans becoming so enamored and wrapped up in Walter White going full Heisenberg in its final episodes and being engrossed in who could possibly be picked off next, many of these performances have since been slept on. On top of that, some of the characters that these actors portray are so much fun, but they, unfortunately, get a criminally small amount of screen time.
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The 5 Best Recurring Characters In Breaking Bad (& The 5 Worst)

The 5 Best Recurring Characters In Breaking Bad (& The 5 Worst)
With there being so many absurd characters crawling around Albuquerque, the population of Breaking Bad is part of what made the show quickly become the gold standard of television. Thankfully, with the spin-off, Better Call Saul, many of the recurring characters can live on, as not all of them were given the screen time they deserved the first time around.

Related: Better Call Saul: 5 Reasons Kim Is The Best Character (& 5 Why It's Still Jimmy)

Between drug addicts doing anything they possibly can to score, old friends of Walt’s who are way too condescending, and well-meaning friends of Jesse’s who went down the wrong path, there’s so much depth to even the smallest of recurring characters. But not all of them are as lovable as Skinny Pete.
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FX’s New Sci-Fi Series Brings Together ‘The Queen Gambit’ Writer and ‘Chernobyl’ Director

FX’s New Sci-Fi Series Brings Together ‘The Queen Gambit’ Writer and ‘Chernobyl’ Director
Scott Frank, the writer and co-creator of Netflix’s acclaimed “The Queen’s Gambit,” is setting his sights on an original sci-fi limited series for FX.

Frank is set to adapt Mary Doria Russell’s 1996 debut novel “The Sparrow,” which followed a group of Jesuit priests and scientists who make contact with an alien species in the near future. Their mission ends in disaster and the lone human survivor returns to Earth to face the Vatican as a scandal ensues. Casting details and a premiere date are under wraps.

“The Sparrow” will be directed by Johan Renck. Renck will executive produce alongside Frank, who will write all of the episodes of the limited series. Mark Johnson (“Better Call Saul”) will also serve as an executive producer. “The Sparrow” will be produced by FX Productions.

Frank’s upcoming series does not mark Hollywood’s first attempt to adapt “The Sparrow.” Brad Pitt
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Breaking Bad: 10 Of Walter White's Most Brilliant Schemes

Breaking Bad: 10 Of Walter White's Most Brilliant Schemes
Breaking Bad is often regarded as one of the greatest TV shows of all time, and that's in large part due to the brilliance of Walter White. Walter White is one of the greatest protagonists in television history, and Bryan Cranston's performance will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the best (if it hasn't already).

Related: Breaking Bad: Top 10 Walt & Jesse Father/Son Moments

Walt was both scary and pitiful, likable and intensely detested. One thing he remained throughout the show was smart. While Walt is supremely arrogant about his intelligence, he is right to be arrogant. He is incredibly smart and conniving - as these brilliant plans prove.
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‘Queen’s Gambit’ Writer to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel ‘The Sparrow’ for FX

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‘Queen’s Gambit’ Writer to Adapt Sci-Fi Novel ‘The Sparrow’ for FX
“Queen’s Gambit” co-creator, director and showrunner Scott Frank is writing every episode of FX’s adaptation of the visionary modern classic, “The Sparrow.” Emmy Award-winning director Johan Renck has been tapped to direct the sci-fi project.

Frank and Renck, along with “Better Call Saul” producer Mark Johnson, will executive produce the limited series based on Mary Doria Russell’s acclaimed magnum opus. “The Sparrow” is being produced by FX Productions.

“The Sparrow,” published in 1996 by Random House’s imprint Villard, won numerous prestigious literary awards, including the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis and the British Science Fiction Association Award, among others. The book, categorized as a work of speculative fiction, grapples with the potential ethical, philosophical and spiritual issues of humans intermingling with extraterrestrial life, raising questions about humanity itself.

The series mostly follows the novel’s events faithfully, following a crew of Jesuit priests and scientists, led
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Breaking Bad: 10 Potentially Incredible Spin-Off Ideas

Breaking Bad: 10 Potentially Incredible Spin-Off Ideas
The expansive world is one of the things that Breaking Bad does better than most shows, and there are so many parts of Breaking Bad that shows how much depth there is and how much thought is put in to the world. But, often times those things only get shown off for a couple of scenes.

Related: Better Call Saul: 5 Reasons Kim Is The Best Character (& 5 Why It's Still Jimmy)

This move by the writers is bittersweet, as it leaves viewers’ imaginations spinning. But at the same time, there’s so much more that could be explored. The same goes for characters too, as the are so many layered, extreme, and absurd characters crawling around Albuquerque that have so much depth that they deserve their own Better Call Saul-esque spin off.
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HBO's Barry: 5 Ways Barry Is The Best Character (& 4 Alternatives)

HBO's Barry: 5 Ways Barry Is The Best Character (& 4 Alternatives)
Every TV show worth its salt starts with a unique premise, but the key to a really great series is in how that premise is executed. Breaking Bad couldn’t survive on the oddball scenario of a chemistry teacher’s transformation into a drug kingpin alone. Vince Gilligan and his crack team of writers executed that premise with a captivating saga of corruption and betrayal. In the hands of lesser writers, Breaking Bad could’ve easily fallen flat.

Related: 10 Things We Know About Season 3 Of Barry (So Far)

HBO’s Barry has pulled off its own unique premise masterfully. A show about a contract killer who wants to become an actor doesn’t sound like it’ll work, but thanks to Bill Hader’s riveting lead performance and razor-sharp storytelling that masterfully balances suspense and hilarity, Barry is already one of the greatest TV shows ever made after just two seasons.
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Cobra Kai Season 4 Story Is Complete, Kreese Spinoff May Happen Next

Cobra Kai Season 4 Story Is Complete, Kreese Spinoff May Happen Next
As we know, long before Cobra Kai Season 3 had even released, Netflix had given the official nod to its Season 4. Even though no official release date has been announced, the Cobra Kai showrunners have not only already "figured out" what new troubles, heartbreaks, unexpected adventures, and of course, karate-induced rivalries will fuel their next season but also have plans to extend the franchise via spinoff shows which may include a possible John Kreese-centric series.

Though Cobra Kai showrunners are currently hoping to begin production of Season 4 early this year, co-showrunner Josh Heald has confirmed that the pre-production of the same is "full-steam ahead".

"We have most of the episodes written, and have the whole season figured out."

But while they wait for the best time to continue the story of Daniel Larusso and Johnny Lawrence in Cobra Kai Season 4, they are brainstorming on various spinoff series ideas to flesh out the story of its other,
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Rolling Stone, Obb Sound Launch New Podcast With TV Critic Alan Sepinwall

Rolling Stone, Obb Sound Launch New Podcast With TV Critic Alan Sepinwall
Rolling Stone and podcast producer Obb Sound are teaming up to produce Too Long; Didn’t Watch, an original podcast series featuring a host of star names watching critically acclaimed shows for the first time.

Presented by Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic Alan Sepinwall, Too Long; Didn’t Watch features the likes of Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, Alison Brie, Kumail Nanjiani and more finally taking the time to watch an episode from the Peak TV shows that have defined the zeitgeist including Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Parks and Recreation.

The first two episodes of Too Long; Didn’t Watch debut tomorrow and have Brie experiencing ...
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Cobra Kai Spinoff in the Works? EP Says 'Possibility Is Definitely Out There'

Cobra Kai Spinoff in the Works? EP Says 'Possibility Is Definitely Out There'
Cobra Kai Season 4 is on the way, but according to the show’s executive producers, there may be even more in store for the dojos’ future.

In early October, Netflix announced that dojo doors will remain open for Season 4, and while the Cobra Kai bosses are hoping to begin production early this year, they’re also eyeing other avenues of storytelling to expand the franchise’s universe even further. And they’re looking at one of their favorite series for inspiration.

More from TVLineCobra Kai's Jacob Bertrand on Hawk's Monstrous Transition and Back Again: 'It's Inevitable He Becomes a
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