Tuesday October 1, 2013

We're not totally out of Breaking Bad material.  Here comes all the fodder about where the show ranks historically.  As you know, my position is clear.  The arguments starts and ends with BB  as the best drama in television history.  The Hollywood Reporter  examine's the show's legacy here and suggest that "Breaking Bad [is] in the No. 2 slot of the top five dramas of all time. Your napkin results may vary."

The New Yorker 's Emily Nussbaum suggests that the finale episode was a Walter White dream.

Here's an interview with Laura Fraser (who played Lydia). 

Salon  suggests that the finale may have impaired BB 's legacy.  Get real.

The Los Angeles Times  lays out 10 unanswered questions after the finale.

Here's a montage of all of the deaths that occurred on BB .

Steven Colbert interviewed Vince Gilligan last night. 

I was privileged enough to be in attendance for a live taping last night of Jeff Garlin's podcast, By The Way, In Conversation With.  His guest was Bob Odenkirk, who was hilarious and actually got a chance to speak.  I wish that there was a bit more BB chatter but still a recommended listen once it's released.  On the flip side, some sad news came out of last night's show.  Garlin announced that he's discontinuing his podcast after one more recording.  This still hasn't sunk in yet. . . . 

Buzzfeed  offers 12 shows you can obsess over now that BB  has concluded.

Rihanna's reality show, once set to run on the now-defunct Style Network (now Esquire), has found a new home on Bravo.  Styled to Rock, in which wanna-be designers battle each other for $100,000 and a chance to join exec producer Rihanna's style team, premieres Friday, October 25 at 8p.  Gross.

NBC's 1st Look has a new host. Audrina Patridge is replacing former Bachelorette Ali Fedotowsky so as to give Fedotowsky more time to focus on her new correspondent gig at E! News. 

Bruno Mars' sisters have a reality series. The Lylas follows Jaime, Tiara, Tahiti and Presley on the rocky road to their own hoped-for music careers. Series premieres Friday, November 8 at 9p on WE tv.  Pass.

Spike TV has renewed Ink Masters  and Tattoo Nightmares .  Now we're talking.

From Eater.com: "Food Network announced the cast lineup of celebrities for season three ofRachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off today. The show is about as high culture as Food Network gets, what with winners like Lou Diamond Phillips (season one) and Dean McDermott (season two). Hosted by Guy Fieri and Rachael Ray, it is a show in which "multi-talented celebrities compete for ultimate culinary bragging rights." The lineup this time around:

· Judy Gold (actress, comedian)
· Florence Henderson (actress, singer)
· Penn Jillette (magician, comedian)
· Chris Kattan (comedian, actor)
· Jake Pavelka (reality star, The Bachelor)
· Tiffany (singer, actress)
· Vanilla Ice (pop icon and rapper)
· Herschel Walker (former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner)

Discovery Channel has ordered 12 episodes of Dukes Of Haggle, which premieres tonight.  Per Deadline, It’s about four rival teams of barterers working in the “barter economy that exists along the backroads of the American South,” the network explained. These teams scour the south to barter-up at barns, swap meets and other, less likely places. Apparently  the bartering business is becoming more competitive there. Once they’ve collected their Prohibition-era kegerators, Civil War swords, Colonel Sanders windvanes and giant faux corn ears, they take them to auction Friday night at Neal’s Auction House which is apparently a community ritual second only to Sunday church going.   Pass.

 How I Met Your Mother  is so bad, the end can't get here fast enough.

Mom  didn't hold up nearly as well this week.  I might be out already.