With a provocative golden age of television upon us, we’ve gotten used to seeing steamy sex scenes on the small screen. But as showrunners continue to push the envelope, they’re giving us more glimpses into characters’ experiences with nudity that don’t necessarily involve coitus.
Don Draper and Walter White are serious men who do serious things with a lot of serious attention. Everything they do is so intense that you forget they are only characters. It even becomes hard to separate the characters from the actors who play them. But we managed to find a few moments when the 2013 Primetime Emmy nominees for outstanding acting in a dramatic role are cutting loose and having fun – you know. reminding us that they are people too.
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Each year the Emmy Awards pay tribute to the finest acting that graced the small screen that season. But let’s not forget: it’s also home to the time-honored tradition known as the TV Death Montage. Yes, there is no better way to honor recently deceased television legends than to throw together a sappy video project in iMovie. It’s great that we take a moment to mourn these great actors, actresses and industry titans, but what about all of the OTHER stuff we lost on television this season? (SPOILERS AHEAD)
Drug-riddled exurbia, corrupt capital cities, countries threatened by terrorism, societies divided by race and class — in order to be nominated for the Outstanding Drama Emmy, it seems, your show has got to be set in someplace pretty bleak. Whether it’s Game of Thrones‘ Westeros or House of Cards‘ Beltway, these all seem like terrible places in which to live, so of course they’re great hotbeds of juicy drama. While we wait for the Academy to decide which show is the best, we thought we’d ask you: Which show’s setting is the absolute worst? We’ll break it down for you, in our own descending order of terribleness. Then it’s your turn to vote!
The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are right around the corner, and the Lead Actor in a Drama category is a battle between evil, and, well, evil. There are six contenders overall, but the top three, as far as VH1 is concerned, have made a name for themselves based on their ruthless personalities and immoral behavior. From the safety of our living rooms it’s all entertainment, but who would you really want to avoid running into in a dark alley?
It’s taken some time to recover from last night’s Breaking Bad, an hour of television deserving of all the hyperbole and extra exclamation points you may have seen flooding your Twitter feed. With two more episodes to go, the decision to pick up where the desert shoot-out left off, and take out at least one beloved character, will be debated for month’s on end. But why wait? Let’s do what we’re going to do…
We’ll let you have a few more minutes to sob over [SPOILER withheld]‘s death on Breaking Bad. And we’re still reeling over Eric’s fiery end on True Blood. But we’re not too worried about the fate of the actors behind these late, great characters. Sure, they’re technically out of a job, but these untimely ends look great on a resume. Need more reassurance?
There are only three Breaking Bad episodes left, and roughly 60 hours until we pick things up from one very tense desert shootout. Over the show’s five seasons, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) has transformed from a lazy burnout and DIY drug dealer to a man with huge heart, a tight grip on reality, and even better tailored jeans.
Last night’s premiere of Breaking Bad reunited us with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, two unexpected business partners who’ve managed to change the drug culture in the American southwest (and beyond) over the course of five seasons. Working together has given meth heads the purest blue product, and television audiences the enjoyment of seeing a co-dependent relationship go through a series of highs (no pun intended) and very low lows.
Think everyone watches Breaking Bad? Think again. Not only do some people not watch AMC’s critically acclaimed, worshipped by everyone show, some actually have no idea what it is. None. At all. And it’s kind of awesome. The show’s final season premiered tonight, and while fans were dropping spoiler-free tweets with the hashtag #treadlightly all night, other people were tweeting their confusion over just what Breaking Bad is. We grabbed the 15 best tweets from people who don’t watch the show, but please know there are many, many more where these came from. Let’s hope they all get on the Heisenberg train soon.