Archives for September 2013

“Breaking Bad” Review: “Felina” Redeems Walt… Or Does It?

Well, it’s over. Five years and 62 episodes later, Breaking Bad has come to an end.There’s a lot that can be said about this series finale, and I’m sure our perceptions of it will change the further away we get from it. Like all great works of art, Breaking Bad has left us in the best way possible: by mattering. Whether you loved the finale or hated it, there’s A Conversation waiting to be had in the weeks and years to come, and I’m eager to begin. This is a series that slowly but surely grew … [Read more...]

Review: There’s More To “Masters Of Sex” Than Just Sex

Note: Showtime has made the Masters of Sex pilot available to view free online. Click here to watch it.“He’s not watching you. He’s watching science.”So states Virginia Johnson to a female patient in the pilot episode of Masters of Sex, which premieres on Showtime tonight. Based on Thomas Maier’s biography of the same name, it follows Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) as they embark on a groundbreaking study of human sexuality at Washington University … [Read more...]

“Breaking Bad” Review: Stuck In A “Granite State”

In recent weeks, as I watch Breaking Bad I find myself wondering if showrunner Vince Gilligan ever read Mere Christianity. He was raised Catholic, and he’s gone on record saying he’s drawn to the idea of “biblical atonement” and that immoral people should be punished for their actions. That philosophy has been on clear display throughout the course of the entire series, as Walter White and Jesse Pinkman gradually fell further and further down a slippery slope, unleashing a storm of events outside … [Read more...]

Welcome to Cinemeditations!

Greetings film and television lovers!Some of you might recognize my name from Rebecca Cusey's blog Tinsel, where I've been reviewing the latest season of Breaking Bad and commenting on a few other shows for the past few weeks. I'm very grateful that Rebecca gave me a chance to share some of my writing with you, and I'm happy to announce that I've now been given my very own space on Patheos, Cinemeditations.Cinemeditations is exactly what it sounds like: a place for me to hopefully offer … [Read more...]