The Morning Read: Breaking Bad, Breaking Bad and Maybe Something Else

By  · Published on September 30th, 2013

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The Breaking Bad Stuff

Today’s header image is a cropped version of one of the excellent, minimalist Breaking Bad posters from Francesco Francavilla (via Wired).

“Walter White’s ‘I Am The One Who Knocks’ Speech As Written By Other Authors” – McSweeney’s (as usual) puts dry wit to good use.

“Breaking Bad Finale Recap: ‘Do It Yourself’” – Matt Zoller Seitz’s absolutely fantastic “Christmas Carol” reading of Heisenberg’s last roundup.

“Will Breaking Bad Join TV’s Best Finales of All-Time?” – Brian Lowry looks at some famous examples and charts the rules for immortality over at Variety.

“Breaking Bad Recap: ‘Felina’” – Alyssa Rosenberg’s take on the last entry involves a powerful message about learning lessons that you can no longer use.

“7 Lessons Showbiz Can Learn From the Gamechanging Series” – Wouldn’t it be great if there were more shows like it?

The Not Breaking Bad Stuff

“A 100-percent true tale from Fantastic Fest that sums up everything that’s great about movies” – “Subjectivity” should be tattooed to everyone’s forehead, and Matt Singer at The Dissolve should be carried aloft for championing its beauty.

“Don’t Remake These Movies, Film These Books Instead!” – Charlie Jane Anders makes a great advocate for adaptations over re-imaginings. If studios are going to be unoriginal, they might as well do it with some originality.

“When films about respecting women lose track of their women” – Tasha Robinson combs through Don Jon and Thanks For Sharing to find some unfortunate irony.

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