Aaron Paul Names Favorite Bad Episode; Dean Norris Talks Being Known as Hank

breaking-bad-episode-206-jesse-paul-325x200This week, Aaron Paul reveals his favorite Breaking Bad episode to The Irish Times, while Dean Norris talks to Fox News about being known as Hank. Plus, Bustle does a comparison of two of Bryan Cranston’s most well-known characters: Walt and Malcolm in the Middle‘s Hal. Read on for more:

• Asked by The Irish Times to name his favorite Breaking Bad episode, Aaron Paul replies, “My favourite is probably ’4 Days Out’.”

• Dean Norris, speaking with FoxNews.com, says it’s OK if he’s forever known as Hank because Breaking Bad was “such a fantastic show to be a part of, and I love Hank Schrader and I loved playing him so if that ends up being the case I have no problem with it.”

• To mark the 15th anniversary of Malcolm in the Middle‘s premiere, Bustle does a “who wore it best” comparison for two iconic Bryan Cranston characters: Hal and Walt.
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Common Talks Hell On Wheels With WSJ; Bustle Spotlights Christopher Heyerdahl

hell-on-wheels-episode-401-swede-heyerdahl-325x200This week, Common talks Hell on Wheels with The Wall Street Journal, while Bustle spotlights Christopher Heyerdahl. Plus, Colm Meaney is cast in a Syfy miniseries. Read on for more:

• Common tells The Wall Street Journal that Hell on Wheels was “a wonderful experience for me as an actor” and describes some of the challenging things on set.

Bustle features Christopher Heyerdahl who “can’t help but be evil on TV,” spotlighting his recent role on Fox’s Gotham and of course Hell on Wheels, where “he shows his evil side by murdering an entire family, taking on the patriarch’s identity, and becoming the head of a Mormon ward.”

Deadline reports that Colm Meaney has joined the cast of a Syfy miniseries titled Childhood’s End.
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TURN DVD to Release in March; William & Mary to Host TURN Cast and Crew Event

tn-s1-caleb-abe-anna-ben-325This week, it’s announced that TURN: Washington’s Spies Season 1 will be released on DVD in March, while the College of William & Mary will host an event with the cast and crew next month. Plus, RedEye details how you can catch up on Season 1. Read on for more:

Why So Blu? reports that Season 1 will be available on Blu-ray + Digital HD and DVD on Mar. 17.

The Virginia Gazette reports that the College of William and Mary will host a discussion next month called “Television, History and Revolution” that will feature the cast and producers of TURN: Washington’s Spies.

RedEye recaps the AMC panel at the TCA winter press tour and says those who missed Season 1 of TURN: Washington’s Spies can catch up on AMC On Demand, AMC.com and Netflix.
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USA Today Speaks With Scoot McNairy; Guardian on Streaming Halt

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-106-gordon-mcnairy-325This week, USA Today speaks with Scoot McNairy. Plus, The Guardian discusses how the advent of streaming has allowed viewers to watch shows like Halt and Catch Fire. Read on for more:

USA Today profiles Scoot McNairy, taking note that he had five movies released in 2014 “plus a starring role in AMC’s TV tech drama Halt and Catch Fire.”

The Guardian points out that streaming services have enabled viewers in the U.K. to watch Halt and Catch Fire.

Tom’s Guide notes that one of Amazon’s Spring 2015 pilots, Down Dog, features Will Greenberg.

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Norman Reedus Discusses Beth’s Death With TV Guide; LA Mag Talks Dead‘s Fashion

the-walking-dead-episode-507-tyreese-coleman-daryl-reedus-325This week, Norman Reedus discusses Beth’s death with TV Guide, while Los Angeles Magazine talks about The Walking Dead‘s influence on fashion trends. Plus, Metro looks at Season 5′s biggest shocks. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus tells TV Guide.com that, in the wake of Beth’s death, Daryl is “full of grief at this moment and he’ll probably shut down a bit.”

Los Angeles Magazine takes note of The Walking Dead‘s influence on this season’s trends, even though the show “seems an unlikely source of inspiration for fashion.”

Metro ranks the biggest shocks of Season 5 so far, from Bob’s leg being eaten to Morgan’s return.
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Variety Interviews Bob Odenkirk; HitFix Reviews Better Call Saul

better-call-saul-episode-101-saul-odenkirk-325This week, Variety interviews Bob Odenkirk, while HitFix gives Better Call Saul a positive review. Plus, Variety highlights what viewers need to know about the show. Read on for more:

• Bob Odenkirk, speaking with Variety, says a challenge of Better Call Saul was making Saul “genuinely likable. Not just, ha ha that scoundrel. Because if he’s really going to anchor the show, you have to be on his side.”

HitFix‘s review applauds Better Call Saul, which “quickly learns to function as its own thing, rather than taking the easy approach of being ‘Breaking Bad, Episode 1: The Phantom Ehrmantraut.’”

Variety highlights the seven things viewers need to know about Better Call Saul, including how Bryan Cranston helped with the casting.
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Bustle Rewatches Series Premiere; Syracuse.com Praises Mad Men Soundtrack

mad-men-episode-701-megan-draper-don-hamm-3-325x200 This week, Bustle rewatches the series premiere, while Syracuse.com ranks the Mad Men soundtrack as one of TV’s best. Plus, Metro praises Mad Men for its overall quality. Read on for more:

Bustle points out 13 moments from the series premiere “that you might want to look out for the second time around.”

Syracuse.com, ranking the best TV show soundtracks, places Mad Men at No. 7 because the show “pulls from a huge catalog and punctuates nearly every episode with something poignant as the credits roll.”

Metro, noting Mad Men‘s imminent exit, declares that the show has been lauded for its “visual ambiance, dialogue, character depth and accurate depictions of American society of the 1960s and 70s.”
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Syracuse.com Lauds Breaking Bad Soundtrack; MythBusters to Test Bad Finale

BB-Episode-516-Walt-Jesse-325This week, Syracuse.com lauds Breaking Bad‘s soundtrack, while MythBusters will test the events of Breaking Bad‘s series finale. Plus, TV Overmind is excited for “the continued reign of Vince Gilligan” on television. Read on for more:

Syracuse.com ranks the 10 TV shows with “truly phenomenal” soundtracks and places Breaking Bad at No. 3, saying, “A great show needs a great soundtrack, and that’s what Vince Gilligan gives us.”

CNET reports that in the new season of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, the team will test Walt’s use of the M-60 in the Breaking Bad series finale.

• TV Overmind is excited this year for “the continued reign of Vince Gilligan,” citing both Better Call Saul and CBS’ Battle Creek.
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Jonathan Lisco Explains Halt and Catch Fire Title; Lee Pace Talks Halt at TCA Press Tour

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-106-joe-pace-3-325This week at the TCA press tour, Jonathan Lisco explains Halt and Catch Fire‘s title while Lee Pace discusses the characters’ reactions to the show’s milieu. Plus, Art of the Title is impressed by Halt and Catch Fire‘s title sequence. Read on for more:

• According to The Hollywood Reporter, at Halt and Catch Fire‘s TCA panel, Jonathan Lisco says of the show’s title that “we’re really hoping that once people know what the title means, they can invest in all the metaphorical significance of it.”

• At the TCA panel, Jonathan Lisco reveals that Season 2 will start in March 1985, Deadline reports, and speaks about plans for Kerry Bishé’s Donna and Mackenzie Davis’ Cameron, TheWrap reports. Also at the panel, Variety notes that Lee Pace said, “I think our characters would find this moment in time absolutely thrilling. The amount of human expression that happens through technology is very, very exciting.”

Art of the Title ranks Halt and Catch Fire‘s title sequence as the best of 2014′s best, noting that it starts out as “a spark blazes a trail through sheer red, scorching an idea into existence.”
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NY Times, Variety Visit Better Call Saul Set; AP, HitFix Attend Saul TCA Panel

better-call-saul-season-1-gallery-mike-banks-jimmy-odenkirk-325This week, The New York Times and Variety visit the Better Call Saul set, while the Associated Press and other publications attend the show’s Television Critics Association panel. Plus, Entertainment Weekly eyes a new extended trailer. Read on for more:

The New York Times checks out the Better Call Saul set and gets Vince Gilligan’s take on Bob Odenkirk: “we loved that he was funny, but there was so much range there. He crushed it so completely that we started to daydream about what else we could do.”

Variety pays a visit to Better Call Saul‘s Albuquerque set, during which Bob Odenkirk explains the show is “a superhero origins story. The superhero is Saul, and his special power is his mouth, an agile mind and some stones.”

• At Better Call Saul‘s TCA panel, Variety, reporting that Walt and Jesse won’t appear in Season 1, quotes Peter Gould, who says, “We want this show to stand on its own.” According to HitFix, Bob Odenkirk says that Gould and Vince Gilligan enjoy creating ethically questionable situations where the character “has to navigate a complex and ever-changing prism of ethical choices.” At the same event, the Associated Press reports that Vince Gilligan is proud of Saul: ”I don’t know if the world is going to like this thing, but I really do. I’m really proud of it.”
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