Aaron Paul to Voice Luke Skywalker; Paul, RJ Mitte Discuss Bad Experiences

bb-episode-402-Jesse-Party-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul is playing Luke Skywalker in a live performance of The Empire Strikes Back, while Paul and RJ Mitte talk about their Breaking Bad experiences. Plus, Entertainment Weekly has the Sons of Liberty trailer which features Dean Norris. Read on for more:

• According to Entertainment Weekly, Aaron Paul has been tapped by Jason Reitman to play Luke Skywalker in the director’s live read of The Empire Strikes Back (which will be presented on Dec. 18 in Los Angeles).

• Aaron Paul tells Moviefone that Breaking Bad was “the greatest experience in my career for sure hands down” and that Bryan Cranston is one of his best friends.

Daily Express interviews Aaron Paul, who says, “I’m still mourning the loss of Breaking Bad, and that excitement of getting the new script every week and wondering if I’d get to live or die.”
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USA Today, Rolling Stone, Time Feature New Saul Art, Teasers

breaking-bad-episode-313-saul-odenkirk-325This week, USA Today, Rolling Stone, Time and others feature new art and teasers for Better Call Saul. Plus, Los Angeles Magazine checks out Saul’s best Breaking Bad moments. Read on for more:

USA Today highlights new Better Call Saul art, in which Saul “stands at a beaten-down pay phone – the receiver hanging lifelessly – amid the stark beauty of the New Mexico desert,” and a teaser video featuring “a very dirty car going through a car wash” with a LWYRUP license plate.

Rolling Stone spotlights the latest Better Call Saul teaser, noting, “Atticus Finch was a crusader for justice and Lt. Daniel Kaffee proved he could handle the truth — but neither has the mug to prove that they’re the world’s greatest lawyer.” Time adds, “This brief teaser conveys a message Goodman himself would certainly endorse: the damaged goods on the bargain rack are preferable to their full-priced counterparts, intact as they may be.”

ScreenCrush takes a look at another teaser for Better Call Saul, calling it a “clever” new promo.
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NY Times Lists The Walking Dead Among Year’s Best Shows; Scott Gimple Talks Rick With THR

the-walking-dead-episode-507-rick-lincoln-2-325This week, The Walking Dead is one of The New York Times‘ best shows, while Scott Gimple talks about Rick with The Hollywood Reporter. Plus, MTV names Daryl the year’s best TV character. Read on for more:

The New York Times considers The Walking Dead one of the year’s best shows, noting, “Five seasons in, Robert Kirkman and the other writers and producers of AMC’s huge hit zombie thriller somehow keep us caring about their motley band of survivors.”

• Is Rick too far gone? The Hollywood Reporter gets some answers from Scott Gimple, such as his revelation that Rick “simply isn’t going to take any chances anymore.”

MTV considers Daryl Dixon the year’s number one best TV character, noting that he “isn’t just the show’s resident badass warrior with a crossbow, he’s also the beating heart of the group.” Carol, noted for her “progression from zombie-bait B-character to certified badass-slash-acting powerhouse,” and Gareth – “a great villain” – also make the list.
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Lee Pace Takes MTV‘s The Hobbit Test; ScreenCrush on Pace’s “American” Halt Accent

halt-and-catch-fire-106-joe-pace-325This week, Lee Pace takes MTV‘s The Hobbit test, while ScreenCrush talks to Pace about his Halt and Catch Fire accent. Plus, Comic Book Resources speaks with Pace about playing Joe in a year full of otherworldly roles. Read on for more:

• Lee Pace takes MTV‘s The Hobbit trivia test, including “the basic (but daunting) task” of naming all 12 dwarves.

• Oklahoma native Lee Pace learns from ScreenCrush that viewers are impressed by his “amazing” American accent on Halt and Catch Fire.

• Interviewed by Comic Book Resources, Lee Pace describes Joe as “an ambitious man. He’s a flawed man, and I just want to see that. I want to understand that. I want to feel the connection to that.”
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Hell on Wheels Voted Most Underrated Show in CarterMatt Poll; TV Fanatic Revisits Season 4

hell-on-wheels-401-cullen-mount-325This week, Hell on Wheels is voted the year’s most underrated show by CarterMatt‘s readers, while TV Fanatic takes another look at Season 4. Plus, The Huffington Post has expectations for the last season. Read on for more:

CarterMatt‘s voters deem Hell on Wheels the year’s most underrated TV show, which had “a tremendous fourth season that included wonderful performances, beautiful sets, and several emotional moments that probably had you welling up.”

TV Fanatic looks back at Season 4 and declares, “The series may be headed towards its final season, but it’s not looking to go out with a whimper.”

• On the heels of the Season 4 finale, The Huffington Post writes, “As the producers and writers recalibrate Hell on Wheels for next season, to satisfy faithful viewers they must be in agreement on one thing. There has to be a final showdown” between Cullen and the Swede.
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Aaron Paul Debuts New Bad-Inspired App; Dr. Quinn Breaks Bad on Funny or Die

bb-episode-503-jesse-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul debuts a new Breaking Bad-inspired app, while Funny or Die gives Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman the Breaking Bad treatment. Plus, Krysten Ritter talks about reuniting with Aaron Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Read on for more:

• Aaron Paul has introduced a new app that’s named after his Breaking Bad catchphrase, “”Yo B*tch,” according to CNN.

E! Online showcases a Funny or Die parody of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman meets Breaking Bad, where Dr. Quinn “slaps on a pair of Walter White-esque glasses and embraces her new drug lord persona.”

• MStars has a clip of Krysten Ritter on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about reuniting with Aaron Paul backstage and what it was like to choke to death on Breaking Bad.
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Buzz Builds for Saul; Bob Odenkirk Wins Praise From NY Times

breaking-bad-saul-goodman-bob-odenkirk-office-325This week, buzz is building for Better Call Saul according to Variety, while Bob Odenkirk wins praise from The New York Times for his new book. Plus, multi-threat Odenkirk also wins kudos for his comedy album. Read on for more:

Variety reports that Better Call Saul‘s digital audience rating debuted on the Cable/Streaming trending chart at number seven after a clip aired during The Walking Dead‘s midseason finale.

The New York Times review of Bob Odenkirk’s A Load of Hooey asks, “Is it fair that he is not only a funny, successful actor but also a funny, successful writer?”

A.V. Club deems Bob Odenkirk’s Amateur Hour one of the best comedy albums and specials of 2014, observing that Odenkirk “throws away jokes that other comics would kill for, though presumably he’ll pick them back up at some point.”
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Mad Men Honored With WGA Nods, Named to AFI Top TV List

Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks), Jim Cutler (Harry Hamlin), and Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) on Mad MenThis week, Mad Men receives two Writers Guild of America nominations and is named to the American Film Institute’s top TV list for the seventh year in a row. Plus, the show is included on several other year-end best lists. Read on for more:

• The Writers Guild of America nominates Mad Men in the drama series category and Season 7′s “A Day’s Work” in the episodic drama category, according to the Los Angeles Times.

USA Today reports that Mad Men is one of the American Film Institute’s top 10 TV shows of 2014, making Mad Men the first show to appear on the list for each of its seasons.

Mad Men — which “remains insightful, confident, and more often surprising than not” — is one of Vulture‘s top 10 shows of the year.
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Halt Lands on CarterMatt Year-End Best List; Scoot McNairy Chats With The Guardian

halt-and-catch-fire-episode-101-gordon-325This week, Halt and Catch Fire lands on CarterMatt‘s year-end best list. Plus, Scoot McNairy chats with The Guardian. Read on for more:

CarterMatt nominates Halt and Catch Fire as one of the year’s best, calling it a “show that was so excellent, AMC basically had no choice but to renew it despite its low ratings.”

The Guardian spends 30 minutes with Scoot McNairy, who likes living in Texas because “I get a lot of inspiration for characters from the people I meet around town – when you go and get your coffee in the morning, when you go to the feed store. Part of me likes living there because of that.”

E! Online is excited that Lee Pace will guest star in a Season 3 episode of FOX’s The Mindy Project, noting that “TV’s coolest show just got cooler!”

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Norman Reedus Talks to TV Guide; CarterMatt, Zap2it Extol Melissa McBride

the-walking-dead-episode-508-carol-mcbride-B-325This week, Norman Reedus talks to TV Guide about the Daryl/Rick dynamic, while CarterMatt and Zap2it extol Melissa McBride’s performance. Plus, The Walking Dead wins a SAG award nomination. Read on for more:

• Norman Reedus tells TV Guide that Daryl has Rick’s back, saying, “Daryl always has Rick in his peripheral vision. Always.”

CarterMatt nominates Melissa McBride for best drama actor because she turned Carol “into quite possibly the series’ most captivating and interesting character. She is deeply sympathetic, but at the same time awesome like an action hero.”

• According to VultureThe Walking Dead has been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award in the category of Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series.
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