Better Call Saul S4E3: “Something Beautiful”

In “Something Beautiful” (written by Gordon Smith and directed by Daniel Sackheim—the duo that brought us the masterpiece that was “Chicanery”), there’s a lot of ugliness to be had. We see the bloody aftermath of Nacho being discovered, Jimmy getting his hands dirty, and cracks starting to form in Jimmy and Kim’s relationship. I knew …

Mad Men Part 2: The Limitations of Self on Madison Avenue in the 1960s

The 1960s in America represented a time of great turmoil. The decade saw the murders of a president and a civil rights leader, the threat of a nuclear missile attack, and a war. The decade also began the shift away from the 1950s expectations of marriage and family along with working the same job, whether …

Gimme Jimmy: Looking for Jimmy McGill in Breaking Bad’s Saul Goodman

Saul Goodman is one of the most memorable (and colorful) characters in Breaking Bad. With his Technicolor suit-and-tie combos, over-the-top office décor, ridiculous TV commercials, and more-than-questionable morals, he is the apotheosis of the sleazy lawyer trope. Saul’s scenes in Breaking Bad are almost always funny, which is a testament both to the show’s writing …

The Autopsy of The Killing: Part 13 – “Orpheus Descending,” Seasons 2, 3 & 4 (The Finale)

The original main cast of The Killing

New Evidence: Linden confronts Councilman Richmond by referring to him as Orpheus, and he explains to her the myth behind the name. After receiving a call from Holder, Linden exits Richmond's home and our two detectives meet outside. Linden and Holder discuss their next move, as they need actual solid evidence that Richmond is responsible …