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'Difficult Men's Author on the Drawbacks of Auteur-Driven TV

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 7, 2014 12:28 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Brett Martin lionized David Chase and Matthew Weiner, but he says the cult of the showrunner may have gone too far.

Is the Rise of Recaps Keeping TV Critics From Thinking Big?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 30, 2013 4:56 PM
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  • 3 Comments
A writer argues that episode-driven reviews limit their audiences and inhibit the discussion. Sam Adams disagrees.

Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 2:53 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

With "Felina," 'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With a Bang, or Several

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 12:06 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

That New York Times Column in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin Went and Wrote It

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 3:52 PM
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  • 1 Comment
That New York Times column referenced in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin went and wrote it

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Granite State" Walt Starts a New Life, But the Old One's Not Done With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 1:34 PM
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Walt gets a new life in a New Hampshire cabin, but the mess he left behind keeps getting messier.

'Breaking Bad's Infamous Phone Call Becomes a Referendum on the Show and Its Audience

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 20, 2013 4:28 PM
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  • 2 Comments
In the week since "Ozymandias" aired, interpretations of Walter White's call have become a referendum on the show and its audience.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In 'Ozymandias,' the End Is Nigh

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 16, 2013 9:08 AM
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Walter White survives the desert shootout, but the man he was is dead.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Rabid Dog," Walt's Going Down, and Everyone's Coming With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 2, 2013 12:41 AM
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Walter White is going down, and everyone else is coming with him.

'Breaking Bad' "Confessions": An Autopsy in 22 Screenshots

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 5:33 PM
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  • 4 Comments
A screenshot analysis of "Confessions" shows 'Breaking Bad's meticulous attention to visual detail.