Saturday, May 30, 2009

Get Ready To Party Down For Another Season, After You Break Bad

Entering a bit of a dead zone in TV viewing land...most series have finished their runs for the year... although AMC's Breaking Bad will air its second season finale this Sunday night.

Breaking Bad is crack. Everything about the show suggests a no win premise, especially when you consider its unsympathetic lead characters (chemistry teacher making and selling crystal meth with his young drug addict former student partner). But as the NJ Star-Ledgers Alan Sepinwall writes HERE in his wrap up of this cycle, Breaking Bad has evolved into the best drama series on TV and the worthiest heir to The Sopranos that we have on television right now.

Not to mention the show has the most wicked teasers on TV...a throwback to a not-so-long ago time when the sequence prior to the opening titles truly teased you, the viewer. Not surprisingly, creator and showrunner Vince Gilligan is an X Files alumnus.

Seriously. Crack.

And this news was announced a couple weeks ago, but since it's quickly become my fav new comedy but is a show that most people haven't seen, I thought worth mentioning Starz's Party Down got renewed for another season. A deft blend of heart and humour...well, mostly humour, following the misadventures of a group of Hollywood wannbe`s working for a catering company, it's available here in Canada on Super Channel...and definitely worth catching up on if you haven't seen it yet.

And its teasers are pretty sweet as well.

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