I am still recovering from Comic-Con, and whatever illness you get from being surrounded by 100,000 people of questionable hygiene in a confined space with recirculated air. I need to catch up on sleep, work and TV…but watching the latest super-intense episode of Breaking Bad does not exactly fall under the category of “recovery”.
So, until I do a proper Comic-Con re-cap post, here’s a great, spoiler-free piece on Breaking Bad from my friend and fellow writer Jon Davis. Like David Milch, he’s one of the few writers who is equally insightful about his craft as a professor and articulate as a critic. (Unlike David Milch, he lacks a gambling probelm, wears a Flash wedding Ring and knows how to play “spot the hooker” at Comic-Con). I know that like me, he teaches a screenwriting class which he should really link to because he’s worth learning from.
Anywhere, here goes:
Posted by Jonathan L. Davis
Suspense is not something TV does very well. TV is usually about familiar characters that come into our living rooms and warm our hearts every week. But in the last decade or so, that’s changed dramatically. On cable, creators have not been afraid to kill off…
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