Q: You opted to kill Walt, definitively closing the door on his story. But you left it open for Saul by letting him live. At the time, you knew there was going to be a Saul spin-off. When you guys were deciding the fates of Saul and others, were you thinking about the spin-off? A - Vince: That’s a good question, and on the face of it, it would certainly read like we were being strategic in our thinking, if not mercenary, to ensure that Saul Goodman stayed alive because we had already talked publicly about our desire to do a Better Call Saul spin-off. Having said that, in those final months and weeks of breaking the end of the Breaking Bad story, anything and everything was fair game and open for discussion. We talked a great many times about killing off Saul and we were open to it. We would have done whatever it took to come up with the best, most satisfying ending to Breaking Bad, including killing off Saul. But the more we talked about it, the more we thought, “You know, we don’t necessarily want the end of this series to be a bloodbath.” At one point, we talked about killing off every major character, and one particularly dark week along the way we talked about killing everybody — having some sort of Wild Bunch bloodbath of an ending. But you live with those ideas for a while and you think, “What do we need to kill all these characters for?” Just because an ending is dramatic or perhaps overly dramatic does not ensure that it will be satisfying.” We thought to ourselves, “Let’s just go with what feels right to us.” And there’s no mathematics to this. You just have to feel your way through it blindly and go with your gut, and that’s what we did. And in the case of Saul, we thought to ourselves, “Saul Goodman is kind of like a cockroach, in the sense that he’s probably going to survive all nuclear wars and he’ll still be out there somewhere after mankind has become extinct. He’s a survivor and therefore it’d be weird if he didn’t survive. Walter White, on the other hand, got a death sentence in the first act of the very first episode. It would be less than satisfying perhaps if he didn’t die at the end of the whole thing.”
“I hate if when people say Frozen is good because it won an Oscar. You guys do know that the judges didn’t even watch the other movies? And only two of them watched Frozen. It won because none of them care about animation.”
2 Nights In: With the sun streaming in through the RV windows, dust swirling and sparkling it its light, curtains rippling with every jolt of tires, Jesse laughing beside him, both of them coming off a high from what they’d cooked up in a nonstop, sunny, madcap feverish daze…
Walt felt more alive than ever.
And then a sudden coughing attack overtook him and thrust him back into his real life, or whatever was left of it.
Set during ‘4 Days Out’ except the key works in the ignition, and Walt and Jesse get to take the night off after all.
So tumblr always jokes about how ABC Family loves Harry Potter.
But do you guys know just how much they love Harry Potter?
Because it’s actually really amazing.
If you’re like me, and have an unusual fascination with who owns what in Hollywood, then you would know that the channel ABC Family is owned by The Walt Disney Company and that Harry Potter is owned by Warner Bros. (Time Warner Cable).
Two completely different studios.
So, in order for Disney to air Harry Potter, they had to buy the rights to do so.
And this is where it gets good.
According to several sources (which I cannot link to because I’m on the app) back in 2001, Disney was willing to pay $70,000,000 to air Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
That’s 70 million dollars.
SEVENTY MILLION DOLLARS.
For the FIRST MOVIE!
There are eight movies in all!
You do the math!
They say that you can’t put a price on love but damn…
“Like Breaking Bad, this is a show about the metamorphosis of a sad sack: but, whereas Walt was an arrogant egghead, Jimmy is humble. He’s sweet to his onetime girlfriend, Kim (Rhea Seehorn); he’s tender with Chuck, who is sidelined because of a supposed allergy to electricity. We know where Jimmy ends up, however: someday, he’ll become Saul Goodman (“S’all good, man!”), that slick guy who helps you out when you want to kill someone, hide your meth earnings, or hunt down a ricin cigarette. Jimmy’s a decent-ish guy, but he’s fated to become a far worse man’s comic relief, ‘the kind of lawyer guilty people hire,’ as one potential client calls him, in a description that stings.” – Emily Nussbaum
Know of any books Matty loves? Need new reading material and he seems someone with a good taste of literature
books/writers he’s mentioned/referenced: On Beauty and Being Just by Elaine Scarry, Fuzz Against junk by Akbar Del Piombo, 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose, in cold blood by truman capote, on the road by jack kerouac, leaves of grass by walt whitman, queer and junky by william s burroughs, the stranger by albert camus, the doors of perception: heaven and hell by aldous huxley, the kreutzer sonata by leo tolstoy, the revolution of everyday life by Raoul Vaneigem, the society of the spectacle by guy debord, revenge of the lawn by richard brautigan, the peregrine by JA Baker, the conquest of happiness by bertrand russell, robert graves
“On the Manhattan side, there were vendors selling souvenirs. I stopped to look at them for a moment; a guy offered me an especially good deal on an ‘I ♥ New York’ shirt. ‘Thanks, I’m good,’ I said, even though I kind of wanted it.”
“I am beyond scared of Disney’s Descendants. I’m scared that there is going to be pop songs and the basic Disney Channel cheesiness and cliches like having good guys falling in love with the bad guys. The casting is beyond horrendous (Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent, really?) and they’re casting Disney kids, just for the heck of it. It’s upsetting that the company has no respect for Walt Disney and his legacy, and they sold it to the terribleness of Disney Channel.”
Something I noticed while I was doing research for my fanmade WoY Guide - Wander makes quite a few literary references:
In ‘The Pet’, Wander quotes Walt Whitman, referencing his metaphor poem, “O Captain, My Captain!”
In ‘The Nice Guy’, Wander references/paraphrases the line, “Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” from the poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’.
In ‘The Rager’, Wander again paraphrases a famous poem. This time it’s ‘Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas.
In ‘The Sky Guy’, by naming two of the Bitties Beatrice and Benedict (and shipping them), Wander subtly references Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.
So, either Wander traveled to Earth around the time these poems (and play) were written and was able to read them, or Earth culture and literature somehow made its way into space. Either way, it looks like Wander is really well-read, and he enjoys old poetry ^v^ Guess we know what the ‘genius’ side of Wander likes to read, lol.