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Why won’t you just die already?

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Breaking Bad S05E15 Whiskey

Hey friends,

So, that was a change of pace. That episode was pretty much what I assumed it would be: checking in with all of the relevant parties in the aftermath of the fall of Heisenberg. I thought it was pretty beautifully handled. Beautiful in a dark, dark way. The depth of Heisenberg’s fallout was a sad place for everybody involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Leslie and Ben/Correspondents’ Lunch

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leslie and ben

Bryan,

In what’s becoming an increasingly common sitcom practice, “Leslie and Ben” was written as a potential finale for Parks and Recreation, in case the show didn’t get picked up for a back 9 this season.  It’s not the first time Parks has been on the chopping block — the finales for Seasons 3 and 4 were both consciously calibrated to provide a sense of resolution while still leaving some loose ends open for possible future episodes — and all that practice at walking the line resulted in another stellar pseudo-finale in “Leslie and Ben,” an episode that wraps up our major Season 5 storylines up to this point, puts a ribbon on them, and celebrates with a drunken singalong.  As series-enders go, you could do a lot worse than the first half of this week’s double serving of Knope & co. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by danielvswriting

February 23, 2013 at 2:40 pm