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Ochocinco Johnson and soon to be ex-wife Evelyn Lozada have been married for 41 days. After the alleged headbutt and consequential domestic abuse charge, Lozada has filed for divorce, breaking Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries record of their 72 day long marriage. Lozada gained fame as a “star” of Basketball Wives, as she was once engaged to former NBA star Antoine Walker. It’s a well known fact that Walker is broke as a joke, so naturally Lozada would move on to find another professional athlete to settle down with. Just like every girls dream courtship, Lozada and Johnson first corresponded with each other on twitter, and the rest is history. Check out some pre-headbutt photos of Chad Johnson’s wife, Evelyn Lozada: Read the rest of this entry »
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Easily a top 5 all-time Breaking Bad episode, Season 5 Episode 5 “Dead Freight” starts off just like any other episode with a scene that leaves you scratching your head. The scene is set in the desert where a young kid is riding his dirt bike. The kid stops and finds a tarantula, which he plays with for a few seconds and promptly bottles his new pet up in a mason jar, then rides away. Roll opening credits. The f*ck? Read the rest of this entry »
“51” isn’t just the episode that confirms that Walter White is the danger but that he is a danger to everyone around him. Walter was the reason Hank was a near parapalegic and almost killed twice (by the twins and by Gus Fring). Walter was the reason behind every terrible experience in Jesse’s life since he’s met him. Walt was the reason why Mike’s granddaughter doesn’t have money in her bank account and why he’s back in the meth business. Walt is the reason why Skyler’s having a serious mental breakdown. Sure, Walt is helping in making them all significantly richer but at what cost?* Read the rest of this entry »
“Everyone dies in this movie, don’t they?”
It’s a simple question asked about “Scarface” by Walter White two thirds into the episode that could foreshadow on what the future holds for Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan has said before in a New York Times article that he wanted to use Breaking Bad as a device to show how someone like “Mr. Chips could turn into Scarface.” Last night, and to Skyler White’s horror, we see our first allusions to the movie about a man whose grandiose aspirations about being a drug kingpin and his megalomania lead him to his own self-destruction. And seriously, why the hell is Walter letting little baby Holly watch “Scarface?!?! He obviously doesn’t believe in the MPAA’s movie rating system.
Most of this episode was used to further the tensions between Walter and Mike (and eventually the tug of war for Jesse’s soul) and Walter and Skyler. Skyler clearly doesn’t want Walter around anymore but is way too afraid of him to tell him. When Walt starts moving his stuff back into the house, Skyler wusses out in telling him “Fuck outta here.” This seems to be causing her grief as it leads to her nervous breakdown where she tells Marie to shut up in what seemed like an infinite amount of times. I feel like most viewers have felt the same way whenever Marie opened her mouth on the show so that felt pretty relieving as much as it was disturbing.
But the most interesting part of the show right now is the escalating tension between Walt and Mike and the eventual tug of war for Jesse’s allegiance (and Walt has started to plant seeds in Jesse’s mind by telling him that he trusts him to do the right thing when it comes to letting Andrea know about what Jesse does while they were making meth). The episode starts off with Mike going from prison to prison, masquerading as a paralegal, to talk to the incarcerated members of his crew to reassure them that Chow’s death was not to be perceived as a message and that “they will be made whole” in terms of their hazard pay. This cold open goes a long way in showing you that Mike was more than muscle in Gus’ operation and that he had his hands in a lot of the day-to-day aspects and some financial aspects of the operation as well as keeping people in the business happy. However, you also see how professional and fair Mike to the people he’s responsible for. As you find out later in the episode when Mike is doling out the money between the 3 so-called bosses of the company, this contrasts with how Walt feels the business should be run. He feels like there shouldn’t be legacy costs. Why should Walt pay for Gus’ fuck ups? What Walt doesn’t know is that’s the cost of being the boss. In fact, he feels somewhat frustrated that he doesn’t have more control over Mike (considering the fact that Walt thinks he’s a boss) than he thought he would as evidenced by his quote earlier in the episode at Saul’s office: “He handles the business and I handle him.” Obviously, Mike has proven to be a lot more difficult to manage than Walt originally thought. And according to the last scene (where Walt compares Victor’s slaying at the hands of Gus to Perseus), Walt’s gears are grinding so he could find out a way to put Mike back in his place.
The second episode of this season’s Breaking Bad is called “Madrigal”. My first response to knowing this was “What the hell is a Madrigal?” Upon looking it up, I determined that it’s a harmonious vocal music composition with two or more singers. It in fact has a lot with this episode…especially considering the lack of harmony, or dissension in the ranks, with Mike’s people and the fact that at the end of the episode, we find out that Mike has decided that he will work with Walt and Jesse. Read the rest of this entry »
No Kenny Powers, you’re f*cking out.
I’m a big fan of HBO’s Eastbound and Down. I think Danny McBride is hilarious (even though his character is almost exactly the same in every single movie/tv show he acts in) and the concept of the show is brilliant. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past 3 years and have never seen the show, McBride plays Kenny Powers, a former Major League Baseball star known more so for his partying and antics than his skill. The first episode of Season 1 showed Kenny’s downfall. Once a 100+ MPH closer for the World Series Champion Atlanta Braves, a life of partying and basically not giving a shit caused KP to bounce from team to team and eventually out of the Majors. Eastbound and Down has chronicled Kenny’s life since then and is now in Season 3 as he finds himself pitching for the Myrtle Beach Mermen in hopes of getting back to the show. Read the rest of this entry »
TSB’s favorite show has returned for its much anticipated second season. AMC’s ” The Walking Dead” is BACK! And apparently the rest of the world agrees with us. The episode received 7.3 million viewers, making it the most watched drama in the history of cable television.
What’s better than the season finale of Breaking Bad followed by the new Walking Dead? As far as TV goes…nothing.
Season 1 left off with the crew heading out of Atlanta, but where? We learn that they are headed to Fort Benning. It’s 125 miles from” Hotlanta” to Fort Benning, so the crew better be ready.
Rick, Lori, Carol, Sophia, Carl, Andrea, Dale, Daryl, Shane, T-Dog and Glenn embark on their journey. Read the rest of this entry »
Before we get into the final episode of the season for the best television series since The Wire, I want to give you a fair warning. I’m not going to recap every little thing that happened in this episode in chronological order. Frankly, it’s not necessary. I’m going to discuss the main points of this episode and season and then talk about the prospects of the future of the show and hopefully we can use the comment section to have an informal discussion about it. With a show like this, this is probably the format that will work best.
Face Off was maybe one of the few predictable episodes of the series but Read the rest of this entry »
Season 4 of AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad has been nothing short of must-see TV, and Episode 10 ‘Salud’ is quite possibly the series’ best one to date. Deception. Gun fights. Drama. Action. Suspense. You name it, this episode had it.
In ‘Salud’, Walt is healing from the ass-whipping he took at the end of last week’s episode via Jesse. He’s beat up and embarrassed, and to make matters worse he misses Walt Jr’s birthday. Guess what Walt Jr’s big birthday present is? If your answer was a used lavender PT Cruiser, you nailed it. Walt Jr hates this thing so much he steps on taking it for a spin in favor of pancakes. Read the rest of this entry »