Tag: Bad Week

Bad Week: Appointment Viewing With Better Call Saul

Checking in With… is a regular column which features a Spinoff writer watching one or more episodes of a current show and attempting to decode its appeal. This week, we …

Bad Week: Breaking Bitch With Skyler White

Alex Casey assembles a car boot full of internet ammunition to defend Skyler White against the haters to the bitter end. // "I'm a bitch, I'm a lover. I'm a child, I'm …

Bad Week: Great Show. Shame About the Fans.

Breaking Bad is one of the most acclaimed television shows of the century – of course you love it. But Joseph Nunweek strongly recommends you avoid interacting with your fellow fans. // Our hero …

Bad Week: The Drug Squad Cop’s Perspective

Part of what made Breaking Bad work was a thread of plausibility amongst the violence. We spoke with a fan and former drug squad cop to test the show’s realism. // For 13 …

Bad Week: Throwback Thursday – The Best of Bob ‘Saul’ Odenkirk’s Mr Show

In this special Bad edition of Throwback Thursday, Joseph Harper looks back at Bob 'Saul' Odenkirk's alternative comedy career. // Before he joined the cast of Breaking Bad as unscrupulous attorney Saul Goodman, …

Bad Week: Serious Breaking Bad Data Journalism

Alex Casey heads down to The Spinoff lab to mix up a beaker of piping hot Breaking Bad stats. Some of them are made up, most of them are realer than …

Bad Week: The Counterargument – Why Kenny Powers Towers Over Walter White

For years Joseph Harper has been nurturing an obstinate theory: HBO's mostly unwatched comedy Eastbound and Down is essentially the same show as Breaking Bad, only a whole lot better.  2013 was a big …

Bad Week: Breaking Bread – The Food of Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad is acclaimed for delivering heart-stopping drama, spectacular violence and television's most infamous anti-hero. Alex Casey, however, wishes to applaud a less critically-indulged area of the Breaking Bad universe: …

Bad Week: Why Walter White Tells Us as Much About Economics as Chemistry

The New Zealand Initiative's Head of Research Eric Crampton breaks down the depressing drug market economics which drive Walter White to murder and mayhem. // The most successful anti-methamphetamine campaign ever …

Bad Week: Ranking the Gnarly Deaths of Breaking Bad

Alex Casey sifts through the mighty body count of Breaking Bad to rank her top ten most memorable deaths on the show. // The statistics of Breaking Bad are always impressive …

Bad Week: Music Monday – Deja Voodoo’s Time as Meth’s Publicists

Before Breaking Bad, the world’s sharpest look at the scourge of methamphetamine was written by Deja Voodoo. Ten years on, songwriter Matt Heath recalls the fallout from their hit single …