‘Better Call Saul’ scores across the board

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ After five seasons of methamphetamine- making greatness, the conclusion of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” left a hole in the cable network’s primetime line-up. Since its bitter-sweet conclusion, fans have craved the stylized antics of a developing antihero as frantically as a junkie of Heisenburg’s very own crystal blue. Walter White’s story may be concluded, but the world of “Breaking Bad” still has some juice left to squeeze through the likes of everyone’s favorite comedically maniacal defense attorney, Saul Goodman. Though its relations to “Breaking Bad” are welcome, this is very much Saul Goodman’s show. Bob Odenkirk is a master at playing the character. It’s great to see his eccentric ethos get the spotlight. The Goodman-oriented spinoff, “Better Call … Continue reading ‘Better Call Saul’ scores across the board

AMC’s “Breaking Bad” finale wows audiences

By: Grant Vance The finale of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” was not only executed with perfect mastery and skill but gave audiences finality and closure that often times aren’t rewarded to long-time fans of a show. This show deserves so much respect and praise that it’s hard to know where to begin without simply listing every way “Breaking Bad” is the most superior television show of this generation. This series packs every season with such brilliance, the only way to look at these seasons separately is to compare one masterpiece to another. The show’s fifth season, divided into two eight-episode parts, … Continue reading AMC’s “Breaking Bad” finale wows audiences

Xavier Newswire’s 2013 Emmy Award predictions

By: Alex Spindler The 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards are just around the corner, honoring the best and the brightest of the small screen. The Xavier Newswire decided to try its own hand at predicting who will take home the golden trophies — the biggest awards in primetime television. Best Drama Series: “Breaking Bad” On the tails of a spectacular fifth season, there is no reason why this cable favorite shouldn’t walk away with the night’s top prize. Best Comedy Series: “Modern Family” Despite having won the award for three years straight, “Modern Family” constantly proves why it should win again. … Continue reading Xavier Newswire’s 2013 Emmy Award predictions