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Better Call Saul, Season 2

Posted in Reviews!, Videos! with tags , , , , on 04/20/2016 by McCutcheon

Batman V Superman was good and I’m sure Captain America fighting Iron Man will have its moments but Chuck and Jimmy’s rivalry is making it hard to blink for fear I’m going to miss something. It keeps getting better.

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The Nice Touches of Breaking Bad

Posted in Top 5 Lists, Whatever with tags , on 02/09/2015 by McCutcheon

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Breaking Bad is full of huge moments. The start of it all, the first death, the one liners; it’s what makes Breaking Bad so good.

But there are also the times that only seem to matter at the time you’re watching it and then it becomes forgotten in lieu of such scenes as “Say my name.” It’s understandable.

So what we’re talking about are the artistic details that may as well have not been in the show, but were there anyway. And we’re better off for it, as far as the show is concerned. While everything in any good story should be

But it’s moments like the following that make it personally, one of the greatest shows of all time. Don’t expect me to get’em all. There’s just too many. Continue reading

Breaking Bad: If Only Skyler Had Gotten Out of the Way

Posted in Whatever with tags , , on 01/06/2014 by McCutcheon

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When Breaking Bad ended last September, we all breathed a sigh of relief. Great freaking show all around, even with a number of extras saying their lines like they were reading them off the cue card. The manufacturing of meth never seemed so exciting!

One thing I was really surprised about though was the lack of appreciation for certain core characters of the show. No matter how far down Walt sank morally, we still watched. No matter how obnoxious and grating Jesse became, we still wanted to know what happened to him.

Yet it seemed whenever Skyler had input that disapproved of Walt’s behavior or she did something was just wrong, many reacted harshly. Continue reading

MBTI: Mike Ehrmantraut- ISTP

Posted in MBTI Artisans, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 10/03/2013 by McCutcheon

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Who doesn’t love Mike? He’s a former cop, a murderer, a fixer, a PI, and there’s a seemingly endless list of other things he’s capable of. But as the show’s creator Vince Gilligan has said, “He knows his strengths as well as his weaknesses.”

Mike’s an ISTP without a doubt and his “Oh, well” attitude about everything, except his granddaughter should give that away. When Saul says he “knows a guy that knows a guy?” That guy is Mike. Continue reading

MBTI: Saul Goodman- ENTP

Posted in MBTI Rationals, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 10/02/2013 by McCutcheon

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Hi, I’m Saul Goodman. Did you know that you have rights? The constitution says you do! And so do I.

While other characters in the show are some of the greatest ever written especially considering their respective types, Saul is the most obvious of his type; playing to something of a cliche yet still well written and well acted.

Like past ENTPs discussed, Saul follows suit as the “guy who knows a guy,” “The Kramer,” etc. The guy that may play a major part in the main character’s lives but isn’t technically a main character himself. He pops in, does something crazy, and he’s on his way. Continue reading

MBTI: Hank Schrader- ESTJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 10/01/2013 by McCutcheon

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Of all the characters that fit their types, nobody is as obvious as the ESTJ, Hank. ESTP, you say? There’s nothing more ESTJ than his life- he’s a cop, he loves sports (including fantasy football), is almost completely insensitive to those around him by way of one crude joke after another, and he owns up proudly to “Alpha Male” status.

Not much more really need to be said about the top dog Guardian, but we’ll go into it anyway. Continue reading

MBTI: Skyler White- ESFJ

Posted in MBTI Guardians, MBTI Stuff with tags , , , on 10/01/2013 by McCutcheon

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I get why Skyler is criticized. I do. She’s pretty much the only thing keeping Walt from going off the deep end entirely with no looking back, and she’s always there to remind him that what he’s doing is wrong and that’s just no fun.

Heck man, you look up “Skyler White,” and you get the related search results of “I hate Skyler” and Skyler memes that are also known as “Skyler Hypocrite” memes. We’ve seen this before. In dramatic fiction, no matter how simple the ESFJ’s needs are, there doesn’t seem to be a snowball’s chance in hell of getting what they want. Continue reading