2021 wga nominations

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • An animated version of Everybody Hates Chris is on the way.
  • Watch the Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! trailer for the new Netflix sitcom starring Jamie Foxx.
  • Better Call Saul digital series Employee Training will be back, along with the animated Slippin’ Jimmy.
  • Reacher, based on the Jack Reach series, adds more cast members.
  • Looney Tunes Cartoon executive producer Pete Browngardt signs new deal with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network.
  • The Witcher adds seven new cast members.
  • FX has renewed Snowfall for season 5.
  • David Duchovny will star in series based on his Truly Like Lightning book.
  • Netflix buys the A24 Steven Yeun & Ali Wong series Beef.
  • Paul Feig remaking BBC series Motherland for the U.S.

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WandaVision VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a closer look at the visual effects that brought the sitcom world of WandaVision to life in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, The Mighty Ducks and their famous Flying V play gets a little short in the style of ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary series. And finally, Nobody star Bob Odenkirk takes a look back at some of his most memorable characters. Read More »

‘Better Call Saul’ Won’t Be Back Until 2022

better call saul season 6 premiere

I had such high hopes for 2021, but so far, the new year keeps letting me down. And now to add insult to injury it looks like Better Call Saul season 6 won’t arrive until early 2022. COVID-19 delays are to blame, and while there was some hope that the sixth and final season of the AMC series would arrive before 2021 ended, that’s no longer in the cards. Bummer.

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2021 wga nominations

Better Call Saul may be routinely snubbed by major awards bodies like the Golden Globes, but at least the members of the Writers Guild of America are acknowledging the AMC crime series as one of the best-written shows on TV. Better Call Saul rightfully leads the pack at the 2021 WGA nominations, which were announced by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) today. The winners will be awarded at the 2021 Writers Guild Awards virtual ceremony on Sunday, March 21, 2021.

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Look, you’re not going to find a human being on this planet who doesn’t want to close the book on 2020. But in that sea of darkness and abject misery, there are silver linings to be found. Silver linings like…well, the television was pretty damn good.

Join us, the /Film staff, as we run down the best TV we watched in 2020.

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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Better Call Saul

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: What if sleazy criminal lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) had his own tragic backstory? The prequel series to Breaking Bad takes on the impossible task of following up one of the most revered prestige dramas ever, and in the process, creates a rich and layered character drama about a man at war with his better self that even manages to outstrip its predecessor.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Better Call Saul is the best show on TV right now.” “You liked Breaking Bad? Well, Better Call Saul is even better.” “You would really like Better Call Saul.” I’ve been hearing some variation of these refrains for the past five years now, and I would respond with a tight smile and a, “I’ve heard! I’ll get around to it eventually.” But I had so many shows to watch and so little time — until quarantine hit and I suddenly found myself with no excuse: I needed to finally get around to Better Call Saul. I had watched the first episode when it premiered in 2015, and was intrigued, but not enough to keep watching. I had been enthralled with Breaking Bad throughout its five-season run, watching it live on-air since its beginning, but had somewhat soured on the whole property thanks to a toxic fanbase that idolized Walt’s criminal victories without reckoning with the moral quandaries that the show laid bare (yes, I’m still stinging a little about the hatred for Skyler and even, to an extent, Jesse). But as soon as I dug into Better Call Saul, which has enjoyed even more critical acclaim than Breaking Bad but has had a much quieter pop culture impact, it was abundantly clear that Vince Gilligan had evolved his ideas on morality and tragedy from Breaking Bad into something even more profound.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Previsualization

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch early previsualization animation from Sonic the Hedgehog before the character was given a drastic makeover. Plus, watch as stuntmen react to action sequences from Kill Bill Vol. 1, Taken 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and more. Finally, watch a roundtable discussion with this year’s buzzed about dramatic TV actors like Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Stewart, Bob Odenkirk and others. Read More »

better call saul season 6 update

Better Call Saul just ended its best season yet, and – sadly – there’s only one season left. With everything currently shut down due to the coronavirus, there was some concern that it would be a long time before we had a chance to see season 6. But the folks involved with the show are hoping to kick-off the final season in the fall of 2021. In addition to that, they have 13 episodes planned, as opposed to season 5, which consisted of 10 episodes total. Read More »

better call saul something unforgivable review

This week on Better Call Saul:

  • Kim and Jimmy have a conversation!
  • Lalo has some folks over to his house!
  • Nacho is in deep trouble!
  • Everything is so tense that I want to scream!

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This week on Better Call Saul:

  • Jimmy returns!
  • Kim quits!
  • Lalo heads south of the border!
  • Mike and Gus have a talk!
  • Things get almost unbearably tense!

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