‘The Walking Dead’ vs blow jobs: Such are the trials of man

By CW

Listen, life is all about priorities. Sometimes that means you’re going to have to make some hard decisions. Now I’m not saying this gentleman over at Above Average TV Network made the right call, per se, in watching The Walking Dead over sexy-time with the wifey. But can you blame him? I mean what guy hasn’t found himself in this dilemma? I say godspeed sir, you’re a pioneer on the we-won’t-be-blackmailed-by-sex-anymore front. Enjoy.

(Tip of the flat brim @Shizazaraz)

Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Buyout

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the latest edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. Be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Buyout” (Season 5, Episode 6).

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Dead Freight

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the latest edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. In fact, we’ve got a new No. 1 for the fourth week in a row. Be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Dead Freight” (Season 5, Episode 5).

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Fifty-One

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the latest edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. And be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Fifty-One” (Season 5, Episode 4).

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Hazard Pay

By TNW Staff

Welcome to the second edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis. And be sure to brush up on last week’s rankings before continuing.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Hazard Pay” (Season 5, Episode 3).

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Breaking Bad Power Rankings: Madrigal

By MR & Edward Appleby

Welcome to the first edition of TNW’s Breaking Bad Power Rankings. “Power” might seem like a cut-and-dry metric in the meth realm, but it’s anything but in the blogosphere. Here, we’re weighing likeability and compelling plot threads as much as actual street clout, so look for movement on a weekly basis.

Spoiler Warning: This post contains details through “Madrigal” (Season 5, Episode 2).

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Emmy nomination hits and misses

BY MR

The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmys have been released, and we’ve got ample praise and rage for the TV Academy voters. Here’s a quick look at 10 things the Academy got right — and 10 it got woefully wrong.

What the Emmys got right:

• The Best Drama category: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Mad Men, Homeland and Game of Thrones got nods, marking the first time in Emmy history that no Best Drama contender comes from a Big Four network. It’s a testament to the strength of premium cable and, hopefully, a wakeup call for basic.

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‘Walking Dead’ Season 3 trailer full of mind-blowing awesomeness

By AY


Zombies, governors, katana swords … oh my! Yes, the Season 3 trailer for AMC’s The Walking Dead is now making the rounds after premiering at Comic-Con a few days ago. And trust us, it doesn’t disappoint.

Opening with Michonne (a.k.a. the sword-wielding Andrea-savior) heading into a walker-infested town store, the trailer is frantic in its pace and stunning in its visuals. From the first clear glimpse of Michonne, the trailer quickly cuts to a helicopter flying over Andrea and her new friend. Then … a crash.

It’s not long before we return to Rick and the gang, seemingly where we left them at the conclusion of Season 2, outside the walls of the creepiest-looking, most walker-infested prison the twisted mind of Robert Kirkman could conceive. There’s an impassioned speech by Rick, imploring the troops to push just a little bit further to claim the prison as their new home, followed by the requisite screaming and zombie ass-kicking that we’ve come to know and expect in Walking Dead trailers. Rick concludes with an ominous “This prison is ours.”

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 premiere roundtable

By TNW Staff

Walt, Jesse and Mike contemplate their next move in “Live Free or Die.”

He won. Which of course means we as viewers won. Walter White is back in our lives, and Sunday nights are all the better for it. Now, TNW’s Breaking Bad enthusiasts share their thoughts on the Season 5 premiere, “Live free or die.”

Spoiler Alert: This post contains key details from the Breaking Bad Season 5 premiere, as well as details from all four earlier seasons. 

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Roundtable: Did ‘Mad Men’ Season 5 live up to the extraordinary hype?

We laughed, we cried, we watched two dogs hump in a parking lot. It was an anticipated and eventful season of Mad Men, which means there’s much to discuss. PPC Roundtable Team, assemble!

SPOILER ALERT: Don’t read this if you haven’t seen every single second of every single episode of Mad Men Season 5. You’ve been warned.

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