Breaking Bad revolutionized television. Not just with its characters and storylines, but also the visuals used by Vince Gilligan and cinematographer Michael Slovis. The series can be summed up by four major camera trademarks — wide-angle shots, time-lapses, POV, and wide and closed shots. In this video, ScreenPrism breaks down these techniques and how they affected the way we watched the show.
There's some cleaning up to be done at Westworld yet. The hosts are back with a vengeance and the charge seems to be lead by none other than sweet Dolores. As for the non-robots, a certain black-hatted villain and a familiar player piano will definitely be making appearances. Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, and Ed Harris return to the series April 22, 2018, on HBO.
The second season of The Handmaid's Tale appears to be even darker than the first. In the chilling first trailer, you catch bleak glimpses of Offred, Moira, and a dystopian United States run by the Republic of Gilead as the series departs from the Margaret Atwood novel. The now award-winning series and its star Elisabeth Moss is set to return to Hulu April 25, 2018.
The Black Mirror episode USS Callister stands apart for a variety of reasons — its epic scope, introduction of the antagonist, and referencing a classic episode of The Twilight Zone. Lessons From the Screenplay breaks down USS Callister and the new direction it points to for a modern TV classic.
Johnny and Daniel have grown up, but their rivalry is just as fresh as ever. The upcoming YouTube Red series pits the Karate Kid foes against each other, over 30 years later. Cobra Kai is out May 2, 2018.
"It's Psycho in space." That's George R. R. Martin's own description of Nightflyers, a new series coming to SyFy based on his novella of the same name. In a turn from the familiar setting of his massively popular Game of Thrones, Nightflyers finds the crew of a spaceship carrying a mysterious being that must not be let loose on Earth, at all costs. The 10-part series comes to SyFy Fall of 2018.
It can be tough to get enough water every day. Drinkfinity helps ease the task by turning plain H2O into a mood-boosting beverage. Made with a mix of dry and liquid ingredients, each pod contains vitamins and minerals that have different benefits. Some are infused with green coffee bean extract to jumpstart your day or chamomile and lemongrass extracts for that relaxing moment. But one thing you won't find is any artificial flavors or artificial sweeteners. There's also the feel-good aspect of knowing that each pod contains 65% less plastic than a 20-ounce drink bottle.
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Just in time for spring, Ledbury's Blue Allenhurst dot shirt is the perfect option to freshen up your look. An exclusive release for subscribers of the Sunday Shirting program, it features a subtle, jacquard dot pattern and was constructed with 60% cotton and 40% linen. It's lightweight, breathable and is finished with a button-down collar and reinforced buttons with tension threading to ensure they stay fastened for the life of the shirt.
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The newest Netflix series is trying to prove that money can't buy you speed. Every episode, they'll put three sleeper cars up against some of the world's fastest supercars. You'll see everything from Ferraris and Porsches to Hondas and minivans going head-to-head on the quarter mile with the owners clashing along the way. The show will premiere April 6, 2018.
Every other month, thousands of people jump on some new kind of crazy fitness trend. In a new series, Kevin Hart and his celebrity friends join in of the whacky workouts. Tune in every Thursday and Friday starting March 15th to see the likes of Conan O'Brien and Chance the Rapper getting fit the unconventional way.
Claire Underwood takes office as Robin Wright takes over the final season of House of Cards. With Kevin Spacey's firing, the series will now focus on the reign of the former FLOTUS as she begins her term in the White House. The show is expected to return this fall on Netflix.
Taylor Sheridan — writer of Sicario — exposes the dark side of ranching in his first TV series. Set against the dramatic landscape of Montana, Kevin Costner is head of the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. While that may seem like a setup for a nice family western, thanks to politicians and developers, things get gritty fast. Also starring Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, and Cole Hauser, Yellowstone will premiere June 20, 2018, on the Paramount Network.
He's one of the best comedians in America and has helped two generations of comedians get started and keep going. Interviews with over 40 of his friends, home interviews, and excerpts from his diaries paint a portrait of a man still brilliant and always trying to outdo himself. The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling premieres March 26, 2018, on HBO.
Minus T.J. Miller, the Pied Piper gang is back for another season. The startup has grown to a 50-person company which has Richard face down in a trash can. We'll see how they hold up being a man down when Silicon Valley returns to HBO March 25, 2018.
Donald Glover's Atlanta is about to make its return just in time for robbin' season. The FX series picks up with Earn and Paper Boi as they continue to navigate their way through the rap scene. The trailer is light on details so you'll have to wait until the March 1st premiere to totally catch up.
Five years — that's all Earth has left before an impending natural disaster extinguishes all life on the planet. Starting with this interesting pre-apocalyptic premise, Hulu's Hard Sun revolves around two detectives and who wants — or doesn't want — anyone to find out about the end of the world. From the creator of Luther and starring Jim Sturgess and Agyness Deyn, Hard Sun premiers March 7, 2018.
One of our favorite pieces of gear, the Soto Pocket Torch transforms a disposable lighter into a full-on, wind-resistant mini-blowtorch, capable of reaching temperatures of up to 2,300º F. The Pocket Torch produces a superfine blue flame that's equally great for lighting campfires or cigars, and provides a 20-minute burn time. It works with most disposable lighters (not included), but does not fit Bic lighters.
In 2016, the Tactica Talon became the highest funded multitool in crowdfunding history. Using the feedback from thousands of backers, it's since been improved and rechristened the Tactica Original. Packed into its 3.1-inch case that can be attached to a key ring are a multitude of tools, including more than a dozen wrenches (imperial and metric), a bottle opener, a package opener, a ruler, hex sockets, and both Phillips and flathead bits. It's TSA compliant, so you can leave it in your pocket while flying, and its hardened steel core is wrapped in a lightweight composite that won't scratch your phone's screen.
The first season of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events was bad — and season two is going to be even worse. That is, if you're one of the characters in the show. From the couch, it looks like it will be a lot of fun — terrible, excruciating fun. Season two starts March 30, 2018, on Netflix.
It' the toughest case New York City's toughest private eye has ever taken on — her own. Jessica is determined to get to the bottom of her own past, the death of her family, and what and who gave her her powers. Season two of Jessica Jones comes to Netflix March 8, 2018.
Children of the 90s rejoice. Netflix is taking you back to your awkward teen years for their upcoming series and looks like one big nostalgic punch in the gut. Set in 1996, the show will follow a group of freshman as they navigate high school in Boring, Oregon. Prepare to feel really old when Everything Sucks is available for streaming February 16, 2018.
Brazil is no stranger to corruption. One of the largest corruption scandals in history hit the South American nation, involving collusion between state- and privately-owned construction and oil companies and billions of dollars. The Mechanism is loosely based on the small team of investigators that broke the scheme apart and changed business in Brazil forever. From the creators of Narcos, The series comes to Netflix March 23, 2019.
A decade ago, Breaking Bad gifted us Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. The duo spent the next five years taking us on a meth-induced ride through the Albuquerque underground. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the show's premiere, AMC Spain honors the series with this one-minute animated recap.
Based on the Dan Simmons' novel, The Terror follows the Royal Navy as they attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. Lead by Captain John Franklin, the crew navigates the icy waters of the Arctic enduring frigid temperatures, dwindling resources, and an unknown darkness. The series is produced by Ridley Scott which means we'll automatically be tuning in for the premiere March 26, 2018, on AMC.
Season four of the dystopian story machine Black Mirror are on Netflix, with a twist for the series — a narrative thread that runs through all six episodes. Series creator Charlie Brooker goes behind the scenes with some of the actors and directors to talk about the themes and new ideas they brought to the show in these six featurettes for each episode.
No matter what your job is, you're probably not doing what you love — even if you're an international assassin. Barry is on the job in Los Angeles when he finds out that his true calling is to be an actor. Starring Bill Hader, the series comes to HBO March 25, 2018.
Staging your own kidnapping with the expectation of a multi-million dollar payout from your wealthy grandfather seems like a great idea — until no one seems to want you back. J. Paul Getty, an oil tycoon and the world's richest man, refuses to pay the ransom for his grandson, J. Paul Getty III. J. Paul Getty Jr. won't answer the phone. The kidnappers aren't playing games anymore, and the only person who seems to care is Getty III's mother. Starring Harris Dickinson, Hilary Swank, and Donald Sutherland, Trust comes to FX March 25, 2018.
Since leaving his late-night show, David Letterman has been doing more than just growing a beard. He's been planning his return to TV — kind of. My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, debuting January 12, 2018 on Netflix, will feature single-guest interviews covering 60 minutes. And the partial guest list looks impressive: George Clooney, Malala Yousafzai, Jay-Z, Tina Fey, Howard Stern, and Barack Obama to name a few.
The F-bomb in the title is the only censoring in the trailer for Netflix's The End of the F**king World. Based on Charles S. Forsman's graphic novel, the eight-part series follows a homicidal teen and his possible first victim as they hit the road to wreak havoc on anyone that gets in their way. It's set for streaming January 5, 2018.
It's become so natural that you don't even realize that Sesame Street puppets are actually puppets. To find out how they work, WIRED talked to the colorful personalities behind the show's most popular characters to explain how they bring the puppets to life.
Notorious serial killer "Big Ed" Kemper plays a central role in the first season of Netflix's Mindhunter. The bone-chilling portrayal by actor Cameron Britton is spot-on, capturing the juxtaposition of Kemper's calm and jovial demeanor with the crimes he committed, showing that killers are people just like everyone else. Thomas Flight cut together scenes from the series with real-life interviews of Kemper to show the excellent work Britton put into playing the character.
Stranger Things meets The Wonder Years in this episode of A Bad Lip Reading. Season one of the 80s-inspired supernatural thriller gets turned into an 80s family drama complete with a catchy theme song and reflective narrations. Full of bizarre voice-overs, the 18-minute episode gives the series' title a whole new meaning.