I was 12 when Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the movie, was announced. It was the year 2001, and only four of the seven boo...
When the TV phenomenon Friends came to an end, I was devastated, and I missed it terribly. It was this devastation, coupled with t...
When the TV phenomenon Friends came to an end, I was devastated, and I missed it terribly. It was this devastation, coupled with the free time that one gets while waiting for exam results, which led me to watch Joey, the Friends spin-off that picked the life of Joey Tribbiani (Matt LeBlanc) up from where Friends left. I was quite excited about the show, given that Joey was my favourite character in Friends, but hardly a few episodes in, I found myself wishing that I had just stuck to watching reruns.
A spin-off more or less ruins the original show for me. There is something so unimaginative and bland about them that watching a spin-off, when there’s plenty of fresh content on television, feels like a criminal waste of time. Naturally, when Better Call Saul, the spin-off to Breaking Bad was announced, I neither had expectations from it (despite the fact that it was going to be directed by Vince Gilligan himself), nor any intention to watch it. Then, one very dull evening, I gave in to Better Call Saul.
The show’s undercurrent is the same as Breaking Bad’s — good men in a bad world. In Breaking Bad, Walter White, a chemistry teacher who gets cancer, turns to drugs to support his family. We saw him make his way through it all, not knowing exactly how things would turn out in the end. In Better Call Saul, however, there is no suspense because it is a prequel, and the story of how Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), a small-time defence attorney, ended up becoming the despicable and widely hated lawyer, Saul Goodman, in Breaking Bad.
I'm now a full time contributor for The Hindu - basically, I'm still working as a CA in practice, but I'll be writing for The ...
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And to think my journey to here started from a blog! 15 year old me is FREAKING OUT right now.
Recently, I was faced with the rather unpleasant task of “doing the right thing”. It involved making a difficult phone call to someone I r...