Indies Unchained!

The fifth and final season of the best show on television premiered on Sunday. Like season two’s infamous teddy bear, this season’s cold opening gave us a glimpse of what’s to come before immediately returning to where we left off. The episode was dramatic, darkly funny, intense, visually interesting, brilliantly paced, and full of characters making decisions that propel the story forward. It looks like we’re in for another brilliant season of television. As the Breaking Bad hype was building someone asked Bryan Cranston if he thought Breaking Bad could be a good movie. His answer? No. Wait, What? He went on to say something I’ve heard over and over again the last few years, “Television has usurped movies’ standing as the home for serious storytelling for adults.” With brilliant shows like The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, and Homeland it’s easy to understand where he’s coming from, but…

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About Sean Temple

Filmmaker, Progressive, Feminist, Emerson MFA Student, Director of HUNT. I use film to critique our society and reveal the struggles real people deal with every day. View all posts by Sean Temple

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