New Book Alert: “Difficult Men”, by Brett Martin

This book was released 6/27. Want.

The death of James Gandolfini (Tony Soprano) gave this book even more of a spotlight. Brett Martin, the book’s author, posted an excerpt of the work in July’s GQ. You can check it out here.

I’m interested to see what the processes are for the creators of these shows. I’m also curious why there isn’t a book about Shonda Rhimes yet.

[Pictures] How Breaking Bad is the Grown Up Harry Potter

So, for the past few months I’ve been obsessed with Breaking Bad. It is truly a writer’s television show, because the plotlines are sewn together tighter than Oprah’s weave. At every turn Walter White (Bryan Cranston) make decisions that have intended and unintended circumstances. I have lost sleep over this show, it’s so good. Trust me, you need to watch it.

Anyway, while gorging on Seasons 1-4 on Netflix, it dawned on me that the last time I was so enthralled by a piece of fiction was when Evelyn and Ochocinco got married I read the Harry Potter series. The action, the suspense, the downright transformation of Harry Potter mirrors that of Walter White, albeit in the opposite (evil) direction. Peep the pictures below and tell me if I’m wrong…


…did that just blow your whole mind?! When I realized the similarities I was like,
What do y’all think? How else is Breaking Bad the same as Harry Potter? Are you excited for Part 2 of Season 5?????

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