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The Best TV Shows to Watch on Netflix Right Now

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Even with the streaming company’s sophisticated algorithms, it’s not always easy to decide what to watch on Netflix. The right mood is difficult to find and whether you’re feeling a black comedy like the BAFTA-nominated series “The End of the F***ing World” or a Netflix original like Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us,” which racked up 16 Emmy nominations, there are options to fit every TV palate. Here are 15 binge-worthy shows to begin your transition into the holidays.

Dead to Me

Jen (played by Emmy-nominated Christina Applegate) meets Judy (Linda Cardellini) after joining a support group to deal with the loss of her husband in a fatal car crash. The two women, each enduring separate tragedies, form a sweet duo until Jen receives information that changes everything. Season two is currently in development and will feature a new face; Natalie Morales has been cast in the recurring role of Michelle,
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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019

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Gold Derby TV Decade Award winners: ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Veep,’ Ryan Murphy and more were the best from 2010-2019
The Gold Derby TV Decade Awards were announced on Monday, November 4, and “Breaking Bad” was the Best Drama Series from 2010-2019 according to more than 1,500 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes in October. Elsewhere, “Veep” claimed Best Comedy Series, while Ryan Murphy pulled a Mike Nichols-like sweep in the long form races. Scroll down to see the complete list of winners.

Breaking Bad” premiered in 2008, but it gradually grew from an underdog drama overshadowed by its AMC sister show “Mad Men” to a full-blown pop cultural phenomenon by the time it ended in 2013. Now, more than six years later, it has been remembered as the best dramatic achievement of the decade. Not only did it claim Best Drama, Bryan Cranston also won Best Drama Actor, Aaron Paul claimed Best Drama Supporting Actor, Anna Gunn was the runner-up for Best Drama Supporting Actress, and the show’s final-season
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Oh, the Memories! The Breaking Bad Cast Have Come a Long Way Since Their First Red Carpet

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Can you believe it's been 11 years since the first Breaking Bad episode aired? The drama series - which starred Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Rj Mitte, Betsy Brandt, and Dean Norris - became a pop culture force to be reckoned with and it even inspired a pop-up restaurant. Now, the show is returning as a movie sequel on Netflix called El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie and the recent La premiere has us feeling nostalgic. In honor of Jesse Pinkman returning to our lives on Oct. 11, look back at the cast's red carpet evolution. They've sure come a long way since their first premiere!

Related: Exactly How Much Time Passes Between Breaking Bad and El Camino? Here Are the Details
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‘Breaking Bad’: 31 greatest episodes, ranked worst to best, to welcome Netflix movie ‘El Camino’

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‘Breaking Bad’: 31 greatest episodes, ranked worst to best, to welcome Netflix movie ‘El Camino’
Just when you thought it was over, “Breaking Bad” comes back for more. Having wrapped up five seasons of his Emmy-winning AMC series years ago, creator Vince Gilligan continues his story with the TV movie “El Camino,” now streaming on Netflix. It’s rather fitting for a show that found its fanbase thanks to the streaming service, which allowed new viewers to binge-watch it from the beginning. But how many of its 62 episodes rank among its best? Well, the real answer is all of them, but just for fun and to welcome this new telefilm, let’s cut them in half and count down the 31 greatest of the original series, ranked worst to best.

See‘El Camino’ trailer: ‘Are you ready’ for Netflix’s ‘Breaking Bad’ movie starring Aaron Paul? [Watch]

A sort of Mr. Chips turns evil, “Breaking Bad” tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school
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‘Breaking Bad’: 31 greatest episodes ranked worst to best

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‘Breaking Bad’: 31 greatest episodes ranked worst to best
Just when you thought it was over, “Breaking Bad” comes back for more. Having wrapped up five seasons of his Emmy-winning AMC series, creator Vince Gilligan continues his story with the TV movie “El Camino,” now streaming on Netflix. It’s rather fitting for a show that found its fanbase thanks to the streaming service, which allowed new viewers to binge-watch it from the beginning. But how many of its 62 episodes rank among its best? Well, the real answer is all of them, but just for fun, let’s cut them in half and count down the 31 greatest, ranked worst to best.

A sort of Mr. Chips turns evil, “Breaking Bad” tells the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who starts cooking meth when he’s diagnosed with terminal cancer. With the help of former student Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), Walt creates the perfect batch of crystal meth,
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‘El Camino’ trailer: ‘Are you ready’ for Netflix’s ‘Breaking Bad’ movie starring Aaron Paul? [Watch]

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‘El Camino’ trailer: ‘Are you ready’ for Netflix’s ‘Breaking Bad’ movie starring Aaron Paul? [Watch]
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” premieres on Netflix on October 11, and in anticipation of the event, the streaming service released a full official trailer on September 24. But with its cryptic imagery and little spoken dialogue, the new preview still keeps the movie’s secrets close to the vest. How does it look to you? Watch it above.

Though it’s been six years since “Breaking Bad” went off the air in 2013, “El Camino” picks up immediately after the events of the series finale, “Felina,” in which Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) was freed by his former partner in crime, Walter White (Bryan Cranston), from the neo-Nazis who had been holding him captive. Walter mortally wounded himself in the process of wiping out the gang, and Jesse fled in the El Camino that belonged to one of his captors. So he’s scot-free, right?

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Title And Release Date Revealed

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Netflix’s upcoming Breaking Bad movie now has an official name.

The follow-up to the hit AMC series is titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, and will be released on October 11, The New York Times reported Saturday.

The movie will see Aaron Paul returning as meth cook Jesse Pinkman, who we last saw leaving a Nazi compound while driving off to an unknown location.

“In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future,” according to a description of the movie. El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will air on AMC after its Netflix debut.

As previously reported, the movie is written and directed by Breaking Bad creator-executive producer Vince Gilligan, who also co-created and executive produces Better Call Saul. He is joined on the project by producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein, who
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Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed

Breaking Bad: Bob Odenkirk Says the Movie's Already Been Filmed
Great news for Breaking Bad fans! Recently, star Bob Odenkirk told The Hollywood Reporter the sequel movie has already been filmed.

The AMC series stars Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who begins cooking meth to pay for his cancer treatment. The cast also includes Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, Rj Mitte, Jonathan Banks, and Giancarlo Esposito. The show ran for five seasons before ending in 2013.

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Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year? Who could join them in 2019?

Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year? Who could join them in 2019?
It’s only happened 14 times that fictional TV husbands and wives have won Emmy Awards in the same year. Tour our photo gallery above to see who they were over the past 70 years. Our research is for drama and comedy series only (not TV movies or limited series).

And there are four possibilities that could join them at the 2019 ceremony: Jason Bateman and Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), and Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Here is a full list of the 14 couples who have achieved this before:

2014

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)

2011

Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)

2003

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

2001

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

1993

Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”)

1991

Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig (“thirtysomething”)

1986

Williams Daniels and
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Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year?

Which 14 TV husbands and wives won Emmys in the same year?
It’s only happened 14 times that fictional TV husbands and wives have won Emmy Awards in the same year. Tour our photo gallery above to see who they were over the past 70 years. Our research is for drama and comedy series only (not TV movies or limited series).

And there are four possibilities that could join them at the 2019 ceremony: Jason Bateman and Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”), Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara (“Schitt’s Creek”), and Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”).

Here is a full list of the 14 couples who have achieved this before:

2014

Bryan Cranston and Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)

2011

Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”)

2003

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

2001

James Gandolfini and Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”)

1993

Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker (“Picket Fences”)

1991

Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig (“thirtysomething”)

1986

Williams Daniels and
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Today in Soap Opera History (August 11)

1986: Another World's Zane Lindquist died after being shot.

1998: Guiding Light's Dolly the clone after taking an aging formula.

1999: Sunset Beach's Ricardo vowed to get revenge.

2010: General Hospital's Brenda returned."History speaks to artists. It changes the artist's thinking and is constantly reshaping it into different and unexpected images."

Anselm Kiefer

"Today in Soap Opera History" is a collection of the most memorable, interesting and influential events in the history of scripted, serialized programs. From birthdays and anniversaries to scandals and controversies, every day this column celebrates the soap opera in American culture.

On this date in...

1967: ABC broadcast Dark Shadows in black and while for the final time. The episode was actually the first one taped in color but ABC aired it in black and white (a Friday episode). Having fainted at the sight of Barnabas Collins (Jonathan Frid), Maggie (Kathryn Leigh Scott) began
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Will 4-time Emmy nominee Phoebe Waller-Bridge pull off Best Comedy Actress upset for ‘Fleabag’?

Will 4-time Emmy nominee Phoebe Waller-Bridge pull off Best Comedy Actress upset for ‘Fleabag’?
This year Phoebe Waller-Bridge managed to receive four Emmy nominations: one for starring on “Fleabag,” another for writing that show’s Season 2 premiere, and two more for producing both “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve.” While the race for Best Comedy Actress right now appears to be between Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), might Waller-Bridge’s overall visibility factor help her prevail for starring in the comedy series she created?

Fleabag” follows a young woman named Fleabag (Waller-Bridge) who’s trying to cope with life in London whilst coming to terms with a recent tragedy. The BBC/Amazon comedy series is adapted from Waller-Bridge’s one-woman play of the same name. For her performance, she won the BAFTA for Best Female Performance in a Comedy Program for the show’s first season back in 2017.

SEE2019 Emmy nominations complete list: All the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards
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Being Frank – Review

In their near never-ending quest for box office gold Hollywood studios (in this case we’re talking about an “indie” upstart), another stand-up comedian is plucked from the clubs (in this case it’s arenas and stadiums) and plunked in front of a motion picture camera. That was the case of vaudeville and nightclub stars back in the “golden age”, but the idea of fashioning a flick around a comic’s “schtick’ really took flight forty years ago with Steve Martin as The Jerk. He became an enduring movie star, much like Rodney Dangerfield and later Tim Allen. A more recent example would be Amy Schumer breaking through with Trainwreck, though her follow-up flicks have struggled at the multiplex. Now comes a (hope to be) quirky lil’ low budget flick that stars a comedian who has certainly “paid his dues” over the last 22 years, bouncing between TV shows and supporting film roles.
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Conan O’Brien Heading To San Diego Comic-Con 2019

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Conan O’Brien Heading To San Diego Comic-Con 2019
It wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Conan O’Brien, and in case you missed it, or live under a rock, he’s returning to San Diego next month. Guests are still Tba, but O’Brien always has scored A-grade names from platinum fanboy IP in the past.

Last year, O’Brien had a Breaking Bad reunion with Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk and more; the cast from 20th Century Fox’s The Predator; the Glass cast with Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and writer-director M. Night Shyamalan; and Aquaman with director James Wan, and stars Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson and more.

This year, O’Brien has a lot to choose from, i.e., casts from the films of It: Chapter 2, Top Gun: Maverick, Game of Thrones and whatever films
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Podtalk: Director Miranda Bailey Feature Film Debut is ‘Being Frank’

Chicago – Miranda Bailey has a proven track record as a film producer of big title independent films, and has worked as a writer and actor. She has now conquered the creative side, as she makes her debut as a feature film director with “Being Frank.” The film features comedian Jim Gaffigan in the title role, and also features Anna Gunn, Samantha Mathis and Alex Karpovsky.

Being Frank” has Jim G. as a father, which he also famously is in real life, but this Dad has a twist. Somehow, someway Frank has managed to maintain two families, and take them to maturation. This bigamist jig is slowly coming apart as the film begins, when Phillip (Logan Miller), the son of the Mom portrayed by Anna Gunn, begins to suspect that something is amiss. Meanwhile, in Frank’s second family (where the Mom is played by Samantha Mathis), his daughter Allison (Danielle Campbell
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Podtalk: Comedian Jim Gaffigan on His New Film ‘Being Frank’

Chicago – Comedian Jim Gaffigan is one of the funniest persons on earth, basically by being himself (Score!). In the last five years, he has been immersing himself into the waters of character acting in the movies, doing some serious supporting roles in films like “Chuck” and “Chappaquiddick.”

Lately, he has been on an indie film streak, with lead roles this year in “Light from Light” – which closed this year’s Chicago Critics Festival – and the recently released “Being Frank,” in which he portrays the title character.

Directed by Miranda Bailey, “Being Frank” has Jim G. as a father, which he also famously is in real life, but this Dad has a twist. Somehow, someway Frank has managed to maintain two families, and take them to maturation. This jig is slowly coming apart as the film begins, as Phillip (Logan Miller), the son of the Mom portrayed by Anna Gunn, begins
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Gerald McRaney on playing George Hearst for ‘Deadwood: The Movie’: ‘Eliminate all of the stuff that might look evil and play the actions’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

George Hearst might not be the worst villain ever played by actor Gerald McRaney, but he’s near the top of that list. The real-life wealthy miner and businessman character joined the series “Deadwood” for its third and final season 13 years ago as the main antagonist to the town. And now McRaney has returned for “Deadwood: The Movie” as a U.S. Senator still up to his murderous, devious ways.

For our recent interview (watch the exclusive video above), McRaney claims that most villains don’t think they are evil. He says, “One of the most important things that separates drama from melodrama is that if you’re tasked with playing a villain, you can’t play him villianously. You have to find all the things that justify all the things he’s doing and concentrate on that. Eliminate all of the stuff that might look evil and play the actions.
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Film Review: ‘Being Frank’

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Film Review: ‘Being Frank’
Being Frank” isn’t very amusing, which normally would be the most damning thing one might say about an ostensible comedy. But that really isn’t the worst thing about it. There is something ineffably creepy about this contrived and mirthless farce about a demanding family man whose rebellious son discovers his dad has secretly maintained a second family in a nearby town for some 18 years. It’s a premise that could have been played for heavy drama, or even as a horror movie. In this case, however, director Miranda Bailey and writer Glen Lakin strain mightily for laughs without much success, and wind up treating the son’s discovery of his father’s deception, and their subsequent efforts to sustain it, as a bonding experience for them.

Jim Gaffigan plays Frank, the bigamist dad, who exploits his position as CEO of his family-owned ketchup business to take frequent and lengthy “business trips” — to Japan,
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‘Being Frank’ Film Review: Jim Gaffigan Plays a Bigamist — But Is This a Comedy or a Drama?

‘Being Frank’ Film Review: Jim Gaffigan Plays a Bigamist — But Is This a Comedy or a Drama?
Miranda Bailey’s narrative directorial debut “Being Frank” is a comedy about male hypocrisy set in 1992 that dives into many intriguing ideas and issues and gives us a lot to consider. This is commendable — given that many commercial comedies give us nothing to consider at all — but there is a tug-of-war here between her attempt to explore her characters in a very serious way with a consistent emotional basis and the demands of the material as written by Glen Lakin, which is clearly meant to be played as farce most of the time, particularly towards the end.

The first moments of “Being Frank” show high school senior Philip (Logan Miller) doing a practice job interview with his father Frank (Jim Gaffigan), and the way the shots are composed makes us feel Frank’s bullying control over his son; the effect is oppressive and even alienating at first, but to a point.
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‘Being Frank’ Review: Jim Gaffigan Stars as a Dad with Two Families in Honest But Unfunny Comedy

‘Being Frank’ Review: Jim Gaffigan Stars as a Dad with Two Families in Honest But Unfunny Comedy
Over the last few years, the likes of “Swiss Army Man,” “Time Out of Mind,” and “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” have established Miranda Bailey as one of the boldest and most forward-thinking producers in contemporary indie cinema. The films that she’s helped shepherd into the world run the gamut from deranged fart comedies to unflinching social dramas, but all of them are bound together by a radical sense of empathy and a refusal to judge their characters (that latter treat being especially appreciated at a time when many viewers approach movies as though everyone in them were on trial).

A sweet if styleless throwback that tries to milk a few sad laughs from the story of a teenager who discovers that his dad is parenting a second family on the side, Bailey’s narrative feature debut may not hold a candle to the work that she’s produced for other directors,
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