Breaking Bad’s encore performance with the El Camino movie gives us an insight into what happens next to the long suffering Jesse.
The film is a very focused on Jesse’s character which is something that the character thoroughly deserves.
It also feels very much like fan servicing. The characters that turn up, the structure of the story, the moments that it references from the tv series. There’s lots there for the dedicated fan to search out.
The tv series took its time telling its story and so does El Camino, but as this is a one off, there’s no big pay off or conclusion. It’s a tidy episode, well performed, but given the format, it doesn’t quite have the jaw dropping moments that highlighted the original series.
The Stephen King universe (or KINGdom if you would like) inspired tv series Castle Rock returns for a second series.
The J.J. Abrams headed series this time features one of Stephen King’s most iconic characters: Annie Wilkes. The character who would nurse to health – and then terrorise – an injured author.
While we look forward to seeing Annie’s developing interest in writers (and hammers and / or axes) Series 1 can be appreciated while we wait for series 2. With IT star Bill Skårsgard proving his worth in the first series, it’s well worth a preparatory watch.
Love + Death and Robots is an animated series headed by David Fincher that is being shown on Netflix.
Serving as an reminaging of early 80s cult sci-fi, Heavy Metal, the series features 18 stand alone stories related to love, death, and robots.
Kind of like all those intercut scenes from a computer games. There’s showing off with shadows and motion capture trickery (Fincher has long been a technical marvel). The series of short films has lots of swearing and violence in an attempt to make it adult. Here’s the trailer:
And like any well made tv series, it also attracts explainers.