Has Linklater Ever Made Anything That Anticipated “Boyhood”‘s Innovations?
"Boyhood" is the apotheosis of Richard Linklater's body of work.
What Does “Birdman” Have To Do With Michael Keaton’s Past Role as Batman?
While the lead role in "Birdman" was not written for Michael Keaton, it recalls his own career.
How Does the Theme of Family Relationships Define “Breaking Bad”?
Every relationship in the show seems to have some familial basis.
Is “Downton Abbey” Anti-Irish?
Some have criticized the show's portrayal of Irish history through it's Irish characters.
Did Any of the Controversy Over “Girls” Influence the Show?
Some complained about its seeming exclusion of other classes and races.
Why Did They Choose Louisiana For The Setting of “True Detective” (Season 1)?
“Whatever story you’re telling in Louisiana, the landscape is going to become a character in it,” says show creator Nic Pizzolatto.
Why Does “True Detective” Have Such a Negative View of Humanity?
The show has often been described as “antinatalist.”
What Other Literary Influences Can Be Found in “True Detective”?
Many popular elements and themes from the supernatural horror genre can be seen in "True Detective."
Does “True Detective” Actually Draw A Lot From Comic Books?
Creator Nic Pizzolatto: "The first time I got excited about writing was reading comic books by Alan Moore and Grant Morrison as a kid."
How Accurate is “Breaking Bad”‘s Portrayal of Crystal Meth?
A few seasons into its run, the show hired Dr. Donna Nelson, a professor of organic chemistry at the University of Oklahoma, as an advisor.
What’s the Meaning of the Pink Teddy Bear in “Breaking Bad”?
The image of a damaged pink teddy bear with a missing eye appears throughout the series.
Is “Breaking Bad” Really a Morality Play?
Vince Gilligan has said that the larger lesson of the series is that "actions have consequences."