Mark Strong and Lennie James
In a summer-TV landscape awash with conflicted baddies, wayward heroes and horrific crimes, AMC's new dirty-cop drama Low Winter Sun adds a generous amount of blood, guilt and paranoia.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]
We assumed Breaking Bad's final eight episodes would feature a major showdown between meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his DEA Agent brother-in-law Hank (Dean Norris). But we didn't expect ...
Dean Norris, Bryan Cranston
When Breaking Bad returns for its final eight episodes Sunday, Walter White is surprisingly in a pretty good place.
Although the first half of Season 5 saw former high school chemistry teacher Walt (Bryan Cranston) at his most reprehensible— he murdered his partner Mike (Jonathan Banks) and a dozen other people who could identify Walt as Gus Fring's mastermind meth cook — he still managed to take his meth empire international, make a storage locker full of cash and promise his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) that he was quitting the business.
Lennie James, Mark Strong
It's fitting that Low Winter Sun, AMC's gritty adaptation of the 2006 British miniseries about crooked cops, is premiering immediately after Breaking Bad this Sunday. Both shows are examinations of deeply flawed men fumbling their way through situations that cause both the characters and viewers to question their own notions of morality.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul
As if we needed more evidence that there's never a slow time of year for significant TV (except maybe Christmas week), here's a mid-August weekend with so many premieres you might think fall had come early — although the new fall season would be lucky to boast shows remotely this interesting.
The greatest buzz, of course, surrounds the beginning of the end of AMC's darkly entertaining masterpiece Breaking Bad (Sunday, 9/8c), which resumes its climactic trajectory with the first of eight final episodes — and if Sunday's blistering hour is any indication of what's to come over the next two months, we're in for quite the wrenching ride. A ride that's teased by an opening flash-forward which suggests catastrophic consequences for the domestic life of Walter White (Bryan Cranston, astonishing as ever in his swings from mensch to menacing) — whose criminal alter ego is now in danger of being exposed by his brother-in-law/DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris, a world removed from the melodramatics of his new gig Under the Dome).
Gabriel Macht and Patrick J. Adams
All around the sprawling bullpen of one of Manhattan's ritziest law firms, first-year associates and ambitious clerks hurriedly deliver files, messages and coffee to their bosses. Meanwhile, a conversation in a swank corner office escalates into a moment every high-powered attorney dreams of: an overt threat to torpedo a shady colleague's career, followed by a dramatic exit.
At least it...
Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle
[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 2 finale of Suits. Read at your own risk.]
Brace yourself, Suitors. Hardman is back! (What? You didn't think he'd go that easily, did you?)
The exiled co-founder returns to Suits Thursday (10/9c, USA) to do battle with Jessica (Gina Torres) and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) once again — and this time ...
Jim Rash and Joel McHale
This class will not be easily dismissed. "Did you know you can major in antics?" marvels Troy (Donald Glover) as NBC's class-act sitcom underdog Community returns from a too-long recess for an odds-defying fourth season (8/7c). There are new showrunners taking over from the show's ignominiously ousted creator...
Patrick J. Adams, Gabriel Macht
What's the best acting compliment Patrick J. Adams has received?
No, it's not the Screen Actors Guild Award nomination he got last year or kudos from co-stars, but rather some, um, high — if mistaken — praise by fans.
"There's a whole contingent of people who actually believed Gabriel [Macht] and I were really stoned in that scene," Adams tells TVGuide.com of the summer finale's Seinfeld-referencing insta-classic. "It's amazing how many people asked me on Twitter if we were really high. That makes me happy since ...