Critics' Notebook: True Blood, Newsroom Finales --- and a Bad Break
With buckets of gore and flustery bluster, HBO's big-ticket summer items True Blood and The Newsroom signed off Sunday with noisy season finales. But as usual, the night was owned by upstart AMC's brilliant Breaking Bad in the season's penultimate episode — its finale airs next Sunday as a Labor Day distraction — with a quietly devastating death scene for one of its most memorable characters.
Some thoughts in ascending order (also the order in which I watched):
Mon, Aug 27, 2012