Here’s a brief video on what I loved about Better Call Saul this season – specifically, the two conversations in the season finale that define the arc of the characters. It’s really impressive when a prequel can chart new territory from its predecessor, and I think the show has done just that.I wrote, filmed, and edited this video over the course of just a few hours on Saturday. I hope you find the insights to be worth your time. If not? S’all good, man.
I’ve been under the weather after my trip to Virginia, and the travel didn’t improve things (it turns out when you have sinus issues, you shouldn’t get into an aluminum tube with recirculating air hurtling across the country at 500 miles per hour!). But I hope to back to full functionality soon. In the meantime, here are some interesting links I’ve come across:
- Speaking of Better Call Saul, Alan Sepinwall has a great interview with the showrunner. The New York Times also has an interesting video breaking down one of this season’s key sequences.
- CBC News took a laptop to the Apple Genius Bar to see how much it would cost to repair. Suffice it to say, you should probably try to get a second opinion when it comes to these things.
- Taylor Lorenz has a harrowing story about how teens use Instagram as a means of bullying. She also has a separate piece on harassment on the platform in general. It’s scary out there for digital natives growing up these days.
- John R. Bradley has written a piece for The Spectator explaining the implications of the alleged assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. I’d also recommend The New York Times rundown and this episode of The Daily for more coverage.
- Rossalyn A. Warren has an investigative piece for Vox about what happened after someone found a note in a Walmart purse from a “Chinese prisoner.”
- SNL took a vicious but hilarious shot at Film Twitter this week.