WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS: Actor Mark Proksch on playing an energy vampire on Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Mark Proksch as Colin Robinson in WHAT WE DO IN SHADOWS - Season 2 | ©2020 FX/Pari Dukovic

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, the comedy about vampires in Staten Island created by Jemaine Clement, is now in its second season on FX on Wednesday nights (thereafter available on FX on Hulu). Mark Proksch plays Colin Robinson, a vampire unlike his housemates. Whereas Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja (Natasia Demetriou), and Nandor (Kayvan Novak) are all conventional blood-drinkers, Colin is an energy vampire, who feeds off human boredom. He preys on city council meetings and lines at the DMV; his idea of a banquet is sitting in the audience for a high school production of OUR TOWN, followed by […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Giancarlo Esposito also chats about THE MANDALORIAN – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustav "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 5 | ©2020 AMC/James Minchin

BETTER CALL SAUL, now in its fifth and penultimate season Monday nights on AMC, is a prequel/sequel series to the network’s multi-Emmy-winning six-season crime drama BREAKING BAD. While BETTER CALL SAUL primarily chronicles how Bob Odenkirk’s character, quasi-normal lawyer Jimmy McGill becomes slippery advocate Saul Goodman, the series brings back a number of other BREAKING BAD characters as well. Chief among these is drug dealer Gustavo “Gus” Fring, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito. Esposito has received two Supporting Actor Emmy nominations for playing Gus, one each for BREAKING BAD and BETTER CALL SAUL. The actor, born in Denmark and raised in […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Patrick Fabian talks Season 5 – Exclusive Interview

Patrick Fabian as Howard Hamlin in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 5 | ©2020 AMC/Sony Pictures Television/James Minchin

BETTER CALL SAUL, the prequel series chronicling how lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) transforms himself into the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman of BREAKING BAD, premieres its fifth season on AMC on Sunday, February 23. Nominated for an Outstanding Drama Emmy (among awards) for each season it has been on, BETTER CALL SAUL then settles into its regular Season 5 timeslot on Mondays with its second episode on February 24. Patrick Fabian plays lawyer Howard Hamlin, a partner at the prestigious Albuquerque law firm of HHM (Hamlin, Hamlin and McGill). Jimmy’s brother Chuck (Michael McKean), who committed suicide in BETTER CALL […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL: Actor Giancarlo Esposito on revisiting his BREAKING BAD character – Exclusive Interview

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo "Gus" Fring in BETTER CALL SAUL - Season 3 |©2017 /AMC/Sony Pictures Television/Michele K. Short

Giancarlo Esposito’s drug kingpin/Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor Gus Fring was one of the standout characters of AMC’s BREAKING BAD, earning the actor an Emmy nomination. It’s taken until Season 3 of BREAKING BAD’s prequel series BETTER CALL SAUL –AMC on Monday nights, starring Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill prior to his transformation into Walter White’s attorney Saul Goodman – for Gus to show up. Now we’re seeing Esposito play Gus as a less-established, younger man than he was in BREAKING BAD, even though it’s been six years since the actor last played the character. Esposito was born in […]Read On »

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DORKING OUT – Episode 43: The Fate of the Furious Mystery Science Theater Edition

Dorking Out Show | © 2016 Chris Smith/Sonia Mansfield

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth movie in the popular movie series. Sonia hasn’t seen the other movies, so saying she didn’t like this one would be an understatement. In our second segment, we talk about the return of Mystery Science Theater 3000. And we end our show by talking about what we are dorking out about this week, including the return of BETTER CALL SAUL and the Star Wars Celebration tribute to Carrie Fisher. We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can […]Read On »

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BATTLE CREEK star Kal Penn gives the scoop on Season 1 – interview

Kal Penn stars as detective Fontanelle White in BATTLE CREEK | © 2015 Cliff Lipson/CBS

Battle Creek, Michigan, is a real town that, until now, has been most famous for being home to many popular brands of breakfast cereal. It is now also the landscape for CBS’ new series BATTLE CREEK, Sundays at 10 PM. Originated by BREAKING BAD’s creator Vince Gilligan and co-developed with HOUSE creator David Shore, who is now the show runner (Gilligan is devoting his energies full-time to BETTER CALL SAUL), BATTLE CREEK explores what happens when cynical police detective Russ Agnew (Dean Winters) must work with optimistic FBI agent Milton Chamberlain (Josh Duhamel). Kal Penn plays Russ’ regular partner, Detective […]Read On »

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BETTER CALL SAUL creators Vince Gilligan & Peter Gould talk Season 1 – interview

Bob Odenkirk as Saul Goodman in the opening episode of BETTER CALL SAUL | © 2015 Ursula Coyote/AMC

In the finale of AMC’s multi-Emmy-winning BREAKING BAD, Bryan Cranston’s indelible Walter White went out with a bang. However, the universe created by Vince Gilligan is back in a prequel, BETTER CALL SAUL, which premiered Sunday, February 8, before settling into its regular Monday-night timeslot at 10 PM the following night. BETTER CALL SAUL centers on the character played by Bob Odenkirk, Walt’s dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman, back when he was still going by his real name of Jimmy McGill and still had integrity left to lose. Jimmy has a beloved, ailing older brother, Chuck (Michael McKean), and is just […]Read On »

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