Breaking Bad

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

The Two Types of TV Stories

I used to lament the fact that so many network series focus on cops, lawyers, and/or doctors. I tried pitching and developing multiple series about other kinds of workplaces. I felt, like many aspiring television writers do, that there are many different kinds of job challenges that could make for compelling television. But in...

All hail the king.

Long Live Walter White (and ‘Breaking Bad’)

By Tom Benedek  Long live Walter White. And this guy will live forever – on DVD, cable, broadcast TV, any screen near you. The miracle of a compelling TV series, Breaking Bad, hit a bulls-eye after sailing toward its ultimate target for 5 seasons, 62 episodes. But the show wasn’t just about Walt. It...

'Breaking Bad'

Reel Story: How ‘Breaking Bad’ Almost Wasn’t

By Corey Mandell Writers can so easily talk themselves out of finishing a script and come up with a myriad of reasons why continuing on would be futile. One of the more common excuses I hear from my clients is that they just heard about some other project out there that is similar to...