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Topic: breaking bad

The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season

Quite good, but a bit repetitious

Television series

Rod Lott
I had no doubt “The Walking Dead” was going to be a smash upon its Halloween premiere on AMC, the cable network that shepherded the rather edgy “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad” to similar critical and commercial heights.
Monday, March 7, 2011

In Plain Sight: Season Three

A good crime drama, and better than 'Monk'

Television series

Rod Lott
Among USA's lineup of original programming, "Burn Notice" gets most of the heat, and "In Plain Sight" almost none. Even though the former handily bests the latter, “Sight” is still good.
Friday, March 25, 2011

Breaking Bad: The Complete Third Season / The Big C: The Complete First Season

Two great buys of two great shows

Television series

Rod Lott
As if you needed more evidence that cable TV has network TV in a now-years-long creative choke hold, the junior and freshman seasons of AMC’s “Breaking Bad” and Showtime’s “The Big C,” respectively, are now on home video.
Thursday, June 16, 2011

'Bad' teacher

Now in its final season, TV’s 'Breaking Bad' has a winning formula, with science help from an OU chemistry professor.


Rod Lott
University of Oklahoma chemistry professor Donna Nelson helps cook up big batches of methamphetamine. Not in real life, mind you, but as the science adviser for the Emmy-winning television show Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It’s a TV-on-DVD summer spectacular!

Featuring five shows worth the purchase ... and two that aren't.

Television series

Rod Lott
I don’t watch a ton of TV shows while they’re airing. With a few exceptions, I wait for the DVD and/or Blu-ray sets so I can go on marathons — the only kind of marathons in which I’ll ever participate. Here are capsule reviews of seven such recent tubular trips.
Friday, August 3, 2012

A-1 chemistry

Oklahoma native and OU chemistry professor Donna Nelson cooks up an epic run with the hit series Breaking Bad and talks about her hopes for the blowout series finale.

TV Reviews

Collin Hudson
When she read the article in Chemical & Engineering News that featured writer-producer Vince Gilligan, University of Oklahoma chemistry professor Donna J. Nelson had never heard of the TV show Breaking Bad.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013