Basket of News, Dec. 8-14, 2012

 Posted by on December 14, 2012 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News
Dec 142012

The Walking Dead already has three new promo clips.  The cast and crew discusses the second half of Season 3.

Infographic: Every Zombie Kill on TWD.

TWD wins a videogame honor.

Does The Walking Dead fail its viewers on race issues? Is it too violent for a TV-14 rating?

The “first wives’ club” does not fare well on Mad Men, Breaking Bad or The Walking Dead.

TWD, Breaking Bad, Homeland, and Mad Men are among the ten best shows on television in 2012, according to the American Film Institute.

Jessica Fellowes, author of The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey and niece of Downton creator Julian Fellowes, discusses how the sets keep master and servants separated, why American and British audiences aren’t that different, and more.

The Downton cast hit New York City (and hung with a Knick) and Los Angeles (and hund with the Hollywood Reporter).

ICYM last week’s comments, the Elisabeth Moss pics are supplemented with Vincent Kartheiser and Aaron Staton.

Jay R. Ferguson talks to AMC about Stan Rizzo.

The Sydney Morning Herald considers the future of Mad Men.

Google, Mad Men style.

And icymi: the Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations. Go figure.

Basket of News is compiled by Deborah and Karl — and Basketcases contributing in the sidebar.


  6 Responses to “Basket of News, Dec. 8-14, 2012”

  1. That can’t be Pete Campbell next to Ken. Sideburns, paunch ? Almost unrecognizable. Peggy looks like a Brady Bunch extra c1969.

  2. Excellent Merideth Blake article in the LA Times. Thanks for the link.

  3. Karl, your deadline for Basket of News missed, by just a few hours, a really great link, courtesy of Alan Sepinwall, to an excerpt of the Colbert Report, where Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad, was given free rein with three of the stars of Downton Abbey (and what looks like one of Downton’s set, or a good approximation), for “Breaking Abbey”, wherein Lord Grantham makes illegal tea wearing the Heisenberg hat, among other things, but, as Sepinwall says “would never deign to speak to a drug dealer unless he was formally introduced first by his butler”. It’s great:

    • Thank you for sharing, that was sweet. I also loved the mashup of The Wire/Breaking Ba”. Someone needs to do a The Wire/Downton Abby mashup.

    • Yeah, I have that (and some other Downton video) bookmarked for next Friday.

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