74. TV vs Movies

Is TV really the new film, or just an inherently limited medium for those who hate movies? In this episode we pit the best of TV against the best of movies in order to determine who rules the narrative format.

Featuring: Bethany Allen, Josh Porter, Patrick Porter, and Tyler Hanns.

Spoilers: Stranger Things, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Seinfeld, Grey’s Anatomy, Breaking Bad, Parenthood, Friends, My Name is Earl, Dead Poet’s Society, Drop Dead Diva, Dexter, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Silence of the Lambs, and Hannibal.

Blog: Over the last few years, there has surfaced a strange cultural conceit that TV has begun to replace movies as the more artful, grownup means of telling stories. But the best TV can never hope to achieve what the best movies accomplish with ease. I’ll tell you why.

How do you feel about this scene from Breaking Bad? Was it a brilliant moment of character development and cultural commentary or nah?