More and more fantastic Foxtel shows are now delivered Express from the US with a host of new hit shows and returning favourites being fast-tracked to Aussie audiences by Foxtel.
Foxtel’s Express from the US strategy is a major initiative to supply the hottest series to Foxtel customers following the episode screening in the US or the UK and in many cases this is coming down to a matter of hours.
Over the next few months more than 40 series will screen Express from the US on Foxtel. Continue reading »
Here are the nominees for the 70th Annual Golden Globes (including film categories) that sees Aussie and wife team, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban nominated alongside Hugh Jackman and Naomi Watts. The Golden Globes will be live on Arena at 11am, January 14th 2013 and recapped here live.
Breaking Bad – SHOWCASE
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Here are the nominees for the SAG awards. Foxtel shows have led the way with showcase earning 12 nominations, while Network Ten also garnered 12. The big nominees are Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Modern Family and Downton Abbey.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be broadcast live in Australia from 12pm, Monday 28 January 2013 on TV1 and will be posted here live. Continue reading »
Here are winners of the 64th Emmy Awards – hosted by Jimmy Kimmel to be shown on FOX8 LIVE from 9am on the red carpet and at 10am the awards start. All the presenters and winners will be posted here live. It will be repeated at 8.30pm on ELEVEN for those without Foxtel.
9:30pm – Monday, December 12 on ABC2
The beauty of Breaking Bad is all on show tonight as season three closes with a simply thrilling cliff hanger.
After running down a pair of drug dealers in his car before they could kill Jesse (Aaron Paul), Walt (Bryan Cranston) heads to the desert to explain his actions to his boss, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito).
Though Gus is upset over losing two of his employees and wants to get his hands on Jesse as revenge, Walt makes it clear that he would never be able to find him and that the best course of action is to forget about Pinkman and resume their business relationship as if nothing had happened.
So, after Gus appears to go along with the idea for now, Walt returns to work to find that Gale Boetticher (David Constabile) has been rehired as his assistant.
Without telling Walt, Gus shows up at Gale’s apartment to tell him about his mentor’s cancer and to ask how long it would take him to learn everything he would need to know to run the lab on his own.
But when Walt notices Gale asking more questions about the process than usual, he realises his assistant is being prepped to take over once Gus has him killed.
Although Jesse begs Walt to call the police and inform on Gus to save himself, Walt insists on following through with his plan. But just as he is leaving to take care of Gale, Walt is ambushed by Gus’s henchmen and taken to the lab.
9:30pm – Monday, December 5 on ABC2
In the penultimate episode of series three of Breaking Bad Jesse has decided to seek the ultimate revenge for the death of his friend.
He begins by tracking down Wendy, his ex-girlfriend and a methaddicted prostitute who is a regular customer of the two dealers who used Andrea’s little brother, Tomas, to kill Combo.
And even though Walt (Bryan Cranston) refuses to secure the deadly poison he wants Wendy to slip into the gangsters’ lunch, Jesse (Aaron Paul) insists that he will do it on his own.
As Jesse persuades Wendy to sign on to his deadly plot Walt asks Saul (Bob Odenkirk) to help stop him.
When Walt suggests arranging for an arrest and some jail time to get Jesse off the street Saul turns to his private investigator, Mike.
However, after making it clear that his plan would end in disaster if Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) were to learn of it, Mike stops Jesse just as he is providing Wendy with the tainted food.
And after Mike unexpectedly delivers him to the farm that is Gus’s base of operations, Jesse is stunned to discover that, in an effort to protect him, Walt sold him out.
But when Jesse refuses to back down in the face of some ominous threats, Gus insists that everyone agree to a deal whereby the gangsters will stop employing children in exchange for Jesse calling off his plans to kill them.
Though he accepted the terms of Gus’s deal, Jesse isn’t happy about it. So when he learns the dealers reneged on the deal by killing Tom�s, Jesse cannot contain his rage.
9:30pm – Monday, November 21 on ABC2
Already suffering from a lack of sleep that is exacerbating his compulsive behaviour, Walt is back in the lab working nonstop with Jesse to meet Gus’s quota.
Tired of having to do everything themselves, from the delicate and exacting lab work to the less-than-glamorous cleaning of their equipment, Jesse (Aaron Paul) suggests they hire assistants to handle the more menial tasks.
Dismissing the idea Walt (Bryan Cranston) redoubles his efforts to make sure the lab remains squeaky clean and insists Jesse do the same.
And after arguing over the cleanliness of their glassware Walt notices a small but significant discrepancy that suggests their deliveries to Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) are short.
But as Jesse looks to keep him from discovering the truth about his latest scam, Walt becomes obsessed with a fly that has infiltrated the lab and demands it be killed before they proceed.
Having narrowly escaped injury while trying to get the elusive fly Walt returns to the lab prepared to do whatever it takes to kill it.
His focus only increases as he develops a sophisticated fly swatter to aid in his mission, but Jesse’s efforts to sneak in some work on their latest batch of meth keep the two men at odds.
So, when Jesse suggests taking a break for a few minutes to cool down, Walt manages to lock him out of the lab.
But as Walt resumes his one-man fly-killing campaign Jesse strikes back by cutting off the electricity and plunging the lab into darkness.
9:30pm – Monday, November 14 on ABC2
Their partnership renewed, Walt and Jesse resume production in their super lab in order to meet drug kingpin Gus’s quota.
And though Walt (Bryan Cranston) is focused on the task at hand, Jesse (Aaron Paul) is unhappy when, after making some back-of-the-envelope calculations, he realises that they are being paid a pittance compared to what Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) is making on the deal.
Making matters worse, when Jesse points out they are delivering more than promised, Walt doesn’t seem to care.
Unbeknown to Jesse, Walt negotiates a long-term deal with Gus that will net them millions more than originally promised. Unaware of the untold riches that await him, Jesse hatches a plan to siphon off drugs from Gus’s shipments for him and his pals to sell on their own.
Meanwhile, in the wake of the latest assessment by Hank’s (Dean Norris) spinal surgeon, Marie (Betsy Brandt) begins to see just how difficult – and expensive – his rehabilitation will be.
But when both the doctor and the hospital administrator advise her to adhere closely to the insurance company guidelines, Marie vows to do whatever it takes to see that Hank walks again.
Watching Marie prepare to go on the warpath against their health insurance company, Skyler (Anna Gunn) comes up with a plan to pay for Hank’s rehab.
9:30pm – Monday, November 7 on ABC2
With fantastic scripts and a tremendous supporting cast it’s easy to understand why Breaking Bad receives rave reviews and numerous awards.
Tonight, Jesse (Aaron Paul) is leaving the hospital just as the severely wounded DEA agent, Hank (Dean Norris) arrives.
Walt (Bryan Cranston) is back at his underground super-lab giving his assistant Gale (David Constabile) the bad news about his job. Already stunned, Gale is even more confused about what’s happening once Jesse arrives to take his place.
And when Jesse tells Walt about the deadly shootout, Walt immediately leaves for the hospital where both Hank and the surviving hit man are being treated.
As the details surrounding the tragic events emerge, and Marie (Betsy Brandt) looks for someone – anyone – to blame for her husband’s attack, Walt presses Hank’s DEA colleagues about why his brother-inlaw was targeted by a Mexican drug cartel.
Arriving at the lab to find it empty, Jesse tracks down Walt at the hospital. Insisting that Jesse be patient and wait for him to return to work, Walt then looks to do what he can to help his distraught family.
Walt goes to the intensive care unit to take a look at the killer and when the would-be assassin sees Walt staring at him through the window, the now-legless man rolls out of bed and crawls across the floor in a desperate attempt to reach Walt.
While doing his best to comfort his family, Walt buys some time by assuring drug king-pin, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), that he is hard at work delivering the meth he promised.
9:30pm – Monday, October 31 on ABC2
Though Jesse feels like he’s dodged a bullet now that the mobile meth lab has been destroyed his relief is short-lived when an angry Hank shows up at his house looking for satisfaction.
After a torrential fit of rage leaves Jesse (Aaron Paul) bloodied and beaten, the problems his violent outburst cause at work force Hank (Dean Norris) to seek a lawyer’s advice.
At the hospital where Jesse is being treated, his lawyer Saul (Bob Odenkirk) tells him that the assault is tantamount to a get-out-of-jail-free card. However, when Walt (Bryan Cranston) comes to apologise for how things turned out, Jesse makes it abundantly clear that he is going to make Hank pay dearly.
And though both Saul and Walt advise proceeding with caution Jesse reaffirms his plan to go back to business and threatens to turn Walt in if anything bad should happen.
After fending off Skyler’s (Anna Gunn) questions about whether Jesse’s crimes can be traced back to him, Walt looks to protect himself by asking Jesse to be his partner again.
Meanwhile, the cartel hit men meet with an arms dealer and prepare to take down the DEA agent who was responsible for their cousin Tuco’s death – Hank Schrader.
And when Hank learns Jesse has decided not to press charges after all he begins thinking about a possible return to duty when suddenly he comes under attack in a mall parking lot. Despite being at a disadvantage Hank takes multiple gunshot wounds and fights back.