January 15th, 2018 | Season 3 | 1 hr 1 min
amc, breaking bad, bryan cranston, emmy, pilot, pilot episode, television, tv
"Well technically, podcasting is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of change."
On its 10-year anniversary, the Pilot Study crew talks "Breaking Bad" and its depiction of Walter White's first steps into anti-hero territory. Assisted by Andrew Bloom (The Andrew Blog, Consequence of Sound), we talk the show's inception and pitch process, some casting what-ifs, and wonder if "Wipe Down This" would be an appropriate title change for this episode.
For longtime listeners of the pod, you'll notice improved sound quality (finally!) and some structure changes. New year, new Pilot Study.
"Well, that's all of life, right?"
November 26th, 2017 | Season 3 | 48 mins 32 secs
amc, halt and catch fire, pilot episode, television, tv, tv podcast
Podcasts aren't the thing. They're the thing that gets us to the thing.
The spiritual successor to AMC's "Mad Men" wasn't a ratings bonanza, but grew into a critically-adored, cult hit. The pilot for "Halt and Catch Fire" is the next to be dissected on Pilot Study, including talk on its beautiful title sequence, the "Power Move Power Rankings" of Joe MacMillan, and much more.