Let’s talk about those ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Westworld’ finales!

You guys know my feelings about miniature cows.

Mini cows for small farms. from aww

So, the votes are in and these are the 12 shows that will compete against each other next week (and beyond) to win the title of “Readers’ Choice,” before competing against the other categories in our first TV Foolishness Tournament. It’s a great list of shows, and I look forward to seeing what y’all ultimately choose. More to come soon!

  1. The Boys
  2. Fleabag
  3. Yellowjackets
  4. Severance
  5. The Witcher
  6. The Expanse
  7. Dexter
  8. Westworld
  9. Love Island
  10. Our Flag Means Death
  11. Peaky Blinders
  12. American Horror Stories

Here’s A BUNCH OF TV News

I’m not going to say much about last night’s House of the Dragon premiere (which I’m going to be recapping) except …

And it was so popular, it crashed HBO Max last night. I mean, just look at this video of an apartment building in New York:

More to come, for sure.

Alright. It’s been a week since the Better Call Saul series finale, and Westworld‘s season (possibly series?) finale, so I feel like I can share some spoilery links and you won’t get too mad at me, right?

Better Call Saul‘s finale was the most-watched episode since season three, back in 2017.

Don’t spoil the finale for Michael McKean. Despite being in the finale episode, he was still on episode 8 as of last week. And interestingly, they had to rebuild Chuck’s house for this episode.

But if you need to be spoiled, here’s a detailed list of Better Call Saul‘s major characters’ fates.

The ending of Better Call Saul was always going to be with SPOILER FONT! Jimmy in jail, but it was originally going to be much darker. I’m glad they opted for the “happy” ending.

And I hope you are done with Jesse Pinkman, because Aaron Paul is.

The Ringer explains how Better Call Saul earned this ending and points out this mirroring of the first episode in the last:

Fans did have one complaint about the finale:

As we transition over to Westworld, TV Insider makes the case that Bob Odenkirk and Tessa Thompson were the performers of the week (last week).

Here, Westworld‘s co-creator Lisa Joy insists that the fourth season finale, while it feels like it could be a series finale, isn’t intended to be one. They have a plan for a fifth season — if HBO grants them one.

This article argues that Maeve deserved better — but that’s always been true of Maeve.

This Collider piece explains what happened in the season finale. And here’s where I’m confused: SPOILER FONT: so, it’s clear Dolores wants to run a final game in Westworld to test both humans and hosts, but if it’s taking place in the Sublime (is it taking place in the Sublime? I’m assuming it’s taking place in the Sublime because Dolores is in the Sublime, right?) then how to humans get to the Sublime? And how many humans are even left?


I have to tell you, I have watched every episode of this series, and I’ve read all these articles, and I STILL have no idea what is going on in this show.

Evil also ended last week. Here are Robert and Michelle King discussing the hilarious, dark finale and where they see season four going. Genuinely, this is one of my favorite shows out there right now, and I love how adult they’re allowed to go on Paramount+.

Um, should we be worried that The Sandman won’t be renewed by Netflix? If you haven’t watched it and are interested … you probably should get to it. It’s worth your time:

And I’ll remind you again, Netflix just released two bonus episodes of The Sandman this past weekend.

Here are a bunch of questions a second season of The Sandman could explore — if we get one.

Amazon is going to screen Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in Cinemark theaters for one night only, August 31. So, if you’d like to see it on the big screen …

A common denominator in two of my favorite shows — 30 Rock and Succession — is editor Ken Eluto, apparently, and now everything makes so much sense.

If there was one show that was abruptly canceled that I would bring back, it very well might be GLOW. So I feel ya, Alison Brie. FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO SEASON THREE, NETFLIX.

There’s a theory out there that Tom Brady is going to be on The Masked Singer. I mean, anything is possible, honestly.

Jim Acosta and Don Lemon are reportedly safe at CNN … for now.

Y’all, did you know that Michael B. Jordan replaced Chadwick Boseman in a role on All My Children? Also, did you know Genie Francis is not the original Laura on General Hospital? I did not know these things.

Warner Bros. Discovery has axed four top OWN executives. Is OWN on the chopping block next?

Sesame Street would like to gently remind you that you don’t need HBO Max to access old episodes:

God bless John Oliver. From last night’s Last Week Tonight:

SAG-AFTRA has made it easier for actors to work in multiple TV productions at the same time. Previously, studios were able to sign actors to exclusivity deals. I wonder if this won’t actually have a benefit to productions that previously had to shut down because of scheduling conflicts.

This is an interesting perspective about how the movie industry has changed in the past several decades:

Reportedly, Pete Davidson and Bill Hader have more than Saturday Night Live in common.

Love is doubly dead. I don’t know, guys, maybe Love is Blind is a stupid experiment that doesn’t work? (I’m still going to watch the reunion special below, you can’t stop me.)

In Development

Casting News

Mark Your Calendar

  • Obi-Wan Kenobi: A Jedi’s Return will debut on Disney+ on September 8.
  • The Idol will debut on HBO “soon.”
  • HBO has released a new “Coming Soon” promo which includes a first look at The Last of Us:
  • Love Is Blind: After the Altar will debut on Netflix on September 16. SEE ABOVE.
  • Sins of our Mother will debut on Netflix on September 14.
  • Mija will premiere on Disney+ on September 16.
  • Coroner returns on The CW on October 2.


Mike Moder, Emmy-nominated producer of film and TV

Ioane ‘John’ King, Co-star of Spartacus on Starz

Tom Weiskopf, Former PGA golfer and announcer for CBS and ABC

Josephine Tewson, British comedy actress

Virginia Patton, Actress who appeared in It’s A Wonderful Life

Michael Tuck, Former news anchor in San Diego and Los Angeles

Leon Vitali, Longtime associate and actor for Stanley Kubrick who starred in Barry Lyndon

Joanne Koch, Former executive director of the Film at Lincoln Center

Robert Douglas Dalton, Longtime attorney for Roman Polanski


Kevin Can Fuck Himself: Allison and Patty deal with an injured Neil in the second season premiere. 8 p.m., AMC

The Bachelorette: The Dreaded Hometowns are upon us. 7 p.m., ABC

Only Murders in the Building: Who killed Bunny? Season finale. Hulu

TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons: Where has Richard Simmons gone? An investigation into what has happened to the beloved fitness icon who hasn’t been seen in public in 8 years. 7 p.m., Fox

Late Night:

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden: Kevin Hart, Alison Brie
  • Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lamorne Morris; Dave Franco; Trevante Rhodes; Tedeschi Trucks Band

MON. 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30
ABC The Bachelorette
Claim to Fame
CBS The Neighborhood
Bob ♥ Abishola
NCIS: Hawai’i
CW Roswell, New Mexico
In the Dark
FOX TMZ Investigates: What Really Happened to Richard Simmons
Beat Shazam
NBC American Ninja Warrior
Weakest Link

2 thoughts on “Let’s talk about those ‘Better Call Saul’ and ‘Westworld’ finales!

  1. I have found the perfect show for you to hate blog. I was getting my truck serviced at the dealership and forgot my headphones (rookie mistake) so instead of watching more Sandman on my phone I was stuck watching Parking Wars on their TV. Mindless reality TV meets government bureaucracy with a hint drama. Will they get their car out of impound after not paying 8 tickets? Only 1 way to find out! Apparently there are 7 seasons!

    1. Oh lord, no. I had to spend my morning at the DMV a week ago and I’m still traumatized.


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