Why Breaking Bad Almost Killed Jesse Pinkman

From Nerdstalgic. There are few television duo’s more iconic than Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. For 6 seasons, we as an audience went through a rollercoaster of emotions as Walt and Jesse went through one of the most toxic relationships ever. But early in Breaking Bad’s development, Jesse Pinkman was supposed to die…

What Made Michael Scott’s Farewell So Perfect

From Nerdstalgic. Few characters on Television get the farewell given to Michael Scott on The Office. Most of the time when a character leaves, it’s a quick goodbye and the show keeps moving. But The Office took its time with an extended episode to give Michael Scott his final goodbye. This final episode for Michael…

What Makes This Scene From Se7en So Terrifying

From Nerdstalgic. David Finchers’ Se7en, starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, is still one of the most chilling detective stories ever put on film. Se7en is a masterclass in directing, editing, and cinematography that really puts the audience on the edge of their seats as they try and solve the mystery along with our detectives.…

How The DCEU Almost Broke Harley Quinn

From Nerdstalgic. Harley Quinn, portrayed by Margot Robbie, is by far the best and most popular character in the DCEU. Without Margot’s performance, Harley Quinn wouldn’t have the success she has today. With the fallout of a shaky start to the DCEU, Warner Brothers knew they had to run with the only thing that was…

The Inevitable Downfall Of The Arrowverse

From Nerdstalgic. In its prime, The Arrowverse was the most accomplished and impressive Superhero crossover series ever put on television. Leading the charge with shows like The Flash, Green Arrow, and Supergirl, the CW Arrowverse was a major part of the comic book landscape on network television. But after the roster of superheroes expanded, the…

Who Was Dinosaurs ACTUALLY Made For?

From Nerdstalgic. The short lived sitcom, Dinosaurs, was a big swing in 1991 when it first premiered on TV. It followed the Sinclair family in a world where Dinosaurs and Human roles were reversed. The Jim Henson Company was a big driver in the moderate success Dinosaurs had, but even after a 4 season run,…

Why The Predator Movies Aren’t Scary Anymore

From Nerdstalgic. When John McTiernan’s Predator came out in 1987, it started a major shift in sci-fi action movies. The main villain, The Yautja, was one of the more terrifying creatures put on screen at the time. A true horror movie filled with plenty of action. Through Predators many sequels and reboots, it seems our…

Why Bob Belcher Is Better Than Every Other Cartoon Dad

From Nerdstalgic. Bobs Burgers has been a cultural staple since it first debuted in 2011. Turning the sitcom family dynamic on it’s head, Bob’s Burgers stood out above the other shows at the time. Specifically because Bob Belcher is he perfect evolution of the storied TV Dad trope. Bob Belcher is a kind hearted, patient,…

The Unfortunate Problems With Marvel’s Phase Four

From Nerdstalgic. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is by far one of the most successful movie franchises in history. From Iron Man to Avengers End Game we saw a linear timeline, packed with adventure, action, and many surprises. But entering Marvel’s Phase 4, starting with Black Widow, it seems the MCU is going down the familiar…

The Inevitable Downfall Of The Judd Apatow Comedy

From Nerdstalgic. In the early 2000’s it seemed Judd Apatow had a stranglehold on the comedy scene. Movies like The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Anchorman, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and Pineapple Express were instant classics. But in 2009, his release Funny People seemed to mark a dramatic shift in Judd Apatow’s career. He had…

The Legacy Of Batman: The DCEU And The Batman

From Nerdstalgic. In our final episode of The Legacy of Batman, we take a look at Ben Affleck’s Batman effect on the DCEU through Robert Pattinson’s gritty portrayal of The Dark Knight. A new wave of DC Heroes have been hitting our screens, but no other has taken the risk of Matt Reeve’s The Batman.…

Why Is It Impossible To Make Another Good Jurassic Movie?

From Nerdstalgic. Jurassic Park will forever be considered one of the greatest blockbuster films of all time. Steven Spielberg delivered a film that will live in the minds of movie goers forever. Though, with each attempt at a sequel to the beloved franchise, it seems making a good one is near impossible. With the introduction…

The Legacy of Batman: The Dark Knight Era

From Nerdstalgic. In this second installment of our three part series, we take a look at the next chapter in the long legacy of Batman. After Batman and Robin tanked at the box office, Warner Brothers needed a new direction for The Dark Knight. Bringing in up and coming director Christopher Nolan, WB was taking…

Why The Very Strange Big Lebowski Spin-Off Failed

From Nerdstalgic. The Big Lebowski will forever be one of the greatest cult classics ever made. The Dude, Walter, Donny, and The Jesus will forever be some of the greatest characters on film. Though, one question begs to be asked, did anyone really need a Big Lebowski Spin Off movie starring ONLY Jesus Quintana? John…

Is New Girl Secretly The Same Show As Friends?

From Nerdstalgic. Friends will forever be seen as the quintessential primetime sitcom. During its run, it was by far the most popular show on TV, and paved the way for countless other shows copying the format to match its success. Show like How I Met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory definitely succeeded, but both…