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El Camino: Perfect Return to Breaking Bad Or Pointless Fan Service?

Couch Tomatoes host Naz Perez is joined by Mark Ellis and Erin Mallory Long to talk the return of Jesse Pinkman, their favorite El Camino moments, and whether the new flick matches fans' expectations.

by | October 16, 2019 | Comments

Break out your finest hazmat suit, because Couch Tomatoes is back. Rotten Tomatoes’ brand-new TV- and streaming-focused show has returned with its third episode, and it’s a doozy: Today we’re talking all things El Camino, the super highly anticipated Breaking Bad movie that follows the next adventure of series favorite Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The critics are loving the reteaming of show creator Vince Gilligan and star Paul (El Camino is Certified Fresh at 95%), and so far it has an Audience Score of 84%. But did it live up to the sky-high expectations many fans had?

We’re asking that very question to TV critic Erin Mallory Long and comic and Breaking Bad obsessive Mark Ellis. In a conversation led by Rotten Tomatoes host Naz Perez, our TV experts talk about whether El Camino gave fans the ending they deserved, their favorite moments from the new series, and which other shows they would like to see return with a movie, El Camino-style. Plus, they tackle the big one: Did we really even need this film?

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El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie is streaming now on Netflix.


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Adjusted Score: 95.848%
Critics Consensus: Entertaining if not essential, El Camino adds a satisfying belated coda to the Breaking Bad story -- led by a career-best performance from Aaron Paul.
Synopsis: The Netflix Television Event EL CAMINO: A BREAKING BAD MOVIE reunites fans with Jesse Pinkman (Emmy-winner Aaron Paul). In the... [More]
Directed By: Vince Gilligan

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