Brett Martin on the “difficult men” of television

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    Guest:  Brett Martin

    The hit television show Breaking Bad aired its highly-awaited first episode of its final season on Sunday. The FX series has a legion of dedicated fans and critics who have embraced its flawed and tragic protagonist Walter White. In his new book, Difficult Men, writer BRETT MARTIN, explores our fascination with characters like Walter White who, along with others like Tony Soprano and Don Draper have despite their monstrosity, captured our attention and devotion. Martin also goes behind the scenes of shows like Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and Mad Men and offers an inside look at the showrunners, writers and actors who are responsible for what he calls “this third golden age” of television.

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