Two streams of blood flow parallel gently gliding away into a drain. Over a week after attending the premiere of Breaking Bad’s 4th Season, this image still haunts. Enough prose has been shed onto the merits and brilliance of Breaking Bad that by now one should already be familiar with what is arguably the best television series on air and the tragic-comic arc of Walter White’s (Brian Cranston) ascension from mild mannered Chemistry teacher to meth manufacturer to drug kingpin. Suffice is to say that the 4th season premiere episode does little to dispel the notion of Breaking Bad’s excellence.
On the red carpet before the premiere, we spoke with Cranston, Anna Gunn (Skylar White), Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), Dean Norris (Hank Schrader), Betsy Brandt (Marie Schrader), RJ Mitte (Walter White Jr.) and Jonathan Banks (Mike). In the following interviews – Cranston espouses on the difficulties of directing vs. acting, Banks discusses whether he has any say in his character’s direction, Norris talks about the inevitability of a Walter/Hank showdown, Brandt discloses if she knows how the show will end, Mitte expands on the growing relationship between Walt Jr. and his father, Gunn speaks out against perceptions that her character is “unsympathetic” and Paul confides how Jesse is able to remain so darn likable despite the terrible things he’s done. For the interviews, hit the jump.
Quite possibly the most intense, and earnest, show on television at the moment, Breaking Bad had a lot to live up to coming into its third season. The first season of AMC’s hit drama series took audiences by surprise, when Malcolm in the Middle’s Bryan Cranston turned in a harrowing performance as science teacher-turned-meth cooker Walter White. Just when we thought we were getting a handle on what the show would entail week-to-week, season two upped the ante, making audiences sweat bullets during the last five minutes of pretty much every episode, with significant character development encompassing each installment.
It was all but inevitable that a show this good would have a slump season. There was just no way creator Vince Gilligan and his team of writers could come up with a season as surprising and satisfying as the first two. Until they did. My review of the spectacular third season of Breaking Bad on Blu-ray after the jump.
The last trailer we featured for the fourth season of AMC’s praised drama series Breaking Bad was basically one big tease, but this new trailer that premiered during last night’s season finale of The Killing really brings the thunder. It really looks like this is going to be one hell of a season, and Bryan Cranston can pretty much count on that Emmy nomination already. In addition to the new trailer, we also have a slew of official images from the new season so be sure to check out all of the above treats after the jump. The fourth season of Breaking Bad premieres on AMC on July 17th.
One of the best shows on television is AMC’s Breaking Bad. While I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz about the show that stars Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Bob Odenkirk, Betsy Brandt and RJ Mitte…let me say it again: Breaking Bad is truly amazing television and if you haven’t gotten the chance to watch it, buy the DVDs and catch up. You will not be sorry.
Anyway, at this year’s Saturn Awards, I was able to speak with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Aaron Paul and we talked about this past season and what the future holds. The big news is while production usually begins in August, Gilligan reveals the show doesn’t start filming until January as AMC is moving the show to the summer. What that means is…it’s going to be a long hiatus. We also talked about how long the show might be on the air, does he know where next season is going, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch the interview:
The first season of Breaking Bad was something to behold. It was dark, moody, moving, and brimming with delicious black humor. Over the course of just seven episodes it established itself as one of the premiere programs on cable. Still, it was imperfect with a tone that too often swung from pithy to way-too-broad and back, and some questionable acting choices from bit players.
Season Two finds us back in the same world, but with a full 13 episodes canvas, show runner Vince Gilligan creates a – if you’ll pardon the pun — truly addicting viewing experience. Hit the jump for my review:
While AMC’s “Mad Men” gets most of the press, the network has another fantastic show called “Breaking Bad”. If you haven’t watched, the show’s about a brilliant high school chemistry teacher that finds out he’s dying. So to help provide for his family after he’s gone and also to pay for medical treatment, he gets into cooking crystal meth. The problem is the guy has always been a straight shooter and completely honest…so he doesn’t understand how the drug trade works. Trust me, this is a show you really should be watching.
Anyway, AMC recently held a special event at the DGA in Hollywood for the premiere of “Mad Men” season three. While I was there to interview the cast of “Mad Men”, some of the cast of “Breaking Bad” walked the red carpet. So after the jump you can watch my interviews with Aaron Paul (Jesse) and Dean Norris (Hank). Both talked about getting ready to film next season and their thoughts on season two: