AMC continues their new tradition of launching talk shows to support their biggest series. The premiere of "Talking Bad," which will take fans through the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," kicked off with show creator Vince Gilligan and bona fide superfan Julie Bowen.
Host Chris Hardwick asked Gilligan if he still liked Walt. "Not so much, no. He’s kind of a bad dude," Gilligan responded. "I mean, that was kind of the whole point of it all, but at a certain point he’s harder and harder to symapthize with.”
He then reiterated the pitch for the series, which is, "We’re gonna take Mr. Chips, we’re gonna turn him into Scarface.”
But the "Modern Family" star was still rooting for Walt, despite all he's done. She said she can still sympathize with him because he "represents the greediness in all of us." She was literally hanging on every word coming out of Gilligan's mouth, looking for clues about upcoming episodes.
It was all rather adorable and hilarious. Bowen took to Twitter and said that it was amazing to "geek out" next to the creator of one of her favorite shows.
Gilligan did say that he was very satisfied with the final episodes. He told Vulture that he hopes fans are satisfied as well. "We always want to end every episode of 'Breaking Bad,' particularly the final eight, with a big development, a big finish," he said. "It became apparent to us that we only got eight of these things left. We wanted to move like a bat outta hell and let the chips fall where they may."
"Talking Bad" will continue alongside the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," Sunday nights at 11 p.m. ET on AMC.
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