I have my heart set on redemption for Jesse, but not my mind. I've spent the weeks leading up to the finale making peace with what will likely happen to him, and hoping that a life of servitude or solitude will not force a graver fate upon this tarnished soul.
Thank you, thank you, anonymous benefactor (Gary? Was that you?). How privileged we are to be privy to the uncensored inner thoughts of all these talented actors. We just had to share them with the world.
Time and again, the damaged pride and vanity of the male characters cause them to act without logic and -- at their most destructive -- extreme violence.
Once he had Jesse in his clutches, Hank became Walter White.
My jaw dropped when I realized what Walt was doing.
Breaking Bad ends soon, to the dismay of millions, but word is that at least Saul the speed-talking lawyer is getting a spinoff. With that in mind, creator-extraordinaire Vince Gilligan, here are ideas for future series, inspired and derived from BB.
When a great show enters its home stretch, it's impossible not to be nervous about the ending, but "Breaking Bad" reminds me of "The Shield," in that it seems to work harder to satisfy and to earn every single moment and plot twist the closer it gets to the end.
In Walter White, though, Vince Gilligan hasn't created a character indebted to the strengths of a different form; he's created a character that could only exist on television.
The great (really great) series, Breaking Bad, returns on AMC August 11 at 9 pm ET, with the final eight episodes.
The best films about recovery from addiction are not about reaching rock bottom and making that choice to stop. Rather, like Smashed, they're about the very real and difficult task of going on, in an emotionally unshielded and intensely vulnerable way.
This year, I could not have been more satisfied by the diverse, beautiful and most notably female-driven selection of TIFF 2012.
Everything Walt does these days is about power, control and asserting dominance. Not only is he a smirking, arrogant monster at this point, he feels he's above connections to anyone else.
We'll have to wait until next week to see if and how the late night shows tackle the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado (except for Craig Ferguson, w...
"Breaking Bad's" ability to be so tough on Walt and yet refrain from screechy editorializing or prim, predictable judgment may be its greatest accomplishment.
So many addiction narratives make it easy to say, "That's not me. I might drink a lot, but it's not that bad." Smashed acknowledges why anybody drinks in the first place: because it's fun.
By now it's clear that Breaking Bad is mixing together a couple of familiar genres -- the horror novel and gangster movie -- and that the catalyst for this unique experiment in American television will be the metaphor of chemistry.