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Breaking Bad Final Season

Fascinating. Not Noble. Not A Hero.

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.17.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The vigorous and insistent desire to interpret Walt's actions in positive ways (and Skyler's in negative ways) is providing us with a useful X-ray of our minds and hearts and souls

'Breaking Bad' Keeps Getting Bigger

Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" hit series high ratings with its latest episode, "Ozymandias," AMC announced Monday. The episode scored 6.4 million total viewers, ...

Breaking Bad Is A Drug. This Is Your Brain On Breaking Bad

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.16.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan is a diabolical genius. All this time we thought we were watching a show about a cancer-stricken, down-on-his...

From Bad To Worse To The Absolute Worst On 'Breaking Bad'

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.15.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Every time you thought things couldn't get worse, they did. Every time you thought the lowest point had been reached, it hadn't been. There was more. It kept coming.

Maureen Ryan

8 Things You Didn't Know About Sunday's 'Breaking Bad' | Maureen Ryan | Posted 09.10.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" director and executive producer Michelle MacLaren is in Northern Ireland shooting episodes of "Game of Thrones," so she's mostly missed...

'Breaking Bad' Fans, You Need This

Posted 09.09.2013 | TV

The "Breaking Bad" complete series set looks all sorts of cool. Not only does the Blu-ray set include a never-before-seen two-hour documentary chr...

Maggie Furlong

Another Crazy 'Breaking Bad' Theory? | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.04.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" has sparked quite a few incredibly detailed fan theories that are fascinating and make it very easy to get carried away dissecting the ...

Everyone Becomes Walter White In The End

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.30.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Once he had Jesse in his clutches, Hank became Walter White.

Anna Gunn's 'Breaking Bad' Essay Didn't Go Far Enough

Maureen Ryan | Posted 10.25.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Breaking Bad" is all about lies people are willing to live with, and it's not in anyone's interest to ignore the many factors that feed the ugly backlashes to female characters.

The Most Hated Woman On TV

Posted 08.24.2013 | TV

Is "Breaking Bad's" Skyler White (Anna Gunn) the most hated woman on TV these days? Judging from Facebook pages dedicated to loathing her, it cert...

The Gospel According to ‘Breaking Bad'

Orange County Register | Cathleen Falsani | Posted 08.21.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Whither Walter White? How the morality tale of a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who transforms himself (first by desperation and then thro...

Maggie Furlong

MASH-UP: 'Breaking Bad' Loves 'Lost' | Maggie Furlong | Posted 08.20.2013 | TV

We adore "Breaking Bad," and the show's recent nods to "Lost" -- intentional or not -- are beyond amazing. With the final season of "Breaking Bad" ...

Skyler Takes Center Stage

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.18.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Ultimately Skyler's arc is an overt and concrete rejection of "the antihero's wife as victim" trope. "Breaking Bad" may have unconsciously fed into that trend when it started out, but it's energetically spent the last season and a half making Skyler every bit as formidable as Walt, Hank or Gus.

Brokebad Mountain?

Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy

As you brace yourself for the final episodes of "Breaking Bad," remember that you can never have too much Marvin Gaye. YouTubers at MHK Production...

Just When Walt & Jesse Thought They Were Out ...

Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.11.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

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.

'Breaking Bad Jr.' Middle-School Kids Re-Enact Show Minus The Meth

Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents

Everyone seems to have "Breaking Bad" on the brain with the final episodes of Season 5 set to resume tonight -- even these middle-school kids, who ar...

Maureen Ryan

'Breaking Bad' Creator: 'You Have My Permission To Kick My Ass' If... | Maureen Ryan | Posted 08.08.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" has done a lot of things well over the years, but it's been exceptionally adept at serving our twin desires for intellectual stimulatio...

'Breaking Bad' Gag Reel Features Farts And Dancing, Obviously

Posted 08.08.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" may be a dark show, but that doesn't mean that the cast can't have fun on set -- as proven by the gag reel for the show's fifth season....

TV Legend Will Appear In 'Breaking Bad's' Final Season

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 09.27.2013 | TV

Charlie Rose will make a cameo in "Breaking Bad's" final season. During a conversation with the show's creator Vince Gilligan at the Museum of the ...

'Breaking Bad' Takes TCAs

The Huffington Post | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.29.2013 | TV

The final season of "Breaking Bad" is upon us and the stars and creator of the AMC drama took the stage Friday at the Television Critics Association S...

'This Season Slaughters Every Past Season' | Posted 09.22.2013 | TV

When we last saw Walter White (three-time Emmy winner Bryan Cranston), he had amassed more money than anyone who didn't have a corner office at Goldma...

Maureen Ryan

LIVEBLOG: 'Breaking Bad' Stars Talk Final Season | Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.21.2013 | TV

As it heads into its final batch of episodes, which arrive on AMC Aug. 11, the cast of "Breaking Bad" -- Bryan Cranston (Walter White), Aaron Paul (J...

WATCH: Epic 'Breaking Bad' Refresher

Posted 07.19.2013 | TV

How will "Breaking Bad" end? Your guess is as good as ours, but before we can find out in the final season (premieres Sun., Aug. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AM...

How 'Breaking Bad' Should End

The Huffington Post | Laura Prudom | Posted 07.16.2013 | TV

The end of "Breaking Bad" looms ever nearer, with fans and critics alike wondering how the epic tale of Walter White's (Bryan Cranston) descent into d...

Never Forget Walter White

Posted 06.25.2013 | TV

The final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad" are less than two months away and AMC has released a new ominous poster in honor of the end of the series. ...