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Vince Gilligan

'I Will Be Hitting Up All These Wonderful Actors For Cameos'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

At this point, it seems inevitable that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul are going to appear on the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul." Paul r...

Never Can Say Goodbye: The Perils of Ending a Series

Alma Katsu | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Alma Katsu

The worst of all possible worlds -- from the creator's point of view, anyway -- is when a series in terminated by the publisher or studio before the narrative arc is completed. While television producers have little recourse, for authors at least self-publishing comes to the rescue.

'Breaking Bad' Creator's Surprising Regret

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Although "Breaking Bad" will no doubt go down in history as one of the best TV shows of all time, series creator Vince Gilligan has one small regret: ...

Breaking Brilliant: Notes From the 'Bad' Writers' Room

Jeff Polman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Polman

The tweets have ended. The message boards and chat rooms have closed down. The water coolers are less crowded. And now I'm free to step back, examine and comment on the utter marvel of television art that was Breaking Bad.

Gilligan's Post 'Breaking Bad' Deal

Posted 11.18.2013 | TV

Vince Gilligan has struck a deal with Sony Pictures TV, the production company behind "Breaking Bad," to stay in-house with the company in an exclusiv...

'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Could Be A Prequel AND A Sequel

Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment

"Better Call Saul," the spinoff of "Breaking Bad" starring Bob Odenkirk, may not be a straight prequel as previously announced. Odenkirk told IGN the ...

An Open Letter to the Damon Lindelof Haters

Steven Shehori | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

Damon Lindelof and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan had an identical agenda while wrapping up their respective series: avoid an X-Files-style ending at all costs.

The 'Breaking Bad' Finale Was Not A Dream

Posted 10.20.2013 | TV

Sorry "Breaking Bad" conspiracy theorists, the finale was not a dream. Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter he's glad comedian Norm McDonald...

We May Not Have Seen The Last Of Walt & Jesse

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 10.17.2013 | TV

Now that the "Breaking Bad" spinoff "Better Call Saul" is actually happening, Vince Gilligan shared some details about the upcoming series in a new co...

Murdering the Attention Span

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.14.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Bookstores are dying, reading scores are plummeting and the quality of entertainment sinks like a stone, weighed down by the receding interest of Gen-X and millennial audiences in any form of entertainment that takes too long to watch or too much attention to absorb.

Unbelievable: Why The 'Breaking Bad' Finale Was Anti-Climactic

Maureen Ryan | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Maureen Ryan

"Breaking Bad" went from a show with an unsparing eye to a show that, at the very end, didn't really want to look.

Vince Gilligan Details The Worst Thing Walt Did On 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

Vince Gilligan dropped by "The Colbert Report" to talk about the ending of his show, "Breaking Bad." The series creator was asked what was the worst t...

Dark Wisdom: A Jewish Comment on the Conclusion of Breaking Bad

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 11.30.2013 | TV
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.

Maggie Furlong

A Very Fitting Farewell | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.30.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" is finished, and even though there's plenty of celebration over Vince Gilligan and Co. sticking the landing, it still feels a little bi...

'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With A Bang - And A Whimper

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.29.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

I wasn't expecting another "Ozymandias," but the slightly mechanical "Felina" wasn't quite what I was expecting.

Why I've Struggled To Reconcile The Fate Of Jesse Pinkman On 'Breaking Bad'

Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.29.2013 | TV
Matthew Jacobs

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.

'No One Will Be Disappointed': An Interview With the Music Supervisor of Breaking Bad

Brian Formo | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Brian Formo

Perhaps the most talked about episode of television this year aired a few weeks ago. A prominent character had just been killed. Another was handed over to be tortured by a band of neo-Nazi meth-makers.

Mike Ryan

What's Your 'Breaking Bad' Prediction For Sunday? | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.27.2013 | TV

As you know, the series finale of "Breaking Bad" airs this Sunday night. "Breaking Bad" is a fun show to watch. (OK, yes, it's also quite emotionally ...

'Breaking Bad' Creator Announces His Next Project

Posted 09.27.2013 | Comedy

After five seasons of "Breaking Bad," no one could blame Vince Gilligan for needing a change of pace for his next project. But this seems a little nut...

Vince Gilligan's Moving On From 'Breaking Bad'

Posted 09.25.2013 | TV

"Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan has found his next post-"Breaking Bad" series: "Battle Creek," which he will executive produce alongside "House"...

This Week In 'Breaking Bad' Phone Calls...

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.22.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan

The man loved his family, and still does, but were they ever more important to him than trying to be top dog? No.

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 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...

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...

Most Suspenseful 'Breaking Bad' Episode Ever?!

Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.07.2013 | TV
Maureen Ryan