AMC announced yesterday that the second half of the fifth and final season of Breaking Bad will premiere Sunday, August 11. But with a year-long gap between the season’s first eight episodes and the final eight, it’s easy to lose your place. With that in mind, we’ve scoured the Internet to collate everything we know so far about what we can expect this summer. Refresh your memory, read through some mild spoilers, and make your predictions below. … Read More
Today at Flavorpill, we mourned the loss of Nyan Cat. We were thrilled to learn that Mythbusters is doing a Breaking Bad-themed episode with Aaron Paul and Vince Gilligan. We fielded some calls from President Obama. We met a few independent video stores that are still managing… Read More
1. In case you missed Breaking Bad creator/executive producer Vince Gilligan on The Colbert Report last night, here’s the interview. While he refuses to reveal to Colbert how the show will end, their “meth off” alone makes this clip a must-see.
2. Apparently Julian Fellowes is thinking about doing a Downton Abbey prequel… Read More
As we prepare for the yearlong, mid-season break of AMC’s utterly captivating Breaking Bad, there seems no time quite like the present to look back at some of the first half of the final season’s best quotes. Vince Gilligan’s series has moved in some interesting, new directions — including a few startling attempts to make the audience hate Walter White — but the writing is as crisp and clever as ever. Few shows on television do dialogue like Breaking Bad. There are no throwaway lines, every conversation is filled with hidden meaning that reveals things to come, or offers us extra insight into the characters. This has been true from the beginning, but this season has featured no shortage of memorable dialogue (most of it belonging to Walter and his reluctant partner Mike Ehrmantraut). Join us in remembering ten of the best moments so far. Here’s hoping that Hank and Saul get an opportunity to shine in the finale. We’ve missed them this year. If you’re still playing catch up with season five, consider this your spoiler alert. Drop your favorite quotes in the comments, and tell us how you’ll be “breaking bad” this Sunday. … Read More
If you shut off Girls this past Sunday with a sigh of relief, you’re not alone. Between May and June we’ve all endured an emotionally exhausting line-up of season finales (not to mention penultimate and triumvirate finales), and frankly this week was a nice, quiet reprieve. Sort of. Knowing what’s ahead, it’s been impossible to get too comfortable. New seasons of Breaking Bad and Louie are slowly approaching, we can’t not watch Weeds‘ last season, there’s catching up to do on Bunheads, and of course this Sunday, Sorkin is back. So, in an exercise to get the juices flowing, we’ve decided to round up the writers we believe to be most responsible for putting us in this stressful state of TV addiction, starting with the king of TV confabulation himself. … Read More