Tight, tight, tight, yeah! [via Aaron Paul's Instagram, HT: Lani]
An excerpt from a letter Anthony Hopkins wrote to Bryan Cranston after binging on all six seasons of Breaking Bad in two weeks:
I know there is so much smoke blowing and sickening bullshit in this business, and I’ve sort of lost belief in anything really.
But this work of yours is spectacular – absolutely stunning. What is extraordinary, is the sheer power of everyone in the entire production. What was it? Five or six years in the making? How the producers (yourself being one of them), the writers, directors, cinematographers…. every department – casting etc. managed to keep the discipline and control from beginning to the end is (that over used word) awesome.
"Brussels-based illustrator and art director Adrien Noterdaem loves to make Simpsons-ized versions of TV and movie characters," say our friends at Dangerous Minds blog. "Recently he turned his attention to Breaking Bad and came up with these delightful images."
[Video contains nothing but spoilers] Remember how people said Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon corresponded with scenes in The Wizard of Oz? Well, Bonnie Rose's edit of key scenes from Breaking Bad matched to the story in Marty Robbin's "El Paso" is kind of like that, only much more awesome.
The Breaking Bad Storyline Explained With the Song "El Paso" by Marty Robbins
Romenesko has the stats on that ‘Breaking Bad’ fan group’s Walter White ad in the Albuquerque Journal. It's the most-read online story since the paper began tracking with Google Analytics in 2006. eBay sellers are making some nice profits with copies of the print edition. Spoilers below.
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Metastasis," starring Diego Trujillo, will air on Univision’s UniMas in the U.S.
Sony Pictures Television has partnered with Colombian television production firm Teleset to produce the Breaking-Bad-in-Spanish remake 'Metastasis'.
Kevin McFarland on the final, magnificent episode of Breaking Bad, which by any calculation was a 100% pure, crystal-blue cook. Spoilers.
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Why do we subject ourselves to movies and TV shows that can be excruciating to watch? The answer may lie "in the emotional intensity these types of shows make us feel," which can result in greater happiness at the conclusion. TV So Good It Hurts.
[a Scientific American
guest blog] — Xeni
An awesome fan-written epilogue for Breaking Bad by @pilotbacon
over at TV Hangover
. Spoilers. It's wonderful. [HT: Kevin McFarland
] — Xeni
Kevin McFarland looks back on Season 5 of “Breaking Bad,” in advance of the final episode. All Bad things must come to an end, but what a good Bad thing this series has been. Spoilers.
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The final episode of "Breaking Bad" titled "Felina" airs tonight on the AMC cable television network, and on the torrents. Tomorrow, loyal fans who subscribe via iTunes and Netflix will get Season 5, episode 16.
In "A Crystal Blue Heart Of Darkness: Final thoughts before the Breaking Bad finale," Boing Boing contributor Kevin McFarland ruminates on "elements that went unremarked over these final episodes," prior to the last of the last.
Kevin will have a recap/public mourning/analysis/farewell essay available on this blog later tonight. His episode recaps, and our blog posts about cool fan stuff surrounding the show, are here.
ART, above: Breaking Bad Episode 5.16 “FINALE” Minimalist Episode Poster by Francesco Francavilla. I want to buy a print!
And, in case you missed them previously, VIDEO:
• "Breaking Bad Science Advisor Dr. Donna J. Nelson: the Boing Boing Video interview."
• "Boing Boing Video: Top 11 Chemistry Moments in Breaking Bad"
Illustrator Brendan Tobin created this wonderful "fake ad" comic. One frame is shown above, the full comic is here. (HT: Aaron Muszalski)
Miles O’Brien and Xeni Jardin interview the brains behind Breaking Bad’s portrayal of science.
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A $15 stamp, hand-carved in rubber and glued to a wood stump "on whose back you can see the master printed in black ink." And the master, of course is Heisenberg himself. Decorate the packaging you use for your crystal meth, or your cards, diaries, letters, envelopes, whatever. Buy online from "this is just to say."