Mythbusters proves Walter White's boobytrap works

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Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million
"Meth lab not included."

Breaking Bad themed coffeeshop opens in Istanbul

Just don't ask your barista where they store the cash.

Watch: "Bottle Episodes" of favorite TV shows like Star Trek, produced on the cheap


"Bottle episodes" are budget-saving episodes of TV series that are produced on-the-cheap, using as few sets, effects, and even actors as possible. The term came from "ship-in-a-bottle episodes" of the original Star Trek when the crew didn't leave the Enterprise. Read the rest

Better Call Saul: The Rise of Mike The Cleaner and The Fall of the McGill Brothers in "Pimento"

In which we review the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul’s debut season. Spoilers ahead.

Better Call Saul: Jimmy and Chuck unite for seniors' rights in "RICO"


Remember when the idea for Better Call Saul first floated around in television production gossip, and it was conceived as a half-hour comedy? There has been a lot of controversy over the new rules for category eligibility at the Emmys, with Shameless making it into Comedy despite its hour-long runtime and decidedly serious worldview, and Orange Is The New Black finally shifting over to compete in its rightful category as a Drama. I had a screenwriting professor who worked in Los Angeles throughout the 90s and 00s, and was still livid that Ally McBeal got to compete as a comedy when it was an hour-long dramedy that had no business going up against sitcoms.

Those are all semantic arguments about categorizing shows when there’s a lot of mutability. But imagining a world where Better Call Saul isn’t 45 minutes of deliberate, enthralling dramatic irony, holding a hopeful carrot out in front of Jimmy when the audience knows there’s a banana peel waiting to catch his foot, makes me shudder with would’ve been lost.

The cold open to “RICO” is one of my favorites so far this season, because it succinctly encapsulates the futile tragedy of James McGill. Better Call Saul eluded to the fact that Jimmy worked in the HHM mailroom, but here it’s on full display, as he cheerfully delivers mail to everyone around the office, with the added bonus that he knows pretty much everyone’s name. But the reason the show ventures to this moment in McGill history is because it’s the day Jimmy believed his life would change: when he passes the bar and becomes a lawyer in the state of New Mexico. Read the rest

Better Call Saul giveth and taketh away from Jimmy in "Bingo"

In order for Better Call Saul to inch closer to the timeline it’s trying to meet, James McGill’s difficult life has to fester into bitterness. He’ll do anything to escape it.

Better Call Saul reveals the tortured origin of Mike Ehrmantraut

One of Breaking Bad's finest characters gets an episode in the spotlight

The midpoint of Better Call Saul's first season hinges on scenes without Jimmy

The latest episode of the Breaking Bad spinoff, recapped for your further entertainment.

“Better Call Saul” shows Jimmy can wear many masks in "Hero"

Episode four of the Breaking Bad spinoff, recapped.

Better Call Saul explores survival instinct in "Nacho"

Jimmy and Mike find common ground in "Nacho", episode 3 of the Breaking Bad spinoff.

The best moments from the two-night premiere of Better Call Saul

The task set before Better Call Saul is impossibly daunting. Can it join Breaking Bad in the pantheon of great TV?

Kickstarting a Breaking Bad fan fest in Albuquerque

Boing Boing reader Miguel Jaramillo sends word of a crowdfunding campaign with which I am fully on board: A Breaking Bad fan-fest.

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A Breaking Bad 'Little Golden Book' by illustrator Maxime Mary

Maxime Mary

Here are two images from Maxime Mary's "Little Golden Books"-style interpretation of the television crime series Breaking Bad. I've followed his wonderful illustration blog for a while, and you can scroll through and see his other fantastic sketches of Walt, Jesse, and their underworld ilk.

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Forget about your Breaking Bad-themed Halloween costume idea, because you can't top this one.

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Anthony Hopkins' fan letter to Bryan Cranston after bingeing on Breaking Bad

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.

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‘Breaking Bad’ characters drawn in the style of ‘The Simpsons’

"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." Read the rest

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