A Crystal Blue Heart Of Darkness: Final thoughts before the 'Breaking Bad' finale

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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Breaking Bad Science Advisor Dr. Donna J. Nelson: the Boing Boing Video interview

Miles O’Brien and Xeni Jardin interview the brains behind Breaking Bad’s portrayal of science.

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Entire episode of 'Conan' devoted to 'Breaking Bad' with full cast, Walt-o-Corridos from Los Cuates de Sinaloa


Conan O'Brien interviews the cast of Breaking Bad, Conan, Episode 0467, September 23, 2013. Meghan Sinclair/Conaco, LLC for TBS.

Guests on last night's episode of Conan: the entire cast of "Breaking Bad," with creator Vince Gilligan, and musical guests Los Cuates de Sinaloa. You can watch the full episode for free here.

Catch up with the latest (including episode recaps) in our Boing Boing "Breaking Bad" archives.

'Breaking Bad,' Season 5, Episode 15, 'Granite State': review

Spoilers. Kevin McFarland reviews the penultimate episode of Breaking Bad‘s final season, in which we ask which option is better in the Granite State: to Live Free, or Die? Catch up on previous episodes in our Boing Boing “Breaking Bad” archives.

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'Breaking Bad,' Season 5, Episode 14, 'Ozymandias': review

Spoilers. Kevin McFarland reviews the sixth of Breaking Bad‘s final eight episodes, in which we look upon Walter White’s works, and despair. Catch up on previous episodes in our Boing Boing “Breaking Bad” archives.

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Leaves of Glass: Breaking Bad’s Walt Whitman fixation, and 'Ozymandias' deconstructed

At Poetry Magazine, TV critic Kera Bolonik answers the questions, "how does Walter White compare to Walt Whitman? And what cynical commentary on our times, on humanity, does series creator Vince Gilligan make with this subversive pairing?"

Some snippets from her answers:

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Top 11 Chemistry Moments in Breaking Bad

WARNING: Video contains spoilers.

To celebrate the premiere of Breaking Bad's Fifth Season this week, my fellow trufan Miles O'Brien and I dug into the show's vaults to explore the top 10 chemistry moments in Breaking Bad, from seasons One through Four. Only, there was so much awesome science, we had to choose 11 top chemistry moments, instead.

Also, check out our excellent adventure: air-dropping in to a random Breaking Bad fan's premiere party in the show's hometown of Albuquerque, NM.

[Video Link]. More Boing Boing coverage of Breaking Bad here.

Assembled by Joe Sabia (Twitter: @joesabia, web: joesabia.co). Check out his CDZA project on YouTube, too. Thanks, Joe!

Breaking Bad Season 5: Xeni air-drops into the best viewing party in the world, in ABQ (video)

[Video Link: Our episode recap and review, with a room full of ABQ locals.]

My aviator boyfriend Miles O'Brien and I are flying in his plane from California to the east coast this week, before I start 6 weeks of radiation treatment for breast cancer. When you fly in a single-engine plane like his, you have to stop every 4 hours or so for fuel. When we woke up Sunday, the day the first episode of the new season of AMC's BREAKING BAD would air, we thought: hey, why not plan today's stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the show is based? And why not try to find some fellow fans, and invite ourselves into a ABQ BrBa premiere viewing party tonight?

So we did. I put out the call on Twitter, and hours later, a fellow fan in ABQ named Shanna Schultz tweeted back, come on over.

"Booze-wise we're making an asston of blue jungle juice in honor of the blue meth," Shanna said, "plus we'll be grilling."

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