Breaking Bad fans, Jesse Pinkman's house is for sale: $1.6 million

"Meth lab not included."

Breaking Bad tattoos

Flavorwire has a post with a bunch of images of Breaking Bad fan tattoos. But it's not just fans who are obsessed with permanent fleshy commemorations of the long-running AMC series, which comes to an end soon. Actors Bryan Cranston (who plays the show's protagonist, Walter White) and Aaron Paul (who plays his meth-cooking sidekick, Jesse Pinkman) each got inked when they finished shooting the show's last season.

The final 8 episodes air on AMC starting this Sunday, August 11, and we'll have weekly recaps/analysis here on Boing Boing. Read the rest

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: Read the rest

Today in amazing casting news: Bryan Cranston is coming to 30 Rock

Man, Bryan Cranston is popping up everywhere these days! First, he was seen directing an episode of NBC's The Office for its final season. And now, he'll appear on camera for another show entering its last year, 30 Rock. He will be accompanied by the spectacular Catherine O'Hara, who will play the mother of Kenneth the NBC page (Jack McBrayer), but it's Cranston's role that might be filling in the blanks on some legendary 30 Rock lore: he's playing Ron, the boyfriend of Kenneth's mother, who has never been seen on-screen before. (Neither has Kenneth's mother, for that matter.) I think the bigger question is why, after all that critical acclaim for his work on AMC's Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston is all about working for the struggling peacock network. (Probably because he's freaking Heisenberg and does what he wants.) (via AV Club) Read the rest