“Breaking Bad” may be over, but our obsession with one of the greatest shows of all time has not — and that’s true for the cast and crew as well. The show’s camera operator Andy Voegeli tweeted a bunch of photos he took over the course of filming the five seasons, including the two snaps above of the “Breaking Bad”-inspired tattoos that Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston got. Paul’s ink, which says “No Half Measures” in cursive, is the name of a classic episode from season three (and a reference to a classic moment between Mike Ehrmantraut and Walter White). Cranston’s tat is, of course, the show’s logo, albeit very tiny. Check out a few more of Voegeli’s shots after the jump! Keep reading »
Hannibal Lecter is just like us! In addition to enjoying his fava beans with a nice Chianti, Sir Anthony Hopkins also likes to spend his free time binge-watching entire TV series. His latest obsession? “Breaking Bad,” which just came to its dramatic conclusion a few weeks ago. Sir Anthony was apparently so impressed by the series that he sent the show’s star, Bryan Cranston, the following fan letter:
Dear Mister Cranston.
I wanted to write you this email – so I am contacting you through Jeremy Barber – I take it we are both represented by UTA . Great agency.
I’ve just finished a marathon of watching “BREAKING BAD” – from episode one of the First Season – to the last eight episodes of the Sixth Season. (I downloaded the last season on AMAZON) A total of two weeks (addictive) viewing.
I have never watched anything like it. Brilliant!
Your performance as Walter White was the best acting I have seen – ever. Keep reading »
Talk about a spoiler. A science teach named David Layman and members of the Facebook group “Unofficial Breaking Bad Fan Tour” paid to have a death notice for Walter While printed in the Albuquerque Journal, thereby ruining the ending to the show for anyone who reads the paper but hasn’t caught up on the show. And considering the obit is going viral, I guess the ending is pretty ruined for everyone else too. Oh well, that 48-hour window has passed. Layman explained that the obit provides fans with “closure.” [ABQ Journal]
No matter what he does now that “Breaking Bad” is over, Aaron Paul will probably always be best known for playing Jesse Pinkman. And the character’s penchant for throwing in a “bitch” at the end of nearly every sentence lives on too — including in this “hyper kinetic dance floor gem” from DJs Tom Neville and Zen Freeman. Press play, bitch. [Buzzfeed]
In the last six years that I’ve worked full-time on ye olde internet, blogging about, amongst other things, TV, there is one particularly common directive I’ve heard in our comments section, via email and on Facebook and Twitter that drives me absolutely bat shit nuts: “NO SPOILERS!!!” I suspect that this isn’t going to earn me much fan mail, but I can’t take it anymore, I just have to say it: If a TV show is spoiled for you, chances are pretty goddamn good it’s your own fault and, well, I have very little sympathy for your plight. Sorry! Rather than telling the rest of the internet — which is full of people who, unfortunately, do not know you or particularly care about you — “NO SPOILERS” and expecting them to contort themselves to whatever your viewing timeline happens to be, I suggest you take the following precautions: Keep reading »
Last night, the series finale of “Breaking Bad” aired and, in my opinion, it was as right a conclusion to this story as we were ever going to get. Creator Vince Gilligan decided to set the episode’s final moments to the tune of Badfinger’s “Baby Blue.” Great choice, seriously. But what about a song that tugs at the heart strings little more, that really plays to the audience’s emotions as we bid goodbye to one of the very best TV shows of all time? Like, say, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “Tha Crossroads”? Well done, Uproxx. (Spoilers in the video above, obviously.)