The final season of “Breaking Bad” premieres/resumes this Sunday, and to get you all caught up, the kids at one local middle school put together this charming and on-point musical synopsis of the last five seasons. Follow along as these kiddos embody Walter White’s transformation from a sad-sack science teacher to a ruthless drug kingpin. Plus, stick around to see baby Gus Fring get his face blown off. (And look extra close for a Tio cameo.) These kids are the most adorable drug dealers ever! [YouTube]
Not that we blame them. “Breaking Bad” has totally transformed Albuquerque from that random city that’s spelled weird to the meth capital of the world. What else were the great capitalists of New Mexico supposed to do besides squeeze every last penny from their infamous, regionalized crystal? In honor of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman’s “Blue Sky” meth (99.1 percent pure, thankyouverymuch), the good businessmen of the Southwestern city have been selling donuts, bath salts, and candy all in the name of the fictional, highly addictive, and massively illegal drug.
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“What happened to Walt is something I related to … If I’m truly honest with myself. I’ve come to realize that I think everybody is capable of [transforming into a villain]. If you came into a condition where you were under tremendous stress. And if I knew what buttons to push that threatened you and yours…You could become an extremely dangerous person … I had one girlfriend I wanted to kill … I envisioned myself killing her … It was so clear. My apartment had a brick wall on one side, and I envisioned opening the door, grabbing her by the hair, dragging her inside, and shoving her head into that brick wall until brain matter was dripping down the sides of it. Then I shuddered and realized how clearly I saw that happening. And I called the police because I was so afraid. I was temporarily insane—capable of doing tremendous damage to her and to myself.”
– Bryan Cranston talks about channelling his dark side to play Walter White on “Breaking Bad” in the August issue of GQ. In the article, he mentions that this ex-girlfriend, whose head he thought about smashing into a brick wall, was a drug addict who stalked him and left messages threatening to kill him on his answering machine — not that that makes his murder fantasy admission any less disturbing. Keep reading »
“Breaking Bad” will start its final descent this August, though the cast and crew have already wrapped up filming. As a memento of the occasion, Aaron Paul (that’s “bitch” Jesse Pinkman, to you) got every member of the cast and crew a personalized bottle of Bushmills whiskey. He tied it all with a note that reads: “This bottle is to help celebrate the end of a life changing era. Thank you to my ‘Breaking Bad’ family. This show would be nothing without all of you.” How frickin’ sweet. And way better than a bag of Jesse and Walt’s meth. [Buzzfeed]
What might happen if you took “Breaking Bad” and put it in the wayback machine to 1995, mixed a little “Party of Five” and some “Dawson’s Creek” in, with liberal helpings of “Walker, Texas Ranger”? You’d have this opening credit segment for “Breaking Bad,” positioned as a heartwarming family drama, with plenty of laughs, tears and meth. Always meth. [AV Club]