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Re: Breaking Bad

Post  Banjo on 2010-03-19, 21:57

Breaking Bad has wrapped shooting for the new season, haven't heard when it starts but there is a marathon of last season running on AMC today which is often a sign that the new season is near.

BTW I did get a crew direction sign. I thought I had posted the pic of it on my wall..?? [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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Post  Banjo on 2010-03-22, 19:58

The new season started last night, almost missed it. If you are wondering about the weird scene at the beginning, filmed at the old ghost town of Cabezon, just west of here in the Rio Puerco valley, where the people were crawling on their hands and knees toward the "shrine", the only explanation I can offer at the moment was that it was a "take-off" on the Penitentes;

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Post  Banjo on 2010-05-08, 13:12

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The noose continues to tighten around Bryan Cranston’s neck in ‘Breaking Bad,’ one of the darkest TV series in
history, and, along with HBO’s ‘Treme’, the best show on the tube right now.
Last week’s ‘Breaking Bad’ episode started with a flashback of the
two menacing Mexican drug cartel assassins as boys, their “tio” holding
the head of one of them in a bucket of water to test their devotion to
one another, noting, “Familia es todo,” (“Family is everything”), which
fuels all the characters’ actions in this black comic portrayal of
middle-class, angst-fueled desperation.
Watch a sneak peek of the latest episode.

One of the more remarkable elements of Vince Gilligan’s noir—which
echoes the morbid humor of Coen brothers movies like Blood Simple and No
Country for Old Men—is how Cranston’s mild-mannered, seemingly
well-meaning chemistry professor has turned, in the course of three
seasons, from a sympathetic cancer victim trying to take care of his
family to a scheming, conniving victimizer capable of the greatest
cruelty and calculation.
And while leaving us with virtually nobody to identify with, Breaking
Bad has created some indelible characters whose exploits are impossible
to ignore as they careen towards their inevitable fates, including
brother-in-law Hank, the relentless DEA agent marvelously played by Dean
Norris, zeroing in on solving the case while unaware he’s become a
target himself; Walter White’s hapless sidekick Jesse Pinkman, a
breakout performance for Aaron Paul as a stoner dude dealing with his
own inner demons, and Bob Oedenkirk’s slimy but resourceful attorney,
the memorably named Saul Goodman.
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The show walks the tightrope between almost impossible-to-bear
intensity and slapstick humor, moving back and forth in time to
foreshadow events, or fill in the blanks, a narrative style that is
suffocating in its suspenseful tension. While a happy ending is beyond
reach at this point, the apocalypse we seem headed towards should prove
at least somewhat cathartic, if not satisfying.The noose continues to
tighten around the neck of Bryan Cranston’s Walter White in Breaking
Bad, one of the darkest TV series in history, and, along with HBO’s
Treme, my favorite shows on the tube right now.
See a haunting ‘Breaking Bad’ photo gallery.

Last week’s episode, which Bad fans are terming one of, if not the
best, in its three seasons, started with a flashback of the two menacing
Mexican drug cartel assassins as boys, their “tio” holding the head of
one of them in a bucket of water to test their devotion to one another,
noting, “Familia es todo,” (“Family is everything”), a homily which
fuels virtually all the characters’ actions in this black comic
portrayal of middle-class, angst-fueled desperation.
One of the more remarkable elements of Vince Gilligan’s
noir—as close as TV gets to the morbid humor of Coen brothers
movies like ‘Blood Simple‘, ‘Fargo‘ and ‘No Country for Old Men‘—is how these characters
change before our eyes.
Cranston’s mild-mannered, seemingly well-meaning chemistry professor
has turned from a sympathetic cancer victim trying to take care of his
family to a scheming, conniving victimizer capable of the greatest
cruelty and calculation. Likewise, his brother-in-law, Dean Norris’
implacable, relentless DEA agent Hank Schrader, has turned from a
devoted cop to an obsessed, psychotically violent Captain Ahab or Crime
and Punishment’s dogged detective Porfiry Petrovich.
The seeds for Hank’s deterioration have already been planted, from
the exploding Tuco/Tortuga which wiped out several of his colleagues, to
beating up Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman (whose threat to expose the whole
operation to the Feds leads Walter to consider dumping his new lab
assistant to re-hire him as cook). After being forced to give up his gun
and badge, Hank breaks down on his wife’s shoulder in the elevator, one
of the show’s most devastating moments.
With the two Mexican killers zeroing in on Hank as their new
target—their resolve reiterated in the show’s ominous opening—a
meticulously choreographed shootout erupts in a supermarket parking lot,(it isn't a supermarket parking lot, it's the east side of the Home Depot parking lot, you can see the cars going by on Montano Rd.)
starting with the disgraced agent backing his car up into one of the
brothers, smashing him into another vehicle, then gunning down the
other, who inexplicably leaves the scene to lug back his axe, slowly,
inexorably dragging it along the asphalt as we hold our breath for the
final, bloody conclusion.
According to
USA Today, the scene took 2½ days to film last October, followed by
more shooting in freezing winter weather, quoting Norris, a veteran of
many action shoots over the years: “This was particularly brutal.”
If ‘Breaking Bad’ ends up leaving us with virtually nobody to root
for, the show has created some indelible characters whose exploits are
impossible to ignore as they careen towards their inevitable fates,
including Walter’s increasingly hapless sidekick Jesse, a reformed
stoner dude dealing with his own inner demons.
His bedside rant of taking revenge on Hank, squeezing every last
penny out of him while he cleans toilets, is a classic, as is Bob
Oedenkirk’s slimy but resourceful attorney, the memorably named Saul
Goodman, a seeming buffoon who provides some serious counsel to his
clients, suggesting that Walt should consider his “options” when it
comes to dealing with Jesse’s unpredictability in the future.
The show walks the tightrope between almost impossible-to-bear
intensity and slapstick details (Walter meticulously cutting the crust
off his peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches, Jesse’s frequent “bitch”
exhortations, Oedenkirk’s surprisingly pragmatic cynicism).
Time-shifting to foreshadow events, or fill in the back story,
‘Breaking Bad’s narrative style becomes suffocating in its suspenseful
tension and inexorable conflict. While a happy ending is apparently
beyond reach, the inevitable cataclysm we seem headed towards should
prove at least somewhat cathartic, if not particularly satisfying.

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Re: Breaking Bad

Post  BoardMomma on 2010-08-01, 12:37

So at the behest of Craig's brother Alan, Craig gets the first disk of Breaking Bad and after seeing two episodes....may I just say......[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] I about tossed my cookies..you can guess which scenes...yet...can't stop looking at this... [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] So...is the 3rd season going to air?

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Re: Breaking Bad

Post  Banjo on 2010-08-02, 13:55

They've already had 3 seasons and the 4th will start shooting later this fall if they keep to their usual sched. Here's a 2 minute video of speculation on S4 from some of the actors.

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If you almost tossed your cookies during the first eps of S1 ( I don't recall the scenes) wait till you see the Meth addicted couple in S2 and how Jessie's girl friend chokes to death.

While I like In Plain Sight a lot, Breaking Bad has the advantage of an ongoing story line and plot and character developments as well as pulling no punches with audience sensibilities....lol.

I went back and took a look at part of the pilot. The old motor home met its demise in S3, btw.... [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

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This was the opening of ep 7 in S2 and has become a classic among 'narco corridas' which is what this type of tune is called, there are many in the Mexican music repertoire.

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Oddly enough Peter Rowan unwittingly wrote and sang one of the first narco corridas ~25 years ago called, "Free Mexican Air Force", long before the genre was established in Mexico. If I can find him doing a performance online I'll post it here..

Found a bunch ! here's one from 22 years ago...

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Here's one from last year...

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Post  Banjo on 2010-08-06, 16:46

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‘Breaking Bad‘:
It’s television’s best drama that you’re not watching. Why not? Because
its entry points are sharp-edged. Because it’s a show about a
meth-slinging high school chemistry teacher with cancer. Because it’s
not ‘American Idol.’
OK, now get over it.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] Despite low viewership, it has, over the past
three seasons, racked up four Emmy wins, including seven nominations
this year. And where else will you see two actors spend an entire
episode devoted to the pursuit of a fly?
Star Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman), fresh off a Mexican vacation with
the sunburn and bug bites to prove it, and series creator and executive
producer Vince Gilligan joined me at TCA in Los Angeles on Wednesday to
reflect on the successes of this past season and what lies ahead when
the drama returns for a fourth season next year.
On the anxiety-prone Emmy nomination morning:
Gilligan: [On the night before the nominations were announced] I
thought, ‘You know what? I don’t want to lie in bed all night wondering
if the phone’s going to ring, and wondering why it hasn’t.’ So I turned
off all the phones in the house, and then I took a sleeping pill. I
wanted to get a decent night’s sleep. I still woke up probably at 6, or
6:30 in the morning just on my own. Then laid there in bed,
thinking, ‘Ah, should I go check? Should I not?’ Then luckily when I
turned on my cell phone, there was a call which I am very happy about.
On trying to top such a widely acclaimed season:
[i]Gilligan:
We’re so nervous – well not we, I
am nervous in the writers room every year. And I get more nervous with
the Emmy’s and other kinds of critical acclaim that we get. Things slow
down a little because you say to yourself, ‘Man, is this good? Can we do
better? This idea is pretty good but should we kick it around a little
more?’ Making yourself hard to please with your own ideas is a good
thing but you can take it too far. There is an old expression, ‘Perfect
is the enemy of good.’ There’s nothing you’re ever going to do that’s
perfect, so you want to come as close as you can within the time that
you have allotted but you don’t want to slow down so much that suddenly,
the whole show goes off the rails.
On frustrations that the entire cast didn’t get recognized by Emmy voters:
Gilligan:David [Costabile] did an amazing
job. He’s wonderful. David and Jonathan Banks. And God knows – Giancarlo
[Esposito]. And Bob Odenkirk! My God, how great is Bob?
On David Costabile’s (Gale) impressive grasp of Italian opera for his finale solo:
Paul: He was a little terrified [to do that scene]. But he’s so
professional and he had that down. When I saw that, I was just like,
‘Wow.’
Gilligan: I know he is Italian, [and] I think he speaks some.
He also has a beautiful singing voice. And it didn’t really matter that
he could sing or not, story-wise. But luckily, he had such a beautiful
voice and he pulled it off so wonderfully. He had a little earwig that
you couldn’t see in his ear. [It’s this] tiny little radio receiver, so
that he could listen to the song in playback.
On preparing for the emotional season finale showdown:
Paul: I have such a personal connection to Jesse, and I get a
little sad when he goes through these emotions. I live through these
emotions through Jesse. It was devastating for me. From the beginning of
season three, he was trying to convince himself – maybe he did believe
it, maybe he didn’t – that he was the bad guy. And throughout this
season he had so much guilt and burden because of the loss of his girl.
So much stuff has been going on in this last season, and it all builds
up to Jesse making the decision, ‘Am I going to do this?’ He doesn’t
obviously want to but he knows that he has to. So, and Vince has said
this before, I think it’s officially a loss of innocence in a way.
On what kind of shot Jesse is (in a spoiler allusion to the last scene in the finale):
Paul: I’m a really good shot. I’m a really, really good shot [laughs]. [To Gilligan] Wait. Am I a good shot?
Gilligan: He [Paul] doesn’t actually know yet!
We’re still nailing these things down in the writers’ room. I don’t
want to give too much away in any direction. I directed that last
episode, and that last shot coming around, looking down the gun barrel,
that seems to be somewhat ambiguous to some people. I can tell you
[that] I didn’t initially mean for it to be ambiguous. I actually saw
it as very concrete. But having said that, my writers and I, we spent
the first half of our first day in the writers’ room a couple weeks ago
saying, ‘Anecdotally we hear that he [Gale] might not be dead. What do
you guys think about that?’ So my writers and I talked about it for
quite some time. I’m not going to tell you the answer we came to,
because I want to be coy and not give too much away, but I can tell you
this: We found ourselves surprised by the questions, and we talked for
hours on end about it. What should we do now?
On the growth of Paul and Bryan Cranston (Walter White) from TV’s unlikeliest duo to a full fledged likely duo:
Gilligan: I think as we go forward it will continue to make
even more sense. Walt is in a process of transformation – from the good
guy to the bad guy, throughout the course of the series. The truth is,
he’s definitely not the only character who’s transforming. I mean,
Skylar’s (Anna Gunn) transforming, Hank (Dean Norris), Marie (Betsy
Brandt), Walter Jr. (RJ Mitte), and God knows, Jesse’s transforming. And
if we know nothing else about the end of season three, we know that it
looks to be one Hell of a big moment of transformation for Jesse when he
shoots that gun.
Paul: That’s what’s so great about this show. You rarely see a
show that’s constantly changing, and all the characters within the show
are constantly transforming into different people within themselves. And
it’s such a dream job, because you’re playing a different person within
that person, within that same shell. You’re a product of your own
environment, you’re a product of your own situations that you go
through, and they really focus on that. Something happens to that
character, and it affects them. It doesn’t just happen and now they’re
the same person........
this show does it better than just about anything else I've ever seen.



On the making of this season’s breakthrough episode, ‘Fly’
(which reminded this here writer of the original Michael Caine/Laurence
Olivier film, ‘Sleuth’):

Gilligan: I love that movie! It’s also a little ‘Waiting for Godot.’
Paul: Shooting it felt like a play, it really did. And so much stuff is revealed in that episode.
Gilligan: The two writers that wrote that, Sam Catlin and Moira
Walley-Beckett, are both former actors and former playwrights, and they
did a wonderful job writing that. And then the director, Rian Johnson,
did a great job. I’m hoping very vigorously that he’ll direct again in
season four. There was never a real fly in the entire episode. We have a
wonderful visual effects supervisor named Matt Beck. Fans of the
‘X-Files’ might remember his name. We brought him in to do the visual
effects for the fly. That closeup with it rubbing its legs together on
Bryan’s glasses – that was all created on the computer.
On the possibility of exploring flashbacks with Jesse in his younger years:
Paul: I would do anything. Everything is so much fun.
Gilligan: I like that idea. We’ve had it for a while. I say
this not in the fact that people should look for this to happen, but I’d
love to see at some point Jesse in class with Mr. White. We have no
plans for that right now. But it’d be fun to make it happen – to see
back in the day.
On whether season four will pick up directly after the gunshot:
Gilligan: Probably pretty darn close. There’s an awful lot of stuff to explain

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Post  Banjo on 2010-09-05, 10:27

Bryan Cranston Set To Host ‘SNL’


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We asked and now we shall receive: Bryan Cranston will host ‘Saturday Night Live.’

‘SNL’ Hosts We Want To See: Jane Lynch, Bryan Cranston And More
After scooping up a third lead actor in a drama Emmy Sunday for his role as Walter White on AMC’s ‘Breaking Bad,’
Cranston announced on ESPN Radio’s Mason & Ireland that he’ll host
the October 2 episode of NBC’s long-running sketch show.
Cranston says he’s “thrilled and excited” about the opportunity to lead ‘SNL’ for the first time.

MacGoner! Will Forte Exits ‘Saturday Night Live’
Although ‘Breaking Bad’s dark, brooding, meth-slinging Walter White
doesn’t quite scream funny, Cranston has proven his comedy chops with
memorable roles as wacko dad Hal on Fox’s sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ and as Jerry Seinfeld’s morally dubious dentist Tim Watley on ‘Seinfeld.’
In an interview with the LA Times earlier this year,
‘Breaking Bad’ creator Vince Gilligan said if Cranston “hosted
‘Saturday Night Live,’ he would hit it out of the park.”

Betty White Scores Emmy Win For ‘SNL’ Hosting Gig
‘Breaking Bad’ returns for a fourth season next year.

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Re: Breaking Bad

Post  BoardMomma on 2010-09-07, 11:37

We're in the midst of season 2. I admit the acting is superior and because of that it's easy to get hooked. But the subject matter is gut wrenching..and it's easy to see that if this very thing hasn't happened already it will. The low viewership suprises me. Since you'd think that the public would be "all over this." Curious to see what happens next.

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Post  Banjo on 2010-09-07, 14:31

The low viewer #'s is probably because it's on AMC, partly, and also it is gut-wrenching at times, but if anyone ever had the idea to become a meth addict, it would certainly dissuade them, or maybe not, since those types aren't known for intellectual brilliance. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.] S2 was where the meth addicted couple neglected their toddler and Jesse rescued him until child protective services arrived. The husband met a bizzare end. That's all I'll say if you haven't gotten that far. But the couple that played them were "brilliant" in capturing a difficult role and their makeup was amazing.

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Post  BoardMomma on 2010-10-03, 23:04

You are right that episode is 5 stars...Absolutely superb acting.


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As far as an addict...the words intelletual or brilliance would never be used..Wink On the other hand, as we see in Breaking Bad, the makers and sellers...are the movers and the shakers...and it is possible to be brilliant and low life at the same time.... :silent:

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Post  Banjo on 2011-04-15, 15:17

Season 4 doesn't start until July 11th. tongue They don't start shooting until about January, but IPS starts shooting around Nov.

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Post  Banjo on 2011-05-06, 16:47

Last night on the news Bryan Cranston announced that they are having another celebrity softball game. This one will be between the cast members of Breaking Bad and In Plain Sight not the crews. They will hold it on Sunday, 11:30 am at Isotopes Park before the regular Isotopes game at 1:30. The Isotopes are the AAA farm team for the Dodgers. Admission will be charged, it's for charity and you can stay and watch the Isotopes game too. I doubt I'll go, but might change my mind..... scratch

Oh-oh, I just saw this story and just might go after all !

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The two teams that will be squaring off in the Albuquerque Isotopes' celebrity softball game this Sunday, May 8 are starting to take shape and there will be no shortage of star power taking the field at Isotopes Park. The game represents the combined efforts of three-time, Emmy Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston, the Isotopes, and Wells Fargo to raise funds for Youth Development Inc. (YDI) in Albuquerque.

In addition to cast members of the television shows "Breaking Bad" and "In Plain Sight" the squads will consist of actors shooting other projects in the area and even some local luminaries.

The game will last from noon to 1:00 PM at Isotopes Park and will be followed by the Isotopes taking on the Memphis Redbirds at 1:35 PM. A ticket for the 'Topes game is good for the entire day's worth of fun. Gates will open at 11:30 AM.

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Those scheduled to appear include (but are not limited to):

Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad; Malcolm In the Middle

R.J. Mitte - Breaking Bad

Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad; Do The Right Thing

Clark Gregg - The New Adventures of Old Christine; Thor

Cobie Smulders - How I Met Your Mother; The L Word faint faint faint I wonder what she's doing in town ? Have to look up her projects......I can't believe this !!!! :dead: :dead: :dead:

Mayor Richard J. Berry - Mayor of Albuquerque Betsy Brandt - Breaking Bad

Steven Michael Quezada - Breaking Bad; The After, After Party With Steven Michael Quezada

James Douglas - The After, After Party With Steven Michael Quezada

Rachel Boston - In Plain Sight; The Ex List

Nichole Hiltz - In Plain Sight; Bones

Mary McCormack - In Plain Sight; The West Wing

Albuquerque's big Mother's Day Weekend homestand continues with the first appearance by Breakin' BBoy McCoy on Friday followed by Little League Night and post-game fireworks on Saturday.

Tickets for any Isotopes game may be purchased at the Isotopes Park Box Office, at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or on-line at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


I will resist the urge to make a big sign saying " Cobie's Fan Boys are here" and waving it from the stands... :lol:


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Post  Banjo on 2011-05-06, 17:01

Here it is. I forgot it was filming here. About a week ago someone stole the script of Samuel Jackson's part and it delayed shooting for a day. On the news they didn't give any details but I wonder why there wasn't more than one script available? scratch


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Post  Banjo on 2011-05-06, 17:24

I did it ! Bought and printed the ticket online ! My seat is 3 rows behind the visiting team's dugout. Who that will be between BB and IPS I don't know, but it's right along the 1st base line. We can only hope that Cobie will play 1st base... :lol: But regardless, pics will follow. clap

I still can't believe this.... Two Hearts wub

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Post  Banjo on 2011-06-09, 16:47

Last Tuesday a BB crew direction sign appeared at the bottom of the off-ramp where I exit going home. It pointed west down Alameda Bl. I don't go very far on Alameda before turning off to go one block south to home, so I didn't know exactly where they might be filming. But this morning I rode my bike on the Bosque bike trail which is several miles further west off Alameda. So I saw where the signs pointed up a driveway to a nursing home/assisted living facility, where my mother lived for about a year, incidentally. I followed the signs, they turned off the driveway and went back east 1/2 block to a parking area right across the street from the Balloon Fiesta admin. and gift shop. But nothing was in the parking lot so they must have finished shooting. If whatever they filmed around there doesn't wind up on "the cutting room floor", it will be easy to recognize in an episode and I will point it out... :)

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Post  BoardMomma on 2011-06-17, 23:11

We just finished season three tonight. affraid This is driving me crazy but I love it! Anyone seen the season four trailer yet?

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What kind of a teaser trailer can it be if they only show scenes from previous seasons ? scratch

‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4 Teaser Trailer Premieres, Show Returns July 17



Fans who’ve had to wait a full year since the incredible final shot of season three of Breaking Bad, we feel your pain. Vince Gilligan‘s show about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher (Bryan Cranston) and his former student/assistant (Aaron Paul) is constantly filled with incredible tension and, after last year’s finale, we all needed time to decompress while eagerly awaiting the next chapter. That wait is almost over.

AMC has finally announced that the fourth season of Breaking Bad will premiere on July 17 and put together a one minute teaser trailer to whet your appetite. Don’t worry, it’s all footage from the previous seasons so no spoilers for what’s to come, only what’s already happened. Check it out after the jump.

The teaser trailer premiered on the AMC website. Check it out. And, like I said, it’s only footage from the previous seasons so if you haven’t seen those, this would be considered major spoilers.

I’ve recently become a fan of Breaking Bad (I caught up in replays and feel for fans who’ve had to wait week to week for the next episode) and think, in terms of pure tension and impossible situations, there’s nothing like it on TV. Each season has gotten progressively better and, with a year to rest and prep for this season, there’s no reason to think Gilligan and crew won’t step it up a notch again this year.

Here’s the brief description of the coming season given on the AMC website:

Once you break bad, you never go back. In Season 4, the game has changed: Walter White has lost his family and is on the verge of being caught; Jesse wants back in the business. Breaking Bad returns on July 17, 2011.

What do you expect will happen this year? Is it hard to watch this show week to week or do you prefer to wait and catch up on DVD?
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A couple of weeks ago Nikki and Kristen interviewed Bryan Cranston on their NM Style morning show. They have a lot of chefs/cooking segments, so Bryan was standing behind the 'food table' with Nikki and Kristen standing next to him. He was dressed all in black and said something like ,"They cook a lot of things here. You wonder what it is and who's cooking it ?" He said it in a menacing and dark 'voice of doom'. Nikki and Kristen looked suitably scared. :lol:

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* Actor Aaron Paul, from the series "Breaking Bad," poses for a portrait Friday, July 8, 2011 in New York. The series returns for a third season airing at 10 p.m. EDT on AMC. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Actor Aaron Paul, from the series "Breaking Bad," poses for a portrait Friday, July …

NEW YORK (AP) — No matter how bad life gets for Aaron Paul's character on "Breaking Bad," it's hard to hold it against him.

He plays Jesse Pinkman, a drug-dealing slacker turned (spoiler alert) murderer in the show's fourth season.

He works with his former high school chemistry teacher Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, to produce meth. Cranston's character has cancer and turned to the drug trade to provide for his family after he dies. As a job in meth would have it, he's gotten increasingly sinister over the course of the show, too.

Many fans find something very good about Jesse, and he's someone they're rooting for.

"When Jesse's introduced they see him just like 'OK, he's a bad kid drug dealer,'" says Paul. "As the show goes on, more layers are revealed ... you see he has a heart and he cares. He's just a mixed up kid that got lost on this path and he's constantly struggling to kind of find his way and to keep his head above water and they sympathize for this character. People are rooting for him."

Critics and Emmy voters are also rooting for 31-year-old Paul.

He has been nominated for an Emmy twice and won in 2010 in the Best Supporting Actor category for his work on the show. (The show was ineligible for this year's Emmys because the new season returned after ballots were due.)

Where Jesse lacks direction, Paul knows what he would like to see happen on the show. He wants his character to realize just how negatively Walt has impacted his life.

In season 2 his girlfriend Jane died from a drug overdose witnessed by Walt, who opted not to save her.

Paul believes if Jesse found out, it would turn their relationship upside down because he looks to Walt as a mentor.

"If Jesse finds out the true story of that ... I mean heads are going to roll really. So maybe that might be the end of the show? I don't know," Paul said.

What Paul does know is that when "Breaking Bad" ends, his experience on the show has raised the bar for the kind of television he would want to do.

"There's really good TV out there now but where you're seeing most of this good television is on cable or basic cable. Nothing against the big network shows, but a lot of them are kind of predictable."

"Breaking Bad" airs Sundays on AMC at 10 p.m. Eastern time and 9 p.m. Central time.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Preview: Saul Goes to the Car Wash
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“Breaking Bad’s” fourth season has already turned “Get back to work!” into a catchphrase and revealed why throwing a house party is not the best way to deal with the guilt that stems from committing your first murder. There was only one ingredient that was missing: Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), Walt’s (Bryan Cranston) hilariously shady lawyer. This Sunday, in the episode “Open House,” Saul is back, in a big way.

In the previous episode, Skyler (Anna Gunn’s) failed at her attempts to buy the car wash where Walt used to work before he discovered that manufacturing meth was far more lucrative. The owner had no interest in selling, and made it clear that he would only part with the business he spent years building if Skyler paid far more than it was worth. This week, she and Walt realize they Better Call Saul. They come up with a plan to persuade the owner to sell. Check out this clip for a preview of Saul in action, including a masterful joke about professionalism.

In other action, according to AMC’s website, “Events spiral out of control at Jesse’s place. Skyler reluctantly asks for Saul’s help. Marie returns to an old pastime and a friend asks Hank for help.” Is Marie (Betsy Brandt) going to shoplift again? How much more out of control can things get at Jesse’s (Aaron Paul) house? Does Hank’s (Dean Norris) friend need information about buying geodes on-line? Tune in Sunday for the answers to these questions and much, much more.

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FX Approached On AMC’s Hit ‘Breaking Bad’
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LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) – FX has been approached about taking on “Breaking Bad” if its creators can’t work out a deal for a fifth season on AMC, TheWrap has learned.

But the show is likely to stay put, in part because negotiations seem to be improving between Sony Pictures Television, which produces the show, and AMC.

The Los Angeles Times reported Monday that negotiations on the fifth season reached an impasse after AMC sought to cut the show’s fifth — and perhaps final — season from 13 episodes to between six and eight.

The apparent improvement in negotiations since then has reduced the likelihood of a move to FX or another network. (The Times first reported that the show had approached other, unnamed networks.)

FX initially considered airing the show — about a high school chemistry teacher who begins making crystal meth to support his family after a cancer diagnosis — before it debuted on AMC in 2008. But it passed because at the time it already had three shows centered on antiheroes — “The Shield,” “Nip/Tuck,” and “Rescue Me.”

FX executives were also nervous that advertisers and viewers might reject a show with a lead character who makes meth. But those fears have evaporated as the show has proven itself one of the best on television — and star Bryan Cranston has won three consecutive Emmys for best dramatic actor.

Still, other obstacles remain, even if the show does look for a new home. The main sticking point is that FX or another network would be much less likely to pick up a show for just one or two seasons.

Click the Image Below to Wacth the Latest Episode of “Breaking Bad:”

Creator Vince Gilligan has often said “Breaking Bad” will chronicle the transformation of Cranston’s character, Walter White, “from Mr. Chips to Scarface.”

With Walt’s ordering a ruthless murder in the third season finale, he seems to be moving quickly in that transformation — which raises the question of how much story remains to be told. Gilligan told TheWrap in an interview last year he was determined not to wear out the show’s welcome.

The show’s conflicts with AMC are only the latest for the network, which twice entered into long, public negotiations with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner.

“Mad Men,” another Emmy magnet, helped put the network on the map for original programing with its 2007 debut, and “Breaking Bad” became its second critically acclaimed success. AMC has since expanded with shows including the highly rated “The Walking Dead,” the canceled “Rubicon,” “The Killing,” and the upcoming “Hell on Wheels.”

But in another sign of creative tension, the network announced last week the departure of “Walking Dead” creator Frank Darabont.

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Post  Banjo on 2011-08-08, 10:58

That was a pretty good episode, better than usual I thought. It was funny that a Ron Paul campaign sticker was in that "lab" booklet that Hank was looking through. I always speculate on that sort of thing....were they making the statement that the creator of the book was a Ron Paul fan, therefore must be flakey because Ron Paul is a Libertarian ? ....a big plus for some of us. Or were they saying that Vince Gilligan is a Ron Paul fan, or even Bryan Cranston ? ....very interesting...

I can see a few problems with Jessie having all those stoners in his house even if it's only been "3 days" so far. First, what about the bathroom. It doesn't take much imagination to wonder what kind of shape the bathroom would be in with that many people using it and none of them would bother to clean it, that's for sure.

Also, Jessie is living in his parents house which is in the Ridgecrest area of Albq. just south of the airport. It was the first prestigious housing area in Albq in the 30's and several innovative, award winning homes are built there. If the residents of the neighborhood saw that many people coming into the house and heard that loud music, the cops would be there in a heartbeat. So that's not too realistic but they did get a lot of "realistic" extras to play those stoners. two thumbs up

It's easy to see how Cranston won 3 Emmys during that scene with his wife when they were rehearsing how contrite and embarrassed he should be. Especially when he looked at the floor when she read that 'scene' from the script and did that little motion with his hand. It cracked me up... :lol:

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Post  BoardMomma on 2011-08-08, 21:37

By far, this is the best show out there. Best acting, best writing...It's a gritty show but they do make it so that like a train wreck you've got to look anyway...Wink

I 've become a big fan of Cranston. He's amazing! Too bad they can't be up for Emmys this year because the show started to late in the season.

I agree...those stoners are almost too realistic and yes I kept asking myself why the police hadn't shown up already.

Can't wait until next week's episode.


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‘Breaking Bad’ Preview: A Forklift In The Road
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Last week on “Breaking Bad,” Mike (Jonathan Banks) drove Jesse (Aaron Paul) to the desert, portending possible doom for the world’s most sympathetic meth dealer. In this week’s preview of the episode “Shotgun,” Walt (Bryan Cranston) demands that Gus (Giancarlo Esposito) rehire Jesse at the meth lab. The catalyst for Walt’s support for his troubled partner is Walt’s inability to use the a forklift. As is the case for many scientific geniuses, Walt finds chemistry far easier than manual labor. “Breaking Bad” uses one of its signature dialogue-free scenes to illustrate Walt’s frustration and fear as he toils alone.

Unfortunately, it turns out that the new guy in the lab is more than just a pretty face. He has advanced forklift skills.It’s a chilling reminder for Walt that he has no leverage. He is nothing more than a pawn on Gus’s chess board. That’s an unfamiliar, uncomfortable position for someone accustomed to thinking of himself as the smartest person in the room.

Will Mike deliver Jesse to the Mexican cartel? Will Walt figure out how to rescue him? Will Jesse be scared out of his guilt-induced apathy and free himself from Mike’s clutches? Will Hank (Dean Norris), armed with information about Gale’s murder, finally figure out that Walt is Heisenberg? Will Skyler (Anna Gunn) sing the classic song Car Wash? Will Gus do something that is at once terrifying, disgusting and awesome? Is the episode named “Shotgun” because a gun plays a key role, or because someone is riding shotgun? Tune in this Sunday and find out.

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Post  BoardMomma on 2011-08-14, 17:38

I can't wait to see this episode. I just hope I'm awake....Craig's sleeping now...we had a very busy weekend. At any rate, lots of things seem about to happen so I'm eager to find out what the writers have done.

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Post  Banjo on 2011-08-14, 22:54

Looks like it was a big set-up for Jessie's "benefit"... scratch

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