Aaron Paul Names Favorite Bad Episode; Dean Norris Talks Being Known as Hank

breaking-bad-episode-206-jesse-paul-325x200This week, Aaron Paul reveals his favorite Breaking Bad episode to The Irish Times, while Dean Norris talks to Fox News about being known as Hank. Plus, Bustle does a comparison of two of Bryan Cranston’s most well-known characters: Walt and Malcolm in the Middle‘s Hal. Read on for more:

• Asked by The Irish Times to name his favorite Breaking Bad episode, Aaron Paul replies, “My favourite is probably ’4 Days Out’.”

• Dean Norris, speaking with FoxNews.com, says it’s OK if he’s forever known as Hank because Breaking Bad was “such a fantastic show to be a part of, and I love Hank Schrader and I loved playing him so if that ends up being the case I have no problem with it.”

• To mark the 15th anniversary of Malcolm in the Middle‘s premiere, Bustle does a “who wore it best” comparison for two iconic Bryan Cranston characters: Hal and Walt.
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Syracuse.com Lauds Breaking Bad Soundtrack; MythBusters to Test Bad Finale

BB-Episode-516-Walt-Jesse-325This week, Syracuse.com lauds Breaking Bad‘s soundtrack, while MythBusters will test the events of Breaking Bad‘s series finale. Plus, TV Overmind is excited for “the continued reign of Vince Gilligan” on television. Read on for more:

Syracuse.com ranks the 10 TV shows with “truly phenomenal” soundtracks and places Breaking Bad at No. 3, saying, “A great show needs a great soundtrack, and that’s what Vince Gilligan gives us.”

CNET reports that in the new season of the Discovery Channel’s MythBusters, the team will test Walt’s use of the M-60 in the Breaking Bad series finale.

• TV Overmind is excited this year for “the continued reign of Vince Gilligan,” citing both Better Call Saul and CBS’ Battle Creek.
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HuffPost Remembers Breaking Bad‘s Emmy Sweep; Pedro Almodóvar Talks Up Bad to FT

bb-episode-401-jesse-mike-walt-325.jpgThis week, The Huffington Post remembers Breaking Bad‘s Emmys sweep, while Pedro Almodóvar talks up Breaking Bad to the Financial Times. Plus, Screen Junkies is still traumatized by Walt’s death. Read on for more:

The Huffington Post lists all that was good in pop culture in 2014, including “The Breaking Bad Emmys sweep.”

• The Financial Times takes tea with Pedro Almodóvar, who calls Breaking Bad “the culmination of American fictional TV” and describes it as “early Scorsese, the most brutal, most acid television.”

Screen Junkies was scarred by Walt’s death, noting, “[Bryan] Cranston’s Walter White is nonpareil in his ability to have us all sympathize for a man who was very clearly, well, bad.”
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LA Times on Dean Norris, Character Actors; WhatCulture Eager for Vince Gilligan Show

BB-Episode-512-Hank-325This week, the Los Angeles Times examines the rise of character actors like Dean Norris, while WhatCulture is eager for Vince Gilligan’s Battle Creek. Plus, International Business Times recommends binge-watching Breaking Bad. Read on for more:

• The Los Angeles Times lauds the rise of the character actor, citing Dean Norris as an example.

• Vince Gilligan’s Battle Creek, debuting March 1 on CBS, is one of WhatCulture‘s most anticipated TV shows of 2015 because “it’s the new series from Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan.”

International Business Times advises catching up on all five of Breaking Bad‘s seasons (available on Netflix) ahead of Better Call Saul‘s February premiere.
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Ten Ways to Get Ready for the Breaking Bad Complete Series Marathon

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There’s no need to wait until the new year to make a fresh start. This Sunday, you can go back to the beginning: the beginning of Breaking Bad, that is. Starting on December 28 at 10AM/9c, AMC will begin airing every episode of the Emmy-winning series in order. The marathon then continues on Monday, December 29 at 9AM/8c and returns every Monday night with back-to-back episodes, building up to the premiere of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul on February 8. Click here for the full Breaking Bad Marathon schedule. Can’t wait to begin Breaking Bad anew? Here are ten ways to get ready…

1. Explore the Breaking Bad Binge Companion, which includes behind-the-scenes details, videos and polls for each episode.

2. Transform your name into an elemental grid with the Breaking Bad Name Lab, then share it on Facebook as your profile picture or cover photo.

3. Test your Breaking Bad knowledge with these Ultimate Fan Games, then challenge your friends to see who among you is truly the Ultimate Fan.
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Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan Sing Adieu on Colbert; Aaron Paul Plays Luke Skywalker

BB_ep_508_skyler-walt-325.jpgThis week, Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan bid farewell to The Colbert Report, while Aaron Paul played Luke Skywalker in the live reading of The Empire Strikes Back. Plus, Vulture talks to Cranston and Gilligan about Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren. Read on for more:

• Both Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan helped see off The Colbert Report in its series finale, and Vulture includes the two of them in an annotated list of a “who’s who of who sang good-bye.”

TheWrap and Moviepilot have accounts of Jason Reitman’s live read of The Empire Strikes Back, which featured Aaron Paul as Luke Skywalker, and Entertainment Weekly has photos from the event.

Vulture, calling Michelle MacLaren the best director on TV, talks to Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan about her “striking, cinematic, visual storytelling.”
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Aaron Paul to Voice Luke Skywalker; Paul, RJ Mitte Discuss Bad Experiences

bb-episode-402-Jesse-Party-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul is playing Luke Skywalker in a live performance of The Empire Strikes Back, while Paul and RJ Mitte talk about their Breaking Bad experiences. Plus, Entertainment Weekly has the Sons of Liberty trailer which features Dean Norris. Read on for more:

• According to Entertainment Weekly, Aaron Paul has been tapped by Jason Reitman to play Luke Skywalker in the director’s live read of The Empire Strikes Back (which will be presented on Dec. 18 in Los Angeles).

• Aaron Paul tells Moviefone that Breaking Bad was “the greatest experience in my career for sure hands down” and that Bryan Cranston is one of his best friends.

Daily Express interviews Aaron Paul, who says, “I’m still mourning the loss of Breaking Bad, and that excitement of getting the new script every week and wondering if I’d get to live or die.”
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Aaron Paul Debuts New Bad-Inspired App; Dr. Quinn Breaks Bad on Funny or Die

bb-episode-503-jesse-325.jpgThis week, Aaron Paul debuts a new Breaking Bad-inspired app, while Funny or Die gives Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman the Breaking Bad treatment. Plus, Krysten Ritter talks about reuniting with Aaron Paul on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Read on for more:

• Aaron Paul has introduced a new app that’s named after his Breaking Bad catchphrase, “”Yo B*tch,” according to CNN.

E! Online showcases a Funny or Die parody of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman meets Breaking Bad, where Dr. Quinn “slaps on a pair of Walter White-esque glasses and embraces her new drug lord persona.”

• MStars has a clip of Krysten Ritter on Jimmy Kimmel Live talking about reuniting with Aaron Paul backstage and what it was like to choke to death on Breaking Bad.
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Breaking Bad Nominated for PGA Award; Walt Raps in New Super Cut

bb-episode308-walt-jesse-325.jpgThis week, Breaking Bad is nominated for an award by the Producers Guild of America, while Walt raps in a new Breaking Bad super cut. Plus, The Wall Street Journal picks Bryan Cranston kissing Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the Emmys as one of the year’s best pop culture moments. Read on for more:

HitFix and GoldDerby report that Breaking Bad is a nominee for the Producers Guild of America’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama. It’s up against Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards and True Detective.

• Australia’s news.com.au features a Breaking Bad supercut that it calls “two minutes of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul awesomeness.”

• One of The Wall Street Journal‘s best pop culture moments from the year was Bryan Cranston and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ “boisterous” kiss at the Emmys.
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Breaking Bad Gets Producers Guild of America Award Nod For Second Year in a Row

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Walter White may have met his demise, but Breaking Bad’s ability to nab award nominations lives on. The dramatic series is up for Producers Guild of America’s Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television — its fifth time getting a nod for the honor. Producers Melissa Bernstein, Sam Catlin, Bryan Cranston, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Mark Johnson, Stewart Lyons, Michelle MacLaren, George Mastras, Diane Mercer, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett are all jointly nominated. Their competition this year? The producers of Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and True Detective.

Vince Gilligan and team nabbed the award last year and will be looking to repeat their victory at the January 24, 2015 ceremony in Los Angeles.