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'Breaking Bad': Saul Goodman's 5 Best Moments (Video)

The criminally talented lawyer has routinely stolen the show. Here's how.  

What's Next for Breaking Bad's Anna Gunn?

  You can't really fault Anna Gunn for craving a little peace and quiet. After six seasons of playing Skyler White — the steel-spined wife of crystal-meth kingpin Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad — the 45-year-old actress has earned the right to take a breath...   Read More...

Top Moments: Burn Notice Signs Off and Gaga Reveals Her Hogwarts Past

Our top moments of the week: 11. Best Comeback:  Nearly two decades after his raucous, late-night talk show went off the air, Arsenio Hall  is back... and his shtick couldn't be more current. In the intro segment of the first new episode of  The Arsenio Hall Show , Hall lays on a couch, fretting about returning to late-night. "Once I'm at No. 1, I should be able to stay in late night forever if I want to," he says. "That makes sense, doesn't it?" The camera pulls back to reveal that ...

Jay Leno Really Stepped Up for Jimmy Fallon's Breaking Bad Parody

  It's called "Joking Bad," it's thirteen minutes long, and it features cameos from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk, the tighty-whities, even the ginormous roof-pizza. Fallon and Steve Higgins concoct jokes instead of meth, and Higgins never misses his chance to say bitch . The best part of it all would be how in love the entire thing is with  Breaking Bad , if the best part wasn't already Jay Leno's spectacular participation. Wait and see, bitch.

The SideReel Center for Breaking Bad Rehabilitation

Breaking the Habit You can feel the first pangs of withdrawal starting.  After all, you've had a relationship with Breaking Bad   for 5 years, and now they just expect you to quit cold turkey?  Don't they know that's not how the  meth  critically-acclaimed cable drama game goes? Turns out that's exactly how it goes. Sure, there's that  Better Call Saul  spinoff happening, but it's just not the same,  so before you go all  Trainspotting , we've put together a list of suggestions of shows that will ease the harsh comedown . They're all excellent dramas and any one of them should bind to the correct receptors in your brain — and think of all the time you'll have now on Sundays to devote to them! Turns out quitting has its perks.   Luther  S1E1 : Episode 1 If there's one thing Walter White could always do on  Breaking Bad , it was compartmentalize. Detective Chief Inspector John Luther (portrayed by the always-brilliant Idris Elba) is not quite as able. His work not only comes home with him, it consumes him. Unable to arrest Alice Morgan, a genius-level psychotic, for the murder of her parents, he ends up drawn to her in an intimate way, consumed by his quest to put logic to sociopathy.   Rescue Me  S1E1 : Guts Talk about an antihero. Dennis Leary's Tommy Gavin, a veteran New York City fireman and 9/11 survivor, is a self-destructive alcoholic with anger management issues. Not only that, but all of Gavin's friends and family are problem-laden as he is, which, over the course of 7 seasons, leads to a lot of heartbreak, violence, and despair. Sounds like a really fun time, I know, but  Rescue Me  was far from a run-of-the-mill cable drama — it was the first show that truly took       the post-Giuliani New York ethos to its logical (if extreme) conclusion.   Sons of Anarchy  S1E1 : Pilot It's not all sunshine and daisies in Charming. This (fictional) Northern California town is home to the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, a tortured — and occasionally torturous — motorcycle gang that really, truly tries to live by a moral code. Keeping drugs out of your town = good; using violence and intimidation to do so = effective, albeit maybe-kind-of-sort-of unethical?  Sons of Anarchy  is practically a Greek tragedy in scope, so don't get too attached to anyone.   The Fall  S1E1 : Episode 1 Like   Luther  above,  The Fall  is a British import in which a devoted cop tries to get inside the head of PURE EVIL. You might think I'm joking, but in this case, the serial killer has reached Buffalo Bill levels of depravity while playing the devoted husband and father at home. Gillian Anderson trots out her British accent (which she comes by honestly, having spent part of her childhood in England) as a detective who sees herself in the murdered young, professional women.   Boardwalk Empire  S1E1 : Pilot It's always a nice thing when character actors get a chance to star, and the cast of  Boardwalk Empire , HBO 's visually arresting Prohibition-set drama, is made up entirely of character actors. Taking a look at gang activity and political corruption in 1920s and '30s Atlantic City, New Jersey, this Steve Buscemi vehicle doesn't skimp on the sex, violence, and all-around crazy evilness that comes with prolonged exposure to the Jersey Shore.*   Homeland  S1E1 : Pilot All is fair in love and war... and psychiatric disorders and brainwashing and terrorism, according to Showtime 's Homeland , an adaptation of the Israeli series Prisoners of War . Claire Danes' CIA agent Carrie Matheson is on a mission to prove that the recently returned POW Nicholas Brody has been turned by the terrorist group that captured him. Complicating this is her battle with bipolar disorder, and the fact that, uh, [Spoiler Alert]  she bangs him. Basically, everyone on this     show could be the unreliable narrator of a Dostoevsky novel, and it's pretty damn glorious.   Homicide: Life on the Street  S1E1 : Gone for Goode Alone on this list in both provenenance (an American broadcast TV drama) and age (it debuted in 1993), Baltimore-set  Homicide: Life on the Street was the precursor to The Wire . Following the personal and professional lives of the detectives of the Baltimore Police Department's Homicide Division and featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, the series was one of the first to really take a look at the complex motivations that drive street crime in a large, decaying city, and frankly, every                subtly layered, morally muddled crime drama owes this forerunner a huge debt.   The Sopranos  S1E1 : The Sopranos This mob drama (set in North Jersey, of course*), one of the defining shows of the 2000s, started out with crime boss Tony Soprano (the late James Gandolfini) in therapy to deal with panic issues related to, well, being in the mafia. The 7-season run showed the tribulations of both of Tony's families, and was arguably the first television drama to accurately display classic existentialist angst  — a trait exemplified by its polarizing series finale. *I would apologize for the Jersey jokes, but I grew up there, so I'm entitled.   Now, if you've seen ALL of these, then please, take a break (and maybe get a drink) and go watch some  comedies . For real.   Leah E. Friedman is the editor of You can follow her musings on Twitter .

'Breaking Bad' spin-off 'Better Call Saul' closer to reality

HitFix's Alan Sepinwall writes about AMC and Sony's deal to make a "Breaking Bad" prequel called "Better Call Saul," focusing on Bob Odenkirk as criminal lawyer Saul Goodman.  Read More...

‘Boardwalk Empire’ Premiere Dips Slightly; Rival AMC Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Draws 5.1M

Amid a competitive Sunday night, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” premiered its fourth season slightly down from last season’s opener, while AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” which also aired Sunday night, fell short of its own premiere numbers last month, but outdrew “Boardwalk” by a substantial amount. The initial 9 p.m. airing of the HBO drama, which stars Steve Buscemi as bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, drew 2.4 million total viewers — off from the 2.9 million that the Season 3 premiere grabbed last year.   Read More...

'Breaking Bad' complete series Blu-ray includes 2-hour documentary, alternate ending

Two months after "Breaking Bad" ends, you'll be able to relive the entire series -- and get a Los Pollos Hermanos apron to wear too.The apron is one of a host of goodies in the show's complete series Blu-ray* set, which hits stores on Nov. 26 (just in time for holiday shopping). A separate "Final Season" collection including the last eight episodes also goes on sale that day, in both Blu-ray and DVD formats.The complete series is packaged in a "collectible replica barrel" similar to the ones Walt (Bryan Cranston) has used to dispose of bodies over the course of the series. All the extras from previous seasons -- including ones that were previously exclusive to select retailers -- are included, along with some new ones. There are 55 hours of bonus materials in all, which actually exceeds the total running time of the show's 62 episodes.The centerpiece of the new bonus features is a...

Breaking Bad Postmortem: Is It All Over for Walt?

  [WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of  Breaking Bad . Read at your own risk.] Sunday's episode of  Breaking Bad  featured a moment five seasons in the making. During a tense game of cat-and-mouse, Walt ( Bryan Cranston ) tries to lure his former partner Jesse ( Aaron Paul ) out of hiding...

'Breaking Bad' Writer on 'To'Hajiilee': Walt's at His 'Most Vulnerable'

George Mastras calls the episode “a culmination of this chess match” between Hank and Heisenberg.