DEA Chemists Taught Bryan Cranston to Make Meth for 'Breaking Bad' (VIDEO)

When it came to his role on 'Breaking Bad,' Bryan Cranston did not sample the product involved in the show to help him understand his character, though that may be more of a question for Aaron Paul. Mr. White would never sample his wares. But he did tell 'The Late Late Show' (Weeknights, 12:37AM ET on CBS) that he did learn how to make crystal meth. We suppose authenticity is important, though we're not so sure meth heads are in love with 'Breaking Bad,' or even if that is a desirable demographic, so does it really matter if the meth cooking is 100 percent accurate on the show? It is, though. In fact, Cranston said DEA chemists were consultants on the show and they took them through the process step-by-step.

Breaking Bad Premiere Sets Series Ratings Record

Breaking Bad is off to a very good start. The Bryan Cranston-anchored drama set a ratings record last night, premiering its fourth season to 2.6 million viewers. The figure marks the Emmy-winning program’s largest audience to date and is a 30 percent increase over the season three opener in March 2010. What did you think of "Box Cutter?"

Gus, Trust and Gale: Thoughts on the 'Breaking Bad' Season Premiere (VIDEO)

I can't promise I'll be recapping 'Breaking Bad' every week -- with Comic-Con and other travel commitments looming, it would be foolhardy promise that -- but I wanted to share a few thoughts about 'Breaking Bad's' masterful season premiere. I wrote in my season 4 review that 'Box Cutter' was one of the finest season premieres I'd ever seen, and the word that kept coming to mind as I watched it was 'trust.' There isn't any between Gus and Walt, but trust was nevertheless evident in every frame shot in the Superlab.

Breaking Bad Postmortem: Giancarlo Esposito Reacts to the Premiere's Most Gruesome Scene

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 4 premiere of Breaking Bad . Read at your own risk.] Did Jesse kill Gale? After spending more than a year wondering, Breaking Bad viewers had that question answered by the AMC thriller's Season 4 premiere. But the fact that Jesse ...

'Breaking Bad' Season 4 premiere: Giancarlo Esposito and Co. discuss the lab scene

The first thing Giancarlo Esposito's colleagues on "Breaking Bad" want you to know is that he's nothing like the character he plays, Gustavo "Gus" Fring."In his real life, he's an embracing, loving, wonderful man. He's sweet and engaging, he makes eye contact, he's this kind of spiritual guy," co-star Bryan Cranston says.Adds series creator Vince Gilligan: "I don't know how he does it, because in real life he's this sweet, goofy guy with an infectious smile, just a wonderful, warm, loving, human being. Where he pulls the character of Gus from I don't know, but it's amazing."(Don't read any further if you haven't seen the season premiere. Or at least peruse our recap first.)In the climactic scene of Sunday's season premiere, Gus coldly kills his lieutenant, Victor (Jeremiah Bitsui), to prove a point to Walt (Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) -- and he utters not a word for an excruciatingly long time, until the very...

BREAKING BAD Season 4 Premiere “Box Cutter”

Watch a sneak peek and check out photos of the premiere episode  of  BREAKING BAD  “Box Cutter” Season 4 Episode 1 which airs Sunday July 17 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  BREAKING BAD  Season 4 Episode 1 “Box Cutter” – Walt and Jesse face the deadly consequences of their actions. Skyler deals with a puzzling disappearance, as Marie struggles to help Hank with his recovery. Read More...

'Breaking Bad' season premiere sneak peek: Sorry to wake you

It's almost here: After more than a year away, "Breaking Bad" returns to AMC Sunday night (July 17). We've got a little piece of the episode for you right now.Season 4 begins right where Season 3 ended, which means that Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Skyler (Anna Gunn) are using some of Walt's meth-cooking profits to pay the hospital bills for Hank (Dean Norris). In the scene above, Marie (Betsy Brandt) brings the latest round of statements to Skyler early in the morning -- and is a little surprised by what she sees outside the house.It's also a surprise to Skyler, who doesn't have any idea what her sister is talking about. When she does figure it out, though, we're guessing she won't be too pleased."Breaking Bad" airs at 10 p.m. ET Sunday on AMC....

Breaking Bad Season Premiere Scoop: Who Dies?!?

Fans of Breaking Bad shouldn't need any new reason to tune in to the July 17 return of this drama. We already have the cliffhanger of Jesse shooting Gale, Walt's fate with Gus' gang, and overall acting and suspense of the best show on television. But, in case you needed one more push, star Bryan Cranston has offered up a juicy nugget: an important character dies on the fourth season premiere. Read More...