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Breaking Bad Season 5 Spoilers: Walter White's Fatal Flaw, Hank's Morality, and More Details From Comic-Con 2012

Season 5 of Breaking Bad began July 15, but if you believe Bryan Cranston (Walter White), you should count the final eight episodes (which won't air until summer 2013) as a sixth season. Bryan, Anna Gunn (Skylar), Aaron Paul (Jesse), Dean Norris (Hank), Betsy Brandt (Marie), RJ Mitte (Walter, Jr.), Bob Odenkirk (Saul), Jonathan Banks (Mike), and creator Vince Gilligan spoke with reporters at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Find out what they had to say about their characters' futures, impending... http://feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/tK_m_9CYYSw/breaking-bad-season-5-spoilers-walter-whites-fatal-flaw-hanks-morality-and-more-details-from-comic-con-2012

Breaking Bad Season 5 Premiere is The Most Watched Episode Ever

Dish Network be damned.  AMC Is basking in the afterglow of the Breaking Bad season 5 Premiere ratings numbers, which place the kick off to Walter White's final journey on television as the most watched episode of the series.  Ever. This shouldn't come as a surprise to fans of the show who know that Breaking Bad simply gets better every season,  still it is a bit of a comfort to know that our message is making it out there.  In terms of cable numbers, Breaking Bad 's numbers are not too shabby, but in a larger sense the show's viewership could certainly be compared to the supply of a fine hand crafted wine.  The series will definitely have a long life of first time viewers as the complete series hits DVD and Streaming,  for now we'll just have to be happy Breaking Bad is holding its own. Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/tvovermind/tvnews/~3/uSbNIkUeT9U/

'Breaking Bad' sets a ratings record, beats 'Political Animals' debut

The season premiere of "Breaking Bad" on Sunday (July 15) brought in the show's biggest audience ever, even with a portion of its potential audience unable to watch over their TVs.The news was less good for "Political Animals." The USA miniseries starring Sigourney Weaver drew smaller numbers than the network's original shows usually do."Breaking Bad" delivered 2.9 million viewers for its season premiere, the biggest audience ever for an episode of the series. Sunday's show eclipses the previous record of 2.6 million for the Season 4 debut last year. "Live Free or Die" also posted gains of 34 percent among adults 18-49 (1.4 million to 1.9 million) and 28 percent in adults 25-54 (1.4 million to 1.8 million)."Breaking Bad's" numbers came without any DISH network subscribers tuning in over the air, as AMC is currently blacked out on the satllite service. AMC offered a free live stream of the premiere to DISH customers, but those... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/breaking-bad-sets-a-ratings-record-beats-political-animals-debut.html

'Breaking Bad': John Cusack as Walter White and other could-have-beens

With a premise about a middle-aged chemistry teacher who finds out he has cancer and starts cooking meth, "Breaking Bad" was not exactly an easy sell to make it on television. But its history includes some bigger bumps and near-misses than most -- including the idea that John Cusack could have played Walter White.That and other details of the show's long road to critical raves and Emmy wins for AMC is documented in The Hollywood Reporter. Among other tidbits in the story:- After Showtime, TNT and HBO passed "Breaking Bad," FX bought the pitch in 2005 and started developing the show. FX eventually said no too, opting instead to go with Courteney Cox's show "Dirt" in a bid to draw more female viewers. - Sony, which produces the show, and AMC were initially skeptical about casting Bryan Cranston as Walter White -- partly because of his "Malcolm in the Middle" past, partly because the character... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/breaking-bad-john-cusack-as-walter-white-and-other-could-have-beens.html

‘Breaking Bad’: Creating Magnetic Attraction

For the fifth-season premiere of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” a criminal caper required a lot of resourcefulness, if not necessarily scientific accuracy, by production designers. http://feeds.nytimes.com/click.phdo?i=6285eca662cefbf7b6005d574aabfa6f

'Breaking Bad': Watch Walt and Jesse attract some attention

The season premiere of "Breaking Bad" took on the feel of a heist movie at times, culminating in the scene you can watch up above.Walt (Bryan Cranston), Jesse (Aaron Paul) and Mike (Jonathan Banks) scheme to recover a laptop the police seized from Gus's office that contained boatloads of video from the Superlab. Walt wants to make a bomb to blow up the Albuquerque PD evidence room, but Jesse comes up with the idea of using a magnet instead.Which leads us to the scene in the video: Having made and tested out a makeshift magnet, Walt and Jesse manage to sneak into the APD complex -- with Mike having cleared the way -- and turn on the juice. It actually works, although Walt can't resist giving an unnecessary extra blast, breaking the truck's axle and forcing him and Jesse to escape on foot to Mike's car.Mike, naturally, is angry to leave anything behind that the... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/breaking-bad-watch-walt-and-jesse-attract-some-attention.html

'Breaking Bad' Season 5 premiere - 'Live Free or Die': Walter White is Magneto

So, Walter White, you've vanquished your enemies, freed yourself from answering to anyone and, as you told your wife on the phone after Gus Fring went boom, you won. What do you do next?You clean up loose ends, is what you do. The Season 5 premiere of "Breaking Bad" finds Walt as powerful as he's ever been -- with Gus Fring out of the way, seemingly nothing will hold him back now. Except, you know, for the fact that the investigation into Fring's death could lead straight to him. And the fact that Skyler gave a bunch of their money to Ted Beneke, which means he's not nearly as rich as he could be. And Mike would just as soon kill him as look at him.So, maybe being the king isn't all it's cracked up to be -- and judging the unbelievably intriguing opening scene, it's not. Let's get back to that in a bit... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/breaking-bad-season-5-premiere---live-free-or-die-walter-white-is-magneto.html

'Breaking Bad': Breaking down 'Live Free or Die's' flash-forward scene

"Breaking Bad" threw its fans a serious curveball with the opening scene of Season 5, one that skips ahead in time and shows Walter White (Bryan Cranston) up to no good away from his home base of Albuquerque.Zap2it asked series creator Vince Gilligan about the flash-forward scene, and he explained his thinking in opening the season with the sequence and talked a little about when the show will circle back to it. (Short answer: Eventually.) But first, let's break down what happens in the scene.(It should go without saying that there are spoilers below, but for the record: There are spoilers below.)Walt is apparently celebrating his 52nd birthday at a Denny's somewhere in California. The series began with Walt's 50th birthday, so it's now two years since we first met him -- and based on the events of the first four seasons, roughly a year ahead of the show's present day. (The waitress also calls... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/07/breaking-bad-breaking-down-live-free-or-dies-flash-forward-scene.html

Breaking Bad Season Premiere 2012 “Live Free or Die” (Season 5)

BREAKING BAD  “End Times” Season 5 Episode 1 airs Sunday July 15 at 10pm on AMC. Synopsis:  As Walt deals  with the aftermath  of the Casa Tranquila explosion, Hank works to wrap up his investigation of Gus’ empire. Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/07/15/breaking-bad-season-premiere-2012-live-free-or-die-season-5/  

Comic-Con 2012: Breaking Bad Season 5 Trailer Released

It’s finally  here. The day we’ve been waiting for. I’m not talking about Bastille Day  (shoutout to our French readers ). I’m talking about the premiere of season five  of  Breaking Bad . In preparation for the new season, some of the principals from the show made their first-ever trip to  Nerdfest 2012  Comic-Con.  According to the Hollywood Reporter , the presence of everyone’s favorite meth cooks drew 4,000 interested viewers into Ballroom 20. While there are few details revealed in this latest trailer, it is exciting to see the return of Mike. After a gun shot-induced Mexican vacation, he seems to return with a vengeance. Will Walt and Jesse convince him to join forces with them now that Gus is gone? Read More... http://www.tvequals.com/2012/07/15/comic-con-2012-breaking-bad-season-5-trailer-released/  
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