The poem that gives Sunday’s (Sept. 15) “Breaking Bad” its title is a sonnet by Percy Bysshe Shelley in which a traveler describes seeing a crumbling statue in a barren desert. It closes with these six lines:
And on the pedestal these words appear:”My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck
Breaking Bad has never been afraid to challenge its audience, packing episodes with morally complex characters, sly callbacks, plot riddles, and jaw-dropping moments. (Need a couple thousand Band-Aids for your throat, Victor?) But what are the scenes that challenged the actors themselves? Which was the moment that was the most difficult to film? It wasn’t always easy for the actors to decide on just one, but they rose to… Continue reading ‘Breaking Bad’: Cast members reveal their most challenging scenes to film
As “Breaking Bad” reached the halfway point of its final eight episodes on Sunday (Sept. 1), one aspect of the show lingered — and not just the fact that Walt had apparently put a hit on Jesse.
In fact, it was something that wasn’t even part of the episode. It happened in the show’s first episode of 2013, and before that its first episode of… Continue reading 'Breaking Bad' is running out of time to catch up to its flash-forwards
Is eight enough? Probably not for most fans of Breaking Bad. But eight episodes is all we have left in the saga of chemistry teacher-turned-meth lord Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and his student-turned-partner Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). The second half of the fifth and final season debuts tonight at 9 p.m. on AMC, and you are strongly advised to fasten your safety belts. “The final 8 is just such… Continue reading Aaron Paul on final run of ‘Breaking Bad’: ‘It’s just so raw and it doesn’t allow the audience to breathe’