Category Archives: Breaking Bad

Live together, or meth alone: On “Lost,” “Breaking Bad,” and lingering anger in fandom

There’s something constantly curious about intense fandom, no matter what the medium. I won’t pretend to know if TV fans are different in kind or quality when it comes to this type of intensity versus fans of film, music, or other genres I’m not equipped to analyze critically. But I can take as a base […]

Review: Breaking Bad, “Felina”

“I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really…I was alive.” It’s really difficult to sort out feelings for a series finale, especially in the moments after it ends, and ESPECIALLY when it’s a show like “Breaking Bad”. Plenty of ink (virtual and real) has been spent […]

When talking about TV isn’t enough: A study about (and around) the “Breaking Bad” premiere

So let’s break down AMC’s Sunday night and only say eight actual words about “Breaking Bad.” Sound good? Good. Let me state up front that I don’t watch preview trailers as a general rule. This comes from both personal and professional preference. I don’t like seeing a glimpse of what’s going to come as a […]

Breaking Recreation: When Donna Met Mike

Given the news that Jonathan Banks will join the cast of “Parks and Recreation,” I couldn’t help but imagine the combination of two of my favorite shows on TV right now. “Parks” plus “Breaking Bad”? The mind boggles. So with the help of my wife’s Photoshop skills, I present my theory as to the first […]

Breaking Gold

When Walter White met McKayla Maroney…

“Breaking Bad” Review: “Hazard Pay”

Everyone writes about “Breaking Bad,” which is precisely the reason why I generally don’t write about the show. It’s too crowded a marketplace, and there’s not much variety. There are, of course, differing levels of skill with which people deploy their analyses, to be sure. But there are only so many ways to say, “Yea, […]

Walter White and Nancy Botwin: #OccupyYourTV

I was literally on the road last week when Showtime sent out its press release announcing the upcoming 8th season of “Weeds.” But I wanted to talk about it all the same, as tardy to the party as I might be. That announcement came at a point in which a few disparate things were rolling […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Talking “Breaking Bad” Season 4 Finale with James Poniewozik

Once again, the title says it all, people. Mo Ryan and I are back with one of our favorite guests, Time Magazine’s television critic James Poniewozik. And we’re here with a nearly one-hour breakdown of tonight’s stunning “Breaking Bad” finale. It’s all meth, all the time in this installment. We look at what went down […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: American Horror Story, Doctor Who, Breaking Bad

Once again, the title says it all, people. Mo Ryan and I are back with a 50-minute installment. We look ahead to one  premiere, and look back at episodes involving timey-wimey weddings and makeshift car bombs. Good times. Time codes: American Horror Story: 0:00 – 19:04 Doctor Who: 19:04 – 33:48 Breaking Bad: 33:48 – End […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: Luther, Homeland, The League, Terra Nova, Breaking Bad

The title says it all, people.Mo Ryan and I are back with a 70-minute installment. We look ahead to three premieres, and look back at this week’s episodes of dinosaurs and meth dealers. Good times. Time codes: Luther: 0:00 – 11:22 Homeland: 11:22 – 26:42 The League: 26:42 – 33:42 Terra Nova: 33:42 – 49:42 […]