Breaking Bad - It's the Final Countdown!
I'm all kinds of excited for this show, starting Sunday, I believe.Here's the main site, and a trailer: http://www.breakingbad.com/trailer.html http://www.amctv.com/originals/breakingbad/Description:A high-school chemistry teacher learns he's dying, so he takes up a new career as a meth producer in hopes of earning enough money to take care of his family. Cast: Bryan Cranston - Walter WhiteAnna Gunn - Skyler WhiteAaron Paul - Jesse PinkmanDean Norris - Hank SchraderBetsy Brandt - Marie SchraderRJ Mitte - Walter White Jr. TV Guide Review: A high-school chemistry teacher learns he's dying, so he takes up a new career as a meth producer in hopes of earning enough money to take care of his family. Is there a more fearless actor than Bryan Cranston? We know him best as a comedian, going to extremes to appear ridiculous as Malcolm in the Middle's harried Hal. But that nutty dad had it easy compared to Walt White, the milquetoast-turned-maker of crystal meth played by Cranston in AMC's bold, bizarre Breaking Bad. This show is Weeds with a death wish. "I am awake," Walt declares, not long after a diagnosis of inoperable lung cancer turns this sad-sack chemistry teacher into a criminal collaborator. He uses his mad lab skills to cook up meth in an RV, the better to provide for his family (including a pregnant wife and a teenaged son with cerebral palsy) when he's gone. Cranstonexposes himself fully, and brilliantly, in this demanding role, and not just because he spends an awful lot of time in his tighty-whities in order to protect his clothes from toxic meth fumes. (Boxers would have been less funny, and also less sad.) He mood-swings from humiliation and despair through fear, self-loathing and ultimately to a newfound assertiveness, always engaging our sympathies with raw authenticity. Breaking Baddoesn't glamorize his detour into the drug trade or minimize the danger. (His boorish brother-in-law is a DEA agent.) Walt's partner in crime is a lazy, profane dope, a failed former student. Their misadventures lead to deadly complications, and we're never allowed to forget how hard it is to kill, or to dispose of the dead. Grisly and wacky, suspenseful and sorrowful, this darkly compelling cautionary fable of very abnormal chemistry is infused with a Coen Brothers-like flavor of macabre humor. Following the breakthrough success of Mad Men, AMC is breaking bad itself, angling to be cable's next FX. So far, so startling. Breaking Bad airs Sundays, 10 pm/ET, on AMC.
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