Reason No. 1,054 we're sad the summer is over: no more Breaking Bad until 2013. The series arrives at the conclusion of its abbreviated fifth season tonight and we're almost afraid to see how creator Vince Gilligan plans to top the closing moments of last week's episode.
Do you want to see why Bryan Cranston is racking up a nice collection of Emmys? Then you won't want to miss the season premiere of Breaking Bad tonight. Not only is Cranston on tap to deliver an emotional, riveting performance, he's also heading behind the camera to direct this episode. And while the finale of Season 2 had some fans griping about a teddy bear, this new season promises to be a doozy.
OMG, you guys. It's the Season 4 finale, Gus isn't blown up, Walt isn't a lifeless corpse hacked to death in his own bathtub, Jesse isn't being tortured in Mexico, Ted "The Effing Idiot" Beneke is dead (right? Yeah, we can presume that) and Hank is being protected by his DEA pals.... but like, all of those things are CRAZY! The fact that everyone is where they even are right now is mind-blowing and nail-biting and WALT KEEP YOUR STUPID BALD HEAD DOWN, GUS IS GOING TO SEE YOU, YOU IDIOT!
With only three episodes left in its season (including tonight's), the march towards Breaking Bad's finale is especially concerning. When this season is over we will officially be in the summer doldrums with nothing of substance to watch until Mad Men returns on July 25. July 25! What are we supposed to do until then? Go outside? The last time I went outside was when Clarissa Explains It All was canceled in 1994, and let me tell you something: It was a mistake.
Bryan Cranston can kind of do no wrong in my book, even when he's playing a drug dealer. Actually, especially when he's playing a drug dealer with a good reason. This AMC show doesn't get the kind of attention that Mad Men gets, but it is a solid series, with Cranston playing the role of his life as a chemistry teacher with terminal lung cancer desperate to provide for his wife and kids before he dies. If you missed it the first season, I've put the fabulous series in a minute video below. Everyone has a minute, right? It's just a little taste. That way you'll know if you like it or not. God, do I sound like a pusher? Wait, am I a pusher? I always knew I was a TV junkie, but this might be taking things to a whole new level. I do get paid to talk about TV... hmm... My parents will be so proud.