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Breaking Bad: Each Main Character's First and Last Line In The Series

Breaking Bad: Each Main Character's First and Last Line In The Series
Breaking Bad is considered by many to be one of the best television shows of all time. For five seasons, the show had audiences gripped as everyone wondered how the dark journey of Walter White would end and who would be left standing when it was all over.

Related: Breaking Bad: Every Episode Written Or Directed By Vince Gilligan, Ranked (According To IMDb)

The show did an amazing job of building these character arcs that kept viewers hooked. Many consider the show to have only improved over time leading to an explosive and satisfying finale. Looking back on the series' early days right through to the end, the first and last lines of the characters show their journeys.
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HBO's Barry: 5 Ways Barry Is The Best Character (& 4 Alternatives)

HBO's Barry: 5 Ways Barry Is The Best Character (& 4 Alternatives)
Every TV show worth its salt starts with a unique premise, but the key to a really great series is in how that premise is executed. Breaking Bad couldn’t survive on the oddball scenario of a chemistry teacher’s transformation into a drug kingpin alone. Vince Gilligan and his crack team of writers executed that premise with a captivating saga of corruption and betrayal. In the hands of lesser writers, Breaking Bad could’ve easily fallen flat.

Related: 10 Things We Know About Season 3 Of Barry (So Far)

HBO’s Barry has pulled off its own unique premise masterfully. A show about a contract killer who wants to become an actor doesn’t sound like it’ll work, but thanks to Bill Hader’s riveting lead performance and razor-sharp storytelling that masterfully balances suspense and hilarity, Barry is already one of the greatest TV shows ever made after just two seasons.
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Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Series (Drama) – ‘The Crown’ May Retake the Throne

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Golden Globes Predictions: Best TV Series (Drama) – ‘The Crown’ May Retake the Throne
Variety's Awards Circuit is home to the official predictions for upcoming awards. Variety's Awards Circuit Prediction schedule consists of four phases, running all year long: Draft, Pre-Season, Regular Season and Post Season. Eligibility calendar and dates of awards will determine how long each phase lasts and will be displayed next to revision date.

To see all the latest predictions, of all the categories, in one place, visit The Collective

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2021 Golden Globe Predictions:

Best TV Series (Drama)

Updated: Jan. 11, 2021

Awards Commentary:

Production delays due to Covid-19 mean that some of last year’s contenders, including best drama winner “Succession,” aren’t back to compete in 2021 — opening the door to some new possibilities. Could this also be a year that genre makes a big splash with HFPA members? Hot off its Emmy streak, “The Mandalorian” is in the hunt, while HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” and
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Breaking Bad: Top 10 Walt & Jesse Father/Son Moments

Breaking Bad: Top 10 Walt & Jesse Father/Son Moments
The relationship between Walter White, a chemistry teacher with cancer, and Jesse Pinkman, a young drug dealer, remains one of television's greatest of all time. Over the course of Breaking Bad's five-year run, the pair develop an unlikely relationship that grew due to the mutual needs being met by one another.

Related: Breaking Bad: 11 Most Important Episodes To Re-Watch

While Jesse is constantly searching for acceptance and his place in the world, Walt seeks acknowledgment, admiration, and someone to follow his lead, which he finds in Jesse. Though their relationship frays over time, it nevertheless forms the emotional crux of Vince Gilligan's nuanced world. Beneath the hate, manipulation, and ego lies a peculiar father/son dynamic, and here are some of the best examples of it in chronological order.
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Breaking Bad: 10 Saddest Things About Jesse

Breaking Bad: 10 Saddest Things About Jesse
What would Breaking Bad be without Jesse Pinkman? According to series creator Vince Gilligan, the iconic character was meant to be killed off in the first season. Thanks to Aaron Paul's amazing performance, Gilligan decided to keep Jesse on the show. The planned character death was instead projected to No-D0ze.

Related: Breaking Bad: 10 Most Questionable Life Choices The Main Characters Made

Despite making way more money than the average American, Jesse's life was never an easy one. He constantly had to deal with manipulation and loss. But unlike most of his associates, he was lucky enough to still be standing when the series ended. Here are some of the saddest things about him.
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Better Call Saul final season hopes to start shooting early next year

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Better Call Saul final season hopes to start shooting early next year
Breaking Bad continues to be one of the finest TV shows of all-time, so when creator Vince Gilligan announced that he would be following up the series with a prequel centered around Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk), I'll admit that I thought it was a terrible idea. History has certainly proven me wrong as Better Call Saul has not only grown to become a worthy successor to…
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‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan’s 2013 Guest Column: Showing the Effects of Violence

‘Breaking Bad’ Creator Vince Gilligan’s 2013 Guest Column: Showing the Effects of Violence
The entertainment industry had been under fire for irresponsible depictions of violence from the early days, including 1930s gangster movies and the glut of 1950s TV Westerns. Decision-makers in Hollywood always gave lip service to the idea of responsibility, but as long as violence earned a lot of money, nobody changed.

After the Sandy Hook school shootings in December 2012, Vince Gilligan wrote a thoughtful guest column about Hollywood’s depictions of violence, including the responsibility of showing its aftereffects, which are usually glossed over.

He wrote that “depictions of violence in entertainment seem to exist in two basic forms. One is the realistic portrayal, in which there are consequences to every violent action. The other is the cartoony version, where the moment is meant to play as funny or simply cool.” In the latter category are the frequent scenes “where the hero shoots someone dead, then makes a funny quip
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Giancarlo Esposito Has A Great Idea For A Gus Fring Prequel Series

Giancarlo Esposito Has A Great Idea For A Gus Fring Prequel Series
If you need a menacing and malevolent villain for further seasons of your acclaimed TV show, then look no further than Giancarlo Esposito, who appears to be the name at the top of everyone’s list. The 62 year-old took a much bigger role in the second run of The Mandalorian as the nefarious Moff Gideon, just weeks after shady businessman Stan Edgar played a more substantial part in the sophomore outing of Amazon’s subversive superhero hit The Boys.

The third season of Better Call Saul, meanwhile, also saw him make a welcome return as Gus Fring, the iconic small screen bad guy he first tackled in season 2 of Breaking Bad almost a decade previously. Esposito clearly has no issues running the risk of being typecast, then, and the head honcho of Los Pollos Hermanos remains the defining role of a lengthy career that began over 40 years ago. In fact,
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Breaking Bad: The Main Characters, Ranked From Worst To Best By Their Arc

Breaking Bad: The Main Characters, Ranked From Worst To Best By Their Arc
When one talks about some of the greatest TV shows of all time, it's only a matter of time before Breaking Bad is mentioned in the conversation. It's easy to see why this is the case — after all, the fact of the matter is that Vince Gilligan's masterpiece is pretty much a must-watch for anyone even remotely interested in good television shows that push the boundaries of this medium to greater heights.

Related: Breaking Bad: 11 Most Important Episodes To Re-Watch

While there are several elements of Breaking Bad that have helped it become such an unequivocal masterpiece, the one part that is under a microscope here are the characters. Each member of the main cast is electrifying on the screen, delivering incredible performances with the deftest emotional nuance to craft something truly spectacular indeed. Each of these characters went through truly amazing character arcs of their own, and
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Better Call Saul: The Main Characters, Ranked From Worst To Best By Their Arc

Better Call Saul: The Main Characters, Ranked From Worst To Best By Their Arc
For the longest time, people felt that there would never be a series that could top the sheer brilliance of Breaking Bad. These avid viewers wanted to be proven wrong for the longest time but nothing even close to the quality of Breaking Bad was materializing on the horizon... that is, until the creator of this show himself decided to fulfill this goal.

Related: Better Call Saul: 10 Ways Breaking Bad Foreshadowed The Events Of The Spin-Off Show

It was clear that Vince Gilligan had learned a lot from his time directing Breaking Bad, and this can be seen in the brilliance of Better Call Saul. It's a show that hit a positive stride from the very first season to the point where most people believe that Better Call Saul has actually eclipsed Breaking Bad in terms of pure quality. One of the biggest draws of Better Call Saul is
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The Best TV Episodes of 2020

The Best TV Episodes of 2020
Sometimes it feels like there’s not much of a distinction left between “television” and everything else. As major media conglomerates hold investor presentations in which they present their upcoming streaming wares as “multiple-hour movies,” how is a beleaguered television fanbase supposed to distinguish TV shows from the dreaded, amorphous concept of “content”?

By episodes, of course! Episodes are one of the last remaining hallmarks of what makes the entity known as television distinct. Though we largely watch all our entertainment on the same kinds of screens nowadays, it’s television that lays claim to distinct episodes and distinct seasons as part of their larger gestalt. The Best TV Shows of 2020 deserve our commendation (and they will receive it very soon), but so too these smaller stories and pieces within them. The Best TV Episodes of 2020 are just as important to our appreciation of the medium and its long-term health.
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Better Call Saul: 10 Things You Forgot From The First Episode

Better Call Saul: 10 Things You Forgot From The First Episode
When Better Call Saul's first episode titled "Uno" aired on February 8, 2015, it not only topped the AMC performance charts but also set the record as the most-watched scripted series premiere in US cable history. It was obvious that viewers had really missed being immersed in the drama-packed Breaking Bad universe.

Related: Better Call Saul: 5 Breaking Bad Details Explained (& 5 Questions We Still Need Answers To)

The series premiere set a foundation that was solid enough to keep viewers invested in the series. So far, 50 episodes of Better Call Saul have aired. Given the numerous little details that Peter Gould and Vince Gilligan fit into each episode, it might be hard to remember everything that happened at the beginning. Here's what you forgot about the pilot.
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Breaking Bad: Every Episode Written Or Directed By Vince Gilligan, Ranked (According To IMDb)

Breaking Bad: Every Episode Written Or Directed By Vince Gilligan, Ranked (According To IMDb)
Like most shows, the showrunner of Breaking Bad wasn't often credited on the episodes themselves. Vince Gilligan, while appearing in the credits of every episode, didn't often appear in the "written by" or "directed by" credits. Like most showrunners, he had people to do that for him while he controlled the show from behind the scenes.

Related: Breaking Bad: 11 Most Important Episodes To Re-Watch

That said, he was directly involved in numerous episodes, and perhaps not coincidentally, these also happened to be some of the best episodes of the series. It was always excited seeing Gilligan's name in the credits, because it led to episodes like these.
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Breaking Bad: Hank's 10 Most Memorable Quotes

Breaking Bad: Hank's 10 Most Memorable Quotes
There are plenty of gripping moments to be had in AMC's epic crime drama Breaking Bad. This is largely thanks to some terrific performances, as well as the strong writing of the show's creator Vince Gilligan and his staff. Much of the show's solid cast has a slew of great quotes throughout its five-season run, as bountiful as Walt and Jesse's meth supply. But oftentimes it's Walt's macho, witty DEA brother-in-law who steals the show, with some particularly funny, memorable, and intensely-delivered lines.

Related: Breaking Bad: 5 Times We Felt Bad for Hank (& 5 Times We Hated Him)

Hank Schrader is tough, driven, and passionate about his job, but also goofy and lighthearted. It's these qualities that really set the stage for some awesome quotes. Let's take a look at ten of the very best. It was no easy feat, as there's no shortage to choose from.
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5 Things Weeds Did Better Than Breaking Bad (& 5 Things Breaking Bad Did Better)

5 Things Weeds Did Better Than Breaking Bad (& 5 Things Breaking Bad Did Better)
When it comes to crime-dramas on TV, there is a multitude of options to choose from. Case in point? Jenji Kohan's Weeds on Showtime and Vince Gilligan's AMC hit Breaking Bad. Both series can loosely be described as dark comedy-dramas centered around the crime and chaos that can emerge from pushing drugs. Parallels can also be drawn when it comes to their basic premises - as both feature antiheroes resorting to drug dealing born of desperation.

Related: Breaking Bad: 5 Reasons Why It Had The Best Series Finale (& 5 Alternatives)

But this is pretty much where the similarities end. Both narratively and stylistically, both shows take a different approach and each excels in their own way. Gilligan emphasizes a darker, more intense tone, while Kohan stresses whimsical satire.
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Breaking Bad Habits, Making Better Calls: Director Ronni Thomas on the Pandemic Final Production of AMC’s The Broken and the Bad

Breaking Bad Habits, Making Better Calls: Director Ronni Thomas on the Pandemic Final Production of AMC’s The Broken and the Bad
What do you do when you’re a week away from finishing a documentary project about the world’s biggest and most renowned TV series and the world decides to end? It all began very normally about a year ago. AMC approached the company I work for, Ika Collective, with the concept of creating a docu-series focusing on real-world stories that mirror the fictional worlds of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The show’s creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould were enthusiastic about the idea, and before long I was on my way to Green Bank, West Virginia to document electromagnetic sensitivity; […]

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Breaking Bad Habits, Making Better Calls: Director Ronni Thomas on the Pandemic Final Production of AMC’s The Broken and the Bad

Breaking Bad Habits, Making Better Calls: Director Ronni Thomas on the Pandemic Final Production of AMC’s The Broken and the Bad
What do you do when you’re a week away from finishing a documentary project about the world’s biggest and most renowned TV series and the world decides to end? It all began very normally about a year ago. AMC approached the company I work for, Ika Collective, with the concept of creating a docu-series focusing on real-world stories that mirror the fictional worlds of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. The show’s creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould were enthusiastic about the idea, and before long I was on my way to Green Bank, West Virginia to document electromagnetic sensitivity; […]

The post Breaking Bad Habits, Making Better Calls: Director Ronni Thomas on the Pandemic Final Production of AMC's The Broken and the Bad first appeared on Filmmaker Magazine.
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Breaking Bad: The Main Characters, Ranked From Most Heroic To Most Villainous

Breaking Bad: The Main Characters, Ranked From Most Heroic To Most Villainous
One of the most popular shows of the late 2000s was 2008’s Breaking Bad. This AMC show is characterized by its drama, action, cliffhangers, and incredibly complex characters. The drama series is full of villains that the fans can root for and heroes that can act like scumbags.

Related: Breaking Bad's 10 Best Story Arcs, Ranked

Only Vince Gilligan can create a show where the main character is a murdering meth dealer and still have the audience cheer him on. The lines of morality are incredibly blurred in the world of Breaking Bad. Here are ten of the main characters ranked from most heroic to most villainous.
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Breaking Bad: The Music That Defined The Series' Most Iconic Scenes

Breaking Bad: The Music That Defined The Series' Most Iconic Scenes
One of the more underrated characteristics of Breaking Bad's success is the incredibly effective music that adorns its most iconic scenes. Composer Dave Porter's twangy, percussive title theme may be his most well-known contribution, but the atmospheric music he layers throughout all the show's dramatic twists and turns deserves to be highlighted as well.

Related: Breaking Bad: 10 Pieces Of Fan Art That Make Us Miss It

In addition to Porter's original score, the show often pulls from other contemporary artists to complement particular scenes, moments, and montages. Throughout his commentaries on the series, creator Vince Gilligan regularly gives credit where credit is due and praises the music for injecting poetry and emotion into the already brilliant narrative.
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Breaking Bad: 10 Personality & Mental Health Insights Into Walter White (According to Dr. Grande)

Breaking Bad: 10 Personality & Mental Health Insights Into Walter White (According to Dr. Grande)
Much like chemistry itself, Breaking Bad is the study of change. In telling the story of Walter Hartwell White, creator Vince Gilligan tasked himself with turning "Mr. Chips into Scarface," ostensibly creating a protagonist that became more difficult to root for as his actions became less forgivable. The end result was near-universal acclaim for the show, a plethora of Emmy wins, and an intense character study of one of television's most well-written antiheroes.

Related: Breaking Bad's 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked

In his wonderfully informative YouTube channel, Dr. Todd Grande applies his "scientifically informed" insider look into Walt's mental makeup. Here, he examines Walt's mental health and personality characteristics, as well as how his moral views and relationships change throughout the series.
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