Emmy nominee Anna Gunn walked the carpet at last night's Women in Film and Variety party, where she stopped to chat with us about her character's "painful" and intense season on Breaking Bad so far and why she hopes — but doesn't expect — that the characters will all "make it out alive" before the critically acclaimed series comes to a close next year.
Betsy Brandt is part of the Emmy-winning cast of Breaking Bad, and last night at Variety and Women in Film's pre-Emmy party, we caught up with the actress to talk about her red-carpet look for the big day. Betsy also weighed in on where she thinks the final episodes of the show might pick up when it returns to the air next year.
The 2012 Primetime Emmy nominees were announced this morning with Mad Men and American Horror Story both at the top of this year's list, and BuzzSugar editors Becky Kirsch and Shannon Vestal are sharing their first impressions on the biggest snubs and surprises. Watch as they share their excitement over the New Girl nomination for Max Greenfield, why they think Hugh Laurie was robbed, and more!
The cast of Breaking Bad attended Comic-Con for the first time together to speak at a panel and premiere the first episode of the show's fifth and final season. Hear the stars share what they'll miss most about their characters and find out who was behind the hilarious costumes they wore at the convention in today's PopSugar Rush.
At long last, Breaking Bad has finally returned, and season five kicked off this week with a predictably compelling episode. As the cast teased at Comic-Con, the episode is low on violence, but opens with a mind-boggling scene showing Walt on what appears to be his 52nd birthday. It's a throwback to his 50th birthday in the pilot, only this time he's all alone and using an alias. Then, of course, there's the matter of the insanely large firearm that he acquires. I think it's pretty clear that we'll be waiting for answers behind the mysterious flash-forward for the rest of the season.
Beyond the cold open, the season premiere is tense as Walt, Jesse, and Mike struggle to come up with a way to prevent the police from seeing what's on Gus's laptop. I loved that Jesse gets to play the hero with his magnet suggestion, though the whole operation went a lot more smoothly than I expected it to — aside from the whole overturned truck fiasco. Walt's newly-boosted ego is the star of the episode, complete with lines like "I won" and "We're done when I say we're done." The kicker, though, is when he has the gall to tell Skyler that he forgives her. There's a lot to chew on here, so let's discuss: what did you think of the episode?
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Breaking Bad returns for a fifth season this week, and Comic-Con fans were given a very special treat with the show's very first panel at the convention. The honor wasn't lost on the cast — Dean Norris (who plays Hank) came out dressed as Xena, while Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul donned their signature yellow suits, and gleefully threw out candy to the crowd that looked suspiciously like the blue meth they deal on the show. The cast and creator Vince Gilligan were pretty tight-lipped about what's in store for the last 16 episodes, but they did let a few secrets spill, namely that Sunday's premiere is going to be one big, intellectual teaser for the rest of the season. Here are more highlights from the panel:
- The season four premiere was ultraviolent (I still have nightmares about the box-cutting scene), but don't expect this week's episode to follow suit. The cast described it as "mind-bending," "intellectual," and "compelling" . . . while also hinting that there's something awkward in store between Walt and a kind of food.
- Other tidbits we learned about season five: we'll be introduced to a woman named Lydia, a former associate of Gus Fring; Walt's business will take him to Hanover, Germany; and there's a lot of dark humor throughout the season now that a weight has been lifted from Walt's shoulders.
- As for the tone of the upcoming episodes, Paul described it as "eerie," recalling the "Crawlspace" episode last season that ends with Walt's maniacal laughter.
- Walt has already piled up a laundry list of unspeakable acts that he's committed, but Gilligan hinted that it's about to get worse when he said, "[Walt] does something this season that, as a viewer, I'd probably say I've lost all sympathy [for him]."
To see what Cranston has in mind for the finale and Sunday night's best line, just read more
Breaking Bad is back tonight! The show kicked off season five at Comic-Con last night with a special screening of the season opener, and we were on the red carpet to chat with Walter White himself: Bryan Cranston. We asked him to tell us about the hilarious hazmat suits he wore at the show's panel, and what he's going to miss most about Walter once the series wraps up 16 episodes from now. Plus, with Emmy nominations later this week, what is the three-time winner going to be doing nomination morning when he gets the call? Watch to find out!
Comic-Con kicks off today, and we'll be there to give you the scoop on all the excitement from panels, press conferences, and interviews. While the whole scene in San Diego is always fun, there are a few panels for upcoming movies and TV seasons that we're looking forward to more than others. Click through to see which panels we'll be lining up for early and what you can expect to read about this week.
Bryan Cranston swung by Late Show With David Letterman last night to chat about the first half of the final season of Breaking Bad, which premieres this Sunday evening. As usual, Bryan couldn't reveal much of what we can expect when Walt, Jesse, and the rest of the crew returns, though he did shed some light on why Breaking Bad is ending after five seasons. From here, Bryan is off to San Diego for Comic-Con! The Breaking Bad panel is one of the most exciting Comic-Con events of the year and we're there to bring you all the action. Check out Bryan and Dave's chat and follow BuzzSugar on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more for everything Breaking Bad at Comic-Con.
Breaking Bad returns to prime time on Sunday, and I can't wait to have one of my favorite dramas back in rotation — even if it's just for eight episodes. The season will pick up right where we left off, with Walter, Jesse, and Mike dealing with the aftermath of Gus's explosive death. We've still got a few days of waiting to go, but get a peek at the new season right here.
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