September 24, 2012

Emmy Win and the New Andy Griffith!

As we wrapped up this morning the final video presentation for our discussion of Breaking Bad's Season 1 Finale, we wanted to thank all of you who have listened, watched, and participated in our podcast and its video presentations. We also congratulate Vince Gilligan and Co. for their 13 Emmy Nominations this year and for Aaron Paul's win for the second time in a row as Best Supporting Actor. In our estimation, Breaking Bad (2008-13) is the most amazing show on television and you are easily the Best Drama in our book. The video clips below are of great Breaking Bad moments from last night's Emmy Awards Ceremony. Respect the chemistry and watch!

September 14, 2012

Breaking Bad Remix and Breaking Ned

Some Minor Season 2 Spoilers
Although any tribute video would be hard pressed to top the Ecstasy of Gold Tribute, this dance remix of classic moments from Seasons 1 and 2 gives it a run for its money. At the very least, this is the funniest Breaking Bad Tribute to date. Yes, it is even funnier than the Simpsons' Breaking Ned video below, which is a mighty difficult accomplishment.

September 11, 2012

The Ecstasy of Gold Breaking Bad Tribute

Important Moments Revealed from Seasons 1-4
This is probably the best fan-made tribute video to date for Breaking Bad (2008-13). It certainly is my favorite. I used much of this video's footage for the Gray Matter podcast presentation. And if you remember our discussion of the Pilot when I mentioned Breaking Bad plays like the quintessential modern Western in many ways, then you should know this video plays off that concept beautifully. It features a remixed track from the best Spaghetti Western ever made, starring Clint Eastwood in the iconic lead role of director Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966).

May 18, 2012

Breaking Bad POV Shots Edited Together!

Important Moments Revealed from Seasons 1-4
A beautiful fan-made montage of many of Breaking Bad's signature POV shots. We used much of this video's footage in our podcast video presentation of Gray Matter. After you finish watching it, you will have to admit this is a visually stunning TV show.

May 17, 2012

107 - A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal

Walt and Jesse encounter production problems as they go into business with Tuco. Unable to produce enough at this new scale, Walter looks to alternate methods of production and enlists Jesse to acquire their illegal supplies on the black market. A key ingredient is under tight security, so the two plan and execute a heist. Several emergencies later, they successfully fulfill their end of the deal, but their celebration is short lived when a tweaked-out Tuco goes out of control. Guests: Matt and Mel from the Twin Peaks Podcast.

May 10, 2012

106 - Crazy Handful of Nothin'

Desperate for money, Walter and Jesse partner up again but Walt is not satisfied with the returns so he pushes Jesse to trade with Tuco (Raymond Cruz), the distributor who recently replaced Krazy-8. Walt becomes ill and loses his hair because of his new cancer treatment while Jesse's negotiation with Tuco goes South. After visiting a badly beaten Jesse left unconscious in the hospital from Tuco's assault, Walt adopts the alias of Heisenberg and renegotiates with Tuco in person... Guest: Simone from ObserverCast (Fringe).

April 26, 2012

105 - Gray Matter

A former wealthy chemistry partner (Adam Godley) makes Walt a lucrative offer, but tensions rise when the reasons for the offer become clear. Jesse languishes unemployed and ultimately looks for Walt's replacement in the operation. After Walt refuses treatment for his lung cancer, his family convenes an intervention on his behalf. Discover the White and Black in Gray from Walt's past as his college girlfriend (Jesssica Hecht) makes an impassioned plea. Join Walt and Jesse as they search for legitimate work now that they have left drug manufacturing behind them... Guest: Kelsey from The Other LOST Podcast.

March 29, 2012

104 - Cancer Man

Skyler manipulates Walt into revealing his cancer diagnosis at a family gathering, forcing Walt to begin confronting the impact his cancer has on his loved ones. Meanwhile, Jesse tweaks out on drugs and suffers from paranoid delusions, leading him to seek refuge with his family unexpectedly. Jesse tries to reestablish his partnership with his former chemistry teacher, but Walt kicks Jesse off his property and tells him never to return. Alirio from PotentialCast (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), RedemptionCast (Angel), and Yip! Yip! Podcast (Avatar: The Last Airbender) joins our discussion this week.

March 17, 2012

103 - ... and the Bag's in the River

Walt and Jesse continue dealing with the consequences from their face off with Krazy-8 and Emilio. Marie (Betsy Brandt) suspects something amiss in the White residence and convinces Hank (Dean Norris) to intervene. Skyler confronts Walt on his many lies as Walt faces the most difficult choice he's ever made. Matt Humphrey of the Twin Peaks Podcast and CarnyCast (Carniv├ále) joins our discussion this week.

February 22, 2012

102 - Cat's in the Bag

After Walt and Jesse's tragic run-in with drug dealers in the desert, they decide to terminate their partnership and move on with their lives. But their plans are put on hold when they discover one of the drug dealers is still alive. Skyler (Anna Gunn) becomes increasingly suspicious of Walt's behavioral changes and confronts him. Walt encounters another reminder of his cancer diagnosis when he witnesses his unborn daughter on a sonogram. And Jesse makes a mistake when disposing of one of the dead drug dealers...

February 14, 2012

101 - Pilot (Part 3)

Now feeling unencumbered by the normal restraints of society, a new side to Walter White emerges. Walt and Jesse's partnership seems to have a great start as they produce the purest quality meth amphetamine that Jesse has ever seen. Unfortunately, Jesse's distributor "Krazy-8" (Max Arciniega) agrees and tries to take over their operation. Walt's resourcefulness is tested as he attempts to save his and Jesse's lives.

February 13, 2012

101 - Pilot (Part 2)

Walt is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and makes a terrible decision to make narcotics to raise enough money to take care of his family once he passes away. Walt encounters his former failed chemistry student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), who is already steeped in a life of drugs. Walt makes Jesse a dangerous proposition.

February 2, 2012

101 - Pilot (Part I)

First-time viewers Allie and Amberlee are introduced to the acclaimed AMC drama series Breaking Bad (2008-2013) and guided in an episode-by-episode commentary by enthusiasts Michael and Jeromy. The four hosts introduce themselves and begin the first part of their discussion and analysis of Breaking Bad - 101 Pilot.