This week, Breaking Bad is turned into a musical on The Late Late Show, while the show is named one of the best of all time by Rolling Stone. Plus, Vince Gilligan discusses pre-credit teasers. Read on for more:
• Entertainment Weekly spotlights The Late Late Show turning Breaking Bad into an inappropriate musical, where Alan Cummings “played Walter White as a finger-snapping showman.”
• Rolling Stone ranks Breaking Bad the No. 3 TV show of all time, remarking, “The more Walt transforms into Heisenberg, the deeper he digs into the grim side of the American dream.”
• Examining pre-credit teasers that seem like misdirection, The Hollywood Reporter talks to Vince Gilligan, who says, “It’s all in service of creating a story that bears a second watching. We are going for something that’s not just watchable but rewatchable.”
• “Breaking Bad has hands down become one of the greatest television shows of all time,” Esquire says, highlighting the many details found in the drama.
• John De Lancie, interviewed by the Edmonton Journal, says Donald Margolis (Jane’s father) was “a true victim — I didn’t know what was going on. All I was concerned about was my daughter. I was a log thrown into a raging river; it just goes.”
• Entertainment Weekly learns from Mr. Robot‘s creator that Breaking Bad is his favorite TV show.
• The showrunner of ABC’s Speechless, speaking with The Hollywood Reporter about portraying a character with cerebral palsy, commends Breaking Bad for doing “a particularly good job, because [the disability] really wasn’t the issue. That’s a fantastic way to set something as normal and not to be dealing with it in text all that much.”
• A co-creator of the CW’s Vampire Diaries tells Entertainment Weekly he admires Breaking Bad‘s series finale: “I felt complete when that show ended. It was sad, it was tragic, but I felt satisfied. It was a big thank you.”
• MovieMaker Magazine points out that “Walt’s lowest point comes toward the end of the series, when his actions lead to the murder of a key character and the dissolution of his and Jesse’s partnership.”
• C21Media reports that Netflix plans to launch Breaking Bad on its service in Poland.
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