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Vanity Fair Praises Bryan Cranston; Vince Gilligan Talks Endings With Emmy Magazine

This week, Vanity Fair praises Bryan Cranston’s acting and Vince Gilligan chats with Emmy Magazine about Breaking Bad‘s eventual ending. Plus, New York Magazine wonders if Walter, Jr. has the worst set of parents on AMC. Read on for more:

Vanity Fair‘s editor singles out Bryan Cranston as a TV actor who can present “complex portraits of manhood not seen since the golden days of De Niro and Pacino.” Also, Aaron Paul is featured in an accompanying photo spread that celebrates television. (No Link.)

Emmy Magazine speaks to show runners like Vince Gilligan, who are determining the end games for their series. Gilligan says he began the series with its ending in mind. (No Link.)

New York Magazine asks which AMC child has the worst parents, noting that Walter Jr.’s most obvious acting-out moment was when “he dropped his father’s name and started going by Flynn.”

Stuff recommends Season 3 of Breaking Bad (now airing in New Zealand), calling it “the point at which the show goes from ‘good, sometimes great drama’ to ‘completely unmissable.'”

Bryan Cranston tells the New Zealand Listener that he expects his role as Walter White to be the first line of his obituary: “I’d be very proud of that.”

• Now that AMC has both a drama and unscripted series about advertising, New York Magazine looks at how Breaking Bad can be turned into Chemical Reactions, a reality show where high school chemistry teachers compete in a series of challenges to win $500,000.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the release of Argo, which stars Bryan Cranston, has been moved to Oct. 12 from Sep. 14, “positioning it closer to the heart of awards season.”

TV Equals thinks it’s “pretty funny” that Mark Margolis has played younger versions of his characters on both CBS’s Person of Interest and Breaking Bad.

Entertainment Weekly calls Krysten Ritter (Jesse’s former girlfriend Jane) “perfect” in ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

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