For as long as there’s been a Breaking Bad, there’s been a legion of fans claiming it to be the greatest television show of all time. While it’s certainly close for me (The Sopranos is my pick, perhaps stereotypically), some viewers have had trouble getting past individual characterizations. Walter White might be one of the most dynamic, complicated characters in the history of the medium, but that doesn’t mean everybody who shares

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At the end of “Buried,” the second episode of the final eight hours of Breaking Bad, Hank, our terrifying co-hero, illegally enters an interrogation room holding Jesse Pinkman, a man Hank almost beat to death just a few months ago. Hank knows that Walt is Heisenberg. Hank knows that Jesse is Walt’s partner. In this moment, the two worlds of the show are about to collide in a huge way. The

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Music to Break Bad To – “DLZ,” by TV on the Radio

As much as Breaking Bad has come to redefine the cinematic scope of television shows, it also goes above and beyond in its use of music. By now, the stature of the average Breaking Bad musical montage is beyond repute, and even the most unassuming of instrumental compositions can pack as much of a wallop as the show’s action. Vince Gilligan and crew have obviously striven to make every aspect

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Music to Break Bad To – “DLZ,” by TV on the Radio

As much as Breaking Bad has come to redefine the cinematic scope of television shows, it also goes above and beyond in its use of music. By now, the stature of the average Breaking Bad musical montage is beyond repute, and even the most unassuming of instrumental compositions can pack as much of a wallop as the show’s action. Vince Gilligan and crew have obviously striven to make every aspect

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