Judd Apatow didn't think Bryan Cranston seemed "scary enough" to play a drug lord

Breaking Bad was a journey. It wasn’t an exploration of the drug trade or those within it so much as it was a chronicle of corruption. Watching the pilot, you wouldn’t expect Bryan Cranston’s Walter White to evolve in the drastic, violent ways he does, both behaviorally and physically. Creator Vince Gilligan took a…

Vince Gilligan "desperately wants" Walt and Jesse to show up on Better Call Saul

There are a lot of questions hanging over Better Call Saul—if we’re being honest, it’s the kind of show where “questions hanging” is a big part of the appeal—but one of the most lingering has been that of when it’ll finally, fully collide with its parent series, Breaking Bad, and its meth-cooking “heroes,” Jesse…

Jesse's not the only character Vince Gilligan thought about killing in Breaking Bad's first season

Esquire has published an oral history of the meth-fueled action drama Breaking Bad for the show’s 10th anniversary and, yes, Aaron Paul is on hand to discuss what it’s like to get called “bitch” everyday. “I have been called ‘bitch’ more than anyone on the planet,” he says, “and that is very exciting.”

The owners of the Breaking Bad house put up a fence to stop people throwing pizzas onto their roof

Sometimes, life pushes even the most boring or predictable of people too far. The results of these sudden snaps can be dangerous and hard to see coming; maybe they start an international drug empire as part of an ultimately futile effort to defy the natural order and take some control back of their own lives. Maybe…

The journey from Mr. Chips to Scarface only takes 2 hours in this Breaking Bad edit

Among the shows tossed out as all-time greats, few are as compulsively watchable as Breaking Bad, which found a way to consistently end on improbable cliffhangers and to careen forward narratively with each new episode. It had all the surprise deaths and end-of-season twists to be expected from any appointment-viewing…

How filming their shows almost killed The Brady Bunch, Gilligan, and Aaron Paul

Movie shoots naturally seem like a risky business, what with all the harnesses and green screens and car crashes. But it turns out that filming a TV series also poses some inherent dangers. Today Whatculture posted the short video “10 Actors Who Almost Died Filming Major TV Shows.” With Whatculture being based in the…