It’s time to catch up with the show that made an innocent bell’s “ding!” the most ominous sound on TV.
Get your DVRs ready, because starting tonight, AMC is replaying all three seasons of “Breaking Bad,” with back-to-back episodes airing late-night every Wednesday until March. Tonight the series premiere starts at 12:30 a.m., with the second episode immediately following. You’ll have to check your local TV listings for future times — sometimes the episodes will start at 1:30 a.m., depending on how late AMC’s usual Wednesday night movie runs.
It’s a series well worth checking out. Bryan Cranston has deservedly won the Emmy for best actor in a drama three years running portraying Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher with terminal cancer who turns to making meth with a junkie former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul, who won this year’s Emmy for best supporting actor), to pay the hospital bills and provide for his family after his death. It’s dark, it’s bleak, but it’s also jaw-droppingly good. The characters are complex and deeply layered, the breathtaking level of tension and suspense will leave your palms sweaty and yet there’s an element of dark humor that regularly manages to puncture that tension. To top it off, the cinematography is absolutely stunning, it’s hands-down the best-looking show on TV.
It’s also a nice opportunity for eager “BB” fans to get their fix — Season 4 won’t air until late next summer.
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