"Breaking Bad" Season 4 Premieres: Better Than Ever

Even if you never watched Seasons 1-3, don't miss tonight's premiere of AMC's Breaking Bad, Season 4. (8 PM, Denver Time) It's the best show on television. Here's a review (no spoilers) of tonight's episode, The Box Cutter. The author says: "Every note of these opening episodes is pitch perfect, building a slow crescendo of what looks to be an impressively strong season."

While you're waiting, check out Nerve.com's clip of the best lines of "Better Call Saul", the show's sleazy defense lawyer.

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    True Story (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Dadler on Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 08:57:27 PM EST
    When the meth dealers who lived behind us were getting out of hand, but still unable to get the police to do anything about them for some reason, our neighbor (who was almost as crazy as the meth family -- toothless dad who never slept, toothless and crater-faced mom who never showered, and utterly-psychotic-knife-collecting-son who always terrified any sane person) arranged to have us all attend a mediation session downtown (another story in itself, obviously). In short, the result of that tweeker mediation session was an unenforceable "neighborly behavior" contract and, drumroll please, a potluck dinner.  

    Picture that meal:  Mr. and Mrs. Dadler, an elderly host couple who had lived in the neighborhood since the 1940s, their six hundred pound daughter, the crazy neighbor lady and her neutered husband, and the crystal meth family, who brought over ambrosia salad in a filthy looking corningware dish, and one of whom (they rotated duty) was always running across the street to sell a gram or two of sh*t to someone new.

    "It must be so nice," commented our elderly host's wife, "to have so many friends, who want to visit you at so many different times of the day."

    You can't make lines that up, you really can't.

    The Cranks were only evicted after psycho-son put his fist through a window, then threatened to cut his mother's throat with it.  I listened to the whole thing go down, including SWAT team takedown, while working on a screenplay I'd end up optioning to Universal.  Ah, the Rob Lowe script.  Too funny.  Hollywood is such a great freakshow.

    I think I need some crystal now, Jaysus.

    And I'll say it again: I heart Bryan Cranston.  Give it to thost anti-dentite bast*ards. (Seinfeld, anyone)


    I'll second the quality of the series. One of (none / 0) (#1)
    by tigercourse on Sun Jul 17, 2011 at 07:27:13 PM EST
    the best on television, and if you like tension, this show does it better then anything else.

    Cranston gives an excellent performance.