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Which 'Breaking Bad' reference is the tentative title for Bryan Cranston’s memoir?

With Breaking Bad behind us and Better Call Saul in front of us, right now is a tough time for Bad addicts. Sure, we can re-watch the show or even pop in a full-length documentary about it, but we can’t get back the feeling of watching Walter White put on the Heisenberg hat for the first time. We can’t re-experience the fear of watching Gus take a box cutter to a man’s throat. And there’s no way we’ll ever relive the millions of emotions that overpowered us when Jack killed Hank.

But what we can do is debate the best episodes, talk about our favorite scene of season 5, follow Aaron Paul’s every move, and await the arrival of Bryan Cranston’s memoir.

I realize that Cranston’s book doesn’t seem like a Breaking Bad-specific event. And there’s no guarantee that it is; after all, Cranson did plenty of stuff before Bad, and he’s done plenty of stuff since. Still, the actor has been vocal about how Breaking Bad was a transformative experience for him — so it’s safe to say the show will be discussed.

Now that we’ve learned the tentative title for Cranston’s book, we’re even more excited to give it a read. But first, we have a challenge for you: Can you pick Cranston’s true title out of the Breaking Bad references below? READ FULL STORY

Walter Jr. gives his 'Breaking Bad' dad some Father's Day forgiveness -- VIDEO

Walter Jr. will forgive a lot for the sake of a good breakfast, at least according to the actor who played him.

In a YouTube tribute, Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte outlined all the best qualities of his TV dad, Walter White. Keeping with the Father’s Day theme, he thanked his fictional father for all the good he did for his fictional son (despite the whole, you know, brewing meth, becoming a drug kingpin, and murdering a lot of people thing). “A lot of fathers say they would do anything to provide for their family, but you, Walter White, really meant anything.” READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' Spanish remake: Top moments from the new Walter, Jesse

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“Yo no estoy en peligro. El peligro soy yo” Breaking Bad, Episode 6, Season 4. (Translation: “I’m not in danger. I am the danger.”)

Say hola to Walter Blanco, better known to U.S. audiences as Walter White, the quiet, cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned meth cook in cult drama Breaking Bad. In Metastasis, Walter looks the same – actor Diego Trujillo’s craggy face, goatee and wire-rimmed glasses make him an eerie doppelgänger for Bryan Cranston – but he speaks Spanish and lives in the Colombian capitol of Bogotá. READ FULL STORY

Nielsen reveals top 10 TV series on Twitter and the year's most tweeted-about episode

If television gave us anything to tweet about this year, it was Walter White’s journey from chemistry teacher to Heisenberg to whatever it was that he became.

Nielsen has released its list of this year’s most talked-about series on Twitter, which was calculated from September 1, 2013 to May 25, 2014. Breaking Bad not only topped the list — with an average reach of 6 million people per each new episode — but also took home the award for the greatest reach for a single airing, thanks to its buzzy series finale. Viewers’ final hour with Walt, Jesse, and all those crazy Nazis reached 9.1 million people on Twitter, making it quite literally the tune-in event of the year. However, The Voice set the record for total tweets sent about a single episode with 1.92 million tweets about its episode on May 13. READ FULL STORY

'Halt and Catch Fire': If Don Draper and Walter White met in 1983

Since rebranding itself as a prestige TV showcase with the launch of Mad Men in 2007, AMC has hosted its share of critical gems (Breaking Bad), popular hits (The Walking Dead), and forgettable duds (Low Winter Sun). But its most recent series — The Killing, Hell on Wheels, and Turn — have failed to break out — so there’s some additional pressure on Halt and Catch Fire, which premiered Sunday night.

Set in 1983, the show revolves around Lee Pace’s Joe MacMillan, a dynamic former IBM executive who wants to build a fledgling Dallas-based computer company into an outfit that can go toe to toe with Big Blue. One of the drones in the Dallas office is Gordon Clark (Scoot McNairy), a “misunderstood genius” whose brilliant vision has earned him nothing but a cubicle and a drinking problem. Together, with the help of Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), a pretty programming punk, they set out to reverse-engineer the IBM PC and mass-produce their own rival product.

The premiere had a lot of information to sift through, characters to establish, and techno-speak to spoon-feed, so it might take a few episodes to determine whether Halt is a keeper. But it’s clear that creators Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have studied what works and what doesn’t, and at first glance, they’ve borrowed generously from proven winners. In fact, it didn’t take me long after seeing Joe and Gordon at work to think, “They’re Don Draper and Walter White, right?” READ FULL STORY

Bryan Cranston hints at more Walter White

Better Call Saul might not be the only place where Breaking Bad folks could show up in the future. (Spoilers for the finale follow, although, like, you know what happened in the finale by now, right?)

Bryan Cranston implied on CNN Thursday night that Walter White may not have died at the end of the series, despite what the episode seemed to suggest. Wait, what?

Host/superfan Ashleigh Banfield put the point to Cranston: “Your eyes were open and I thought, ‘what if the police just take him into custody, he gets better, breaks out and just goes nuts?'” (The interview is not yet online.)

Cranston played along, noting: “Hey, you never saw bags zip up or anything.”

Banfield: “Is he dead?””

Cranston: “I don’t know.”

Banfield: “No movie? No nothing? No Walter White ever again?”

Cranston: “Never say never.”

Sure, Cranston was likely just humoring her. In the finale script’s last pages, there seems to be no uncertainty about White’s fate. But who knows? Watch the “Felina” ender below, then debate if there’s any way for White to rise again. READ FULL STORY

Walter White vs. Rick Grimes: 'Epic Rap Battles of History' goes antihero -- VIDEO

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Two of TV’s biggest badasses are finally facing off — in a rap battle, of course.

With already more than 1.5 billion views to date, Epic Rap Battles of History creates comedic arguments between historical and pop culture figures, all set to rap music. To kick off their third season, co-creators Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist (a.k.a. Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD) have taken on The Walking Dead‘s Rick Grimes and Breaking Bad‘s Walter White in a battle for the ultimate TV antihero with swag. Watch it break down below: READ FULL STORY

Relive all of 'Breaking Bad' in 8 minutes -- VIDEO

Rewatching all five seasons of Breaking Bad is a time-consuming project, we know. But it’s important to never forget Walter White’s journey, Gus’ glasses, Mike’s everything, Jesse’s good heart, Todd’s sociopathy, and pretty much everything that ever happened on that show.

And that’s why we’ve got good news! You can relive just about all the feelings you ever had when watching Breaking Bad in eight minutes with this recap of the entire series from French filmmaker Alexandre Gasulla. It will give you chills, and it might make you cry, but I promise that you will feel completely revived when you’re done. I can also promise that it will make you want to re-watch Breaking Bad in its entirety. Apparently some things just never go away.

Watch the tribute below: READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' reunion: Skinny Pete, a Salamanca, and the guy who got his head crushed by an ATM promote new book

Everybody dies … it’s a fact of life, and of fictional television. And nobody knows that better than David Ury, who once appeared on an episode of Breaking Bad only to get his head squashed by an ATM. So perhaps, it’s important to point out that everybody dies, but not necessarily in the same way.

Now, Ury has written a parody of children’s books titled Everybody Dies: A Children’s Book for Grown-Ups! And to promote the book’s upcoming release, Ury asked a few other Breaking Bad alums to join him for a quick video. Unfortunately, Charles Baker (Skinny Pete) doesn’t talk about Star Trek even a little bit, but you do get to hear Luis Moncada (Marco Salamanca) speak English, which might shatter your entire world to pieces.

Watch the reunion below:

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Peabody Awards honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' and more

The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”

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