Better Call Saul returns on August 6, 2018. And while we’re excited for new stories, and more Breaking Bad connections, we’ll miss one of the show’s most compelling characters, Chuck McGill. ScreenPrism looks back on Chuck’s story arc, and what it tells us about Jimmy.
In the aftermath of last season’s tragic end, Jimmy continues his journey from low-rent lawyer to attorney to the criminal stars, and Mike takes a job with Madrigal Electromotive as Better Call Saul gets ever closer to the world of Breaking Bad. Premieres 8/6/18 on AMC.
(PG-13) “I am awake.” 10 years ago, Breaking Bad introduced us to Walter White and Heisenberg. It’s easy to say that the former changed into the latter, but ScreenPrism argues that Heisenberg was always there. Walt simply let him out, then refused to rein him in.
Esther Bellido’s animated short summary of Breaking Bad is more than a bit derivative of the work of 1A4 Studio, but we do have to hand it to her for summing up the core plot points for all five seasons of the series in just 77 seconds. Also, we want to play this as a side-scroller.
Pay tribute to one of the greatest television series in history with this desktop incense burner that looks just like the RV used in the first 3 seasons of Breaking Bad. We’re not huge fans of the smell of incense, but it’s gotta be better than cooking meth.
(Gore) We’ve seen plenty of Breaking Bad tributes and video essays, but we’ve got to hand it to Filmscalpel and Larry Erens for keeping it fresh with their take, which focuses on Walter White’s de-evolution as told through his relationship with firearms and explosives.
“A man whose fear is greater than his desire… cannot be a pivotal character.” Lessons from the Screenplay breaks down the basics of a TV pilot – the episode that is used to sell the show to networks – and how Vince Gilligan pulled it off for Breaking Bad.
Fans of Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul might soon have something big to look forward to if this fake ad spot for Los Pollos Hermanos is any indication. It features a brief cameo by Giancarlo Esposito, breathing new life into his spectacularly deceased character Gus Fring.
“Two words: Nail. Salon.” Bob Odenkirk, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould talk about some of Better Call Saul‘s nods to Breaking Bad. Many of them are obvious, such as characters and locations, but there are a few that only eagle-eyed fans would have noticed.