AMC's hit series Breaking Bad — which tells the story of a terminally ill high school chemistry teacher who starts cooking meth — can get pretty dark at times. But how would the show look like as an ABC sitcom?...
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TV isn't perfect; sometimes it shows us mistakes. A Top Chef hopeful decided to make — gasp! — dessert. Jesse pulled the trigger on Breaking Bad. Kathy Griffin put the moves on Christopher Meloni. The Bachelorette's Kasey got a tattoo. And England's Rob Green — well, he knows what he did. He'll be rewatching it in his vuvuzela-scored nightmares for years to come. Welcome to Top Moments: Our Favorite Mistakes Edition.
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Basketball beat Broadway.
The National Basketball Association finals on ABC attracted a bigger audience than CBS' telecast of the 64th annual Tony Awards.
Despite familiar faces such as winners Scarlett Johansson and Catherine Zeta-Jones, as well as performers like Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison, this year's Tonys averaged 7 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the 18-to-49 demo, an 8 percent dip from last year's ceremony.
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Devastating to the last shot: That was AMC's Breaking Bad this remarkable season. Sunday's season finale didn't so much wrap things up as trap our anti-heroes in a terrifying no-exit vortex that forces Walt to force Jesse to cross the final line of no return—to commit cold-blooded murder to save their skins.
No half measures for this series, ever. And harking back to the brilliant "Fly" episode, the contamination (moral) is now complete.
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[WARNING: The following story contains plot details from the Season 3 finale of Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]
For much of Breaking Bad's superb third season, Jesse (Aaron Paul) considered himself "the bad guy."
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He blamed himself for the death of girlfriend Jane (Krysten Ritter), who gave up her sober lifestyle to begin using again with Jesse. But despite that — and Jesse's meth-making efforts with Walt (Bryan Cranston) — Jesse was never a murderer, which Walt realized in this season's penultimate episode, when he killed two rival drug dealers instead of letting Jesse go through with it.
In Sunday's heartbreaking and shocking season finale...
Another season premiere, another body in Merlotte's parking lot. And just like last time, the third season begins mere moments after the second ended, with Eggs shot in the head, Tara inconsolably hysterical and Andy covering for a deadeye Jason. Of course, what everyone wants to know, like Sookie, is what happened to Bill, but there are other mysteries to tide us over in the meantime, including Sam's journey to find his birth family and a crisis in the vampire community over an uptick in the abuse of V.
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That's what Breaking Bad's Walter White (Bryan Cranston) told his meth-making cohort Jesse (Aaron Paul) to do moments after Walt hit two murderous rival drug dealers with his car in Season 3's penultimate episode. In doing so, Walt protected Jesse from the wrath of their boss, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), who also employed the now-dead thugs.
Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul: Jesse is going to a very dark place
"I think Walt saved Jesse's life by doing that, and Jesse...
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This week's TV was full of twist endings. Lie to Me's killer let his kid sister drown for the paltriest of reasons. United States of Tara's fractured heroine turned out to have a secret half-brother. Raylan let his nemesis escape on Justified. Sue Sylvester, of all people, came to Mr. Schu's rescue on Glee. And on Breaking Bad, Walt killed someone to save the partner who causes many of his troubles. Welcome to Top Moments: He Was Dead the Whole Time Edition...