Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber
This week, Jon Stewart weighed in on the government shutdown, Vince Gilligan provided commentary about the Breaking Bad finale, and Zach Galifianakisinterviewed Justin Bieber. Jennifer Hudson starred in a parody of Scandal, and some construction workers starred in a parody of Miley Cyrus' music video for "Wrecking Ball." AMC also debuted "The Oath," a new web companion series to The Walking Dead. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
Michael J. Fox, Betsy Brandt
When faced with the upcoming conclusion of critical darling Breaking Bad last year, Betsy Brandt admits she felt a little unsure of what to do.
"I said to my husband, 'I don't know what happens after you do a show like this,'" she tells TVGuide.com. "I hope that I'm confident and patient enough to wait for something really good."
It was an understandable concern, albeit a...
Breaking Bad indeed went out with a bang.
Sunday's 75-minute series finale pulled in a record 10.3 million viewers, well up from its previous series record of 6.6 million, which it delivered last week. The episode also averaged a record 6.7 million viewers in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, improving ...
"It's over. And I needed a proper goodbye."
Well, Walter White, you certainly got one. And so did the swelling ranks of Breaking Bad fans, as this remarkable series went out, like Heisenberg himself, on its own terms Sunday night, on a creative high and at the peak of its acclaim and popularity, a week to the night of its Emmy triumph.
Cunningly plotted as always and masterfully directed by Vince Gilligan to maximize the emotional suspense and dark humor, the series finale was not so much redemption as reckoning for the mensch-turned-monster so brilliantly and unsparingly played by Bryan Cranston. It will rank high among TV's all-time great finales because this was a true and satisfying climax to a tremendous show, tragic yet oddly uplifting. Breaking Bad never outstayed its welcome, and sad as we are to see it (and Walter) go, this fiendishly thrilling immorality play achieves modern-classic status by living up to its high standards when it needed to most.
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Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the series finale of Breaking Bad. Read at your own risk.]
At the end of Breaking Bad, TV's greatest liar finally stopped lying to himself.
In the most emotional scene of the AMC drama's series finale, high school chemistry teacher-turned-meth kingpin Walter White (Bryan Cranston) visits his wife Skyler (Anna Gunn) for one final goodbye...
If Walter White doesn't die on Sunday's Breaking Bad series finale, that's just fine with me.
That's not to say I'm rooting for Walt (Bryan Cranston) to storm into the neo-Nazi's meth-making compound full of anti-hero machismo and mow down Todd (Jesse Plemons), Jack (Michael Bowen) and maybe even Jesse (Aaron Paul) with a hail of M60 bullets. I'm by no means advocating that, after all the horrible things Walt has done in the name of money and power, he still deserves to win. I'm just saying he doesn't have to lose...
Saturday Night Live returned from its summer hiatus and kicked off Season 39 with host Tina Fey and a surprise cameo from Breaking Bad's own Jesse Pinkman.
As part of the opening skit, Aaron Paul showed up in character to prove why Obamacare could've helped his friend who cooked meth to pay for cancer treatments.
All work and no foreplay makes Dr. William Masters anything but a dull boy.
With the assistance of a free-thinking single mother named Virginia Johnson, this renowned fertility specialist and pioneer in the study of sexual physiology challenges the repressive social mores of the late '50s, when Peyton Place is considered risqué and most people (according to Masters) "sit hunched in the dark like prudish cavemen filled with shame and guilt" when it came to thinking about sex.
Josh Radnor, Cristin Milioti and Josh Radnor
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Sexual Harassment: In an effort to win back her old office on The Mindy Project, Mindy convinces her new (and much less alcohol-tolerant) co-worker, Paul (James Franco) to a shots-off. When Mindy drinks Paul under the table, literally, she helps walk him home and leaves him, unconscious, at the door to his apartment. But not before the newly engaged Mindy decides to go in for a kiss. The minute she presses her lips against his, however, the drunk Paul yells "Whoa, mama! Help me! Whoa!" Apparently that wasn't as good for him as it was for...