After some recent highly charged episodes, this one settles down and relies more on furthering the plot and establishing deeper character development. "Safe and cautious" Skyler uses her accounting expertise to ensure that laundering Walt's money doesn't leave them awash in financial complications. And Jesse makes a new friend at his narcotics support group, and she inadvertently lets him in on a secret about a murdered dealer and, more surprisingly, just who it was who pulled the trigger.
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Whether it's Adam Richman racing against the clock to eat a 3-meter-long bratwurst on Man v. Food or a group of Top Chef Masters competing to create a delectable meal using only the ingredients found on the Lost island, food-challenge shows are addictive — not to mention mouthwatering.
Gail Simmons: Top Chef Masters meets Modern Family
With TLC delving into the gastro-competitive realm with Ultimate Chili Challenge (May 3 at 10/9c) and Chocolate Wars (May 10 at 10/9c), we found it only fitting share our top six food-challenge moments:
Food Network Challenge
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A Christmas favorite receives a Halloween makeover in this episode from 2007, as four renowned pastry chefs build haunted gingerbread creations, ranging from spooky houses to a slime-filled cave and even a Spanish galleon manned by skeleton soldiers. Let's just hope that these edible works of art taste a lot sweeter than they look.
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Let's face it, it's pretty hard to avoid the Super Bowl (Sunday on Fox at 6 pm/ET, by the way). But to some people the big game and its inescapable surrounding hoopla is anathema. With that in mind, we present this Football Haters' Survival Guide, a few decidedly non-sporty shows that should appeal to those who think a flea-flicker is a way to kill bugs. Joseph Hudak Fans call the plays in Discovery's 18-hour viewers'-choice marathon of Mythbusters, beginning Sunday at 9 am. Kyra Sedgwick's tireless Brenda Johnson pulls a 12-hour shift as TNT kicks off a marathon of The Closer at noon with the second-season opener, which finds Brenda investigating the double murder of a detective and a drug dealer. Puppy Bowl IV (Animal Planet, 3 pm): Baby dogs romp and roll for three hours inside a pup-sized football stadium in the third-annual cutefest, which repeats through 3 am. Food Network takes the cake with six hours of shows about wedding cakes, beginning with...
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The July 25 episode of Food Network Challenge will invite a quartet of professional cake designers to craft a sweet something that pays glorious homage to The Simpsons, in honor of the cartoon clan's upcoming big-screen debut.The chef whose cake, um, takes the cake will receive $10,000 and this is the icing on the you-know-what have the opportunity to see their creation featured at The Simpsons Movie's star-studded Hollywood premiere.
Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes
You might expect a show about cakes to be sweet, but if you are watching Food Network's Ace of Cakes (new episodes start tonight at 10:30 pm/ET), you'd be wrong. After all, Charm City Cakes owner, professional chef and Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is not your typical cake decorator. He creates amazing masterpieces out of sugar and flour (and sometimes Rice Krispie treats), and his eclectic staff of artists put in long hours to make sure these culinary confections arrive at their destinations looking nothing short of spectacular. From towering flamingos to three-dimensional German shepherds, Duff & Co. use unconventional methods to achieve stunning results. TVGuide.com recently gave Charm City Cakes in Baltimore a call — which was answered by a spunky receptionist (who thought that this interviewer would be male