Tuned In

Dead Tree Alert: Breaking Bad Breaks Back

  • Share
  • Read Later


It may be Harry Potter day in the rest of the entertainment world, but here at Tuned In, it’s Breaking Bad weekend. The new issue of TIME carries my feature on the return of the AMC drama, including a set visit I made to Albuquerque last spring. (And no offense to the citizens of ABQ, but I am very glad not to have to spell “Albuquerque” again for a while. I’m sure they would feel the same about “Poniewozik.”)

I’ve seen three episodes of the new season, but the story is purposely light on details from them. Still, the usual caveat applies: if you’re the sort of person who gets bothered by the vaguest of spoilers (whether the two lead characters are still in the show, who has a scene with whom on set, any inferences you can draw from descriptions or dialogue between the lines), you really are better off not reading features like this before the season.

I’ll be posting some excerpts from an interview with Vince Gilligan here later. And I’ll have a writeup of the premiere episode after it airs—it’s worth the wait.