I only recently started watching “Breaking Bad” — after a few marathons I’m a little over three seasons in — and I am absolutely hooked. It’s all I’v been able to watch. I’ve even set aside Ray Donovan in a desperate effort to get caught up before “American Horror Story: Coven” and the fourth season of “The Walking Dead” premier next month.
In this mash-up trailer, crafted by the clever folks at College Humor, drugs and zombies collide as two of the best things to happen to television come together to form “Breaking Dead”. Check it out after the break.
New Jersey metal outfit Beyond Dishonor have released a Breaking Bad-inspired music video for their new single “Heisenberg”. Directed by Mitch Martinez, the video features shady laboratories, sleazy executives, and more. You can watch the video after the jump.
Vocalist Reese Dunlap comments, “It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre. That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.”
Beyond Dishonor will also be releasing a new EP entitled Generations this June. The EP was produced by Andreas Magnusson (The Black Dahlia Murder, Impending Doom). The band is also heading on a short tour and will be supporting Miss May I on several dates. The full touring schedule is below. READ MORE
CBS’ “Under the Dome” just made its best casting decision yet, adding Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”, Starship Troopers) to its ranks. Not only is Norris a fun performer, but he’ll be bringing a lot of heat from the series finale of “Breaking Bad”, in which he plays a pivotal role.
Per TV Line, Norris will play Big Jim, the successful owner of Chester’s Mill’s used car dealership and also a town councilman, an office he takes very seriously.
Based on the book by Stephen King, the summer series follows residents in the Chester’s Mill community as they deal with the postapocalyptic conditions that ensue when a strange dome mysteriously encapsulates the town.
Norris joins a cast that also includes Britt Robertson, Aisha Hinds, Mike Vogel, Natalie Martinez, Jolene Purdy, Nicholas Strong, Alex Koch and Colin Ford.
“Under the Dome” premieres June 24 on CBS. READ MORE
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Now this has potential. Not only is Gale Anne Hurd a producer on “The Walking Dead”, she’s also had a hand in classics such as The Terminator and Aliens. AMC not only has “Walking Dead”, but also has fostered (occasionally contentiously) shows like “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad”, both of which are light years better than “Walking Dead” (even though TWD is pretty good, there’s no contest).
So when they team up for a new show, I’m hoping for the best. Especially a show like “Area 51″, which not only has the period setting that worked so well for “Mad Men”, but also – you know – aliens. Seems like it could hit a cool middle ground between that show and “X-Files”. The whole thing will be adapted from the bestselling book of the same name by Annie Jacobsen and scripted by Todd E. Kessler.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, “Published in May, Jacobsen’s book revolves around the famed military installation in the world that has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government and explores the myths about the area and those who believe that region is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems and nuclear facilities. Jacobsen interviewed 19 men who served on the base and additional servicemen who were employed there. AMC’s entry will take place in the 1950s-1960s and will focus on those who work at the base and protect the country’s secrets — including the remains of the alleged alien crash at Roswell.”
Sounds pretty cool, no?