The brilliance of the "Breaking Bad" finale isn't really up for debate. Sure, there are people who had problems with it, but the consensus is that Vince Gilligan stuck the landing in a very smart way.
But how smart?
For evidence, we present this video that edits down the events of "Felina" to fit within the span of the song "El Paso," the Marty Robbins tune that plays as Walter drives to New Mexico.
The song tells the story of a gunfighter who fights for his love but is forced to leave town by another cowboy. He later returns to reclaim his love, but also to knowingly face his likely death.
The similarities certainly aren't coincidence, and it just goes to show you how smart the creators of "Breaking Bad" really were.
The final episode of "Breaking Bad" satisfied many of the shows hardcore fans, but one viewer has been making headlines for her displeasure with the ultimate fate of Walter White.
Britney Spears recently told Z100 that she didn't like the "Breaking Bad" finale, saying "I thought it was really sad. I didn't like it at all. I don't think [Walt] should have died."
As anyone who has been on the internet knows, criticisms of "Breaking Bad" are never taken lightly, and one from this high up the pop culture chain merited a response from Heisenberg himself.
By Alex Zalben
Since "Breaking Bad" finished its run on Sunday, we've had plenty of other things to talk about: Miley Cyrus' stuff, some junk about the government shutdown or whatever, and of course, Spanish "Breaking Bad." Yet for some reason, people seem obsessed with talking about one of the most haunting, perfectly realized TV finales of all time.
Who are these people? Comedian Norm Macdonald, who seems set to continue our long national nightmare of fascinating and plausible "Breaking Bad" ending theories with one that posits... Well, spoilers after this point.
By Alex Zalben
Super-sad about the end of "Breaking Bad?" Good news, then, it's coming back! In Spanish! Really!
The Spanish language remake of "Breaking Bad" – titled "Metástasis" – was announced a few months ago, but now we finally have a look at the weird, mirror-universe version that is the final product.
First, there's the classic shot of Walter White in his tightie-whities, except with Diego Trujillo playing Walter Blanco. (No, we're not joking.)
It's been a tough 36 hours, huh? As satisfying as the finale of "Breaking Bad" was, the void it left in our TV-watching schedule is pretty dark.
Thankfully, since pretty much everyone watched the finale, people all over the place were talking about what went down during the final episode.
Click past the jump to see our roundup of the latest "Breaking Bad" goodness from around the web.
By Alex Zalben
After last night's blockbuster finale, it's clear that not only did "Breaking Bad" end the right way, there's almost no other way the show COULD have ended.... Except, as it turns out, creators Vince Gilligan had a few other outs up his sleeve, according to a post-game interview with EW. Here's a rundown of how Heisenberg might have met his ultimate fate, if things hadn't turned out quite as perfectly:
Last night, Conan O'Brien had his big "Breaking Bad"-themed episode, dedicated to the show's final season, and he brought out the entire cast plus Vince Gilligan to discuss everything about the best show on television.
Conan first brought out Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, who had a number of fascinating stories to share, including one very passionate piece of fan mail that described an erotic "Breaking Bad" fantasy.
The duo also reminisced about reading the final script together, an occasion that was filmed and will be featured in a documentary included in the complete series Blu-ray.
Watch the interview segment from "Conan" in the video above!
If you've seen "Brick," "Brothers Bloom," "Looper," or follow him on Twitter, you know that Rian Johnson is not only a good dude; he can direct the crap out of a movie. He also happens to be very, very good at directing episodes of "Breaking Bad."
Last night's hour-long panic attack, "Ozymandias," was the third episode that Johnson has directed after "Fly," season three's bottle episode, and "Fifty-One" ("For the cancer to come back"), and boy, he must have felt like topping his already stellar record on the show.
In addition to delivering one of the finest hours in "Breaking Bad" history, Johnson tweeted a series of behind-the-scenes photographs that are absolutely worth checking out for any fan of the show.
On September 10th, 1993, the world was introduced to "The X-Files" and a pair of alien-chasing FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. For nine conspiracy-filled TV seasons (and two feature films) they fought to uncover The Truth about the existence of extra-terrestrials, along the way becoming iconic characters in pop culture.
To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of "The X-Files," we present an update on some of its major players.
Like Snow Patrol and Coldplay before them, Sigur Ros will be taking a trip to Westeros next season. According to Entertainment Weekly, the indie band is the next music act to make a guest starring appearance on HBO's "Game of Thrones."
EW.com confirmed that Jón Þór Birgisson, Georg Hólm and Orri Páll Dýrason are all currently filming scenes for the upcoming fourth season in Croatia.
The site also made mention of the fact that the showrunners of "Game of Thrones" would often listen to the sounds of the Iceland art-pop band while filming in their native country.
"Game of Thrones" is expected to return to HBO in the spring, and it will probably kill off a couple of your favorite characters.