Shayne Bowman from Film Schlubs and Heisenberg Chronicals fame as well as Eric Wahlquist of Personal Arrogants and Direct infamy join A.Ron to discuss the pro/fan edit of Breaking Bad that was dropped on the Internet last week. It reduces one of the greatest television shows in history to a single two hour long movie. What works, what doesn’t, how we’d do it better, and much more are covered. Spoilers for everything Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, you’ve been warned!
In what is probably going to be the last Bald Move Breaking Bad podcast ever, we discuss the awesome season three finale that is episode 313, “Full Measure”. So much to talk about, from a back to the beginning’s cold open that has us rethinking what we know about Walt, to Mike planting his flag as an all time great in BrBa history, and the irrevocable moral choices that are going to have impacts that reverberate through the rest of the series.
It’s a great way to end things, and if this is your first time through, by all means continue to enjoy our complete coverage of one of the all time great television shows through seasons four and five. I envy you. If, like us, this is your second, third, or millionth time through, I hope you’ve enjoyed our three season retrospective watch. It has been a blast! Bring on season two of Better Call Saul!
A.Ron and Jim near the end of their re-watch of Breaking Bad season 3, with the thrilling episode “Half Measures”. An incredible episode that has you wondering what’s in store for next week’s installment, which is “Full Measure”. We discuss one of the all time great cold opens in BrBa history, “Wendy”, Marie’s motivational, uh, “techniques”, Mike’s shadowy past, and Walt’s Aztek at it’s most badass and heroic. As next episode will be our last Breaking Bad cast ever, we paused in our coverage to allow you guys to have your say about the series as a whole, or whatever is on your mind. Use the links below to get in touch with us, and we’ll see you back next week to say goodbye to Breaking Bad.
Jim and A.Ron are on to episode 311, “Abiquiu”, an episode of post-modern impressionist vaginas, gangster Food Network show pilots, and unexpected connections to Combos of long ago. Enjoy the flashbacks and fond memories while you can, and then buckle up, because the final two episodes of this season define the levels of crazy that Breaking Bad can get up to!
Jim and A.Ron look into a fairly polarizing episode of Breaking Bad, episode 310, “The Fly”. Some see it as a slow, ponderous, pointless exercise in budget cutting, while others see a beautiful, rich, thematic character study resting entirely on the performances of Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston. Listen in to find out which side of the divide we fall on!
Heading into the home stretch of Breaking Bad Season 3, we arrive at episode 309, “Kafkaesque”. Jesse’s job sucks, Hank can’t feel his legs, Walt admires Gus’s business move, and Skyler tells a whopper of a story.
Jim and A.Ron continue their retro-rewatch of season 3 with episode 308, “I See You”. In this episode Hank fights for his life, Jesse messes around in the lab, and Gus makes his move.
Jim and A.Ron re-watch the classic Breaking Bad episode, “One Minute”. We have a lot to say about Walt and Jesse’s messed up relationship, turning points for Hank, and Gus’s schemes. All this, a robust spoiler section, and some feedback from our fellow fans.
We discuss the merits of the ABQ’s acting talent and the amazing stunt that Walt pulls to, once again, narrowly escape the clutches of his deserved fate.
Jim and A.Ron ponder “Mas”, the fifth episode of season three of AMC’s Breaking Bad. In which Jesse resumes business, Gus is nakedly transparent, the Aztec takes yet another hit, while Walt at all times simply respects the chemistry.