This news was announced a few weeks ago, but a reminder is probably in order: Over the next week and change, AMC is showing the full series runs of both Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead in huge, wall-to-wall marathons.
AMC has announced it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Fri., Dec. 27 through Mon., Dec. 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, Dec. 31, at 9AM/8c, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5AM/4c on Jan. 2, 2014. [AMC TV]
Whether you love your family dearly (“Hey, remember the show I was telling you about over Thanksgiving? Breaking Bad? Yeah, the meth one. There’s actually a big marathon of it this weekend. We should watch a few episodes together”), or you think you’ll desperately need a break from them at some point (“NOBODY TALK TO ME WHILE MY STORIES ARE ON”), this is a very thoughtful gift AMC has given us. We should all chip in and get them some chocolates or something.
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