A day after the Season 3 finale, AMC announced that “Breaking Bad” will return for a fourth season, the sort of no-brainer that even the chimps at NBC could make, if they had the balls to even make a show as excellent as “Breaking Bad” in the first place. There’s a lot to love about the show: the cinematic feel, the unhurried pace, the dedication to characterization, and the outstanding performances by the actors. It’s slowly gained viewers in each of its three seasons, and I hope that it continues to do so.
For fans of the show, creator Vince Gilligan has been graciously granting interviews left and right, speaking openly about the writers’ creative process (so much cooler and more honest than “Lost,” by the way), how actors’ schedules sometimes force his hand, and where the characters can go from the tense final moments of last night’s finale. Check out the A.V. Club, the New York Times’s Arts Beat, and the Hollywood Reporter for the full discussions.
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