The Final Scene of Breaking Bad
“I want this”. That lines still gives me chills when I hear it. How about Walt and Jesse just causally reading the final scene on a couch together. No need for a fancy table read. Aaron Paul’s first reaction to the end is exactly the reaction every fan of Breaking Bad should have….”It’s perfect”. As perfect as a TV series I have ever watched.
How about Vince Gillian being a genius with the line “Like Satan’s windshield wiper”. Fucking AWESOME.
We meet/scare the shit out of Bryan Cranston in New York City and two months later he wins a Tony award. Coincidence? I highly doubt it, but when your best friend wins an award you celebrate him. That’s what best friends do. When I win an award for being the best left fielder in the Warwick, Rhode Island Mernick Division of men’s softball I expect him to be the first phone call I receive. But for now, I’ll let him have the spotlight. Best friends forever.
P.S. Legitimate best friends forever.
Godzilla just premiered last night, so I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone, but since Bryan Cranston is one of our best friends, I felt that I had to post this. One of the greatest running jokes on the internet is between the characters Harrison Ford plays and those characters families having something horrible happen to them. “Where is my family!?”. “Give me back my son!”. If you’ve seen a Harrison Ford movie, you’ve heard one or both of those lines. Well Bryan Cranston did his best Japanese speaking version of a Harrison Ford character in Godzilla, and it was amazing. Go see the movie, if only to protest the tragedy that was Godzilla 2000.
No! – Unfortunately, the rumors floating around earlier today (May 12, 2014) were true and Daniel Bryan has, in fact, suffered a neck injury that will take him out of action for an undetermined amount of time.
He didn’t reveal the extent of his injuries during his promo on tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Greenville, South Carolina, but did get emotional when saying he will have surgery this coming Thursday.
“I don’t know when I’ll be back but I do know I will be back.
“YES! YES! YES!”
No announcement was made regarding the status of the WWE world heavyweight championship, so he is not being stripped of the title, at least not yet. They also failed to acknowledge the Payback pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for June 1 in Chicago, which could mean prior reports of his possibly making a return at that show are still possible and WWE simply doesn’t want to rule anything out just yet.
This leaves the heavy lifting to ongoing feuds between John Cena and Bray Wyatt, and Evolution and The Shield.
The WWE Universe got some sad news last night on Raw when Daniel Bryan confirmed that he needs legitimate neck surgery and will be out from 4-6 weeks. This is especially bad news since WWE is finally starting to run with Bryan as their champion/top dog after being reluctant to elevate him for so long. Just like the CM Punk saga opened the door for Bryan to finally reach that top rung, Bryan’s injury and subsequent surgery leaves a large hole that I’m hoping various superstars can fill.
The Cena/Wyatt feud has cooled off considerably since WWE had Cena win at Wrestlemania, but I have faith that these two can fill some of the void left by Bryan’s absence. Wyatt is at the point where he can carry a feud on promo’s alone, and hopefully Cena realizes that WWE needs him to step it up and drop the comedy shtick and starts investing in this storyline.
- The Shield vs. Evolution continues to be a strong story, and the “Hounds of Justice” are better than they’ve ever been. HHH, Orton and Batista are natural heels and its really impossible to dislike The Shield at this point. Their match at Extreme Rules stole the show and I wouldn’t mind seeing the build to a rematch on the next three Raws leading up to Payback.
- The tag team division is very strong right now, and it’s time to start building some serious teams. The Uso’s are the best team going right now, and are the rightful tag team champions. You also have teams like Rybaxel, Harper & Rowan, Cody & Goldust and even The Ascension in NXT. They’ve been slow building the tag team division for awhile, but now is the time to get it back on the map.
- Secondary titles (IC, US) need to be important again. You have two great workers (Barrett & Sheamus) holding the titles with a slew of challengers just waiting for more spotlight. Personally, I’d love to see a Sheamus/Cesaro feud for the US title and a Barrett/Ziggler feud for the IC title. These are four guys that can give you 15-20 minute of solid, heavy hitting psychological matches. It even leaves room for triple threat/fatal four way matches with guys like Del Rio, Van Dam and Swagger.
The possibilities are endless for WWE right now, and even though you never want to see a guy get sidelined with an injury, they have enough talent to keep putting on quality shows. It’ll be interesting to see where they go from here.
The road to WrestleMania (and the WWE network) is well under way, with only tomorrows Elimination Chamber and a handful of Raw’s and Smackdown’s separating us from the granddaddy of them all. The Elimination Chamber isn’t usually included on most people’s list of the “Big 4” pay per views but more times than not it’s the first time we see most of the WrestleMania matches take shape. While wrestling sites have been speculating for weeks about the WrestleMania matches for most of the main eventers on the current rosters, there is one man who’s immediate future can literally go in any direction.
The giant swinging, receding hairlining, no knee pads needed Cesaro. I’m not here to pump Cesaro’s tires, or say he should be in the main event of WrestleMania, because he shouldn’t..yet. I’m here to plead, PLEAD, the WWE to do one thing this Sunday at the Elimination Chamber: end the show with Cesaro and Daniel Bryan in the ring. I dare anyone to tell me with a straight face that Cesaro, or Bryan, eliminating Randy Orton after the other three competitors have already been eliminated wouldn’t blow the goddamn roof off of the Target Center in Minneapolis. This match needs a title change, and it needs a title change that isn’t in jeopardy until the final pin fall. Why not let the last two participants be Bryan and Cesaro, so the WWE Universe knows the title HAS to change hands? Sheamus and Christian are non stories, John Cena, as much as I respect him, doesn’t need the title. Give me 10 minutes of Bryan and Cesaro to close the PPV and I’m a happy man. Or have HHH screw over Bryan, Orton win and create the worst WrestleMania main event in the history of the world. Balls in your court, WWE. Just know that denying Cesaro, is denying a 100 rotation swing.
I have to say I wasn’t happy with Batista winning the Royal Rumble last night. Something about a guy leaving for four years then being back a week and already having a main event spot at Wrestlemania rubs me the wrong way. My dismay was nothing compared to the reaction on Instagram.
The first three commenters seem to be on the same page. Between Daniel Bryan not even being in the Rumble and Batista eventually winning it, there were alot of pissed off fans. I can honestly say I’ve never watched a Rumble where the most popular guy (Bryan, by far) wasn’t included in the match. Not wanting someone to main event Mania is one thing, but not allowing the guy to even be in the rumble is just plain dumb.
While most of the commenters were pissed off, @paintrainexpress just wanted some answers: someone tell him who won the goddamn royal timbal! And while we’re at it make sure that last commenter knows another word besides boycott.
Source – The producers of “All the Way,” Robert Schenkkan’s play about Lyndon B. Johnson’s tumultuous first year as president, are banking on the star power provided by Bryan Cranston in the lead role, announcing a Broadway opening date in a theater usually occupied by big-budget musicals.
“All the Way” will begin previews Feb. 10 for a March 6 opening at the 1,400-seat Neil Simon Theater. The musical “Big Fish” closes there on Dec. 29; earlier tenants include “Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can” and the recent revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”
After a start at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the play — with Mr. Cranston, the Emmy-winning “Breaking Bad” star, joining the cast — ran at the American Repertory Theater in September. Bill Rauch, who directed the Oregon and A.R.T. stagings, will direct the Broadway production as well.
In announcing details of the opening on Tuesday, the producers also confirmed that Michael McKean and Brandon J. Dirden would continue with the production on Broadway as J. Edgar Hoover and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, respectively.
This is wonderful and heartbreaking at the same time. It’s wonderful because Bryan Cranston is going to tear the house down as LBJ. His show at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge sold like hot cakes and his performance must’ve been outstanding or they wouldn’t have ordered Broadway shows. It’s heartbreaking because there is zero chance I get to see him. I jumped the gun for 2014. I’ve been spending money like some kind of animal. SXSW Film Festival in March. Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden in April. Italy in May. I need to find some way of working this Broadway play into my schedule. If I miss Bryan Cranston as LBJ live I’ll never forgive myself.
If you’re as interested as I am, check out the official website for tickets here