Who might have thought, a couple of years ago, that AMC -- the other classic movie channel -- would come to be the home of sensational cutting-edge adult scripted drama, first with the award-winning Mad Men and now with its new series Breaking Bad? From an unlikely source has come terrific television.
Starting tonight at 10pm, Breaking Bad stars Malcolm in the Middle's talented and likable Bryan Cranston as Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who receives some really bad news and has an epiphany. To elaborate slightly, a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer forces the by-the-book White to reevaluate his life and make drastic changes to ensure his family's financial future. The series is getting great notices from advance sources and we'll have an actual review tomorrow, but for now we hope that the buzz is true and that Breaking Bad turns out to be as fascinating as it sounds.
(The premise -- the cancer part, anyway -- reminds me a little of an amazing Canadian series called Terminal City which will be starting on the Sundance Channel later this year, and of course we'll be all over that one, too.)
And here at The Nose we were a little worried that once The Sopranos and Dexter were gone, there'd be nothing good to watch. Oh, we of little faith...couldn't be further from the truth!
Check out Breaking Bad on AMC tonight, starting at 10pm. Visit the show's website here for more information, too. Enjoy!