I woke up this morning feeling a little weird. Happy that tonight’s the night for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Yes, tonight, Monday. And not the usual Sunday.The live broadcast from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, with host Seth Meyers starts 5:00PM PT, 8:00PM EST on NBC.
Also, I felt a little sad that this is the last time we’re going to see the gang from the stellar, innovative, TV crime drama series, Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston as Walter White, Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, Anna Gunn as Walter’s long-suffering wife Skyler, Skyler’s sister Marie Schrader played by Betsy Brandt and her husband Hank played to perfection by Dean Norris. And other series regulars such as Bob Odenkirk(who’s got his own spin-off called ‘You Better Call Saul“), Giancarlo Esposito, Jonathan Banks, Jesse Plemons and Scottish actress Laura Fraser.
In 2014, Breaking Bad entered the Guinness World Records as the highest rated show of all time.
The show took place in one of the most fitting cities Albuquerque, New Mexico and produced, sometimes written and directed by the darkly creative by Vince Gilligan, who paved the way for other ground-breaking series such as Sons of Anarchy (followed the same year in September 2008), Orange Is The New Black (eventhough, technically, IMHO the gritty series OZ paved the way for this series), American Horror Story and True Detective.
True Detective is up for Outstanding Drama Series against Breaking Bad. But since it will return for a 2nd season (albeit with a different story and cast), I hope Breaking Bad takes home this prize as it will never have another chance.
We shall see. It’ll be hard to say Goodbye. Join me on Twitter for all the Emmy festivities and “selfie spoofs”.