Meth mouth

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Images of meth mouth are usually considered disturbing and have been used in anti-drug campaigns, even being placed on hoardings/billboards. The condition is often mentioned in media coverage of methamphetamine, and it has been included in media portrayals of drug abuse to demonstrate the scope of the drug's effects or to provoke disgust in the audience. Opponents argue that the term is used to negatively stereotype methamphetamine users, and that it is falsely portrayed as inevitable or characteristic. The drama series Breaking Bad, which centres around the production of crystal meth, features a number of minor characters who have meth mouth.

Cold open

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Vince Gilligan has been declared "Undisputed Master of the Cold Open" in multiple reviews, detailing particular episodes of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. While several soaps experimented with regular opens in the early 2000s, all U.S. daytime dramas are currently using cold opens. Typically, a soap opera cold open begins where the last scene of the previous episode ended, sometimes replaying the entire last scene. After several scenes – usually to set up which storylines will be featured in the episode – the opening credits are shown. By contrast, most British soap operas typically begin with regular opens.

Bullet Points (Breaking Bad)

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"Bullet Points" is the fourth episode of the fourth season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 37th overall episode of the series. It originally aired on AMC in the United States on August 7, 2011. The episode opens with Mike (Jonathan Banks) riding in the back of a Los Pollos Hermanos refrigerator truck on a meth delivery run. The truck suddenly screeches to a halt as it is forced off the road by a pair of hijackers. Mike quickly pulls out his gun and listens as the gunmen pull the driver from the cab and shoot him in the head. He then takes cover as the gunmen raise Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine guns and shoot up the trailer.

Face Off (Breaking Bad)

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The episode was written and directed by series creator Vince Gilligan. It marked Gilligan's final directorial credit on the series before the series finale. This episode marks the final appearance in the series of Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring, and recurring actors Mark Margolis as Hector Salamanca and Ray Campbell as Tyrus Kitt. Both Esposito and Margolis would reprise their respective roles in Breaking Bad's spin-off series Better Call Saul, beginning with the latter show's third and second season respectively.

Mabel (Better Call Saul)

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"Mabel" is the third-season premiere of the American television drama series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. Co-written by series creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould and directed by Gilligan, the episode aired on April 10, 2017 on AMC in the United States. Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries. In a flashforward, Gene eats a sandwich during his lunch break at the Cinnabon in Omaha. He's reading a book when he sees a shoplifter hide inside a photo booth.

Cat's in the Bag...

"Cat's in the Bag..." is the second episode of the first season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad. Written by Vince Gilligan and directed by Adam Bernstein, it aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2008. Walt and Jesse return the RV to Jesse's house, which was previously owned by Jesse's late aunt. When they open the RV to remove the two bodies inside, they notice that Krazy-8 is still breathing. The unconscious Krazy-8 is taken into the basement and secured to a pole with a bike lock around his neck. Walt suggests that they should use hydrofluoric acid to dissolve Emilio's corpse so that it leaves no evidence behind.

Madrigal (Breaking Bad)

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"Madrigal" is the second episode of the fifth season of the American television drama series Breaking Bad, and the 48th episode overall. Written by series creator Vince Gilligan and directed by Michelle MacLaren, it originally aired on AMC in the United States on July 22, 2012. "Madrigal" was seen by an estimated 2.29 million American household viewers. It received highly positive reviews from critics, with one citing it as an example of great artistic directing in a television series.

Slip (Better Call Saul)

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"Slip" is the eighth episode of the third season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on June 5, 2017 on AMC in the United States. Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries. In a flashback, Jimmy and Marco break into the McGills' abandoned store in Cicero, Illinois. Hoping to use an Indian-head penny for a con, Jimmy recovers his childhood coin collection, which he had hidden in an old Band-Aid box inside the panels of the suspended ceiling.

Chicanery (Better Call Saul)

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(The film—which Vince Gilligan counts among his favorites—is also referenced in the Breaking Bad episode "Madrigal", in which Mike can be seen watching it.) * "Chicanery" at AMC.

Thomas Golubić

Thomas Golubić is a film and television music supervisor whose credits include Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Ray Donovan, Six Feet Under, and After the Sunset. In 2017, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Supervision in season 3 of Better Call Saul. In 2003 and 2006, he was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media" for Six Feet Under. The Guild of Music Supervisors gave Golubić the award for Best Music Supervision in a Television Drama for season 5 of Breaking Bad in 2013. He won the award again for Breaking Bads final season in 2014.

ABQ (Breaking Bad)

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The episode was written by Vince Gilligan, and directed by Adam Bernstein. It aired on AMC in the United States and Canada on May 31, 2009. The plane crash at the end of the episode was inspired by the 1986 Cerritos mid-air collision. Oddly enough, Walter White, Breaking Bad's protagonist, shares a name with an air traffic controller involved in the Cerritos collision. The episode received critical acclaim. Donna Bowman, writing for The A.V. Club, commented that the episode "was horrific perfection". In 2019 The Ringer ranked "ABQ" as the 28th best out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. * "ABQ" at the official Breaking Bad site.

End Times (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "End Times" as the 29th best out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. Aaron Paul won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards for his performance in this episode. * "End Times" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Wiedersehen

"Wiedersehen" includes the origin story for Hector Salamanca's bell, an item vitally important to the storylines of both Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad. In addition, it provides backstory details about the character Lalo, who was first named in Breaking Bad, and first appeared in the Better Call Saul episode "Coushatta". In German, "Wiedersehen" is literally translated as "see you again" or "until we see each other again", and the expression "auf wiedersehen" is used to indicate "goodbye" or "farewell".

Open House (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Open House" 50th out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. * * "Open House" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

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Breaking Bad. The Good Wife. Grey's Anatomy. The Practice. ''The X-Files. 4 nominations. Chicago Hope. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Dexter. Homeland. 5 nominations. Boardwalk Empire. The Closer. Downton Abbey. Six Feet Under. 6 nominations. Game of Thrones. Mad Men. NYPD Blue. The West Wing. 7 nominations. ER. The Sopranos. 9 nominations. Law & Order. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama. Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Drama Series.

Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film

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Anna GunnBreaking Bad. Margo Martindale – The Americans. Judy Parfitt – Call the Midwife. Merritt Wever – Nurse Jackie. Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Freak Show. Ann Dowd – The Leftovers. Allison Tolman – Fargo. Michelle Monaghan – True Detective. Nicola Walker – Last Tango in Halifax. Zoe Kazan – Olive Kitteridge. Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul. Catherine Keener – Show Me a Hero. Regina King – American Crime. Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful. Mo'Nique – Bessie. Julie Walters – Indian Summers. Olivia Colman – The Night Manager. Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul. Lena Headey – Game of Thrones. Maggie Siff – Billions. Maura Tierney – The Affair. Alison Wright – The Americans.

Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television

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The Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television is presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, honoring the work of actresses in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction on television.

Critics' Choice Television Award

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Anna Gunn. Freddie Highmore. Margo Martindale. Thomas Middleditch. Nick Offerman. Martha Plimpton. Carrie Preston. Danny Pudi. RuPaul. Matthew Rhys. Keri Russell. John Slattery. Robin Wright. Constance Wu. Ted Allen. Gillian Anderson. Caitriona Balfe. Jonathan Banks. Kathy Bates. Julie Bowen. Andre Braugher. Alison Brie. Sterling K. Brown. Tituss Burgess. Ty Burrell. Jaime Camil. Bobby Cannavale. Don Cheadle. Kaley Cuoco. Hugh Dancy. Claire Danes. Viola Davis. Zooey Deschanel. Ann Dowd. Lena Dunham. Christopher Eccleston. Idris Elba. Will Forte. Sutton Foster. Claire Foy. Martin Freeman. Eva Green. Max Greenfield. Tony Hale. Jon Hamm. Christina Hendricks. Taraji P. Henson. Charlie Hunnam.

Producers Guild of America Award for Best Episodic Drama

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Breaking Bad (consecutive). The West Wing (consecutive). 7 nominations. Game of Thrones. 6 nominations. Lost. Mad Men. The Sopranos. 5 nominations. Breaking Bad. Dexter. Six Feet Under. The West Wing. 4 nominations. 24. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. House of Cards. 3 nominations. Better Call Saul. Downton Abbey. Grey's Anatomy. Homeland. 2 nominations. Boston Legal. The Handmaid's Tale. House. Law & Order. Stranger Things. True Blood.

Alan Sepinwall

Sepinwall has interviewed such television figures as The Wire creator David Simon, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner, The O.C. creator Josh Schwartz, and Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. He also wrote a book about the Fox teen drama series The O.C. called Stop Being a Hater and Learn to Love The O.C., which was published and released in 2004. In 2007, immediately after The Sopranos ended, series creator David Chase gave Sepinwall the sole interview he granted to any journalist at the end of the show.

Peekaboo (Breaking Bad)

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In 2019 The Ringer ranked "Peekaboo" as the 26th best out of the 62 total Breaking Bad episodes. * "Peekaboo" at the official Breaking Bad site.

Alpine Shepherd Boy

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"Alpine Shepherd Boy" (originally titled "Jello") is the fifth episode of the first season of the AMC television series Better Call Saul, the spinoff series of Breaking Bad. The episode aired on March 2, 2015 on AMC in the United States. Outside of the United States, the episode premiered on streaming service Netflix in several countries. Two police officers arrive at Chuck's house after his neighbor calls 911 to report the stolen newspaper. Chuck refuses to open the door because of his electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Golden Age of Television (2000s–present)

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Better Call Saul. Better Things. Big Little Lies. Big Mouth. Black-ish. Black Mirror. Boardwalk Empire. Bob's Burgers. BoJack Horseman. Breaking Bad. Broadchurch. Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Buffalo Bill. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Burn Notice. Call the Midwife. Channel Zero. Chappelle's Show. Chernobyl. Chicago Hope. Clone High. Community. Counterpart. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Curb Your Enthusiasm. Damages. Dancing with the Stars. Dark. Deadwood. Dear White People. Desperate Housewives. Dexter. Doctor Who. Documentary Now. Downton Abbey. Electric Dreams (2017 series). Episodes. Exit 57. Extras. Family Guy. Fargo. Firefly. Fleabag. Flight of the Conchords. Frank's Place. Freaks and Geeks.

Coushatta (Better Call Saul)

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The character was first mentioned in the Breaking Bad episode "Better Call Saul", which also referenced the character "Ignacio" (Nacho) and introduced the character of Saul Goodman. Prior to the show's airing, Vince Gilligan mentioned in an interview that the writers had envisioned Lalo to become a major character, acknowledging that, like on Breaking Bad, they must "keep close tabs on what our characters have done in the past and make good use of it here in the present and the future." In an interview with Den of Geek, actor Michael Mando described the character of Lalo as "a Salamanca in every way, just like Tuco and Hector had their own flavors to the erratic Salamancas."

39th Saturn Awards

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In the television categories, Breaking Bad won three of its four nominations, including Best Television Presentation. Revolution, The Walking Dead and Teen Wolf won the other Best Series Awards. The ceremony was dedicated to the memory of author Richard Matheson, who died just days prior to being set to receive the Visionary Award. Other honorees included Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and filmmaker William Friedkin, Life Career Award recipient and actor/director Jonathan Frakes and the Dan Curtis Legacy Award recipient and producer/creator Vince Gilligan. Reference: * Official Saturn Awards website