Bryan Cranston, the Emmy Award winning lead on AMC's “Breaking Bad” (where he plays a high school chemistry teacher who runs a meth lab while in remission from cancer) has a new series, available only on the web, called “The Handlers.”
He plays a well-meaning politician running for state senate, who gets some really wacky advice from his incompetent handlers. The segments are only 3 minutes, and they are really funny. There will be 8 episodes in all, available on Atom TV. Here are the first two:
Here's the second one, in which the handlers advise him to falsely confess to patronizing a prostitute:
More at The Handlers Channel.
[Hat tip to Mediaite.)
“Breaking Bad”, one of the best TV shows of the past few years, won't start its fourth season until July. If you missed the first three seasons, you can watch back-to-back episodes of all three seasons online at the show's website, or the first two seasons via Netflix. Here's the AMC description of the show:
Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Anna Gunn) and teenage son (RJ Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of two years left to live.
With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how a fatal diagnosis such as White's releases a typical man from the daily concerns and constraints of normal society and follows his transformation from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade.
In the meantime, check out Better Call Saul, the website for the fictional Saul Goodman, the beyond sleazy defense lawyer on the show. “DUI? Dealing Drugs? Better Call Saul.” Right now he's running a special: two for the price of one on misdemeanor shoplifting arrests. The only thing he's missing is a big sign out front that says “Money talks, Everybody Walks.”