10 Ways to Pass the Time While You Wait for the Return of Breaking Bad

The premiere of Breaking Bad's final half-season is less than two weeks away, but it feels like the days are crawling by. So if you find yourself looking to kill some time between now and August 11, here are ten things you can do to prepare yourself for the end.


1. BET ON IT

Unlike Walt's meth business, this is completely legal. Betting Bad is an online game in which fans of the series can wager on several outcomes for the final eight episodes. Each correct prediction will earn you points that ultimately mean nothing, but will set you up with bragging rights for life. Head over to BettingBad.com and take your best guesses as to who lives, who dies, who turns rat, and who winds up in witness protection. You can edit your bets up until the premiere, so what are you waiting for?


2. WATCH THE ENTIRE BREAKING BAD PANEL FROM COMIC-CON 2013

If you didn't make it to San Diego—or if you did but all those Doctor Who fans who camped out for Hall H kept you from seeing the panel—I feel your pain. Thank goodness AMC released the video for everyone to see.


3. WATCH THE DEBUT OF THE WRITERS' ROOM TONIGHT (OR RIGHT NOW)


The Writers' Room is a new half-hour series on Sundance Channel (premiering this evening at 10pm) that, as its title suggests, visits the writers' rooms of several of your favorite TV shows. The first episode features Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, and the entire writing staff of Breaking Bad. If you can't wait until tonight to check it out, the full episode is already available to stream online.


4. DOWNLOAD THE BREAKING BAD: ALCHEMY BOOK FOR iPAD

This interactive book is a must-have for every Breaking Bad fan. Its 120+ pages take you behind the scenes of the series with exclusive interviews, stories from each season, and even an interactive death timeline. It's the best $7.99 you'll ever spend.


5. WATCH THIS SUPERCUT OF EVERY TIME JESSE PINKMAN SAYS THE WORD BITCH


Or this one, featuring every time he says "Yo."


6. SING KARAOKE WITH GALE (R.I.P.) ONE LAST TIME


He was just too precious for this world.


7. CREATE YOUR OWN PERSONALIZED BREAKING BAD LOGO AT AMC'S BREAKING BAD NAME LAB

Come on, don't pretend you haven't been waiting years to see your name in lights Breaking Bad's logo. It'll be a perfect new avatar for all your social media accounts!


8. WATCH THE PROMO FOR MYTHBUSTERS' UPCOMING BREAKING BAD-CENTRIC EPISODE

The episode is scheduled to air August 12, one day after the premiere, but that doesn't mean you can't start getting excited now. I really hope they test the train heist from Season 5's "Dead Freight."


9. WATCH WHAT WENT DOWN DURING THE CAST'S RV RIDE TO THE PREMIERE PARTY

And hate your life that you didn't win the chance to be on that party bus.

10. BUY SOME SWEET BREAKING BAD-INSPIRED ARTWORK FOR YOUR APARTMENT

There are plenty of cool options, and your roommates will thank you later.

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Sep 24, 2013
Point 2 is wrong, its only watchable for around 5% of humans.

like all other amc videos this is just another example how to slap you fans in the face by providing this content only to americans
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Aug 08, 2013
Can't Get enough of Daniel "Fucking" Hardman aka Gale Yo!!
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Aug 06, 2013
I'm going through Breaking Bad withdrawl at the minute. I need a hit soon.
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Jul 30, 2013
Well, apparently AMC has not released those videos for everyone to see.
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Jul 30, 2013
Watched The Writers Room, BB episode twice. The first time for entertainment, the second time to take notes.
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Jul 30, 2013
The Writer's room: I highly recommend it!
The betting game: I highly recommend it!
Jesse's compilations: I highly recommend it!
Holding the smoke in: I highly recommend it! *exhale*

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Jul 30, 2013
I shall be re-watching the whole series (for the fourth time) starting tomorrow, hoping to finish as soon as the second-half of season 5 starts.
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Jul 30, 2013
I started to re-watch a week ago with a couple of friends.. (for the 3rd time for me) Season 2 finale & a few season 3 episodes tonight.. Can't wait for August 11!
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Jul 30, 2013
I timed it too poorly or misjudged how addictive it would be. Was hoping to finish my (somehow first ever) rewatch a short while before it starts, instead I powered through the whole thing in less than two weeks and have been trying to fill the hole with lesser shows....although finally getting Luther done and it's pretty sating (though still not Breaking Bad)
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Jul 31, 2013
And yeah we'll have to move a little slower through the episodes as well I think or we will be finished by the end of the week. Which means another long week to play the waiting-game..
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Jul 31, 2013
I don't know much about Luther, except that Idris Elba stars in it. I really liked him as Stringer Bell in The Wire so maybe I should start to watch Luther as well..
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Jul 30, 2013
I want it to be August 11 now... BITCH.
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Jul 30, 2013
Or just watch Dexter :)
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Jul 30, 2013
Are you trying to be funny? As someone who watched Dexter from the beginning and caught up on BB via Netflix the comparison is almost insulting. One show waaaaaaaaaaaay over played itself the other is ending in half a season when it could probably milk another 3-4 seasons out of the story.
Thanks BB for going out on top, I have faith in these writers that they'll finish it right!
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Jul 30, 2013
It's a testament to how good the show is (writes are) that no one is even thinking that the final episodes might disappoint, because no episode has so far.
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Jul 30, 2013
I know one more thing you could Watch the entire series. i recently watched some episodes for the first time, and this show isn't bad, just badass.
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Jul 30, 2013
I was going to say the same thing :)
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Jul 30, 2013
Thanks so much. I can't believe this show is about to end for good.
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Jul 30, 2013
I really hope they test the train heist from Season 4's "Dead Freight."

SEASON 5!
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Jul 30, 2013
"Dead Freight" is the fifth episode of the FIFTH season...
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Jul 30, 2013
Funny article. I too feel like time is slowing down!
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Jul 30, 2013
I posted an article in the Breaking Bad community a little while back about the betting game, it is awesome and every fan should have a go.

Whilst I applaud the creation of the communities I was a little disappointed at how little exposure posts on there actually get, there's some funny/interesting stuff by others that unfortunately is still hard or requires luck to find.
Glad you guys have now linked to it, and the rest of the list is entertaining too

http://www.tv.com/shows/breaking-bad/community/post/betting-bad---a-new-interactive-game-as-addictive-as-the-crystal-blue-1374542860/
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Jul 30, 2013
Thanks! We're just getting started on our Community effort and as you noted, the addition of the Community link in the site header leading to a personalized feed of Community activity will greatly increase the eyes on your posts going forward.

We really appreciate everyone who has helped us build up the Communities so far and we'll keep working to make sure the best user posts are highlighted. Thanks for the feedback!
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Jul 30, 2013
Love the blue meth artwork!
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Jul 30, 2013
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4LhXycJ7rI
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Jul 30, 2013
Good lord. This list is awesome. IS IT AUGUST 11 BREAKING BAD DAY YET?
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Jul 30, 2013
The Writer's Room episode is excellent. Highly recommended.
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Jul 30, 2013
I'll be watching it later today. I was planning on watching The Writers' Room even if it wasn't featuring Breaking Bad (yet), but to have BB be it's premiere episode is just so obvious and lovely.
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Jul 30, 2013
area restricted :(
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