Thursday, August 9, 2012

Spur Ranch Road - Breaking Bad Update

Dear Neighbors,

In case you're interested, the "Breaking Bad" TV episode filmed along our road this summer will be shown this Sunday (Aug. 12) at 8 p.m. on AMC.  Breaking Bad is the top-rated dramatic show on television and is in its final (5th) season. It is often compared to The Sopranos for the quality of its writing and acting. This particular episode is one of the costliest of the series, with a reported production cost of $3.4M, and a cast and supporting staff of about 140 people. The road association and homeowner's associations were well-compensated by the production company for the use of their property.

From Wikipedia: Breaking Bad is an American television drama series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. Set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with advanced lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family's financial future before he dies.[1]

The series is broadcast in the United States and Canada on the cable channel AMC, and is a production of Sony Pictures Television. It premiered on January 20, 2008, and has completed its fourth season. On August 14, 2011, AMC announced that Breaking Bad had been renewed for a fifth and final season consisting of 16 episodes.[2] The fifth season will be split into two parts, each consisting of 8 episodes, which premiered on July 15, 2012.[3]

Breaking Bad has received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, cinematography, and the acting ability of its cast.[4][5] The series has won six Emmy Awards—including three consecutive wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Cranston, one win for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Paul, and three nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. Cranston has also been nominated twice for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama and he was nominated three times for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.


Jim Garland
President, Spur Ranch Road Association