Nothing says the holiday season like meth and zombies. Over the holiday break, AMC will air a back-to-back TV marathon of two of their most popular TV shows, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. This is the perfect time to catch up on Breaking Bad if you’re one of the very few out there that hasn’t seen a single episode of the Emmy Award-winning TV series.
The back-to-back marathon will begin this Friday December 27th at noon EST/PST starting with season one of Breaking Bad. The series marathon will continue until December 30th starting at noon every day in between. It breaks down to a season of Breaking Bad every day with the first day featuring the TV series’ first two seasons (season one is only seven episodes long).
The following day on New Year’s Eve December 31st, AMC will air every episode of The Walking Dead to date starting with the episode “Days Gone Bye.” The Walking Dead marathon will only last for two days ending with the episode “Too Far Gone” from season four on January 2nd, so if you want to catch up on The Walking Dead before the back-half of season four beginning in February, this is the best time. Is there a better way to ring in the New Year? From the cable network:
“AMC has announced it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Fri., Dec. 27 through Mon., Dec. 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, Dec. 31, at 9AM/8c, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5AM/4c on Jan. 2, 2014.”
Of course, there is the Breaking Bad/The Walking Dead fan theory that suggests Walter White started the zombie apocalypse with his crystal blue meth. There was even a very funny mash-up video that intercut scenes from Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead to show how the zombie apocalypse started. The video even throws in a few scenes from Mad Men to show how the zombie apocalypse really started with the cable network AMC.
Recently, Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple revealed a few plot details for the upcoming second half of season four. With the prison walls in ruin and the group split up, Rick Grimes and his son Carl are alone in the wilderness. They are left to fight off zombies alone with no hope to find the others in the group. When you consider how The Walking Dead is so predictable, it’s likely that Rick and Carl will find the rest of the group before the end of season four. They’ll also discover baby Judith is not dead, but rather in the care of Beth. And just before the end of season four, the group will come across the Wiltshire Estates gated community for season five. At least that’s my prediction of how the rest of the seaso will shake out.
The Walking Dead will return with episode nine of season four on February 9, 2014.