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May 29, 2010

'Breaking Bad' billboard spoofs Obama ad (pic)

OK, this is out of date but I'm posting it anyway. A clothing company drew controversy by putting up a billboard showing Barack Obama wearing one of its coats. Then, AMC has put up a neighboring billboard for "Breaking Bad" that spoof the Obama ad:

Obama breaking bad
The opportunistic one-upmanship started after garment company Weatherproof posted a Times Square billboard with the president wearing one of its jackets that was apparently taken during his trip to the Great Wall of China last year. The White House has voiced disapproval of the marketing gimmick. AMC's counter billboard shows "Breaking Bad" anti-hero Walter White wearing a similar jacket with the tagline "You Got No Proof."

After marathoning season two on DVD and now nearly finishing season three, "Breaking Bad" has grown into my favorite show this year. Like AMC's other drama, "Mad Men," it's just so utterly original. Unlike "Mad Men," you can always count on each episode to advance the story and conclude with a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting more -- at least, until recently. Having nearly an entire episode spent in a hospital waiting room, and another devoted exclusively to White trying to catch a fly, could try the patience of any fan. Both were terrifically executed, but, let's face it, self indulgent. Let's hope "Breaking" doesn't descend into a listless character study like some other heavily praised serialized shows in recent years and maintains that tricky balance between character and story.


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