'Breaking' Brilliant: The Making of a TV Masterpiece

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Our clip of the week this week is both a bit meta and a bit more than a clip. The first episode of Sundance Channel's excellent new series "The Writers' Room," which you can watch in full (22:34) online (it originally aired 10 p.m. EDT on Monday), is TV about TV, basically. In a brisk panel discussion moderated by host Jim Rash, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan along with other key members of the creative team and series star Bryan "Walter White" Cranston, talk about the making of one of the most celebrated TV shows of all time. (In my book, it's right up there with HBO's "The Wire" among TV dramas.)

The second half of the fifth and final season of "Breaking Bad" premieres on AMC on Aug. 11.

Watch the full "Breaking Bad" episode of "The Writers' Room" right here.

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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