Just a friendly reminder that Sunday brings the return of "Breaking Bad," one of the best dramas on television (you can read my reviews of last season here). I've seen the first three episodes of season three, and they're very strong.
Meanwhile, today is the release of "Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season" on DVD. Giving potential new viewers only five days to catch up isn't ideal (and unlike the similarly-tight window between the "Chuck" season two DVD release and season three premiere, can't be blamed on the TV premiere date moving up unexpectedly), but the episodes really hold up (and look gorgeous on DVD), and with DVRs and On Demand, you can let season three episodes pile up until you finish.
A fairly healthy dose of extras, too: at least one commentary on each of the four discs (and Bryan Cranston and Vince Gilligan keep things very light but informative), behind-the-scenes documentaries on every episode, 11 other featurettes, deleted scenes, and a bunch of hilarious webisodes from last season. (Warning: the one involving Hank and Marie's love life may have scarred me a little.)
Column review coming Friday, blog review of the premiere coming Sunday. Get pumped.