Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead fans may want to stock up on some food and whatever else they'll need as the marathons begin tomorrow. AMC’s offering up Breaking Bad first, with a full-series marathon that begins on Friday. And then the cable channel will cap off 2013 with two days of nothing but The Walking Dead.
The trailer above teases the Breaking Bad marathon, which begins Friday, December 27 at 12:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. CST). The marathon will begin at noon each day and will roll out five seasons of back-to-back episodes, beginning with the pilot and ending with the series finale. It’s well worth noting that last part, as the second half of Season 5 isn’t on Netflix yet. So this is a good opportunity for those who haven’t shelled out for the DVD to see those final episodes either again, or the first time through. Breaking Bad’s marathon airs from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30.
And then there’s The Walking Dead, which also got a new teaser promoting its New Year’s marathon in the form of an excellently gory countdown.
I love that it begins with the little zombie girl that tries to attack Rick and ends with Daryl stuffing that grenade into the tank. And in between, some of the series' grossest moments, including the well-zombie, who wasn't well at all (especially when he got ripped in half). The Walking Dead marathon is set to start Tuesday, December 31at 9:00 a.m. EST and will run for two days, beginning with the pilot, airing back-to-back episodes in chronological order until 5:00 a.m. on January 2, 2014.
The Walking Dead is halfway through its fourth season, which means the marathon will give fans a chance to get caught up or have a bit of a refresher on the recent events in the series ahead of the zombie drama’s return in February.
Those who are caught up can watch the preview for the series’ midseason return below:
And (SPOILER ALERT IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP), check out the tribute video AMC released for the departed Governor here.