The duo were game when a fan asked if they could help him convince his brother-in-law to watch the hit series.
How far would you go to convince your dear ones to watch your favorite show? Some good shows deserve to be watched by most people and if not, then those people are simply missing out on the fun.
A Breaking Bad fan went the extra mile to convince his brother-in-law to watch the highly-rated drama. When his brother-in-law wouldn't listen to him, he took some help from the stars of the show themselves! The fan reached out to Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul. On the Reddit forum r/MadeMeSmile, a user u/Varietis posted a video captioned, "Brother in Law hasn't watched Breaking Bad. Had these guys try and convince him!" The Reddit post got a lot of traction, with over 88.1 thousand upvotes and more than 900 comments from the fans of the show.
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul (who play protagonists Walter White and Jesse Pinkman respectively in the show), can be seen standing beside the Reddit user in the video clip that was recorded by the user himself. The three of them attempt to convince the user's brother-in-law to watch the show comically and entertainingly. The clip starts with the casually dressed actors pretending to be judgemental and not being able to believe that the brother-in-law hasn't watched the show yet. Paul asks, "You haven't watched the show? Seriously?" Meanwhile, Cranston exclaims in a shocked tone, "What the h*ll is wrong with you?"
Paul repeatedly asks, "What are you into?" Even as they pretend to come across as intimidating, they try to guess what kind of shows he is into. "Unbelievable!" says Cranston. Then Paul asks the user's brother-in-law: "What do you like to watch? Seriously. I am just curious."
Cranston then tries to guess and teases him by asking, "What do you watch? Anime?" Paul says, interrupting him, "like cartoons?" and then sets the tone light by saying, "I mean I love cartoons!" The user answers them by complaining about his brother-in-law, "He watches homes he can't afford like on TV and watches just tours of them for no reason but he won't watch 'Breaking Bad.'"
To our surprise, the actors revealed that even they watch those kinds of shows. "I kinda like that," says Cranston while Paul comically agrees. They mischievously start relating to the brother-in-law and try to justify his taste in shows to appease him into watching the show, when the OP addresses his brother-in-law and pleads, "It's ridiculous. Aaron, get on with it. Please. Thank you. Love you, brother." This clip left a lot of fans entertained and amused.
"How cool is that to meet the guy from 'Malcolm in the Middle' and the other guy from 'Westworld' at the same moment," commented u/pirateworks. "TIL they both starred in a popular crime drama called 'Breaking Bad' that first aired 15 years ago," said u/tunamelts2. U/therealjoeybee observed, "My favorite part about this is how the dude filming didn’t seem to overstay the welcome." User u/Morty_Goldman agreed, adding, "That was really cool of them to do that for you haha."
Irrespective of whether they convinced him or not, the clip surely is hilarious enough to attract many other viewers to the series. Since its release, the 2008 TV show has engaged its fanbase with characters that have depth and great story arcs. The New Mexico-based show's unique selling point seems to be the two anti-heroes as protagonists. The cliffhangers and the satirized portrayal of the drug business give each character a chance to deal with their issues.