Mel Brooks once wrote: "It's good to be the king."
William Shakespeare, in contrast, wrote: "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."
The conflict between those two lines regarding the true nature of power also appears to be the central selling-point conflict of AMC's "Breaking Bad," which returns to AMC on July 15 to start the first half of its 16-episode final season.
AMC has released the first key art poster for the Emmy-winning drama's fifth season, featuring the tag line "All Hail The King," reflective of the tenuous status of Bryan Cranston's Walter White -- morally, professionally, legally, etc -- in the aftermath of last summer's explosive fourth season finale.
If you're behind on "Breaking Bad," the most recent season hits DVD on Tuesday (June 5), while AMC will begin a late-night marathon of the entire series starting on Sunday, June 10.
[Side note: The poster makes spectacular use of the Santa Fe Railway Shops in Albuquerque, which I discussed in this "Avengers" set visit report.]
Check out the poster:

Key Art for Season 5 of

A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.