Albuquerque prepares to go cold turkey after 'Breaking Bad' series finale
By Nadine Jolie
When the series finale of "Breaking Bad" airs on Sept. 29, more than just the millions of fans who've been addicted to the show will be heartbroken. The city of Albuquerque will be nursing an emotional hangover, as well.
Few cities have played as integral a role in a TV show as "Breaking Bad" -- which features Albuquerque --affectionately known as ABQ after its airport code-- prominently that it might be considered a main character. Albuquerque has become one of America's hottest filming destinations: the tax incentives and lack of minimum film-spend make it irresistible for producers looking to save money. Also, in the past several years, marquee blockbusters like "The Avengers", "The Lone Ranger" and the upcoming Johnny Depp film "Transcendence" have all filmed in the city.