“So many people were writing me last year saying that they just binge-watched all 151 episodes in a week on Netflix, and I’m like, ‘That’s a good idea,’” he says. I’m not the kind of actor who criticizes myself.” Muniz says he stays in touch “a little bit here and there” with most of his former cast mates, but shares a strong bond with Cranston, who went on to win four Emmys for “Breaking Bad” and a Tony Award for “All the Way.” “For the last 11 years, probably once a month, Bryan will text or call me to check in,” he says. I just realize the show has impacted peoples lives and made them laugh … “I’m all-about embracing what I did and I consider myself extremely lucky.
“I’m on Season 5 right now, and I’m shocked every day by how great and funny the show was, and — it’s weird — but I can honestly watch the show as a fan. I can honestly say I don’t see myself; it’s weird to think that’s me. “Even now, when you know his schedule is insane, the fact that he still reaches out … He’s honestly my idol.” And, unlike other child stars who often talk bitterly of their early success, Muniz embraces his years on “Malcolm in the Middle.” “When the show ended, the show ended.
Frankie Muniz recently tweeted about the joys of binging on his former series, “Malcolm in the Middle” — a digital-age treat that was impossible when the Fox sitcom originally aired (2000-2006).
“It’s insane how few episodes I have ever seen and how little I remember!
This is not going to work because you're trying to hard. "I would usually tell a joke, and then they would laugh.
I'd push the button when they're laughing and start the tape, and then say, 'Do you have a joke?
We're done.' We just wanted to get a little snippet of who they really are, and it really worked."Dating videos could be cheesy, so host Graham Norton put his guests to the test and had them record a few (while promoting their work, of course).This may not work in a film version, though the slapstick comedy totally would.Seeing as Muniz is now 31 and on-screen dad Cranston is 60, the kind of issues their characters would deal with in a movie would be very different.“I remember at one point I asked [the producers], when we were filming Season 5 or 6, if I could get VHS tapes of all the episodes. it just becomes part of your life and you don’t necessarily get to enjoy it when you’re in the moment.” After “Malcolm” ended, Muniz raced cars, played drums in several bands (including Kingsfoil) and toured the world.(He’s currently managing the indie pop band Astro Lasso.) “The show ended 11 years ago and I stepped away,” he says.