Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Breaking Bad

Okay, so for the past few weeks my son has been telling me I need to watch "Breaking Bad." I'd been putting it off because I've been busy with work, family, home improvements and various and sundry summer activities.

When I finally got around to watching the pilot episode I had not anticipated a new TV show addiction. Seriously, this show is THE BOMB!

In the last few days I've watched three complete seasons - back to back.

So why do I like this show? Let me count the ways:

The story is compelling and plot lines are unexpected.
Fascinating characters.
It's a blast seeing Walt's moral compass go on the fritz.
The acting superb.
The show is set (and shot) in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico - I used to live in New Mexico.
The cinematography is absolutely stunning!
Flashbacks work to enhance the story line.
Visual motifs (water, pink teddy bear, book "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman)

As of today, I am just starting season four and am covering my eyes and ears to protect myself from spoilers that seem to be everywhere right now.

Interestingly, I had just started to watch the "Fly" episode of season three yesterday and had to hit "pause" to kill a fly that got inside the house. I can't stand flies buzzing around. I'm OCD about that. The same time I was trying to kill the fly, Walt was trying to kill a fly in the lab. Weird.


  1. So many of my friends are into this show. I've never seen it. It might be on our On Demand but I have never looked. I'm kind of in a rut, TV show-wise.

    1. Hi, Jojo: It's not for everyone. Violence and language. You can watch episodes online for free at the AMC website.

  2. I want to watch it - but my wife is not much on it - so I'm trying to find time in my (very limited) watching time to fit it in.

    1. I was just going to watch the episodes when I had time, but I was hooked from the beginning and had to keep watching. Thus the Breaking Bad marathon began.