Thoughts on ‘Breaking Bad’

breaking_bad_recapI’m not your typical television person, in fact I watch less television now than probably at any other time in my life for a couple of reasons, primarily because a lot of the drama that’s on television today is basically the same drama that was on television 10 years ago that’s been repackaged w/ more shock value and gore. With that being said, I do like some newer shows that are out now like ‘American Pickers’ and ‘Pawn Stars’, pretty much remove everything else except for the History Channel and I’d be just fine (w/ the exception of sports). But, every now and then a show will catch my attention and really draw me in, and let me be honest, it’s got to be really well written and produced or I will lose interest in a heartbeat. One such show that I really loved was ‘The Sopranos’, in fact I’m still up in arms at how David Chase decided to let that one end…  it was beautiful.

One such show that really drew me in and I’m now re-watching on Netflix was ‘Breaking Bad’. If you are not familiar, Breaking Bad is a series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The entire show was set and produced in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the two-year-long story of Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston), who is a struggling high school chemistry teacher that has been diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine, in order to secure his family’s financial future before he dies. He teams up with his former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and the rest is history. I’ll be the first to admit, there’s some morally questionable things that transpire throughout the series but in the end you will find yourself rooting for this meth cook in the end. It’s crazy how a well written story will do this…

When ‘Breaking Bad’ wrapped up last season it left me wanting more, just like ‘The Sopranos’, and many people in the entertainment industry had to just step back and absorb the realization that the bar has been raised yet again…

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  • http://lucaskunert.com/ Lucas Kunert

    Bar raised, indeed. Other shows seem so poorly written now after watching this show twice now, haha.