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I fucking love Breaking Bad

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2011 in That's the spot.

1567_breaking_bad_468Have any of you seen the show ‘Breaking Bad’?  If not, I suggest you get right on that.  To quickly summarize, it’s about a high school science teacher who has been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer and as such decides that in order to leave his pregnant wife and teenaged-son with cerebral palsy in a good financial condition when he’s passed, it would be a good idea to hook up with a former student of his to begin cooking and selling meth. Understandably, all kinds of lies, mess and chaos follow.

walter-white-breaking-badThe main character, Walter White, is played by Brian Cranston and he’s the kind of guy that you really want to like but eventually love to hate. Perfect for the role because you can easily like him one second and hate him the next.  His breaking-bad-jessecohort, Jesse Pinkman, played by Canadian actor, Aaron Paul is just downright hi-larious.  Excitable and operating in an often meth-induced paranoia, he provides endless comedic relief to an otherwise heavy plot.  Other characters include Hank, Walter’s bro-in-law who is a badass DEA agent (which makes for some interesting conflicts and near-misses), Skylar, Walt’s suspicious, level-headed and morally superior pregnant wife, Marie- Skylar’s self-centered, blunt-speaking sister who is married to Hank and is currently in counseling for being a klepto, despite being a fairly successful doctor. And let’s not forget Walter Jr., Walt & Skylar’s son, who seems to be the most well-adjusted and good-natured character among the group.

Some pretty serious shit goes down in this show, so I wouldn’t recommend it for your little impressionables, but it’s really worth a look.  Bonus, it’s shot in and around the Albuquerque area, which is cool for local Burque turkeys since many of the locations are recognizable.

Long story short, the show is badass and I highly recommend it. Two thumbs up or whatever they say. Hell yeah.

New & 3rd season starts July 17 on Showtime, reruns of 1st and 2nd seasons on AMC.