Saturday, November 15, 2014

Breaking Bad



Folks, I have a confession to make.

I'm am addict.

I am addicted to the TV series "Breaking Bad."  

Yes, I admit it.  I am ADDICTED . . . to this TV series.  

I am presently binge watching via my Netflix DVD queue.  No, I don't do streaming, I wait for the DVD's to arrive my mail.  

Tonight at the Tipton Cinema I begin Season 3 of the adventures of Walter White and Jesse Pinkham, meth makers.




I know I'm late to the game here.  I've heard a lot about "Breaking Bad" in the past few years.  But I'm one of those people that resist falling for whatever the current flavor of the month.  All too often I've subscribed only to be disappointed, re "House of Cards" (which I didn't like at all even though I like Kevin Spacey). 

Last year, while Pat and I were visiting Philadelphia he talked me into watching an episode of "Breaking Bad" at the hotel where we were staying in Philadelphia.  I resisted but I relented to Pat's pleadings and watched.  I.WAS.HOOKED.

I'm not going to go into all the details of the series and the character development (which is all excellent) but what I will say is:


THIS IS THE BEST TV OR MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN!

There, is that a definitive statement or what?  

You know me, I do like a good movie or a good TV series.  All too often I've been disappointed but not this time.

Everything is good here.  The writing, the acting, the production values . . . . . . . .


The "Breaking Bad" cast receiving one of their many well deserved awards - BEST SHOW EVER!


EVERYTHING!

Why I like this show so much other than the superb acting, writing and productions values is that the story is one that all of can identify with.  All of us have a little "Walter White" in us.  Oh yes, we all have a "Walter White" weakness.  

There are so many facets to the Walter White character.  The good and . . . the bad.  And just how far are we willing to go to protect our family and our sanity and our self-respect.

Oh yes folks, we are all Walter White.  I've had my "Walter White" moments as I'm sure most of you have too.  If you haven't, then you haven't lived. 



9 comments:

  1. We started watching Breaking Bad while we lived near Albuquerque, NM. Talk about living it and watching it!!! We'd see places they filmed in and saw in the news where they raided another meth lab out on the mesa...At first, NM didn't take too kindly to the show, but then they saw how much money it brought in and changed their minds (tours, candy that is blue crystal, locals, etc.) But you are right - you watch it once and you're hooked!

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    1. Iberostar,
      Drugs are all over, even here in southern Delaware. But this is a great show. So well done. Always holds my interest.
      Ron

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  2. Breaking Bad was an excellent show. When AMC televised the whole series marathon I stayed up all night watching. I laughed like hell when Walter threw the pizza on the roof. That what was so great about the show. Not only did it have it's violent bloody scenes but it was funny at times too.

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    1. Stan,
      I'm watching three (or four) episodes each night. I just began season 3, and I also laughed when Walter accidentally threw the pizza on the roof. You are so right that what is so great about this series is the mixture of humor and pathos and, at time, pure terror. This is not your usual two dimensional series. It's a shame that excellent writing and acting and casting and even the production values are so rare in movies and TV series. But I'm enjoying this while I can.
      Ron

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    2. Hi - my name is Pat and I'm a Breaking Bad addict. Really - I was suffering from withdrawal when I finished watching this series. And there is definitely brilliance here. I couldn't believe how well they did the last show to wrap it all up. I will revisit it.

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    3. Oh - and Ron - I think it's interesting that your middle name is WALTER and you live on WHITEhall Dr.

      Pat

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    4. Pat,
      It IS interesting isn't it my connection with "Walter White?" I don't produce meth though. In fact, I never even tried it, thank goodness.
      Ron

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  3. I have way too many time consuming pastimes already so I shall abjure BB - it sounds too good.

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    1. Dr. Spo,
      There are few guarantees that I can make but this is one for sure. Lots of psychology in this one too!
      Ron

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