Pretty Fly For A Walter White Guy

As the credits rolled on the last episode of Breaking Bad’s fourth season, my withdrawal symptoms were immediate and severe. I had discovered the show fairly late in the game and watched all four seasons online over a few weeks time. Knowing season five was still a ways off, I did the only thing I…

Breaking Bad: Series Finale Predictions

  In the penultimate episode, we saw Walt crushed and defeated. He’d lost most of his money, his power, and his family. He was utterly alone and dying in a cold cabin in the woods, paying his sole visitor $10,000 just to play cards with him for an hour (all he could get, having asked…

What Makes Breaking Bad So Insanely Compelling?

As the show arrives at its Series Finale this coming Sunday, the army of Breaking Bad fans and critics espousing their opinions online is still growing. One would be hard-pressed to name another television series that has generated this many reviews, recaps, analyses, deconstructions, or good old-fashioned water cooler conversations. Here are just a few…

Layer Upon Layer

One of the remarkable things about Breaking Bad during these final eight episodes of the series is the number of layers built in to many of the scenes and the amount of mental processing the show is asking of its viewers. A perfect example of this is the scene in the episode entitled “Ozymandias” when…