One of the shows I just started watching in the past couple of months is AMC’s Breaking Bad because Afrobella told me it was awesome. So I went to Netflix, where they got seasons 1-4. I watched ALL the episodes in like 2 months, and I GOT MY LIFE. And the last episode of Season 4? CHILD I WANTED TO PASS CLEAN OUT!
Breaking Bad is EVERYTHING! That show is one of the best on TV right now. Every episode is like a roller coaster of emotions. They literally have me sitting at the edge of my seat chewing my nails as I wait for the next scene and next episode.
For those who haven’t ever seen it, let me give you a quick synopsis. By the way, none of these are spoilers, because what I’m telling you happens in the pilot episode.
Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher who works at a car wash to supplement his income. He doesn’t smoke, barely drinks and has a wife and son. He suddenly finds out he has stage 4 terminal lung cancer and realizes that if he dies, his family will be left broke. So when he takes a ride to a meth lab bust with his DEA brother-in-law, he gets the idea that if he did a little bit of meth peddling, he could make a lot of money in no time, so he partners with Jesse Pinkman, a super small time drug dealer and his former student. Because of Walt’s chemistry know-how, he cooks the purest meth and the streets love it. So “Breaking Bad” is about their journey from two small time drug dealers into major players and all the extra that comes with it.
Each season gets darker than the last, and it is a true TV adventure. So much tea, trouble and drama. And I LOVE IT!
And the actors are phenomenal! Bryan Cranston as Walter White and Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman are the most dynamic duo on TV. They’re complete opposites but they feed off each other. Bryan played “Hal” the dad on “Malcolm in tHe Middle.” But his character in Breaking Bad is so far from Hal that once you watch it, you can’t even imagine how he could be Hal once upon a time. His badassness is through the roof. And he spends most of the series bald, which adds to it. And Jesse is the most lovable drug addict ever. You can’t help but root for him. And when he says “BITCH” I fist pump.
But even outside of the main stars, the others are awesome too. Bob Odenkirk plays Saul Goodman, the most crooked (and hilarious) lawyer ever, Giancarlo Esposito is Gustavo Fring (the most quiet yet menacing villain I’ve ever encountered), and Anna Gunn is Skyler White, the most ride-or-die wife. This supporting cast is amazing and every one of them deserve an Emmy.
Ok so now that I’ve established my stanhood, last night was the Season 5 premiere of the show, after a 9-month hiatus. We’ve been told that this is the last season, but it’ll be split in half. AMC will show the first 8 episodes now and we’ll have to wait until 2013 for the last 8. And they didn’t waste NO time getting back into high gear. There aren’t spoilers but if you haven’t watched this last episode, stop here just to be safe.
Here are my thoughts on the first episode of the last season.
* Walter is more evil than ever. Every time Walt kills someone, he gets just that much more evil. He prolly got a horcrux somewhere. Ol’ evil ass Heisenberg.
* There are so many bald men on this show.
* Saul’s outfits will always bring me joy
* Mike and Walter are probably gonna have a power showdown this season. I FEEL it in my spleen.
* Skylar has ALL the right in the world to be petrified of Walt. She doesn’t get enough credit for being so ride-or-die.
* That magnet thing was just… I didn’t think they’d get away with it!
* Jesse’s 2 “YEAH BITCH”es gave me what I needed.
* And the Ted situation. WOWWWWW! They certainly threw everyone for a loop with that one.
I can’t wait until next Sunday. Every episode of Breaking Bad is about to be a banger! Are y’all watching? Did you see it? For the folks who’ve never seen it, are you curious to watch? Tell a G.