"Breaking Bad" went from a show with an unsparing eye to a show that, at the very end, didn't really want to look.
Thank you for wrapping up the greatest television series I have ever watched, in the greatest way I could possibly imagine.
What would happen if we combined the greatest TV drama of all time with the greatest TV comedy of all time? Would the chemistry fail? Would it eat through the bathtub and come crashing down onto our heads? No, it wouldn't. It would be 99.6 percent pure.
Walter White, the un-hero of the Breaking Bad saga, is a rationalist so skilled that he even convinces himself that his evil actions are morally justifiable as each terrible one is taken, painstakingly mythologized as necessary for his family's welfare.
The only actual plot flaw in the magisterial Breaking Bad was Charlie Rose "quoting" an Andrew Ross Sorkin column which criticized billionaires Gretchen and Elliot Schwartz.
I started watching Breaking Bad late this summer, but before I started I already had a good idea of the characters and plot -- so the scene came as a shock. If this main character raped, or at the very least sexually assaulted, his wife, shouldn't I have heard about it? Why don't we discuss the fact that Walter White sexually assaulted his wife?
Actually, Canada is an ideal location for an American fugitive to go. Especially one who is White and who can speak in relatively unaccented English.
I wasn't expecting another "Ozymandias," but the slightly mechanical "Felina" wasn't quite what I was expecting.
I have my heart set on redemption for Jesse, but not my mind. I've spent the weeks leading up to the finale making peace with what will likely happen to him, and hoping that a life of servitude or solitude will not force a graver fate upon this tarnished soul.
Everybody has a prediction about Breaking Bad. To be valid, a prediction has to be published before the observation. So here goes.
Perhaps the most talked about episode of television this year aired a few weeks ago. A prominent character had just been killed. Another was handed over to be tortured by a band of neo-Nazi meth-makers.
Misha listened politely as I itemized the tasks for fall. Then he leaned in over the restaurant's loud music and asked, "Do you think, when you get back to New York, you could help someone raise several thousand dollars to get a stem-cell transplant?"
What better way to reminisce about Walter White's journey from Mr. Chips to Scarface than to follow in the steps of Heisenberg on this Breaking Bad Road Trip? Here's our guide to the most iconic Breaking Bad locations.
Walter White -- as I see it -- is not a bad man: he is a man trying to take care of his family and doing his sucky narcissistic best.
The Tanning Mom had her thing. The Tiger Mom had her thing. The woman who put her young daughter on a diet and then wrote about it in a magazine had a thing -- and now she has a book. She got to write an entire book about her thing.