After hearing all of the reviews from my colleagues about how good the show Breaking Bad was, three weeks ago I finally gave it a shot. At approximately two o'clock in the morning on Valentines Day, I finished the series. It was developed and created through the great mind of Vince Gilligan. The show turned out to be so compelling and brilliant, so I decided to jot down ten thoughts regarding the series below. Enjoy!
1. One of favorite parts of the series was the scene when Walt forced Walter Jr. (RJ Mitte) to drink at the house party -- his son was only 16 at the time. After putting down about three shots, his son puked in the house pool outside and Walt’s brother in-law scolded him for forcing his son to drink. So after Walt Jr. (also known as Flynn) did his business in the pool, Walt went back to his seat, sat down, and poured himself another shot and took it. That moment ranks high in the bossplaya history books to me.
2. Actually, my favorite moment from Breaking Bad was when Ted Beneke knocked himself out. I literally laughed out of my bed when I first saw this. This is why I will tell my children to not run in the house.
3. Speaking of Walt Jr., his character was alright during the series, but his rants towards his parents were the GOAT’s. Especially the epic ones he gave in this video.
4. Walt, please get some damn boxers.
5. I hated Skylar (Anna Gunn) throughout this entire show. As the seasons went on, my level of hate for her only grew.
6. Don’t judge me, but I had a crush on Lydia (Laura Frasier) during the entire show.
7. The development of Walt’s character throughout the series was brilliant. I think we’ve all watched shows with main characters developing over time, and I think Walter White’s was one of the best ever. Fantastic.
8. Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) was a great character for the show too. When I first started watching it I thought he would be dead after the second season, so it surprised me he lasted that long. The negative I would say about his character (and this is just me because I’m weird) is that his repetitive sad and depressed sobbing routine got annoying. Yet again, if I were close to people that died often, I would uncontrollably probably be that same way.
9. Marie (Betsy Brandt) has a very odd and disturbing obsession with the color purple.
10. I watched the entire series of Dexter (eight seasons), and Breaking Bad had a far better string of production over time. Before I started watching Breaking Bad, many people told informed me about the comparisons to Dexter. Dexter after its fourth season began to drag on unnecessarily and it ruined the development of the show. On top of that, it single-handedly had the worst ending for a television series of all-time in my books. Comparing the series endings between the two shows is absolutely comical. Well done, Breaking Bad.
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