I haven’t posted for a while even though I want to get back into it after NaNoWriMo, but it has turned out I have a mountain of college work to stress me out. Here however is the post I had wanted to do on the amazing American TV show Breaking Bad. I bought the first series for my boyfriend’s birthday as it was something he had mentioned to me about wanting us to see. I had heard about the show being good but hadn’t bothered to really see what it was about, but wow, it is absolutely brilliant. The plan was that we would watch it together but it was so good that my boyfriend had finished watching the series in just a couple days, then passed it to me, and I didn’t take much longer to see it all.
The main plotline is that of a high school chemistry teacher who finds out he has lung cancer, and so in the fear of dying and leaving his family with nothing, when he finds out an old student is selling meth, he asks to join him. He then goes on to use his chemistry knowledge to make the drug and then the disasters and hilarity ensues. It is the sort of programme that can have you crying (or at least me, but I am a wimp) then laughing and just sitting on the edge of your seat the whole time. The bits at the start of the episodes I think are great as for example in the first episode it starts with him standing in the middle of the road in just a shirt and a pair of pants holding a gun and then the episode is a sort of flashback showing how he got to that point.
The whole series absolutely genius, the characters are great, the storyline is great, even the episode names are clever with the 2nd being; ‘Cat’s in the bag’ the the 3rd is; ‘and Bag’s in the river’ like the saying. Definitely one you should watch but not for young audiences. Personally I can’t wait to get and watch season 2. The whole show is finished now but there seems to be a few series so I am looking forward to seeing what happens. The names of the coming series are intriguing, the last is ‘Remember My Name’, so I am curious to whether this is meaning Walter/Heisenberg (the main character) shall die. There’s not really much else I can say about it without giving away too much, but you really start to feel for the main character and I loved seeing how he changed as the series progressed.