Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Our Latest Obsession

Vicki and I just finished watching the first 4 seasons of Breaking Bad (Seasons 1 to 3 on Netflix; Season 4 on AMC who generously reran the entire season leading up to Sunday's Season 5 premiere) as well as the first episode of the 5th season. I'd heard people rave about the show over the past few years, but would not have believed how good it was unless I'd experienced it myself. Definitely one of the best series on TV right now.

The writing on BB is amazing in the way it introduces small plot points that end up paying off much later, right around the time you're starting to forget about it. It's also an incredible character study of a man descending into some very dark places, as the Walter White of Season 5 would be virtually unrecognizable to the version of him that inhabited the first season. And yet it's all happened gradually, and very believably.

What a great show!

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