September 29th, 2011

breaking bad

The Crawl Space Horror

I keep wanting to write about Breaking Bad - there are only two more episodes to Season 4. But I hardly know how to begin. It is a masterpiece of TV writing, with direction and acting to match. It's like a master class in how to pack maximum significance into the available significators.

One of the ways it does this is to use tools taken from other genres. I wrote before about how it used eroticism as a tool, using romantic language and scenes transposed onto the three-way relationship between the main characters. But there are loads of other examples.
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OMG Pointless is such a good show too. I think matildabj might have particularly enjoyed today's episode. So sweet. Everyone on it is really nice and lovely. It's like the complete opposite to Breaking Bad.