December 9th, 2009
|08:42 pm - Breaking Bad
I was so, so tired yesterday. H left to do his music down the pub, and I was just lying all ennervated like a Romantic poet wasting away: 'I won't be awake when you get back...' But then I watched the season finale double episode of Breaking Bad. By gum, it woke me up a treat. When H got in about midnight I was sitting up watching it, and the first thing I shouted 'Come and see this, Walt is fucking bad ass!' And he really was.
The whole of season 1 is really Walt getting more and more bad ass. It's impressive because of the continuity from a person who has surrendered completely to obligation and guilt, to someone scary and assertive and altogether exciting. His sidekick Jesse meanwhile is a tragic figure, betrayed by his family. That episode literally gave me nightmares in which I let my children down as badly as Jesse's parents hurt him, and I was so pleased when I woke up and it wasn't true.
Here are two music videos which convey their two characters quite well - with some spoilers for seasons 1 and 2 if you care about that:
Scar Tissue - a Jesse vid
Bad to the Bone - a Walt vid
Here are two clips from the show
Jesse and Walt cook meth (season 1)
Walt is bad ass (season 2)
I guess this post is to try and sell the show to those who haven't watched it yet.
Oh, I love this show! I've seen all of S1 and some clips from S2. However, it can be hard to recommend because it is EXTREMELY violent.
Yes, I probably should have said that. It's wild. Like a lot of good shows it starts deceptively simple but it gets deeper as it goes on, I think.