Tuesday, October 25, 2011
After watching a few episodes I feel totally stressed because the suspense is so incredible. Yet I can't stop. I'm totally addicted! How appropriate for a series that looks into 'cooking' crystal meth.
Rob and I hadn't watched the AMC series 'Breaking Bad', but Liz was raving about it when we were on vacation. So, early October, we started into the Season One DVDs. Now, 26 episodes later, we're launching into the Season 3 DVDs.
Long form drama like this is so immersive, I find myself entirely caught up in Walter White's predicament. As much fun as it is to lose an entire weekend to back-to-back viewings, it's going to be tough to withdraw to weekly episodes when we get up to speed with Season 4.
The two main characters, Jessie and Walt, make an interesting study in ethics, the power of intention and the philosophical quandary of whether the end justifies the means. As they go about expanding their business and face hurdle after hurdle, you almost find yourself rooting for their success... or at the very least, their survival.