I was at a lounge last Saturday night. A well dressed man in his early twenties was sitting at a nearby table and I overheard him ordering an Old Fashioned because "That's what Don Draper drinks!" I wanted to call this guy a loser but I was doing exactly the same thing. Except I didn't admit it aloud.
In the middle of a snowy nowhere, Walter White finds himself attempting (and failing) to hot-wire an abandoned car. Just when all hope seems lost, a police cruiser comes upon the vehicle, blue and red lights bleeding through the ice encrusted windows. But soon enough, the cruiser moves on, uninterested.
He has come so far. How ironic that Mr.
"I'm in the empire business."
If there is one thing that makes Breaking Bad so endearing, it is watching the downfall of Walter White. It is an incredible transition, defined by a man who is fighting back in the worst possible ways imaginable. The result is a man who over time goes from being sympathetic, to totally villainous and despicable.
"This life now, you kill or you die. Or you die and you kill."
If there is one thing that desperately needs to be addressed about The Walking Dead, it is the series' tendency to just deliberately put off important plot elements in an episode. Instead, it favours pushing off these stories off to future episodes.
"It had to be done."
"Gliding Over All," had all the feelings of a final episode. Taking place over a span of three months, it wrapped up a lot of loose ends. The hazard list was put to rest, Walter had made his peace with Jesse, and it seemed like Walter was ready to go back to being a family man.
"You and your pride and your ego.
A dirt bike bounces across the desert terrain, uprooting rocks and skidding down dusty hills. Soon, the driver stops the bike and removes his helmet. We see it is a young, innocent boy-- maybe 10 or 11 years old. He spies something on the ground. It's a large tarantula. He bends and picks up the arachnid, letting it crawl over his hands and arms.
One of Breaking Bad's most unsettling moments takes place in the third episode of season five. Skyler (Anna Gunn) lies in bed. The sounds of nearby gunshots are audible. She goes to the living room, where she finds her husband Walter (Bryan Cranston) and their disabled son Walt Junior (RJ Mitte) laughing gleefully as they watch Brian De Palma's Scarface on TV.
The fifth and final season of Breaking Bad starts on Sunday, July 15.
"Apparently, it's bring your stalker to work day."
The failure of Pucks was being noticed by everybody. It was not just that Pucks was a poor show, it was because the network had rejected a low-brow talking dog show which ended up becoming very successful on a rival network.