A Word About Walt, Jr.

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Walter White is a name that inspires a wide variety of conflicting emotions, thanks to its association with one of the most dynamic characters ever written for television.  Lest we forget, however, it’s a name that is shared by another character, one who is often overlooked amongst the gallery of more colorful personalities that surrounds […]

Walter White: Power Addict

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Walter White, aka The Great Heisenberg, is an addict.  Not a drug addict, of course; he may be the manufacturer of the highest-quality methamphetamine on the market, but he never touches the stuff himself, as we all know. Despite this fact, he is an addict, nonetheless.  Even if his own unbelievably pure, crystal blue product […]

A Farewell to Mike

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Before we plow ahead into the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad, it seems like a good time to pause and say a fond farewell to a character who will not be continuing with us. I’m referring, of course, to clean-up expert, hired gun, and business advisor Mike Ehrmantraut, whose exit at the end of […]

Could Hank “Break Bad”?

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In a recent interview, actor Dean Norris- better known as Hank Schrader- revealed that he put in a request with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to have his character killed off.  Gilligan denied the request, of course, saying that with Hank gone, “what would I write about for the last eight?”  Given the discovery that […]

Breaking Bad: A Tragedy in Five Seasons

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When I first saw the poster for the fifth season of Breaking Bad, featuring Walt enthroned in the middle of his “fat stacks” with the caption “All Hail the King,” I saw it as confirmation of something I had suspected for some time: the story of Walt’s rise to power is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. […]