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 […]

Bad, White, and Blue

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Just a little while ago, Breaking Bad wrapped the shooting of it’s last episode. Although fans still have the second half of Season 5.5 to look forward to this summer, I felt a pang of sadness at the thought of a world without the viewing high of this darkly humorous, thrilling series. From the first […]

For Whom the Bell Tolls

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On Breaking Bad, even the stone cold killers have a heart. And through that heart pumps the blood of family. For Tio Salamanca, family, whether dead or alive, inspired the willpower to live regardless of his post-stroke wheelchair-bound state. Of all the darkly humorous and bizarre characters of Breaking Bad, Tio takes the cake. His […]

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 […]

Mad Props for Breaking Bad

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Ever think that the featured props or properties on the set of Breaking Bad are as integral to an episode’s story as Walt, Jesse, or Hank? Like our favorite characters, cleverly used props can hook, thrill, or disgust us, tattooing their indelible image onto our mind’s eye forever. Think of the iconic pink and white […]

Where Would Season-4-Plus-Jesse Have Taken Twaughthammer?

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I wanted so much more for Twaughthammer. Recently, I watched some of the minisodes that featured Jesse Pinkman’s ill-conceived metal/speed metal band. I thought they were predictable. Yes, it’s always nice to see Badger, not only alive but doing his thing with funny throwaway lines and the whole man-baby thing that Matt Jones absolutely crushes. […]

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 […]

Nine Out of Ten Ain’t Bad

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As season 5.5 of Breaking Bad quickly approaches, and with the promise of an even further downward spiral for Walter White, I have to wonder…are there any sins left for this broken man to commit? To explore this, let’s take an inventory of Walt’s crimes and misdemeanors via The Ten Commandments: 1. Thou shalt not […]

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 […]

That Big Ass Gun is Coming…For Someone

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We sort of know the frame for Walter White. Think of the “frame” as a framed rectangular photo for the final half season. Walter was “framed” so deftly and wonderfully in the first five minutes of the beginning of the final season. The long top frame is cancer. It’s how we’ve filtered Walter’s experience. I […]