Breaking Bad: Why We Admire the Antagonist

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To have a steady scale of value is pretty commonsensical. And it actually works until… it doesn’t. There are moments of crisis when all conventions drop and they are exposed for what they truly are: artificial codes we are comfortable with because they keep us cozy. Filmmaking has rarely honored us with such a monumental […]

The Walter White in Each of Us

Walter White

There’s no doubt, Breaking Bad has been topping the bill of TV shows worldwide for several years now. I’ve occasionally asked myself what makes the series so successful. Taken separately, it’s not sex. It’s not violence. It’s not immoral behavior. And not even suspense that makes the drama to appealing to the public. In my […]

Where is Walter White Now

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Where is Walter White (Bryan Cranston) now after the show ended on September 29, 2013? This critically acclaimed show ran for five seasons on the AMC network. The main character Walter White was a struggling high school chemistry teacher who was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. He decides to shift gears to provide for his family’s […]

A Few Things You Didn’t Know About Bryan Cranston

The real Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston played Walter White on the hit show, Breaking Bad. Walter was a high school teacher at first and turned into one of the biggest meth kingpins there was in town. On the show, the reason he turned into a meth maker and dealer was because he was diagnosed with cancer and wanted to […]

A Few Things You May Not Have Known About Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad was an awesome show while it lasted!

Breaking Bad was one heck of a show! There are millions of fans all around the world who loved this show and were so sad to see it go off-the-air after only a few seasons. Although it ran out after only five seasons, the show was a huge hit while it was on-air. Because there […]

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 […]

Walter White: Power Addict

Breaking Bad (Season 5)

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 […]

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. […]

What if Walter White Had Never “Broken Bad?”

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Back in the prime of my comic book collecting days, one of my favorite series was titled, What If…?  The premise was simple: take any pivotal moment in the publisher’s comic universe and speculate what might have happened had the outcome of that moment been somehow different.  Considering the enjoyment I derived from reading those […]