I’ve seen a lot of talk in the blogosphere lately about AMC’s Breaking Bad being the best show on TV… or the best dramatic series ever… or even the best TV series ever. Period! That’s a pretty tall order, and I don’t think that we’re ever going to have a consensus on that. How do you decide the best ANYTHING? Surely there must be a better litmus test than sitting in your parents’ basement, eating stale Cheetos and debating with your drunken friends as to why the Toronto Maple Leaf’s are the best hockey team ever… The Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie of all time… and Ginger is obviously the best Spice Girl… I mean c’mon.. Just look at her! None of the other girls can rock the Union Jack like that! Oh Gingie… Spice up my life!
But I digress…
I was a little late getting to the Breaking Bad party, which was great because I got to watch nearly an entire three seasons back to back… and it was AWESOME! To watch the transformation of Walter White from awkward science teacher into a methamphetamine cook… and eventually into his badass alter-ego, Heisenberg… the show is damn near brilliant! And if you’re one of those people who might be a little wary of wanting to watch the show because you remember Bryan Cranston as Malcom in the Middle‘s Dad.. oh boy… Walter White is so far removed from Hal that you will almost instantly forget about his previous work. Remember what I said? BADASS.
I’m reluctant to go into any real details here because I don’t want to ruin anything for the people who are not caught up. Needless to say, it’s going to be a long wait until the second half of Season 5 picks up in 2013.
One thing’s for certain… if Coca-Cola doesn’t issue a set of collectable Heisenberg cans, I am going to be sorely disappointed!!