Catching Up

Happy New Year!

Haven’t been posting much, but I have been catching up on a couple of TV series that I’ve been meaning too watch. The latest that we’ve caught up on is Breaking Bad.

If you haven’t seen the show, here’s a brief description: A high school teacher named Walter White finds out that he has cancer, and probably a short time to live. After hearing from his DEA agent brother-in-law about the amount of money that people who make and deal in methamphetamine, and going out on a drug bust, he decides to make the drugs himself. He wants to do this so his family will have enough money to live on after he dies. He teams up with a former student, Jesse Pinkman, and they go into “business” together.

For some reason, this show is listed on Netflix as a comedy. Now, I think I have a pretty good sense of humor, and while the show does have some funny moments, I’d be really hard-pressed to call this a straight out comedy. In fact, it’s pretty brutal at times, and it’s not something to watch with young kids (language and adult themes).

It’s an interesting show. It’s amazing to see each characters transformation throughout the series. Pretty crazy, and more than a few things happen that will make your jaw drop. Despite everything these guys do, and what they making, you’re almost compelled to watch to see how (and if) they’ll get out of it.

By far my favorite season is season 4. I’m not going to drop any hints about what happens, but it’s not like anything I’ve seen. I’m usually pretty good at figuring out where plots are headed, but the season went off into directions I never expected.

I recommend watching it. You can see the first three seasons on Netflix (33 episodes) and purchase the fourth season online. Rumor has it there will be a fifth and final season where they promise to wrap things up in a satisfying way. Sure hope that doesn’t mean: 1) It was all a dream, 2) A quick fade to black, or 3) an alternate reality.

Have you been watching Breaking Bad? What do you think of it?