For those like me who missed the TV series, “Breaking Bad,” – well, provided you like excellent plotting, beautifully written script and superb acting, you are in for a treat as it is now available via Netflix streaming. Word of warning, I started it last night and got to Season 2, Episode 4 before I turned it off at 6:00 a.m. in the morning. (redundant phrase that)
It is 11:28 p.m. as I write this and I don’t dare try to watch just one episode tonight. I have an early class tomorrow morning and city debates tomorrow night.
Why did it take me so long to discover this series? It ran six seasons, from 2008 to 2013. Probably because I was in school when it started, while working full-time, and a bad habit of mine, “if everybody likes it, don’t bother.” Also, I didn’t like the intro description – I am tired of crime being celebrated as it so often is. I have yet to see the Sopranos, and after this, I’m guessing I’ll like it as well. This show though…. it is both deadly serious and quite funny, the characters catching you off guard in their reactions to what is happening. I refuse to spoil it for you, just give it a whirl.