Breaking Bad, Season One is Still the Tops

Breaking Bad, Season One is Still the Tops

Drugs, death, and cancer! A weird combination but Breaking Bad brings just that. Spoilers ahead, obviously. Breaking Bad is a tv show I’ve heard a lot about and if you haven’t watched it, I’m sure you atleast know about it. Season 1 starts off very slow. Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher working two jobs to support his family. He has a disabled child and a stay at home wife who has recently become pregnant. He collapses on shift on day and is told he has really bad lung cancer that he cannot pay treatment for. Wanting some excitement he asks his brother-in-law, who is a DEA agent, to ride along with a methlab bust. There he sees one of his students, Jesse Pinkman. He asks him to partner up with him and they’re in business. Walter is apparently very good at cooking meth making ‘glass’.

Bryan Cranston’s performance as Walter White is amazing. It’s very immersive and I never felt like he was over or under doing it. He is menacing when he needs to be, weak when Walter is sick, and professional when Walter is teaching and can switch between effortlessly. Aaron Paul also does an amazing job as Jesse. The random twitches and jumpiness he gives to him really hads to his character.

There are very uncomfortable moments throughout the season where the camera is to close, the scene lasts too long, and a loud ringing comes into play. These scenes usually follow a big event and happened more toward the center of the season where Walter doesn’t know what he wants to do.

They make these characters very flawed and human, which I enjoy. They feel very real and never being fully good or fully bad.

Overall, I’d rate the first season a 8/10. It wasn’t as good as I was expecting but it’s way better than a lot of shows I have seen. I’m expecting great things from season 2.

If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad and are thinking about it, give it a try! It’s worth your time and is a great way to procrastinate homework.