Despite the joke in my title, that final scene with Walt blowing up the car was my least favorite part of this episode. After the very focused tension of the last two episodes, the show did need to step back and identify what the path forward was going to be. Cancer Man did that job… Continue reading Tips On How To Avoid Conflict – A Breaking Bad Episode Review (Season 1 Episode 4 – Cancer Man)
I sometimes think I'm a huge softie when it comes to the Spurs and the NBA in general. I am the first to look for extenuating circumstances when a player is criticized. Usually I can find some examples that history has forgotten that, in my mind, exonerates them. Nothing is binary when it comes to… Continue reading Why LaMarcus Aldridge isn’t a True Spur
Breaking Bad doesn't ever take the easy way out. The last episode forced Walt to deal with consequences of his actions rather than speed right to the next action scene. Well this episode takes it a step further and makes sure those consequences have lasting effects. Damn I love this show (hence why I… Continue reading Tips On How To Properly Use A Bike Lock – A Breaking Bad Episode Review (Season 1 Episode 3 – …And the Bag’s in the River)
Well the 2017 NBA Playoffs ended two weeks ago and, boy howdy, those were the worst playoffs I have ever seen in my life, thanks to courage Kevin Durant showed last offseason. The 2017 draft was just last night but I've never been one to get all worked up about the offseason. I don't follow college… Continue reading The 2017 NBA Eastern Conference First Round Retroactive Review: An Exercise in Raw Emotion, Awful Futility, Fraudulent Activity, and Competitive Boredom
Most shows tend to gloss over some of the less glamorous aspects of a plot to get to the next action scene. I mean, who wants to see a protagonist deal with his wife all over his secret in the second episode? Who really wants to know how the main characters dealt with the two bodies from the climax of the first episode? Who the hell wants to spend an entire episode watching characters having emotional responses to what they did in the first episode. Well seeing as this is the episode that hooked me on Breaking Bad, I can definitely say "me".
You know, in general, I'd say I'm pretty happy just doing my own thing and not really caring what other people think. For some reason, that all goes out the window when it comes to watching TV/movies or reading books or playing video games. I will pore over review after review for a game that… Continue reading Why Spend My Time Writing Reviews?
Could Breaking Bad have begun its first episode in a less unorthodox fashion? Sure, it could but then it wouldn’t be Breaking Bad. It’s a great start to a series, what with Walt speeding around in an RV, dressed in only his tightie whities, a couple of bodies sloshing around in the back of the vehicle. It’s such a bizarre and frenetic scene and, coupled with his great confession to his family and that badass image of him pointing the gun at the sirens, does a fantastic job of making you wonder “whaaaat is happening?” (in a good way).