Robin Hobb terrifies me. I enjoy her books in theory. Parts of the Farseer trilogy were fantastic and I really liked the Liveship Traders (though her habit of dragging chapters on and on infuriates me). But most of my trepidation is due to the awfulness that was Assassin's Quest. Boy oh boy was that book... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Reconcile Differences — Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 1 Review (Seven-Thirty-Seven)

The first season of Breaking Bad was great, but felt at times a bit rushed and lacking in finesse.  Some episodes seemed too eager to have defining moments which ended up seeming tacked on while others struggled at time with the tone.  Really enjoyable season, much better than anything I would ever write (except for... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Project Confidence- Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 7 Review (A No-Rough-Stuff-Type Deal)

Breaking Bad is generally excellent at setting up its various big moments and tapping the full potential of these moments.  Even in the first season, we had an entire two-episode arc about how Walt and Jessie would deal with the ramifications of their first cook together.  It may have seemed slow to some but I enjoy the... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Effectively End Meetings- Breaking Bad S1E06 Review (Crazy Handful of Nothin’)

If you are bored like me and reading up on Season 1 of Breaking Bad almost ten years after it aired, you will likely find that Crazy Handful of Nothin' is often cited by fans as the episode where Breaking Bad grabbed their full attention and its clear why.  We've been treated to really four straight character... Continue Reading →

Tips on How to Accept Help From Others – A Breaking Bad Episode Review (Season 1 Episode 5 – Gray Matter)

Breaking Bad has a certain storyline that it promises its viewers.  We expect there to be drug dealing, tense set pieces, and morally questionable actions.  However, based on their current situations, it doesn't quite make sense for Walt and Jessie to cook meth together again.  Thus, the current objective for the show is to get... Continue Reading →

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