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).
When I was young I wanted to be an author. This was back when I had no idea the kind of hard work and creativity that is needed for that kind of a life. I mean, writer’s block is tough, man. Once I became more informed on the subject, I decided that a life of experiencing other people’s creativity (movies, television, books, video games) is more in line with my lazy outlook on life.