Tips on What to Bring to the Supermarket – Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode 3 Review (Bit By a Dead Bee)

This is a solid, if unremarkable episode that really slows down after the breakneck tension of "Grilled".  There are a couple of things that bother me about this episode but it was a necessary step from the insanity of the Tuco plotline to the more down-to-earth family stuff. Chronological Thoughtlessness: It's a Bold Plan Mr. White.... Continue Reading →

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 →

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