At Vox, Emily Van Der Werff writes about antihero dramas, “politically incorrect” comedy and the uneasy stories we live in, tell ourselves and watch. “Much was made in the 1980s of the way that Ronald Reagan styled himself as a cowboy or a war hero, borrowing the tropes […]
Our friends at Pornokitsch have selected Gustavo “The Chicken Man” Fring as their Villain of the Month. “Gus Fring was never meant to be the show’s Big Bad. Originally, he was slated to appear in only a few episodes as the mysterious big fish drug dealer helping high-school-chemistry-teacher-turned-crystal-meth-master-chef […]
At Wired, Laura Hudson writes about masculinity and Breaking Bad: “Taken to its furthest extent, this brand of masculinity punishes men for acting like Jesse, and instead produces men like Walt[.]”
At Cinema Junkie, Beth Accomando says good-bye to Breaking Bad: “In the end for me what Breaking Bad delivered was a portrait of America and a distinctly American sense of identity. By tapping into the western genre, the show starts with something quintessentially American. That genre is prone […]
“If…other antihero shows played off the thrill that results from being able to do anything or take whatever one wants, then Breaking Bad is increasingly about how unpleasant that actually is in real life. Walt’s justifications for why he should have what he wants stem almost entirely from […]
Emily Nussbaum writes about the complexity of one phone call in Breaking Bad‘s “Ozymandias” episode.