Tag: Breaking Bad

Freaky Fridays: Rapid Edition is Rapid

I’m not really feeling a super-long blog post today.  It is really pretty outside and also my baby Minion cat has decided to start grooming the big Dexter cat (much to Dexter’s annoyance) and it is sort of adorable.  It has been hard to focus on the blog with all this cuteness.

So once again, a few links today about costumes.

From Matador Life, 13 Super Creative Costume Ideas for Halloween.

I especially love this woman who made herself look like a Roy Lichtenstein!

Image from Matador Life

And my second goody of the day I got from NYMagazine.  I am going to put it after the jump, because it contains a major huge awesome amazing Breaking Bad spoiler from the season 4 finale, so if you care about Breaking Bad  and haven’t yet watched the season 4 finale (what is wrong with you) then don’t continue on.  In the meantime, spoilers abound…

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Breaking Bad is Back This Weekend!

Hooray hooray Breaking Bad is back!  I have no room to whine because I only watched Season 3 last month, but this is an incredible show and I am so excited to see where it goes.  If you do not watch Breaking Bad you should, it is brutal and awesome and beautifully made.

So here are a bunch of articles to read about Breaking Bad.  Hopefully this will convince you to watch it if you already do not watch it:

NYTimes Magazine’s “The Dark Art of Breaking Bad

Chuck Klosterman for Grantland

NYMagazine‘s interview with showrunner Vince Gilligan

One thing that each article touches on is the show’s unflinching chronicle of a man’s transformation from ostensible nice-and-good guy to legitimate terrifying drug lord murdering bad guy.  Chuck Klosterman points out why this is so startling–most other shows on television already have their main character situated in good or bad territory.  Dexter is a serial killer.  Tony Soprano is a mob boss.  Don Draper lives in the 60s and people were weird in the 60s.  But Walter White’s transformation in Breaking Bad–and I would be remiss here not to mention Bryan Cranston’s incredible, gut-wrenching performance in the role–is just astounding and cringe-worthy.  I regularly ask myself why I should like Walter White, and it is a credit to the showrunners and Vince Gilligan that I am still rooting for Walt’s success and survival.

Anyways, time to commence my weekend.  Looking forward to reading more of my book, seeing Harry Potter, and capping things off with truly awesome Breaking Bad.

Watch Breaking Bad or Walter White will let you drown in your own vomit.
Watch Breaking Bad or Walter White will let you drown in your own vomit.