Posts tagged Breaking Bad
Posts tagged Breaking Bad
RIP Gale Boetticher
Oh no. Ohhhhhh no.
You can’t dress your children as (Emmy™ award winning) meth cooks. You just can’t.
My wife would never allow this but she should allow this
Ron Swanson: It’s the same liberty that gives me the right to fart in my own car. Are you going to tell a man that he can’t fart in his own car?— The Possum
The Abyss had great effects.
But the death I’m getting more focused on concerns a major character in Breaking Bad. Call it intuition, but I feel as though a major persona is not going to survive this season. I won’t spend all my days guessing, but here’s a thought experiment. Let’s presume that Walt and Jesse are safe; I doubt either will die before the final season. The obvious candidate would be Hank, as he poses both a current threat to the status quo as well as relatively little logistical fallout if he’s removed. And of course Gus could die, or Mike, as part of the cartel battles. That presents a difficult act to follow in terms of villainy for the final season of the show, though. They feel more like mid-last-season deaths to me. Saul Goodman? He could die too, sure, with just a few financial inconveniences for all concerned. But I don’t ever count on this show to go the obvious route. Who, then, would represent a disruptive and dramatically compelling death without being lethal to the show’s narrative motion?
Aaron Paul is about to get his fingers bitten off by a parrot. The 31-year-old actor is standing on the Santa Monica Pier, and while he hadn’t exactly planned on being attacked by a flock of tropical birds, he’s also come to expect the unexpected. There’s no way, for example, anyone could have predicted he’d become television’s most lovable drug addict. Before AMC had Don Draper and Peggy Olson, there was Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, a modern-day answer to The Odd Couple—if Felix and Oscar had cooked and sold crystal meth in New Mexico.
“I thought there was no way in hell this was going to see the light of day,” says Paul of Breaking Bad, the tooth-grinding drama that jump-started his decade-long acting career. “I read the pilot before AMC had any original programming, before Mad Men had even come out,” he says.
With a face like a Boy Scout and an Idaho-inflected timbre flattening his vowels, Paul isn’t the most obvious choice to play a money-hungry meth-head. But as the show enters its fourth season in July, it’s now clear he was born for the role. “I always try to do something that’s completely the opposite of who I am,” says Paul, who’s played “Wasted Guy” in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder and a less blotto role as Amanda Seyfried’s husband on Big Love.