Thursday, September 13, 2012
Breaking Bad quickly gained a cult following although it did take a while for the masses to catch on. This is partly due the fact that it is created by AMC rather than HBO. Nowadays it is extremely popular for men around the world. The reason is because the characters and story lines are utterly compelling. There are some fun criminal characters which come and go. Walt's family help to keep the show's feet firmly on the ground.
All of the main characters have internal conflicts and more than one side to their personality. This gives the series a greater depth than we are used to. At times it can feel like there is too much emphasis on family dynamics rather than criminal action. However we are rewarded later when the plot develops, as we then have a greater understanding of decisions and actions. The show feels like it has a precision to the filmmaking. It feels intelligent and complex, whilst always delivering exciting events.
If you haven't seen this series then I highly recommend you watch the whole lot as soon as possible. It is a rewarding experience, unlike many shows for men which are all plot and action. Part 1 of season 5 has just finished. The final part of season 5 will be aired next summer and it may be the finale. This rather short run this summer has easily been the best mens TV show of 2012.
Mr rating 5 stars out of 5.