Breaking Bad is the story of Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a struggling high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer at the beginning of the series. He turns to a life of crime, producing and selling methamphetamine with a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), with the aim of securing his family’s financial future before he dies. (source: Wikipedia)
I will confess I am a lapsed Breaking Bad viewer.
Not because I got to a point where the show became unpalatable in any way, or I became bored with its declining creativity (of which I am happy to say there is none; it’s as strong as it ever was) but simply because it got crowded out by a million other shows competing for my attention.
And that saddens me because Breaking Bad, created and produced by Vince Gilligan, is one of those rare shows with compelling characters, a well executed and utilised premise, and a commitment to quality storytelling that hasn’t diminished in the six seasons it’s been on air.
And I should have paid it far more attention than I have.
So somewhere between now and August 11 (or whenever it starts in Australia which should be shortly thereafter), when the final eight episodes ever begin airing, I must watch as many episodes as I possibly can so I can farewell the series in the way it deserves.