‘Breaking Bad’ Season Five: “Hazard Pay”

Hmm. As I’ve stated before, I grade Breaking Bad on a curve. Even a “bad” episode of Breaking Bad is a million times better than any episode of Two And A Half Men, or 99% of other shows on TV. There is no “bad” episode of Breaking Bad, anyway. There are only episodes ranging from […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season Four: “Bug” & “Salud”

(Continuing my assessment of Breaking Bad‘s fourth season. Find the first installment here.) 9. “BUG” After last week’s tense, cinematic Gus-centric flashback episode, “Bug” gets the forward momentum back on track, focusing on the series’ core characters and the central relationship of Breaking Bad — Walt and Jesse’s. For the entirety of Season Four, Walt […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season Four: “Shotgun” & “Cornered”

(Continuing my assessment of Breaking Bad‘s fourth season. Find the first installment here.) 5. “SHOTGUN” “Walter!!” That’s me, screaming at my TV set in fury at the end of “Shotgun,” which contains the most jaw-dropping “I can’t believe he just did that!” moment of the season to date. And it’s not a violent life-or-death situation, […]

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‘Breaking Bad’ Season Four: “Open House” & “Bullet Points”

(Continuing my assessment of Breaking Bad‘s fourth season. Find the first installment here.) 3. “OPEN HOUSE” Okay, now we’re getting somewhere. In my last post, I emphasized the stark bleakness of Breaking Bad. And bleak it is. When you think Breaking Bad, you think of those shocking bursts of violence and mayhem, the nail-biting tension, […]

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