‘Breaking Bad’ Season Four Finale & Favorites: “Face Off”

(Wrapping up my assessment of Breaking Bad‘s fourth season. Find the first installment here.) 13. “FACE OFF” Oh, Breaking Bad. So clever with those episode titles! Let me start this review by repurposing some familiar song lyrics: “Ding dong, the Fring is dead…”

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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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