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Thoughts on Breaking Bad: Say My Name

The king rises up to take his crystal crown

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First off I was going to have the subtitle to this review be “F**k you Walt”, but I thought it would be too ambiguous. However, it never the less aptly describes my sheer hatred for Walt now and the position that he has placed himself in as king of an empire.

This was perfectly shown in the intro of the episode, when Walt met with the opposing drug manufacturers looking to buy Mike and Jesse’s half of the methylamine. He was so quick to rip there form of meth apart, and dub it a knockoff. I particularly enjoyed the comparison of their meth being grade school t-ball and his the Yankees. It was also interesting to see how fellow competitors are trying to manufacture Walt and Jesse’s meth, but are ultimately failing, thus resorting to cheap parlor tricks like dying it blue. However, this whole conversation led to one question: who is Walt? “Say my name,” he demands the dealers. “You’re Heisenberg,” he humbly replies finally tying the pieces together. “You’re goddamn right!” Wow just wow. Walt certainly has made a name for himself and his arrogance in this light certainly shows. More, importantly this signified another turning point in his meth career. No longer is Walt taking orders. He is now delivering them and will make damn sure that his underlings know who they are dealing with.

Thoughts on Breaking Bad: “Buyout”

Just when they thought they were out, Heisenberg pulls them back in

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Let’s cut to the chase: “Buyout” was not as great an episode as “Dead Freight”, but quite honestly that is a tough act to follow. While this episode does not surmount to the sheer tension that arose in the previous episode, it shows what Walt and the gang do best: how to clean up after their (bloody) messes. And what a mess it was.

Thoughts on Breaking Bad: “Dead Freight”

There’s no room for dead weight on Heisenberg’s freight

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 Well now I have seen everything. Breaking Bad has had a lot of really strange episodes that blend multiple genres, but making a western themed episode that is just absurd.  In fact it’s so absurd that it actually works, as “Dead Freight” is another perfect episode if what is easily becoming the best season of Breaking Bad.

Now let me tell you, I am a sucker for Western’s and so when Walt, Jesse, and Mike, along with the information from Lydia, planned on robbing a train, I nearly squealed with excitement. Just like “The Great Train Robbery” or truly any Western heist film, this heist was one for the books.

Thoughts on Breaking Bad: “Hazard Pay”

An empire continues to rise amidst the ashes of the old

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Hey folks the following three reviews are going to be a bit different as they are so late. I have been out town for awhile now and was unable to see, let alone write a review. These will be a couple paragraphs long. No explanation, just opinions and thoughts. I hope you enjoy never the less.

What can I aside from Breaking Bad has been firing on all cylinders this season. Despite some qualms I have with the episodes, these do not hold a light to the genuine genius that has been occurring line to line within these episodes. “Hazard Pay”, further proves this, making it my favorite episode so far this season.

Breaking Bad: “Madrigal” Review

A thoughtful character centered story makes this episode magical

*This review contains spoilers

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Channing Tatum can suck it. Jonathan Banks is the real Magic Mike. After a mediocre opening to the season, Breaking Bad went all out this week in a wonderfully crafted, character focused episode in which fans have been begging for since we were introduced to Mike, the all around handy man.  However to depict the pace of the show readers were treated with the inner workings of a little German company known as Madrigal (in which fans of the series may realise that Hank has mentioned this company when investigating Gus). I loved how strange this opening was; I mean Breaking Bad has been known to begin with stranger  openers (look no further than last week’s episode) but a guy testing chicken sauces, that is just silly. I think the writers realised this as well for it eases viewers into the predicament that this man in is. I particularly enjoyed how he avoided the cops, non chalantly grabbed a defibrillator and went into the washroom and electrocuted himself with it. This reminded me of the scene when Gus poisoned the cartel last season and excused himself to go to the washroom. This was such a great way to start the episode and clearly demonstrated the direction that this episode was going.