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Breaking Bad

Amazing series.  Amazing episode last night.  Talk about a gut punch.

Walter White is a bigger monster than anyone in Westeros.

(I need to do something about that).

This is the final season of BREAKING BAD.  I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year's Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season...  but there's no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention.

Admittedly, trying to handicap the Emmys is a mug's game.  You never know.  But for what it's worth, I think this year is our best chance of actually winning one.  Given the splash the Red Wedding made, our profile is likely as high as it is ever going to be.  We had a great season.  If the Academy is ever going to give their ultimate accolade to a fantasy show (something that is by no means certain), it's going to be this year, I think.

But we'll see.  BREAKING BAD, MAD MEN, DOWNTON ABBEY, HOMELAND, and HOUSE OF CARDS will have something to say about that as well.  All good shows, I think.  A couple are great shows.  HOMELAND is the defending champ, MAD MEN's won four, and HOUSE OF CARDS has that whole "gamechanger" thing going for it.  Should be an interesting race.  We'll all know on September 22.


Sep. 18th, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
The Todd character
For me the biggest breakout performance is from the actor who played Todd. The character itself is so written because we can tell that "something" is just off about this guy, but he doesn't necessarily act like a obvious crazy person. He seems more like a child looking to please those he admires and is just naturally curious about things. Even after he tortured Jesse, when he came back to get him out of the hole he didn't seem to that he was proud or ashamed at what he had done which, would normally distinguish a vicious person and a moral person. The way he picks up Jesse almost seems to be like he's picking up a bird with a broken wing while ignoring the fact that he was the one who broke him. The complexity of a character who doesn't have much screen time really shows the level of depth the show has.


George R.R. Martin
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