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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 03:39 am (UTC)
Re: The Monsterness of Walt vs. Ramsey
Yeah, I know those were his immediate reasons, but considering how close they have been in a larger context, I still find it absolutely reprehensible. I know Jesse betrayed Walt, but - it just crossed some sort of line for me. I think when you've been close with someone, or cared about them in the past, you are obligated to cut them a little slack, even when they mess up or betray you.

Different people will draw the "monster line" in different places, but for me, killing (or intending to kill) someone you once cared about - and I do think Walt once cared about Jesse - is well past it. Similarly, Tyrion broke my freaking heart when he killed Shae, even though he, also, had his reasons.


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