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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.


James Rutledge Roesch
Sep. 16th, 2013 10:19 pm (UTC)
Still Some Humanity Left In Walter
Walter White has too much of an inner conflict to be more monstrous than some of the remorseless villains of Westeros. Take this latest episode, for instance. Walter fought for Hank's life (he didn't even want those goons there in the first place), even offering up his whole ill-gotten fortune in desperation. Walter's "malicious" phone call at the end was intended to exonerate Skylar, condemn himself, and save what remained of his family. Too little too late? Perhaps, but nevertheless, there's still some remnant of humanity left in Walter. To me, the message of the show is that everyone, even formerly upstanding citizens like Walter, has an inner Heisenberg waiting to be unleashed.
Gato Chungo
Sep. 19th, 2013 03:48 am (UTC)
Re: Still Some Humanity Left In Walter
YESSSSSS!!! Couldn't agree more! :D


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