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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. 17th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
Lord Of House Hyssenberg
First of all, I'm so glad to hear you watch Breaking Bad! Secondly, you can totally fit in an evil-as-Walt character. In my assumption, with winter coming and all, there's going to be a ton of backstabbing and conniving in order to survive.

Walt would totally survive a long winter in Westeros, thanks to his ruthlessness. It also helps he has science on his side.

So maybe in your world he's an alchemist who's developed a particularly addictive brand of Shade Of The Evening (with a hint of sky blue in its color), and peasants everywhere are hooked on the stuff. He's even hooked up with a Lyseni shipping company who can help him distribute to places as far as Qarth. He becomes obscenely wealthy. He buys out the Lannisters, who are majorly hurting anyway because of winter. Also, several lives have been ruined on his way to the top - some various lords who've tried to take over his operation, and not to mention all the peasants who are now addicted to his drug, their teeth falling out etc. (even moreso than before)...

Sorry, I just can't control my excitement for the prospect of a Walt-inspired character in your books!


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