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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 06:32 pm (UTC)
Glad I'm not the only one who saw Walt's phone call as an act intended to get Skyler off the hook with the police for her involvement in the money laundering, and with Walter Jr. and the neighbours for staying married to "Heisenberg". It's even possible that he intended to return Holly all along (but I doubt it - the look on his face when she started crying for mama makes it seem unlikely), that he took her with him only to make the sham call that much more convincing and ensure the cops would still be there whe he made that call.

Not saying he's a nice guy or anything - showing the neonazis where Jesse was hiding then rubbing Jane's death in Jesse's face would be tough to explain in that case. (Another sham, meant to put Hank's killers at ease and buy himself time to buy a big honkin' machine gun to use on them. That's my best attempt, and even I'm not buying it).

Still, Tywin-level bad-brokenness? I don't know. Would Tywin have tried to call off the neonazis if he thought it might save, say, Kevan's wife? There's only one person I know of who'd know for sure...


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