Monday, June 21, 2010

TV Meme: Day 8 - A Show Everyone Should Watch

I had a few shows that could go into this category - I mean it sort of feels like a repetitive question from this meme from Day 2, in which I selected Fringe.

So, I could use Fringe here again, or another show that I have really gotten into that doesn't get any recognition at all, Party Down.

But, for this particular day I decided to go with Breaking Bad as the show that everyone should watch.

Breaking Bad just concluded its third season on AMC, which is why it sort of gets lost in the talk for brilliant shows - despite the show and its actors being nominated and winning a handful of Emmys.

The show is about Walter White (Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who is married to Skyler (Anna Gunn) and has a son, Walter, Jr. (RJ Mitte), who lives with Cerebral Palsy.

White is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in the first season of the show and in order to pay for his treatment, and to leave his family with money if he were to die, the chemistry teacher decides to cook crystal meth. In doing so, he brings a former student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) to help him with the process and with the distribution.

Things, of course, don't go as smooth as both Walter and Jesse hope it would. They both get mixed up with the wrong people, and they also don't really have the means to get this business of theirs up and thriving.

Not only does Walter have to deal with his wife, drug kingpins, and a pretty crazy sidekick in Jesse, but his brother-in-law, Hank (Dean Norris) just so happens to be a DEA agent and has made it his job to track down the maker of this new great crystal meth - even though he doesn't know it is Walter.

The show has really gotten even better over the course of its three seasons as Walter does everything possible to keep him, his family and Jesse safe - and out of jail.

1 comment:

  1. Breaking Bad is the show i can never fogot great story and great work..