Tuesday, June 08, 2010
NO HALF MEASURES
Can I talk for a moment about the most recent episode of Breaking Bad? I just watched it last night. So fucking good! I have a sense for some reason that the majority of those who read this site (it averages about 100 readers a day, although I have absolutely no idea who most of them are) aren't regular Breaking Bad viewers, for some reason... but maybe a few are. Last night's was absolutely killer. (I really thought, after the private detective's monologue, that they were going to kill Jesse.) So was the episode about the fly a few weeks ago--one of the best hours of TV I can remember seeing. And so was "I.F.T." from early in the season. And the scene when the Mexican hitmen come after Hank. The show is really good at creating a slow build... long chunks of subtle drama, filled with portentous monologues and tiny, eccentric character moments--and then suddenly exploding into catastrophic and devastatingly cathartic moments of violence.