Chain reactions are the miniature explosions that drive most of the hard sciences, particularly chemistry.
What does it mean anymore to be a father? We still roughly know what it means to be a mother. Indeed, we rather know it in our bones.
Every character has had multiple moments in the run of the show to pull back, to change course, to reverse the path they have headed down.
If there’s one thing I find a touch annoying about Breaking Bad, it’s that the show will occasionally lean on a too-easy symbol or two.
If Breaking Bad began heading downhill rapidly last week, this week, it lets off the brake, heading into what appears to be the second season’s final act.
“Better Call Saul” is the kind of episode that made me get interested in television in the first place.
It allows all of the characters to step back for a second and breathe, something they very much need after the events of the first six episodes.
“Peekaboo” asks a question that’s been hovering around the periphery of the series since it began and asks it fairly directly.
There’s a lot going on in “Breakage,” even if the pace remains as deliberate as the rest of the season has.
If the United States makes it easy to follow a certain path to some form of success, it also makes it a little too easy for someone to get lost.
Walt’s a man heading into uncertainty, and all the planning in the world isn’t going to change that.
One of the things that sets Breaking Bad apart from most other drama series at its level of quality is its scale.
One of the things that draws me to the medium of television is the way a series can show the process of doing something.