Breaking Down Breaking Bad

The unbearable anxiety of chemistry teacher/meth dealer Walter White’s life has been proven a nice respite from my own finals/graduation/job hunting anxiety lately, so I’ve written up a short tribute to the show’s surprisingly soothing qualities over at NYU Local.

Seriously, if you haven’t watched it yet, you should. I wouldn’t rank it alongside the Mad Men/Sopranos/The Wire holy trinity of artistic merit, but as far as straightforward thrilling storytelling goes, this is top-notch. Beyond the shows I just mentioned, I’m not used to seeing TV crime thrillers that privilege verisimilitude over TV logic this flagrantly, or have this consistently excellent a cast.

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