Monday, January 21, 2008

Breaking Bad

As a devout TV addict, I feel obligated to let my readers know whenever a great new TV show debuts.
Last night's debut of Breaking Bad on the AMC channel was one of those moments like watching the first episode of HBO's Six Feet Under. I just knew it would be an instant classic.
The star plays Walter, a meek high school chemistry teacher with a flat affect.
When he discovers he has inoperable lung cancer, he realizes his death will bankrupt his family, so he comes up with a plan.
Through a series of coincidences, he hooks up with a slacker kid who was his former student. The kid just narrowly escaped being busted for the speed lab he and his partner Emilio ran. The kid was the salesman, Emilio was the meth cooker.
With Emilio busted, Walter tracked down the kid and offered to partner up with him.
Turns out Walter the chemist can cook pure, clear crystal meth, which makes his sidekick swoon with possibilities.
Dark hilarity ensues.

Breaking Bad runs on Sunday nights on AMC at 9 p.m. central.
Don't miss it.


bigsis said...

Is the guy in the picture Malcolm in the Middle's unfunny daddy?

I'll give it a try based on your endorsement, but if he does his Jerry Lewis/person with retardation schtick, its over!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Yeah, same guy but a whole different character. This is a very dark comedy.
The kid who sells the meth he makes is played by the guy who played the ex-Mormon boyfriend of Bill's oldest daughter on 'Big Love.'
It's really an amazing show, I promise.

dguzman said...

No cable in our house, but I'll take your word for it. Meth, inoperable cancer, and hilarity usually go hand in hand (in hand), right?

Karen Zipdrive said...

Dguz- let's not forget the guy on the show also has a son with cerebral palsy and was working part-time in a carwash owned by an Arab.

nffcnnr said...

Just so ya know, AMC is replaying the debut episode on Thursday 1/17 at 10 Eastern, 9 Central... Yours Truly, awesomeometer