The Bachelor Awakens From Its Vapid Sleep For Ten Minutes of Actual Reality TV

Last night I was doing manly activities: lifting heavy weights, drinking (craft) beer, looking at nudy magazines, scratching myself, et cetera, et cetera.  In the midst of said manly activities, I heard, from the living room, a sound I ne'er catch on Monday nights while my wife is watching The Bachelor: a female contestant explaining … Continue reading The Bachelor Awakens From Its Vapid Sleep For Ten Minutes of Actual Reality TV

The Breaking Bad Finale: 7 Reasons Why It Worked

There's no good way to end a highly acclaimed television series.   The viewer's expectations are insurmountable, and most likely contradictory.  We want the characters to live forever and get what they want, but if a writer does this, we'll complain that the end was cliche and boring.  It's the great human contradiction: we want to … Continue reading The Breaking Bad Finale: 7 Reasons Why It Worked

The Beautifully Drawn Deterioration of Breaking Bad’s Walter White

A meek, yet brilliant high school teacher discovers he has cancer, cooks meth to pay for chemo, becomes intoxicated by the power of being a drug lord, beats cancer, keeps cooking meth, becomes a sociopath. That's a crude exposition of the transformation of Walter White's character in AMC's Breaking Bad over the course of five … Continue reading The Beautifully Drawn Deterioration of Breaking Bad’s Walter White