Have you ever been so addicted to something that you can't stop thinking about it 24/7? This might be slightly dramatic, but this is literally how I have felt for the past few weeks. So I'm here today to come clean and admit my addiction.
Now before you judge me, let me go ahead and explain. Juliette and Sami encouraged me to start watching it, and I had heard so many things about it over the past few years - so I decided to watch episode one on Netflix. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked.
I haven't been able to stop watching this show since I watched episode one. It instantly became an addiction and I have watched the entire series in a short amount of time - which I will not disclose to you exactly HOW short of a time-frame.
I have two episodes left to watch until I'm caught up to date, and lets be honest - ill probably watch both episodes tonight. It's just so easy to watch episode after episode when it's on Netflix (no commercials) and it's on your iPad. This is a recipe for disaster when you find a show that you quickly become addicted to.
I've learned a few things from Breaking bad that I felt I should share, so here we go:
1. Don't cook meth.
I mean, this is pretty self explanatory, it's just a bad idea. Sure, the money is A-freakin-mazing, but a lot of people get hurt (or killed) in the drug world. I lost count of how many innocent (and not so innocent) people died throughout this show. I couldn't ever cook or sell meth since it involves killing people - I have a hard enough time killing a damn spider. Don't worry, mom - not being able to kill someone isn't the ONLY thing keeping me from selling meth. I'm not good at chemistry either.
2. Family means more than money.
Oh Walt. Your family means more than any of that money EVER will. Seriously. I wanted to reach through the screen and shake him about eleventy billion times throughout the five seasons of this show.
3. Good guys can turn bad and bad guys can turn good.
Jesse, season one & Jesse, season five = TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GUYS.
Walt, season one & Walt, season five = TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GUYS.
Oh, Walt. You went a little nuts.
4. You miss what's under your nose the entire time.
Hank, buddy, come on. You run the darn DEA agency and you don't realize that your brother in law is the king-pin meth cook, Heisenberg, and you're feeding him ALL of the inside intel. You're dumb. But it makes for good TV, so proceed.
5. Create the best possible alibi and lie for your entire life.
If you go against lesson #1 that I shared, and decide to cook meth (and distribute it) anyway - then please be careful. Learn from Walt's mistakes, and learn from Jesse's addiction problems. Skylar making up the lie about Walt's gambling addiction = genius. The car wash = genius. Buying expensive cars when you're supposed to be an unemployed cancer patient = dumb.
Please note, I do NOT condone this behavior but if you decide to do it any way - don't be dumb about it. Oh, and lawyer up.
And now I'm done. And now I'm just really sad that I'm basically caught up to date. And now I don't want to watch the last two episodes because then I have to wait for the next episode like everyone else. And really, this is all just problematic. And this is the exact reason that I avoid watching TV.