Thursday, September 5, 2013

Walter White & Jesse Pinkman

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.

Hi, my name is Faith and I am addicted to Breaking Bad.

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.


Sami said...

Oh Breaking Bad how I love thee. I have thought many times about how you could make a ton of money cooking/selling meth but then it's dangerous and I don't actually know how to do it AND I'd want to buy lots of fancy things soo I need to win the lottery.

That Jesse GIF up there is making my day.

Jay T said...

All I want to do is re-watch allllllll the episodes again even though I've seen them. I think it might help the end of the series hurt a little less. These are all excellent life lessons.

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Kay said...

LOVE Breaking Bad! I started watching in the 3rd season and was absolutely hooked! Now I watch the episodes as they air on tv and it's TORTURE waiting for them. Torture. Especially right now, because it's the final episodes, so each one is super intense.

Also, the gifs, I'm dying.

Ashten @ alwaysashten said...

Here's a little story: I found Breaking Bad on Netflix. This was a Friday and I had big plans that weekend. Well, 2 days later, I'M STILL ON MY COUCH WATCHING BREAKING BAD. I didn't answer my phone, went completely MIA. I finished it right before the new season started.....I FINISHED IT IN 3 WEEKS.

It's so addicting it's like meth. But worse.

Lisa said...

OMG I am with you!!! BB all the time!! I get upset when I have to wait a week to see what happens next!!! I really love Jessie but currently he is making it hard for me to like him.....

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

breaking bad is so awesome! i'm not sure how i feel about what jesse is going through right now but it better be what i think it is!!

Vodka and Soda

Nikki Mitchell said...

I need to watch that show...ive heard it was good and clearly it causes obsessions lol

shannon said...

i only half watch that show.
BUT - i could watch the scene where the bomb goes off in that hospital room and the man walks out like a million times.