Sometimes life can feel a bit like this: Keeping up with TV drama now main cause of stress
I’m now on Series Three of Breaking Bad, the story of how chemistry teacher Walter White becomes a crystal meth manufacturer, and it’s picking up a bit. Series One was slow, albeit with the odd memorable scene, such as the famous bath scene, and it felt as if the storyline in Series Two was massively padded out by Walt and Jesse’s incompetence (although again some great set pieces, such as the one with the neglected kid and the ATM machine).
Series Three is just really really funny! Walt’s personality flaws get him into all sorts of conflicts; Walt and Skylar’s marriage breakdown makes Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf look staid; and even though it’s a bit OTT, I really like the set up with the fixer/lawyer Saul. As Jesse explains to Walt, “You don’t want a criminal *lawyer*… you want a *criminal* lawyer.“