*Links may contain spoilers
I feel like it is my responsibility, when I find a good TV show, to share it with everyone I know. It actually gives me great joy (it's the simple things in life really) to share a hidden gem of a TV show with someone who normally would not have watched it. I did this with Breaking Bad last year - I got both my sisters, and all of my cousins (FYI - I'm Greek, so there are a lot of us) to watch it and they all loved it.
I can not express how excited I am that Breaking Bad starts again this Sunday. It has been a long time since season 3 finished and I can't wait for this amazing show to start again. Have you seen it? If you haven't, do yourself a favor and go rent, borrow, buy or steal the first three seasons on DVD so you can catch up. The seasons are only 10 or 12 episodes so you still have time. As an aside, I know that you have time to watch this because I once bought season five of 24 on DVD on a Thursday night (the new season would start three days later on Sunday night) and let me tell you - Jack Bauer wasn't the only one who was racing against the clock. I totally did it - and that was 24 episodes. I'm not saying this is something I'm particularly proud of, but my point is that it can be done. I don't want to hear excuses!
Anway. Reasons why Breaking Bad is amazing - it is very well written (it's on AMC - where "stories matter"), it has beautiful cinematography - this is a show that definitely needs an HD box, and the characters, oh the glorious characters. I like to think that if I knew Jesse(beware of spoilers if you click on the link) in real life I would take him home with me and give him a big hug and take care of him forever. Unfortunately, I'm not so altruistic that I would bring a former crystal meth addict that has ties with the drug trade as a user, pusher, and producer into my home, so I'm glad I don't actually know Jesse (or anyone like him) in real life.
And yes, I did just write 80 words about a character on a fictional television show and why I wouldn't bring him into my home.
The storylines are captivating and you find yourself rooting for people that you normally wouldn't be on side with, and the relationships are all complex and interwoven, and it is just really, really good. Check it out and let me know what you think - you won't be sorry!