These are tough economic times. When it comes right down to it, though, what’s your favorite television network REALLY doing to help you out?
AMC is actually doing a lot. On this week’s episode of the hit show “Breaking Bad” they explained in great detail how to use your developmentally disabled child’s website to launder hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug money. It’s a pretty complicted and detailed process using PayPal and international servers from Bulgaria. You might want to DVR the show to get its full effect.
Breaking Bad is the most wonderfully complex show on television. It shows how under the right circumstances, ANYONE might turn to a life of crime to provide for their family’s future. Bryan Cranston plays high school chemistry teacher Walter White. White undergoes the ultimate midlife crisis. Now in his 40′s, White has a disabled son and a pregnant wife. Suddenly he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. White freaks out. His reaction is to use his vast knowledge of chemistry to “cook” the purest and most sensational batch of crystal meth ever produced.
The show revolves around the relationship between White and one of his former students, a dropout named Jesse Pinkman. Jesse most often falls into the category of “lovable loser.” His constant screwups often threaten exposure for the two. White’s wife is in the dark about what’s really happening. By the way, her brother is a DEA agent!
White won the Emmy Award for Outstanding lead Actor in a Drama Series. It was well-deserved. Describing Cranston’s portrayal of White, one newspaper said, ”the acting is as good as you’ll ever see on tv.”
By far, the greatest addition to Season 2 has been the introduction of the character “Saul” the ethically-challenged strip mall lawyer.
Just when you thought every lawyer joke and over-the-top attorney portrayal had already been performed, Bob Odenkirk’s performance as “Saul” is genius. Honestly, it’s one of the best send-ups of lawyers in history. White and Jesse need a good criminal attorney (with the emphasis on CRIMINAL.) Saul shows them the ropes. Saul sits in his office, that literally is papered with The Constitution and dispenses all sorts of shady and unethical legal advice.
It was Saul who suggested to White that he use his kid’s website to launder money. He also provides all sorts of extracurricular legal advice. Thanks to Saul’s character on Breaking Bad this season, we not only learn that there are career criminals willing to take the fall on a crime for a price, but exactly what that price is.
As Season 2 hurtles towards its dramatic conclusion this week, last week’s episode was actually the first time that White and Pinkman ever made any real money. White gets called to set up the drug deal of his life at the same moment his wife calls saying she’s going into labor. Meanwhile, Jesse is strung out on drugs and simply passes out almost blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Shockingly, the show killed of one of its main characters this week. Jesse’s girlfriend, Jane dies gagging in her own vomit while suffering a drug overdose. For the first time ever, White and his pupil are forced to look at the real-life consequences their drug dealing might bring.
Breaking bad is truly the most amazing and well-acted show on television.
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