Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Notes From Hell

This guy is one of our best. Simply compelling.
Still slowly exploring the world of Breaking Bad and the rewards are getting richer. I am especially amazed by the depth of Bryan Cranston, who plays lead character Walter White. White's life has been turned upside down and nearly over and out by the news that he has inoperable cancer.

With his deeply lined face, he can convey the utter depth of despair, the certain knowledge of mortality and the realization that he must, for his family's sake, bear the "slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" with minimal gesture. Fucking amazing actor.

The title of this show was a little off-putting. I thought it was about biker gangs and the meth trade. I got that all wrong. Well, there's the meth thing, but to say more would only ruin it.
This is a winner.

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