I’ve talked about this before, but I’m really into the show Breaking Bad. It’s a great show, maybe one of the best shows, but it also has the unique distinction of being the only TV show to ever make we want to be a criminal.
- The Sopranos: All the Sopranos ever did was make me never want to have a family because of the jagged, harmonized whine that Tony’s family screeched out 24/7.
- The Wire: I loved all the criminal characters, but under no circumstances would I ever want to exist in their world. Science cannot calculate how fast I would be dead.
- Every Law and Order ever: Leave half an eyelash at a crime scene and you’ll have Eliot Stabler kicking down your door within the hour, ready to stomp your head into a fine paste because he’s upset about his divorce.
Breaking Bad though, it makes crime not only sexy and fun, but also seem like the only logical option for a man of intelligent sensibilities. The show’s tagline should be “Breaking Bad: This could be you if you were a little more motivated.”
I know, longest tagline ever,
I imagine the only way anyone ever makes drugs is to a soundtrack of low, reassuring techno music.