No, I'm talking about everyone's favorite meth cooker/dealer, Walter White. The dude can wear a nose bandage and a porkpie hat like no one's business. And he's back! Or, more specifically, Breaking Bad is back.
We watched the final season (actually to be split in two half-seasons) premiere last night, and shit got real right away. I can't wait to see how Walter White's transformation from "Mr. Chips to Scarface"* is completed. This is the first season that I am watching in real time, so I'm a bit bummed that I can just watch all of the remaining episodes in one long mind-fuck of a marathon. But I'll take the awesome one week at a time.
There is a great discussion about the show over on one of the baseball blogs that I read here. Warning...the post and the comments contain many spoilers. So don't click on that if you don't wanna know yet. But basically the author of the post admits to having seen a few scenes of the show here and there, but nothing incredible enough to devout 40+ hours of his life catching up on it. About 2/3 of the way down in the comments section, he gives in to his readers and orders the first season to give it a try. I don't know why he had to order it. Just about everyone has a Netflix subscription nowadays and the first 4 season are available on Instant. But hopefully we have a new convert to the Breaking Bad Church of the Desperate.
I'm thinking about trademarking that church idea. Donations can be forwarded directly to me.
The video below is mildly spoiler-ish, but oh-so-delicious! Probably the best scene from the show so far from Season 4. The 12-seconds of silence at the end as the crippling realization of what her husband has become hits Skyler in the gut is amazing.
*That's show-runner Vince Gilligan's description of Walter White's character arc.