So It Begins

After many years, countless recommendations and conversations, and almost as many attempts to find a sticking point for the requisite courage, I am finally addressing one of my most glaring pop-cultural blind spots: Last night, I watched the first episode of the first season of “Breaking Bad.”

Yes, I know it’s only the beginning. But yes, I am proud of myself.

My only thoughts so far? What an odd (and fascinating) tone. That, in and of itself, would probably bring me back for more, even if I wasn’t making a good-faith effort to fulfill so many collegial obligations. Also, want your TV show to look great? Getting John Toll involved is not a bad idea. Not at all. (Oh, and I love the musical choices so far. Early indications are that Thomas Golubić is a genius.)

Further bulletins as events warrant. But don’t rush me; I don’t binge, at least not ruthlessly. I usually try to fit at least a day or two between each episode.

(That poster comes from Francesco Francavilla, who created/is creating one for every episode. I’m not looking at any more right now, though. For fear of being spoiled.)

About Joseph Susanka

Joseph has been doing development work for institutions of Catholic higher education since graduating from Thomas Aquinas College in 1999. A grateful resident of Wyoming, he spends his free time exploring the beautiful Wind River Mountains, keeping track of his (currently) seven sons, and thanking his lucky stars for Netflix.


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