"This...is not meth."
Updated: Sep 14, 2018
I figured that in honor of Better Call Saul's weekly episodes I'd get back into my artistic workshop. I'm happy to present to you one of my personal favorite scenes in Breaking Bad (But there's so many!). The first season finale of Breaking Bad, wow, I remember seeing that and just being blown away. I mean it's in the very instant that Walter says,"This...is not meth," that we see one of the first glimpses of Heisenberg. Breaking Bad is one of those shows that I can't stop talking about. There's so much to dive into, the plot, the characters, the themes, I mean there's a whole meaning to the color palette of the characters clothes (really look it up if you haven't)! So much to go into, but for another time, let's go into Better Call Saul.
Better Call Saul is a wonderful dream for Breaking Bad fans. We see the characters we love, easter eggs, how some of our beloved character's pasts were and on top of it, we get new things too! My new favorite character is Nacho, you really empathize with him, and you want him to get out of this mess that he's in. He reminds me a lot of Jessie, but somehow I have a feeling that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould aren't going to let him escape like Jessie. Thoughts? I don't want to believe that he'll get killed off, but I've learned from Breaking Bad not to get too attached to these characters when those two are writing (even though I always still do).
I understand that a lot of people say that the current episodes of Better Call Saul are slow, and I see that, but I don't think Better Call Saul is losing steam, or the writers are losing ideas. No, I think it's planned, we're slowly seeing everything reel out, Jimmy's downfall, Kim and Jimmy are moving apart, and Nacho is in a situation that doesn't look like he'll get out of. The episodes do move slow, but I think thats what brings tension. We know something big is going to happen, but getting there we need to inch our way slowly. I have faith in the writers of Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, and I'm sure they'll wow us and break our hearts once season 4 begins to draw to an end.
Speaking of the inevitable end of season 4, what to watch? Sometimes looking into Netflix and finding a show can be so hard, there are tons of T.V. shows! Where can Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul fans find something? Well, I recently watched Fargo, and I got to recommend it. Each season follows different characters dealing with a crime in Minnesota at a different time period. Its intense, the characters are great, and it offers a great compliment of dark humor on the side.
The second season is my favorite of the three seasons in Fargo. I mean Wow. You are on the edge of your seat from episode one untill the very end. I hadn't felt so pulled into a show since Breaking Bad. They start with high stakes, and throughout the show, the stakes just continue to get higher and higher until you think that,no, this can't be the end! Go check out Fargo if you haven't already!
A good friend of mine recommended Mad Men? You guys have any ideas? Or have any favorite iconic scenes in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul that you want to see drawn?