Arcs are winding down here pretty fast and furious. The second-season finale of The Newsroom
is in the house, although I haven't watched it yet. The second-to-last-ever Dexter
HAS been viewed, with much suspense and agitas
. I may liveblog the finale next Sunday night, just to share the experience with many of you who've been on this wild ride with me.
What, then, to do for serial entertainment, after next Sunday night?I've got a Bad idea....
We've never followed Breaking Bad,
but it's starting to acquire that pop-culture halo about it reserved for so many other amazing things. Last week's (sorry, paywalled) New Yorker profile of Walt White actor Bryan Cranston
largely sealed the deal for me. Walt is an ordinary guy who turns extraordinary in the face of a cancer diagnosis, becoming a character known as "Heisenberg" to support his family in his prematurely postmortem range of expectations. More violence than hilariaty ensues, but, as with Dexter
and likely others, it sounds like there are elements of both.
finale is one Sunday following next weekend's Dexter
finale. In the tradition of Memento,
I'm giving consideration to watching the series in reverse- if not literally 62-to-1, at least watching Season 4, then 3, then 2, then 1, and finally back to 5 (by which time, one would hope, it would all be Netflix-streamable as the first four, and the first eight of S5, currently are).
If nothing else, by the time I watch at least a few of them, I'd hope the Middle School Musical
version of the series will make slightly more sense than it already does:
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