This is one of those shows, like The Wire, that has very passionate and obsessive fans. It’s intelligent and dark with a twist of humour that is almost painful.
The show follows Walter White (the magnificent Bryan Cranston), a high school chemistry teacher who discovers he has advanced lung cancer. He is fearful of leaving his pregnant wife and teenage son with nothing, and takes the extreme case of starting to cook crystal meth with a drop-out ex-student, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul). How on earth can this scenario be funny? I don’t know. But it is – in a very, very black way.
Like most things, I’m a few seasons behind, but in this case, it’s because I’m a bit scared of getting back in to watching it. The show is so violent, and very graphic in its violence. I want to watch more, but I am scared to.