Friday, May 18, 2012
I worked on this, I know what I'm talking about. But, on those rare occasions when they do get it right, when you find a film or TV show where all the moving parts are working in unison, it gives me hope that it's not impossible. That if you keep your eye on the details, and surround yourself with other talented artists who can keep an eye on them too, something genuinely moving and worthwhile can be created. Of course, I say this now. I said the same thing about Lost at the end of it's third season and look what happened to that one (A light in a cave? Really, Lindelof? A LIGHT IN A FRAKING CAVE? REALLY????? Sigh. Sorry, I'm still a little bitter). Anyhow, I hope Breaking Bad keeps up the amazing work on both sides of the camera and avoids the pitfalls that have sometimes befallen past shows when they try to land the plane (coughLostcough). But for now, I am glued to the screen for the rest of the ride Breaking Bad is taking me on. I'll also be taking lots of notes along the way. And if my film plans don't work out, the show will probably have taught me how to make meth by then, so I've got that to fall back on. Who says TV isn't educational?