What does a man do, Walter? A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.
I’m finally walking through the very long Breaking Bad series and I’m almost finished with Season 3.
I’ll admit, it’s been difficult to get through because it’s becoming so damn dark. I originally thought that the biggest challenge would be the length – 62 episodes in 5 seasons but that actually hasn’t been that hard as I’m binging 3-4 a night (but not every night).
There are so many meta-level commentaries on who we are as people, our thoughts, motives, and actions that manifest for a variety of different reasons, and how we respond to things like justice and crime and tragedy and misfortune.
It really is messing with my head.
But one of the top questions that I keep coming back to is this:
What would I do (and how far would I go) to provide for and to protect my family?
Breaking Bad dares us to ask that question over, and over, and over again.
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