Detailed review about detailsRating: 3 likes, 2 dislikes
the first thing you see in the pilot episode is chaos and confusion, something that really makes you unable to look away. you don't know what is going on, and it's just complete chaos, which is the meaning. then we back up a bit in the story, and you see it from the beginning. which is why I'm opening my review like this.
Walter White is the average indifferent husband of Skyler, and together they live with their disabled son Walter Jr. Walter is a high school chemistry teacher and he is the one providing the family funds. his stay-at-home wife Skyler writes short stories, and is a regular wife in a regular home. Walter may seem boring, indifferent and extremely average (if that's even a term), but upon the event of learning that he has lung cancer with only 1-2 years left, he is desperate for some excitement in his life. he follows his DEA-agent brother in law, Hank, on a drug-bust ride-along, and is the only one witnessing a guy (a former chemistry student of his, Jesse) running from the crystal meth (methamphetamine) lab crime scene, and this is where he gets the brilliant (arguable) idea. He takes contact with Jesse, and joins the drug business. being an overqualified chemistry teacher and all, it takes his mind off of his illness, and his everyday is challenged. the hour-long pilot of this show has sirens, gas, tragedy, drama and action, and it sets a high bar for the next episodes to follow. the show is intense, emotional, moral-twisting, and wrong in so many places, which makes it so good and fun to watch. you'll see great drama, action, rage, doubt, humour and originality. Bryan Cranston, perhaps most known as "Hal" from "Malcolm in the Middle" shows tremendous acting skills, and I want to see more of him!
highly recommended for those of you who want a show with depth and good drama without cliché's or cheesy characters.
Review posted on Monday, March 2nd 2009 at 3:35 pm