It’s Friday folks and you know what that means, time for another Five for Friday post! And for those of you who are living under a rock, it also means that we are regrettably only two days away from the series finale of Breaking Bad. I’m starting to experience something akin to bereavement. I seriously love this freaking show! So I decided that it would be fitting to give it a good ‘ole Five for Friday send out. Oh, and I suppose I should give the whole *SPOILER ALERT* here. Seriously, why are you reading this if you’re not up-to-date on the show? Stop!
Number 5: Hating Marie
What constantly wears purple, whines incessantly, and is a kleptomaniac?
Remember when Hank was recovering and he got all obsessed with acquiring minerals? Yeah, that’s because hanging with a rock would be way more fun than being forced to talk to this twat. Never has there been a female character who annoyed me more.
Number 4: Hating Skylar
So this season I almost turned a corner with her and reduced my hatred down to a strong dislike. But then I thought, isn’t that just like Skylar White, tricking you into not thinking she is a nagging, spineless, waste? Ugh, I have been hoping she would get offed since the first season. I thought I’d gotten lucky when she tried to drown herself, but no dice. Get over yourself lady! You waited until the very last season, after you thought Walt was in jail, to do what you thought was right? Oh wait, no, you only did what Marie told you to do. That’s all Skylar did for the entire series, took orders from others: Walt, Marie, her boss/lover. She somehow sniffled her way through 5 seasons.
Number 3: The Cook Scenes
These were some of the best scenes of the show. You get a little science and some funny lines (Yeah Mr. White! Yeah Science!); also, some of the best songs used in the show played over cook montages. My favorite:
Easily the best montage of the series.
Number 2: Loving a character just to watch them die.
We’ve seen a whole lot of death during this series, let’s take a moment to mourn those who are not longer with us:
Andrea Cantillo, Andrew Holt, Anthony Perez, Benicio Fuentes, Chris Mara, Christian “Combo” Ortega, Dan Wachsberger, Declan, Dennis Markowski, Domingo Gallardo “Krazy 8” Mollina, Drew Sharp, Duane Chow, Eladio Vuente, Emilio Koyama, Gaff, Gale Boetticher, Gonzo, Gustavo Gring, Hank Schrader, Harris Boivin, Hector “Tio” Salamaca, Issac Conley, Jack McCann, Jane Margolis, Joaquin Salamanca, Juan Bolsa, Max Arciniega, Miguel, Mike Ehrmantraut, No-Doze, Peter Schuler, Raymond Martinez, Rival Dealers, Ron Fornall, Spooge, Steven Gomez, The Cousins, Tomas Cantillo, Tortuga, Tucco Salamanca, Tyrus Kitt, Victor, and William Moniz.
That’s 45. None of them will I miss as much as Mike.
Number 1: Jesse Pinkman
Oh, you thought it would be Walt. Yeah, I can understand that. But one, that’s too obvious, clearly Heisenberg is Breaking Bad. And two, without a killer sidekick, this show wouldn’t be half a great. Of course there is the matter of my inexplicable Jesse crush that might have influenced the ranking a bit.
Jesse is a mess, but he has a good heart.
That’s it; that’s what makes him so great. His life is never figured out. Someone is always dying or he’s strung out, or someone’s dying while he’s strung out. Somehow the dude is still alive (though barely at this point). And let us not forget, he has some of the best one liners of the show, bitch.
“New Zealand, that’s where they made Lord of the Rings. I say we just move there, yo, and, I mean, you can do your art. Right? Like, you can paint the local castles and shit, and I can be a bush pilot.“
“This is my own private domicile and I will not be harrassed… bitch”
“Gatorade me, bitch!”
“It’s just basic chemistry, yo.”
“Possum. Big, freaky, lookin’ bitch. Since when did they change it to opossum? When I was comin’ up it was just possum. Opossum makes it sound like he’s Irish or something. Why do they gotta go changing everything?”
“Yeah Mr. White. Yeah science.”
Finally, my prediction for the finale (more of a hope):
Jesse somehow escapes the Aryan gang of crazies and kills Walt. Final line, “It’s over….bitch.”
So long Breaking Bad! It’s been a fun, wild ride.
Sweet original Walter White painting sent to me by my Reddit Gift Santa.
I’ll be back next week for part 2 of my Breaking Bad send off: 5 Things Breaking Bad Taught Me About Life.
Stay positive & love your life!
Listening to: Paramore – Careful
Eating: kidney beans and broccoli
Random fact: I’ve lost two favorite shows in the last two weeks. The other was Dexter. The difference is Breaking Bad is going out on top. Dexter’s last season was a bit of train wreck and not in a good way.