Episode 124: Goodbye, Breaking Bad
After six seasons, the drama Breaking Bad has finally reached its conclusion, and Josh and Dietrich decide to dissect the remarkable show. While not a book, Breaking Bad spent over half a decade putting on a clinic in storytelling and character development, and it's worthy of discussion. If you haven't finished the show or don't particularly care, however, the guys have you covered, covering both what they've been reading and everything off the bookshelf before delving deep into Walter White's misdeeds. Josh raves about the latest Jack Reacher book from Lee Child, and discusses a bizarre book about the making of an even more bizarre film. Dietrich revisits Stephen King's first novel, and raves about an extraordinary book about autism written by an extremely reliable source. In addition, Captain Phillips earns rave reviews, Josh discusses how changing cultural attitudes have evolved the way we view The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and the new version of Carrie does nothing wrong... but nothing really right, either. You can send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We've Been Reading
- Lee Child, Never Go Back
- Stephen King, Carrie
- Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell, The Disaster Artist
- Naoki Higishida, The Reason I Jump
Off The Bookshelf
- Captain Phillips
- Carrie (2013)
- The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Dietrich and Josh have raved for years about this extraordinary show, and with Vince Gilligan's masterpiece coming to an end, they dissect Breaking Bad and look at everything that made this program the achievement that it was.