I kinda would love this, if that's actually how the show ends.
It's tonally in-line with Vince Gilligan's sense of humor and actually would be emerging at this phase in television history as a powerful rebuke to the gritty "realistic" anti-hero conventions of prestige cable drama. A high school kid like Jesse WOULD have that fantasy. And it's probably about time we as a society got over lavishing praise on entertainments brave enough to "challenge us" with "empathetic and complex portrayals" of ethically bankrupt monsters -- which I say primarily because I suspect that these shows are working as some kind of salve on the general unease and fatalistic sense of moral compromise slowly eating away at the innards of the "affluencer" demographic these sorts of programs are always courting. Most of our well-paying jobs have an evil (or at least morally dubious) component to them these days, I suspect, so everyone with a disposable income loves watching the drama of bad behavior play itself out in an expertly executed serial, because it reflects their reality.
Obviously this is just my opinion, but I'd like to see more flawed heroic figures at the center of some good TV shows, heroic characters who aren't just masturbatory apologia for the surveillance/police state or apolitical praise for "the everyday small things you can do for your family or community" or Aaron Sorkin's fever dream of how great a President/Anchorman he'd be. Something inspiring and idealistic would actually be pretty challenging TV right now, but ending Breaking Bad on this joke would be a good start.
Thanks for reading, fellow internet commenting losers.
My heart melts when you get political. Linked here is my preferred off-book campaign song for Eliot Spitzer's Comptroller run:
Your move, found footage horror genre!
I am looking forward to an INCREDIBLY cool and IMPOSSIBLY large class-action suit based on this article's main premise. Law firms advertising during all manner of TV shows. This is going to get real, or should.
Thank god. We've been without Fametracker for so long. This is a relief.
On How "Baby It's Cold Outside" Became America's Secular Christmas Anthem, Despite People Claiming It's About Date Rape
Adam Curtis is probably so mad at you right now, Ken Layne! He has probably had to delete a draft post from the CMS of his BBC blog about Sayyid Qutb and this song! It was a slam dunk allowing him to salvage cut material from "The Power of Nightmares" and now you've gone and ruined it for him! Cheers! Happy Holidays!
More pertinently, since we're all sharing covers in the comments now: Deep within SNL's dark 1980's period, Sigourney Weaver and Buster Poindexter (New York Dolls frontman David Johansen) did a version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" that's finally available via grainy VHS online:
Weaver was there promoting James Cameron's "Aliens" and what God gave her.
I'd like everyone who thinks they know how to blog to take a minute to deeply consider the brilliance of redeploying this image of Patrick Leahy's Dark Knight cameo for this post.
Whatever, Eric Hartsburg. I accepted zero dollars for my "Jill Stein for President" tramp stamp.
2m — Hey, ppl! DM me if you recognize this #TrenchcoatGuy http://pic.twitter.com/Wu4v5SI He's got garrote wire or is a fisherman.
1h — Having Secret Meeting With #AnonymousSource who is blowing my mind right now with these #shockingrevelations.
45m — I can't write this stuff down fast enough! Where was the SEC during all of this?
12m — Trenchcoated Guy across parking deck keeps looking at his iphone then back at me and my #AnonymousSource. Very weird.