Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Yesterday, I read with great interest Top 50 TV Dramas Of All Time and then watched the final two episodes of Breaking Bad season 2 which had been on my Virgin planner since the end of last year. I found The Guardian's list fascinating if flawed. The Wire at number 14? Oh pur-lezz. Plus there was no mention of Breaking Bad which is, quite simply, brilliant. I was going to put down my thoughts about the Vince Gilligan-created drama which stars Bryan Cranston as a high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque who's diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and in order to provide for his family teams up with a former student to make crystal meth, then I read Andrew Collins' appreciation which says all I wanted to say, and probably says it better, too. Season 1 is available on region 2 DVD — I watched it on FX back in 2008 when it first aired here — and both are available on region 1 DVD. Season 3 starts in the US later this year. Considering how badly this show has been treated by British TV — Five USA showed it daily at midnight(!) — who knows if we'll even get it in the UK.