I’m a huge fan of Breaking Bad, and I have to say last night’s series finale was just about perfect (if you haven’t watched the entire series yet, go get started now). So today’s question: how can I tie one of my favorite things in entertainment in with one of my least favorite? Heck, I don’t even really have to; Rolling Stone did it for me already.
Remember that interview Rolling Stone did with Miley Cyrus that I mentioned last week? Well, here’s another gem of a quote from it: "Breaking Bad I just got into, but I haven't been able to keep up with it as much. There's just a lot of him coughing. I'm in the first season, and the coughing is driving me crazy."
Fair enough, the coughing gets on her nerves. I can understand that. But she goes on: "Like, we get it. You're dying. Do you really need a whole two-minute scene of another cough attack? It's too much. In every bad situation, how does he get out? He just starts coughing."
Okay. Let’s set aside the faulty assessment that he gets out of bad situations by coughing (seriously? Have you ever actually watched the show, Miley?) and address my real gripe with this nugget. What we have here is a clear-cut case of pot and kettle.
Like, we get it Miley. You’re not Hannah Montana anymore. Do you really need another three minute performance where you have little to no clothing on? It’s too much. In every situation, how does she respond? She just sticks her tongue out and gets naked.
See what I did there? When you can curb your own ridiculous and excessive displays of unsavory behavior, then you can start complaining about other entertainment institutions doing the same thing. Until then, keep that tongue in your mouth, Miley. And don't cross Walter White. You know what happens to people who do.
Oh wait, you don't. Because you haven't watched past the first season. In which case... perhaps your best course would be to tread lightly.
Man, what a great show.
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