7 Awesome Reasons to Love Breaking Bad ...

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I must confess, I jumped onto the Breaking Bad bandwagon quite late but as a result of becoming addicted to this fabulous show, I can now share some of the awesome reasons to love Breaking Bad. Thanks to websites such as Netflix, boxset binge viewing is a luxury we can all engage in. Let's face it, it's brilliant to be able to finish watching a season of a show one minute and move straight onto the next one without the agonising year long wait. Breaking Bad started in 2008 and recently finished in its 5th and final season. And whilst I loved every methylamine soaked minute and didn't want it to end, the writer Vince Gilligan needs to be applauded for ending it when he did and on a 'high' (excuse the pun). Far too often, shows tend go on for two seasons too long and end sloppily (don't even get me started on Dexter). So whilst I lie here, still reeling from the show's finale and in a Breaking Bad induced stupor, here are some reasons to love Breaking Bad. And for those out there who haven't watched it yet, I will keep the spoilers to a minimum, I promise.

1. Crazy Characters

One of the many reasons to love Breaking Bad is of course the characters. The characters are what undoubtedly make this fantastic show and they're all despicable and delightful in equal measure. Bryan Cranston (of 'Malcolm in the Middle' fame) plays the chemistry teacher turned drug-dealer, Walter White, and Aaron Paul plays his sometime sidekick, Jesse Pinkman. It's the 'chemistry' between the characters which adds to the intensity and you constantly find yourself hoping that Jesse and Walt will 'kiss and make up.' But it is their tempestuous relationship which makes for compelling viewing as we follow them through the highs and lows of meth making, drug dealing and the devastating consequences for all those around them. There are other amazing characters in the show too, such as the dodgy lawyer Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) and Hank Schrader, Walter's brother-in-law and DEA employee (of course, where else would he work!), played by Dean Norris. A spin off of the show starring Saul Goodman's character is being written as we speak - to say I can't wait would be an understatement.

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