The “Antihero Generation” of television is pretty amusing to watch. Sometimes, like with Don Draper, it feels like the writers push back hard against upswings of popularity, daring the audience to fall in love with/escape via deeply shitty people in spite of their shittiness.
The great love for Walter White is even more perplexing. I’m just making my way through season 4, but I knew of the famous line seen above. An iconic moment of TV, I assumed.
Walter White, the eternal badass. I expected to hear him snarl this line towards a high-powered drug boss with menace and conviction.
Who, instead, is on the receiving end of this notorious utterance? His fucking wife. (Spoiler?)
I like the show, it’s pulpy and enjoyable and it looks damn good, I’m excited to see it through. But, serious, fuck this guy and people who think he’s cool.
The show did a great job of writing him as an bumbling idiot who falls ass-backwards into “success”, such as it is.
You’re a piece of shit, Walter White. Fuck you.