While watching last night’s “Better Call Saul” episode, “Nacho,” I couldn’t help but think about how Vince Gilligan likes to explore the (often) inevitable disappointments of being part of a family—how we do things we know we shouldn’t do for those who are close to us; how we manage to let them down; how deluded we can be about them; and how, even in the most trying circumstances, a small part of us can call out for reconciliation with them.
“The Walking Dead” is not playing around anymore. It’s been a long midseason break since Beth died, and both the characters and audience still haven’t gotten over it yet. And the second the show returned, it hit us right in the gut again with another big character death. This one, though, was problematic for reasons bigger than the show. Let’s discuss:
***I will go into a few specific details of events from this show, so SPOILER ALERT***
I had a weird relationship with “Breaking Bad” before I started my binge a little over a month ago. I had tried it a few years ago but was bored by the first few episodes and gave up, admittedly too quickly. Ever since, all I heard about it was that it was god’s gift to television and the greatest show ever and yada yada yada.