Showing posts from March, 2012

Breaking Bad

I'd planned on writing a more positive, upbeat post for my next blog installment. Sadly, though, that's not what I'm feeling at the moment. It's not so much that I'm sad, it's more that I've had some sobering things on my mind lately. And in the words of the character Albany from King Lear, "the weight of this sad time we must obey; speak what we feel, not what we ought to say."

How'd that Shakespeare quote read? A little pretentious, or did I pull it off?

This austere mood of mine is likely, though not entirely, a consequence of the hours I've clocked in watching Breaking Bad in the past few weeks. It's a brilliant show, it really is. Not exactly the feel-good program of the decade though, and if you've met me you know that I'm, shall we say, sensitive. On second thought, perhaps empathetic would be a better word. In any case, I can't watch a show like this without it seeping into my psyche, so I have a few musings to shar…