During the week between the penultimate episode and the finale of Breaking Bad, I binge-watched the first season of Orange Is the New Black on Netflix. I like the overall tone of the show, morally ambiguous yet often humorous. It's a mix between, I don't know, LOST (due to the use of flashbacks) and women in prison films (but not really, sort of). The side characters are more interesting than the main character.
|Are you Hal, or are you Heisenberg?|
|Yes, that's a George Foreman grill.|
A few years ago, perhaps 2010 or 2009 or earlier, my dad told me about a bottle of whisky he bought around 1965. It had an unusual, three-sided bottle, with gold netting around it. He couldn't remember the name of the Scotch, other than it sounded like finch. My dad never got to drink that bottle from 1965. After a ridiculous amount of Googling of a period of time, around April 2010, we figured it to be "The Dimple" Pinch. The local BevMo! had it in stock. I'm a fan of drinking Scotch, but I am no connoisseur, but I think it's tasty whisky.
With the Amazon Video season pass of the first part of the fifth season, in 2012, I was able to watch each new episode the day after broadcast. If I recall correctly -- and I don't want to Google or Wikipedia this, for fear of finale spoilers -- they introduced a new character named Todd during the fifth season. Todd, without spoiling much, is an unsettling character. People on the InterWebs often refer to him as "Meth Damon," but I like to refer to him as a young Jim Gaffigan.
Comparing Todd to Jim Gaffigan actually makes Todd's actions seem absurd and endearing, like Hot Pockets and Gaffigan's whispering commentary voice of the "audience." In September 2012, I tweeted to Jim Gaffigan about Todd, and I think he appreciated the comparison.
|Jim Gaffigan 'favorited' this tweet.|
I can't think of a good ending for this blog entry about Breaking Bad, but I can only hope that the ending of the show is much better.