Wednesday, March 4, 2009
If you haven't seen Breaking Bad, you must put this on your netflix queue immediately. The first season just came out on DVD, and I watched all seven episodes in two days. The next season just started, and this is perhaps the only reason I would consider getting cable.
If you are not familiar with the show, it is about a mild mannered high school chemistry teacher/chemistry badass who finds out that he has terminal cancer and decides to cook meth to leave his family with a means to support themselves when he dies. He quickly generates a buzz, since his chemistry skills enable the manufacture of an extremely pure product. There are a number of sweet chemistry references in the show, and I won't mention them here because I don't want to spoil it for any of my three readers.
The show is based in "scientist 1's" hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, which provides for a stunning landscape in which to cook meth. Enjoy!