"Breaking Bad" is one of those shows, like "The Wire" or "Mad Men," that sticks with you long after the hour of television is over.
Problem is, it doesn't come back until July 15th, and, if you're a fan who saw the ridiculous season four finale, you know just how depressing that is. So far, we've had to make do with this poster and a 15-second teaser trailer.
Luckily, YouTuber Jswinney1 has created something to bide us over—he meticulously recapped seasons 1-4 in this incredible video, setting nine minutes of footage to the theme from "Requiem for a Dream." A few takeaways:
- It's really weird to see Bryan Cranston (Walter White) with hair again. White's character is now so tied in with his baldness, and his descent into evil is such a representation of the loss of hair, that it's almost unsettling to see him look normal.
- The video does a great job incorporating the more dramatic parts in the show's history with the changes in music. At around the 3:50-mark the song cuts and we're at the pivotal scene when we're introduced to Gus for the first time. Very dramatic and cool.
- The video wisely uses the frequent speeches by White as voiceovers over the show's more action-packed moments. The clip is nine minutes long, but it packs a ton of good stuff in those nine minutes.
Sh*t. I need this show back now.