The Crystal Meth(ods)

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Breaking Bad blog number two! 

Okay guys, this post is going to be about character quota’s. Meaning, in each television drama, usually all the characters are representing different kinds of people within the real world. I call it filling the character quota, and i’m using Breaking Bad as an example.

Okay so number one that I picked up is Jesse Pinkman. The character is the outcast. He’s the character for all the outcasts and all the people that have a part of ‘outcast’ in them to relate to, he failed school, got kicked out of home due to his drug problem and now lives alone, when Walter White (as Jesse calls him, Mr White) comes along, it’s like his little bit of hope that someone gives a crap out of him, well thats the sense I got from it anyway. And Jesse kind of latches on to him for a while, until he feels that Mr White also doesn’t give a crap, and all of a sudden he relapses into himself. It’s a relatable feeling if not a relatable situation for a lot of people. 

Next is the obvious, Walter Jr. The disabled character quota. Walters son, born with Cerebral Palsy, has speech difficulties and impaired motor control, so he uses crutches. Hugely relatable, the struggle of life for him, being bullied and pushed about his whole life, trying to fit in and being again an outcast.

Next quota to fill, the weakling. Walter White himself. Now I know he’s been diagnosed with Inoperable Lung Cancer which is tragic, but you can see by the way the character is portrayed that he is a weak person, bullied by students in his own class, his wife pushes him around, he seems just awkward at life. This is again, relatable to many people. Which gives a lot more people a lot more insight to watch the program. But however! Walter becomes the complete bad ass of the series! Which gives a bit of hope to the people who relate to him as the weakling. So i’ll use this phrase again because I like it!

It’s a relatable feeling if not a relatable situation

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TARDIS WEEKLY.

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Sorry it’s a day late

Hey everyone, okay so here’s my weekly Doctor Who revelation (what i’ve narrowed my minutely Doctor Who revelation down too).
So my housemate keeps asking me who my favourite Doctor is, and to tell you all the truth i’ve only watched Doctor who from the 9th Doctor up, so I have my pick of those three and honestly I adore them all! I love all three, I find their different qualities and personalities as the Doctors equally as clever and cunning and brilliant. However, David Tennant will probably forever be my favourite! His whole attitude as the Doctor, nerdy yet scary when you’re on his bad side, he does it so fluently and with no effort, you just cannot question it, he IS the Doctor, and when I began to watch Matt Smith as the Doctor I couldn’t make that jump, I struggled to adjust. Being so far into the Whovian Fandom, when they changed Doctors it feels like i’ve lost all my friends and packed up moved schools moved house and have to start all over again but you know you have to even if you don’t want to because you love it so much, its like moving house for you family. But now, I LOVE THE ELEVENTH! I’m not going to lie it took a while for me to get to like him, but now, I think he is GENIUS! Honestly the way he is, its so cute, he’s cute nerd and it’s excellent. 
I appreciate that this post has probably just been a fangirl rant, but my little point/revelation behind this is, we really need to give people the chance to impress us and make us see why they can be different and good, they’re not trying to be better, just different and different is good! 

 

The Killing Perspective

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Started watching Dexter from the very beginning. 

The concept for this show is so brilliant! Who comes up with a serial killer that kills serial killers?! Jeff Lindsey that’s who! the writer of the books in which the show is based on, therefore the complete creator of Dexter. James Manos Jr then had the brains and the money to create the show and then it just exploded with popularity. BRILLIANT. 

What really makes Dexter in my opinion is the acting, Michael C Hall is unbelievable, the fact you can see every little facial expression he does, he makes it obvious in a non-obvious way, only he could smirk at a murder scene, a dismembered body and get away with it, because he builds up the character so well. He IS Dexter, it’s one of those cases of perfect casting. 

Why do we root for Dexter in the first place? He is a murderer after all! He’s a bloody cool one, I will admit and it brings out the evil side of us all, that we want him to succeed and kill the killers because they don’t deserve what they have. Is it normal for us to think that though? Is it normal for us to sit and watch TV with our Partners, families, friends, whatever, and let our complete inner evil psycho escape, the psycho we keep hidden 90% of the time, all of a sudden acceptably let loose just because, you know, Dexters on.  

“I’ve lived in darkness a long time” Dexter Morgan

The Crystal Meth(ods)

Crystal Meth and Melting Bodies

Just finished watching the second episode of Breaking Bad, why has it taken me so long to start watching this? 

So heres my review on Breaking Bad so far. 
Very clever. Very clever indeed, it touches on realist subjects but with the distance from regular people of the audience. It starts with Cancer, Walter (the main guy, a normal family guy who works as a chemistry teacher in a high school) tragically gets diagnosed with inoperable Lung Cancer, he has a few years left. There are obvious money problems in the house, he has another job as well as his teaching job at a Car Wash company, he is embarrassed by it. Typical suburban culture, Until it takes a dramatic twist. Walter pairs up with an ex-student Jesse to start cooking Crystal Meth. He does it out of fear that he will not leave enough money behind for his family and his soon to be bigger family as his wife is going to have a baby girl as well. This is where the realistic subject comes into view, because I suppose in desperate times such as this we would all have this fear of not leaving enough behind for our loved ones, however the separation comes when he actually starts to cook the Meth, the majority of the world probably wouldn’t do that, but is it because we don’t have the guts and he does?  Or because we have morals and he doesn’t? Why do we want him to do well when in the real world we want every crystal meth cooker to go down even though we have no idea what their intentions were when they started cooking it, is it because we took the time to know why he does it we allow it? We accept it?
Just something to think about there. 

“Fuck you! Fuck you! And Your Eyebrows Too!!!!” 

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TARDIS WEEKLY.

This is my weekly review of Doctor Who, as that’s probably the thing i’ve been watching all week. I’ll try and get one out every thursday.
Okay, so this week i’ve been watching the end of series 6 and the beginning of season 7, Oh my lord folks. The whole River thing (SPOILERS) being Melody Pond, the daughter of Amy and Rory, my nerd senses exploded. It was so complex yet so simple and understandable but it felt like I was over compensating and making it more confusing in my head. It makes sense really with time being all wibbly wobbly.
Anyway i’m going to start picking things apart now, because thats what I think i’m supposed to do. So I was thinking about this the other day, doesn’t the Doctor and Amy and practically everyone in that show take all the deaths that happen to protect and save them way to casually, I mean a lot of people die in that show and they are all happy and smiling a few moments later, and they don’t seem to be affected by it at all really, whereas most people would be completely distraught seeing so many people die for them all the time, I know it’s not real, but it’s supposed to be, its fake reality isn’t it, and thats not particularly realistic. My house mate said its because other wise they’d go crazy if they didn’t put the deaths out of their minds but thats the point in the real world they would be crazy because they wouldn’t be able to not think about it. Just something to think about.

The beginning of season was, I must say pretty kick ass. It was typical Doctor Who making you think you know whats going to happen and then switching it up right at the end, with Oswald actually being a Dalek, but erasing all Dalek’s knowledge of the Doctor, also the subtle hints throughout the episode “where did you get the milk?”- LOVE IT.
Also the Amy/Rory divorce, that was a bit of a shock to the system, going from 2 series’ of fighting the universe to make sure of each others safety, The Girl Of Waited and The Last Centurion- all of a sudden, having too much love and caring too much about each other caused them to separate, but of course the Doctor comes back and saves everything.

Doctor Who?

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