I found this interview interesting and wishing it was longer so they could delve deeper into these themes. I watch Breaking Bad and think it's extraordinary. It's hard to watch but the character arc of Walter is something that I find too compelling to turn away from; Walter is not from the dark (like a zombie or vampire), he's from the light, but his descent into the underworld / the dark is a turning towards the parts of being human that are the most difficult - his fears, his demons, his utter sense of exile from his old life and the wider world around him. In many ways, I find it a relief to see these themes being explored in the theatre of television and applaud the makers and writers of this show. Another place where this is being explored is the Game of Thrones series by George R.R. Martin.
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