Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Favorite Lines, Favorite Characters: W is for Walter!


What's that? Out there...in the distance...could it be? Yes! It's the end of the A-to-Z, looming on the horizon. I'm amazed I am getting through it because it's a super crazy month... #AtoZChallenge  

Today's post is a tribute to a character from a television series that initially seemed like everything I would turn my back on...a terminal diagnosis...a teacher who goes from good to bad...gets deeply involved in drugs...gradually destroying all he held dear. Remarkably, it was a favorite of mine because no one does Breaking Bad like Walter White.

Short and sweet, I keep reminding myself. 

W is for Walter!

Walter:
"Chemistry is, well technically, chemistry is the study of matter. 
But I prefer to see it as the study of change." 


Jesse Pinkman: "Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!" 


"My name is Walter Hartwell White. I live at 308 Negra Arroyo Lane, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 87104. To all law enforcement entities, this 
is not an admission of guilt. I am speaking to my family now. Skyler, 
you are the love of my life, I hope you know that. Walter junior, you're 
my big man. There are... there are going to be some things, things that 
you'll come to learn about me in the next few days. I just want you to know that, no matter how it may look, I only had you in my heart. Goodbye." 


Saul Goodman (to Walter & Jesse):
 “Look, let’s start with some tough love. 
You two suck at peddling meth. Period.” 


Walter to Jesse:
"What have you got in your life? Nothing. Nobody. Oh, wait. Yes. 
Video games and go-carts. 


Walter White: You said no half-measures. 
Mike Ehrmantraut: Mmmmm yeah - Funny how words 
can be so open to interpretation. 



Skyler White:
 "Walt …I want my kids back. I want my life back. Please 
tell me…how much is enough? How big does this pile have to be?"


Walter: “You clearly don’t know who you’re talking to, so let me clue you in. 
I am not in danger, Skyler.  I am the danger. A guy opens his door and gets shot, and you think that of me? No! I am the one who knocks!”


Walter: "Wait for what? What are you waiting for?"
Skyler: "The cancer to come back. ”


"We’re done when I say we’re done."


Walter: 
"Jesse, you asked me if I was in the meth business or 
the money business. Neither. I'm in the empire business."




21 comments:

  1. Some of the photos didn't appear on my screen, but I got the message!

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  2. I never watched the series when it was on TV. But when it came on Netflix, Claudia and I binged watched it in a couple of weeks.

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  3. One of the best characters ever made. You liked him even as you loathed him, and the series could end no other way.

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  4. Probably shoulda watched it. Probably woulda liked it. But, I can't get "Malcolm in the Middle" out of my head.

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    1. I felt that way, too. Then I watched it anyway. Breaking Bad will knock Malcolm's dad right out of your head.

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    2. EVERYone has told me BB is great. Probably should give it a shot.

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  5. Mmmmm... I was thinking this would be WALTER of Jeff Dunham fame.

    I would vote Walter for president, since Archie Bunker's dead. But wouldn't THIS have been the best ticket EVER?...

    ARCHIE BUNKER - POTUS
    WALTER - VP

    I never saw 'Breaking Bad', but I'm bad and broke. I guess that's close enough. And "Video Games 'N' Go-Carts"? Heck, that's more'n I got in MY life!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  6. I have never watched this and just felt like I wouldn't get into it because it feels so negative....I fear I am turning into a blue haired lass who like Murder she wrote...which I do

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    1. Birgit, I feel the same way most days. But this one... this one is special. The character development is superb and the story just draws you in.

      Mary
      #AtoZChallenge W is for Wilson Phillips

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    2. Agreed. It's #2 on my list of best TV shows. The Sopranos is #1.

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  7. I binged this on Netflix and LOVED it! Am hoping that Better Call Saul does just as well.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge W is for Wilson Phillips

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  8. What a Wonderful "W" selection. Walter White was and is one of the best characters ever. I liked Aaron Paul as Jesse even more, but the show would not have been the success it was without the character of Walter White. I watched the show all the way through by myself, and then watched it again with Willy Dunne Wooters, Who thinks it's the best show ever. You've done yourself proud With all your posts.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. Unfamiliar with this character or the TV show. Sorry, I didn't watch it.

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    1. Jeffrey, you gotta Netflix this show! It is AWESOME television. You'll be hooked with the first episode and it only gets better from there. Do yourself the favor and watch it. You won't be disappointed!

      Michele at Angels Bark

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  10. OMG, I LOVE Breaking Bad! That has to be my favorite contemporary series of all time! :) I'm doing my A-Z on Classic TV show theme songs and intros (haven't seen you over there...) and I find myself saying "This was my favorite series of all time" on more than one occasion.
    Walter White is an incredible character. You picked GREAT lines here! I love the one "I'm the one who knocks" and "I'm not in danger, I am the danger." To watch his transformation was fantastic television!

    Good choice for W!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  11. Kind of cool to see the progression of his appearance through the episodes. I didn't watch the entire series, but the episodes I did watch were pretty interesting.

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  12. Never saw it but my friends and family were crazy about it!! If we ever get Netflix, its on my list to watch.

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  13. I never saw this. Didn't sound like one I'd like, but I know it's been popular on Netflix.

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