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The Moral of Breaking Bad? (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 OP
It's probably just me, but I didn't watch because I saw no morals, or even a point. tridim Oct 2013 #1
It's probably just you. MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 #4
Yeah, the only moral is: The American Public loves its violent TV! FSogol Oct 2013 #16
I only watched the first four episodes. I found it pretty disgusting so I stopped watching it. SharonAnn Oct 2013 #18
ROTF warrprayer Oct 2013 #2
Message auto-removed Name removed Oct 2013 #3
Yay!!! MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 #7
Or they will fuck your shit up n/t Fumesucker Oct 2013 #5
the moral? its as old as time "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and SwampG8r Oct 2013 #6
!!! MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 #9
Or... CanSocDem Oct 2013 #8
Walt's issues didn't start with being a teacher NoOneMan Oct 2013 #10
Good explanation... dixiegrrrrl Oct 2013 #11
Correct. texanwitch Oct 2013 #12
UM, no. Walt was a failed capitalist. Dreamer Tatum Oct 2013 #15
"If you're going to go pantless in the desert, carry a gun." Buns_of_Fire Oct 2013 #13
And water. MiddleFingerMom Oct 2013 #14
Actually, the moral is drm604 Oct 2013 #17

tridim

(45,358 posts)
1. It's probably just me, but I didn't watch because I saw no morals, or even a point.
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:46 AM
Oct 2013

The show wasn't anti or pro-meth, it was just meth -- normalized. I hated the subject matter from the first episode.

FSogol

(45,259 posts)
16. Yeah, the only moral is: The American Public loves its violent TV!
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:49 AM
Oct 2013

Bring on moor gunz and violence!

SharonAnn

(13,746 posts)
18. I only watched the first four episodes. I found it pretty disgusting so I stopped watching it.
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:40 PM
Oct 2013

Just couldn't get into the whole thing. I found it morally objectionable. Just couldn't get past that.

Response to MiddleFingerMom (Original post)

SwampG8r

(10,287 posts)
6. the moral? its as old as time "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:48 AM
Oct 2013

lose his own soul?"

 

NoOneMan

(4,795 posts)
10. Walt's issues didn't start with being a teacher
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 09:50 AM
Oct 2013

Walt was a genius in a cage, enslaved from a corrupt system and marginalized. It started in college for him--the last time he was really alive and expressing himself artistically and intellectually. Meth manufacturing was a way for Walt to live again, and was also an act of pure revolt against this very system

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
11. Good explanation...
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:09 AM
Oct 2013

and he says it, in the last episode.
The wheels within wheels of the writing, one of the things that made this an excellent show.

texanwitch

(18,705 posts)
12. Correct.
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:15 AM
Oct 2013

Walt wanted what he should have had from the beginning.

Sold out for a few months rent.

That ate at his soul, Meth was just a means to a end.

Dreamer Tatum

(10,926 posts)
15. UM, no. Walt was a failed capitalist.
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 11:47 AM
Oct 2013

He very clearly lamented that he sold his stake in the company for $5000 that would someday be
worth billions. He made a mistake and it burned him up. Meth was his way, as he said himself,
to build an empire.

drm604

(16,230 posts)
17. Actually, the moral is
Tue Oct 1, 2013, 10:12 PM
Oct 2013

give Americans healthcare.

Ultimately, it was his craving for success and power that drove him, but it all started with him not wanting his cancer to bankrupt his family.

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