Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dad At The Edge

An "absurdly overqualified high school chemistry teacher and father of two" will be dead in less than two years from lung cancer. And he does what he needs to do, which in the next few weeks of life is cook up and deal high grade crystal meth to round up $737,000 to provide for his wife and children when he is gone.

Thus begins the second television season of Walter H. White life as told in the AMC series Breaking Bad. White is the father of baby girl and an older son with cerebral palsy as well as the father-figure to an ex-student of his, his meth cooking partner Jesse.

The series edge — the question that may make it the perfect series for a time when fathers face economic hardships they never could have imagined — is what's a father to do when he's got to do what he's got to do.

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