Monday, June 1, 2009

Entertaining Evil

The succession of evil — North Korea's Kim Jung Il to his son Kim Jong Un — can be fascinating, but is not necessarily entertaining. For entertainment you need character depth.

Much more engaging, therefore, is what TV-series Breaking Bad's Walter White is leaving to his son, Flynn. [ Earlier: Dad at the Edge] Despite what his son has written about him (the tv-synced website collects money for real cancer charity), White has — literally in second season finale — caused the sky to fall down around him through the evil he has sown from the depth of his despair and desperation.

From White's character we can only hope for redemption from the evil he has done. From what we know of Kims Jung Il and Jong Un no hope exists.

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