Why don't I like Breaking Bad?

Warner, Kate (2014) Why don't I like Breaking Bad?. Flow, 19 6: .

Author Warner, Kate
Title Why don't I like Breaking Bad?
Formatted title
Why don't I like Breaking Bad?
Journal name Flow
Publication date 2014-02-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 19
Issue 6
Place of publication Austin, TX, USA
Publisher Department of Radio, Television, and Film, University of Texas
Language eng
Formatted abstract
I have a confession to make—I don’t like Breaking Bad. It’s shocking but true. I have a PhD in TV studies, I really like watching television, I have thoroughly enjoyed the increase in well-made television over the last 15 years but I do not like Breaking Bad. I feel as though I am out of step with my culture. So I have decided to dedicate this column to working out why I do not like the show...

...A reason that I am confused about why I dislike the show is because I can see that the show is ‘good’. It is brilliantly acted, wonderfully scripted and the cinematography is amazing. It’s not that I dislike ‘anti-hero’ shows. I liked The Wire and Deadwood. I wrote a significant part of my PhD on Oz. When Breaking Bad first aired I found it fascinating and enjoyed the dark humor. But as it went on I grew to like it less and less. My problems seem to fall into four categories. 1, I don’t like the gender issues. 2, I don’t like the characters. 3, I don’t like the lack of community. 4, I don’t like the racism. These are issues of taste, issues of structure and issues of society.
Q-Index Code CX
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Institutional Status UQ

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