Uns(tr)ung Ensemble

Walter White.  Skyler.  Jesse Pinkman.  Hank Schrader.  Walt Jr.  “Gus” Fring.  Saul Goodman.  Mike (the Fixer).  Jane Margolis.  Jane Margolis’ father.  The Assassins.  Badger.  Gail (the assistant chemist).

And Tuco.

Especially Tuco — perhaps the most electrifying villain since Kaiser Soze from “The Usual Suspects.”

If a series can be judged by how many indelible characters it etches in viewers’ minds, “Breaking Bad” easily ranks with such standards as “The Sopranos,” “Sex and the City,” and “Seinfeld.”

In fact, in just its first three seasons, “Breaking Bad” has already killed off more memorable characters than 98% of all series ever create.

I just finished the last episode of Season 3, and am now counting down to this Summer, when Season 4 starts.

P.S.: From a pure real estate angle, two scenes stand out:  1) Jesse bodily blocking the door to the basement meth lab, when a house full of people unexpectedly show up for his Realtor’s open house (that’s what you called serious client miscommunication); and

2) the scene in which shyster lawyer Saul Goodman (“Gotta Call Saul”) gives Jesse’s parents a choice between accepting Jesse’s low ball offer for their home, and charging them with fraudulent misrepresentation for not disclosing the former meth lab in the basement.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.
2 Responses
  1. Kory

    Agreed. I love this show for it’s superb acting and tight writing. S4 will be interesting with Gus and Mike out there. 🙂

    Have you seen Mad Men yet?

    1. I have, and the series leaves me puzzled: I don’t get what all the fans seem to be getting. Also had that reaction with Six Feet Under, Deadwood, The Wire, and a few others — all recommended to me by folks with impeccable taste. To each his own, I guess.

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