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).
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.