Supposedly everyone is "binge watching" the so-called new golden age of television thanks to DVDs and internet streaming, and that's probably true. Lately, I have also been "binge-reading" to catch up on some of the more interesting blogs and online publications, including many linked on this site. Although like countless folks I gnawed my way through the entirety of Breaking Bad, I kept feeling that it was a much less satisfying feast in the last season or two. I've read many articles and reviews of the acclaimed series, but just finally caught up with this brilliant piece by the Wellington writer and editor Tim Wong entitled Breaking Bad's bad habits. Posted on the terrific site The Lumière Reader back in October, I thought now dust had settled a bit on Breaking Bad-mania, I would re-post this as (a) it is the best critical writing I've yet read on the show, and (b) it also analyzes some other programs, such as the comparatively underrated Treme and Rectify.
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