Something a little silly and fun for today….
One of the very cool things that Geoff and I got to do over our Christmas road trip was drive by the house used as the exterior shots of Walter White’s house in Breaking Bad. To both of us, it was a mini pilgrimage, a holy shrine dedicated to one of the best shows television has ever produced. (Seriously; we were talking about it the other night and couldn’t think of ONE single time the show had miss-stepped even slightly in its entire run. What other show can you say that of?) I brought my Heisenberg hat along the entire trip just for this one moment, and it was completely worth it.
I tried to be cool, but inside I was fangirling and squealing over the fact that I WAS STANDING IN FRONT OF WALTER WHITE’S HOUSE OMG. It ended up being a very Breaking Bad Christmas all around; AMC ran a series marathon right around Christmas, and Geoff and I both gave each other some very fun Breaking Bad gifts. His stocking contained some “blue meth” sugar candy from a great shop on Etsy 🙂
While running the marathon, AMC’s website had some really fun Breaking Bad extras for fans to enjoy, such as a quiz which would tell you which villain you were most like. I was perversely proud and pleased when the quiz told me I was most like Gus Fring.
I even saved my results because they were so fun. And you know? I can kind of see it. Were I to take the path of the bad guy, I probably would be that scariest kind of quiet, seemingly peaceful villain who, when the mask is dropped, threatens to kill you, your wife, your son and infant daughter, then slits a man’s throat with a box cutter in front of you just to prove his point.
So who am I? Gus Fring? You’re goddamn right 🙂