Top positive review
Character development continues explosively.
on 2 June 2018
The characters portrayed in season 2 are evolving in front of us much like new people you meet such as new neighbours or new work colleagues who flesh out as you get to know them. For me there is as much interest in the faults and strengths of our two main protagonists as there is in the plot and story line as they get deeper into the drug business, cooking the crystal meth and distributing it through a local drug baron.
Jesse plummets to the depths in a destructive relationship with a girlfriend and Walt is forever warding off his wife's attempts to get 'inside' him, especially as she suspects that he is either having an affair or is smoking pot.
Something has to give----- and it does. Spectacularly, and with warmth and pathos as we discover hidden emotions lurking below the facade.
As usual even the minor characters are finely drawn by the writers in this series. We are introduced to new players, Saul Goodman, later receiving the accolade of his own series, and briefly Mike the fixer / enforcer.
One episode only allowed for the superb Danny Trejo as a Mexican drug dealer ---- I suppose that's all the time he could spare as he's in so many productions (good and bad!). But his appearance is totally unforgettable.
Where is all this going I ask? Have to watch season 3 as I'm one of those that like the series.
English subtitles available, a must for me as there is much use of American slang. Yo.