September 24: Welcome!

| September 24, 2011

Let me start off by saying hello and thank you to anyone who’s actually reading this. When I was asked to create a blog on www.voice-tribune.com I had no idea what to write about. I’ve been a full-time designer/photographer with The Voice since July 2010 and I never thought I would be writing words that would go online with all the other content that I help post to the site on a weekly basis.

Over the last few days I’ve been debating on what kind of blog this would be. Food? I do love going out to the amazing restaurants Louisville has recently become well known for.

Television and movies? I do spend most of my free time in front of my television or at Baxter Avenue Theatre catching a new release. Nerd culture? I do drive a county over to my favorite comic shop every Wednesday after work to pick up my weekly stack of Marvel and DC comics. Internet memes? I spend way too much time looking at funny pictures at www.theclearlydope.com. After debating I finally decided on one simple idea that could include all the above mentioned and more – my favorite thing from the past week. If you’ve made it this far, then I think you’re ready to get to the actual meat of the post, so here it is.

Breaking Bad

Bryan Cranston and Jesse Paul from AMC's Breaking Bad.

Breaking Bad

If you haven’t been watching AMC’s “Breaking Bad” then open a new tab in your browser, log onto Netflix (assuming you weren’t one of the millions that abandoned it after their recent price hike) and start streaming it now. You can thank me later. If you don’t have that privilege then let me catch you up. “Breaking Bad” stars Bryan Cranston (“Malcolm in the Middle”) as Walt, an ex-chemistry teacher turned meth cook to help pay for his cancer treatment, and and Aaron Paul (“Big Love”) as Jesse, his ex-student and sous chef. Over the last 3.5 seasons we’ve seen them go from cooking in an RV in a desert out west in their tighty whiteys to setting up shop in a top-of–the line “kitchen” run by a fried chicken fast food mogul, Gus (Giancarlo Esposito). This is the type of show that will have you on the edge of your seat screaming at the TV at the end of every episode because of the wonderfully written cliffhangers that the show has become well known for.

In last week’s episode, we saw Gus, along with Jesse and everyone’s favorite grandpa/hitman (Jonathan Banks) go up against the Mexican Cartel (I’m sure you’ve heard of those guys) on the Cartel’s home turf. While the episode started out innocently enough with Jesse teaching the Mexican’s how to cook his way (yes, that’s innocent for this show), it quickly turned into an all out bloodbath that had me wondering who would make it out alive and even had me cheering for some questionable characters that I was hoping for their demise only seven days prior. In an episode that had Cranston taking a back seat to his brilliant co-stars due in large part to the top-notch writing, I’m reminded once again why this is the best show on television.

Aaron Paul not only helped steal the show away in last week’s episode of “Breaking Bad,” but he also starred in a spoof for last week’s Emmy’s “The Office” bit. Check it out below and catch the remaining few episodes of this season’s “Breaking Bad” on Sunday at 10 p.m. on AMC.

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Chris Humphreys

I read, I write, I watch stuff and most importantly I design and photograph for the Voice-Tribune full time. When I’m not doing those things then I’m probably eating something delicious or playing with my two cats. I live in Germantown and try to enjoy every day to the fullest.

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