BREAKING BAD “Box Cutter” Review

BREAKING BAD "Box Cutter", Season 4 Episode 1 – Wow, has it really been a year? Waiting over a year between TV seasons is almost completely unheard of, especially for shows in the states. Well after a year of speculation, theorizing, and anticipation, the wait is finally over. Does the Breaking Badseason 4 premiere, "Box Cutter", live up to the year of expectations? Or does it crumble under the weight of its own overgrown hype? As it turns out, the episode falls somewhere in the middle.

I really didn’t like the flashback at the beginning of the episode. Now don’t get me wrong, I like Gale. I think David Costabile has a very natural charm, and the quirkiness of the character does add some much needed levity to this otherwise dark show, but I’m not sure why we needed to see that scene. My only theory is that they were doing it as some kind of farewell to Gus’ character, but I feel like we already had that with the scene from last year’s finale that showed him singing and dancing in hisapartment. We know Gus was hiring Gale to compete with and one day usurp Walt, so I don’t think that scene was necessary, especially considering it was the first scene of Breaking Bad that we’ve seen in over a year. Read More...

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