"This whole thing, all of this, it's all about me!" -Walt
Well, it is and it isn't, Walt.
"Breaking Bad" began as more or less a one-man show. Walt was so much more strongly defined than any other character - and Bryan Cranston's so revelatory after all his years in sitcoms - that it was hard to pay attention to, or feel empathy for, anyone else. Jesse was a hot-headed loser, Skyler emasculating and distant, Hank a clown, etc.
That's not the case anymore. The writing of the ensemble, and the performances by Aaron Paul and company, have only gotten deeper as the series has gone on. Jesse in many ways is the more sympathetic character these days - has been for several seasons, in fact. Read More...