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Written on 'Breaking Bad': The Most Overrated Show Ever:

In the spirit of criticism, this piece of "journalism" is seriously lacking. Walter White is as annoying as Steve Urkel? Huh? Back a statement like that up and not with half facts. Being an a-hole (so the journalist is allowed to use this word but I can't. . .) does not necessarily equal being annoying. Sure Walter White killed someone in the first episode but it was either him (and then later his family) or the dealers. I also don't know why a show has to be about the main character being likable or even exactly redeeming to be a good show. No, I wouldn't say Walter White started out a "good guy." That doesn't mean his character wasn't well-written or complex.

Also, so what if MOST people go bankrupt with a cancer diagnosis? Clearly, most people aren't chemistry geniuses with pride issues like Walter White. We watch Breaking Bad because of the extraordinary circumstances. Most people don't cook meth but someone does. In the real world, meth does get produced and distributed and used. Real people get away with it or obviously we wouldn't have a meth problem or a DEA. Rather than really involve myself with the meth world, I'd rather see a could be real depiction of it on television. I think the writers of the show have thoroughly researched what they are writing about and have otherwise employed people who do have knowledge about the subject matter.

I wouldn't say the show isn't without faults. I think some aspects of Skyler, for example are not written as well as they could be and sometimes unbelievable. However, to say it's the most "over-hyped" show ever is exaggerating a whole lot. If it was that bad, then how did you watch every single episode? I, for one, couldn't force myself to watch every single episode of Family Matters. Sorry, but this article reads like you watched the show with the intent to dislike it and write a "scathing" article about it. It's hard to take seriously. Instead of enlightening readers and fans of the show, you just insult them.

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