Wherever you look, articles abound in praise of the TV phenomenon that is Breaking Bad. Anyone who watched the show from the beginning feels a justified sense of pride at having been there for the long haul and those, like myself, who found ourselves playing catch up spent hour after hour making full use of our Netflix accounts. With the exception of Skyler, all have praised the diverse and incredibly portrayed characters that form the bedrock of the show and none more so than Jesse Pinkman.
Critics and fans alike have praised his journey of discovery, contrasting it to that of Walter White. He is seen as an individual pulling himself from the depths of depravity and into the light of morality thanks to his exposure to the larger world of drugs. His wass the front row seat to Walter’s transformation into Heisenberg, and we’ve seen his lighter side come out in hi sporadic encounters with children – although being revelations to Jesse, inevitably end in total disaster for the child.
It seems that in any article you read there is a desire to see Jesse break free of the shackles holding him down, which leading up to the finale have been both literal as well as metaphorical. There is, however, an argument to be made against this overwhelming popularity…3 arguments in fact…my arguments…which I have with myself (clears throat) so anyway here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t feel bad about hating Jesse Pinkman.
This article was first posted on October 8, 2013