Breaking Bad’s Hidden Meaning – Season 3 – Earthling Cinema

Breaking Bad’s Hidden Meaning – Season 3 – Earthling Cinema


Greetings, and welcome to Breaking
Bad Week on Earthling Television. I am your host, Garyx Wormuloid. This week’s artifact
is Season Number Three of Breaking Bad, co-starring Aaron “Chris” Paul of the Los Angeles
Lakers. In Season Number Three, everyone is still
reeling from the plane crash, most of all Walter White and Jesse Pink-man, who at this
point can’t seem to agree on ANYTHING. Walt tells Skyler about his little side project,
and she tells him about her side project. To cheer him up, resident chicken brother
Gustavo Fring gives Walt a job in his basement and a brand new coffeemaker. Skyler decides
she’s fun now, and gets Saul to help her launder Walt’s money, presumably with Tidal
if she wants it lossless. Meanwhile, the creators figured they needed
more bald characters, so here come Tuco’s cousins to avenge his death. Hank has a showdown
with them, leaving him paralyzed below the holster. Or at least, mostly paralyzed. If you’re wondering what Jesse’s up to,
stop freaking out — this part’s for you. Jesse has another junkie girlfriend and immediately
adopts her interests, namely kids. He finds out Gus has a thing for kids too — killing
them. Jesse throws a temper tantrum, and Walt has to save him by getting some new hood ornaments. Walt realizes Gus wants to replace him with
the coffee guy, so he gets Jesse to slow roast his ass. By the end of Season Number One of Breaking
Bad, Walt has cast off the shackles of society and fashioned them into charm bracelets of
self- reliance. But Season Number Three finds him right back under the opposable thumb of
a powerful superior. Walt’s sense of futility mimics the stories
of German author Franz Kafka. After striving for advancement or acceptance, Kafka’s protagonists
often find themselves obliterated by cold, bureaucratic structures. Or, as the Germans
called them, “structures”. Germany, ya burnt! Several thousand years ago, along with
rest of your planet. With his masculinity on the line, Walt is
confronted with potential displacement by two beta males, both on the work front and
on the homefront. He turns to school — the only remaining front — but everyone knows
you can’t shit where you teach. Ultimately — like a supportive pair of briefs
— it’s Gus Fring who sets the terms for Walt’s manhood. Through Gus’s validation
and security, Walt begins to recognize himself as the formidable man he seeks to become.
And yet for some reason he still drives that Pontiac Aztek. Meanwhile, the true alpha male of the series,
drugs cop Hank Schrader, keeps his fists flying on the reg, but only to mask his own lack
feelings on inadequacy. With Hank injured, Walt’s quote-unquote
“fat stacks” put him in position to pay for his treatment, something Walt himself
once rejected. But is making it rain enough to make Walt feel like a big man? Well there
you go. Instead, Walt compensates for his faltering
masculinity by seeking obsessive control over the little things, like this band-aid. Throughout
Season Number Three, he focuses on removing “contaminants” from his home life and
at the office. In the episode “Fly,” Walt’s desperate hunt for the titular contaminant
parallels his effort to cleanse his soul, It is only by sharing his fears and regrets
with Jesse in a conveniently nonspecific way that Walt begins to repair their frayed relationship
and removes the contaminant that has haunted him most: his conscience. But then what do
you know, he sees another fly! Earth was known for having hundreds of flies. Walt’s obsessive need for authority over
his surroundings actually runs counter to the “Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle”
from which he derives his nom de plumage. This scientific principle, introduced by German
physicist Werner Heisenberg, acknowledges imprecision and unpredictability as essential
aspects of quantum physics and, therefore, of all life. And say what you will about Walt’s
control issues, but he definitely knows a thing or two about collision. The interplay of rigid science and larger,
mystical forces is also explored in that nerd guy’s favorite poem, “The Learn’d Astronomer”.
Written by ZZ Top guitarist Walt Whitman for their album Tres Hombres, this little ditty
suggests the universe is built from more than facts and figures and mathematical proofs.
And as we all know, he was right — there is more to life. Something beyond the comprehension
of power-hungry narcissists like Walter White. A little something called transdimensional
bodysurfing.

100 thoughts on “Breaking Bad’s Hidden Meaning – Season 3 – Earthling Cinema

  1. I love the deadpan factoidal character of this narrator. not too cheesy, not trying too hard. very well done. you pulled it off.

  2. Who would ever vote for Skylar? All she does for most of the first three seasons is nag Walther about silly crap like whether he bought marijuana from Jesse or not.

  3. Once I heard about Heisenberg's uncertainty principle (I think it was explained in this video series), some things made a little more sense to me. Walt tells Gus he knows about how Gus played everyone to become kingpin of the meth business. Then in the scene right after, he starts accelerating down the road at a ridiculous speed, closing his eyes and feeling the rush, until a truck almost kills him. The Heisenberg principle is about how you can't know a particle's position and momentum simultaneously. In the car, Walt is fantasizing about the way Gus was able to gain so much power, and with that, he starts accelerating.

  4. Is this nigga from the future? Cut the shit and just tell us the hiddin meaning, we don't want to hear your futuristic bullshit, we all know humans aren't gonna survive that long

  5. Walt tells Sky about his little side project: Methamphetamine;
    And she tells him about her side project: I fucked Ted.

    I'm dying! XD

  6. I wish Hank had died this season. I don't have words to convey how much I hated him. at least his death would have served a purpose of being another sin Walt had committed, and represent the destruction of societal control over his life.

  7. Garix your eyebrows are beatiful im sure yours are able to make things move by themselves mine cant. I honestly just love learning about earth and humanity and i listened to your music and it was beautiful, good day to you.

  8. Earth have 5,63 % iron and sun thermonuclear cycle in all universe is 0,00004% iron we are very lucky aliens in universe, centrifugal force of sun formation heaviest elements must be in the middle of sun but we have lightest element hydrogen in the center of planet system we are very lucky 🙂 Of course without iron no blood you can not make bloody Mary without ferry i mean vodka i mean tomato LoL

  9. I never thought aboit how hypocritical it was for Walt not to take money from his old friends. I realized that he kept saying that he was doing this for his family, but he really just enjoyed the thrill. But I guess it just now occurred to me that if he really cared about his family he would have just accept the help from his old friends. And then he won't let his in laws help, but still helps them. His sense of pride is the most consistent antagonist! 🐢🐢🐢🐌🐌🐌

  10. Kafka's protagonists often find themselves obliterated by cold, bureaucratic structures. Or, as the Germans called them, "structures". Germany, ya burnt! Several thousand years ago, along with the rest of your planet.

    LOL

  11. In a scene where hank is in his bad for rehab, there’s a bowling transmission in tv saying 3 6 9 (Jesse pinkman’s phone Numbers)

  12. why did jesse stole meth from gus to sell it for himself ?? he was already making a lot of money so why did he do that ? :/

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