As much as I’d hate to admit it, I am also shy and passive so I can relate to his character in that aspect. In a way Bryan Cranston gives his audience confidence, or at least I feel that way. I thought this was particularly unique because he is that good of an actor, he has the ability to reach out to his audience in a way not many actors can. I feel that when my son or daughter comes into this world I hope I can instill confidence in him or her. When things seem shaky I hope I can keep it all under control.
This show was recommended to me at a time when I first found out that my girlfriend had gotten pregnant and I was very shocked and nervous because I didn’t know what to do or how I should react. As the show went on this character battles so many obstacles, I started realizing that my own situation wasn’t a bad one; it’s a blessing. It’s a blessing because thank god I don’t have to put my life on the line in my everyday occupation. Right now I’m a student and I need to keep my eye on the prize which is me getting my degree.
Several times on the show they refer to Bryan Cranston “breaking bad” which is when someone is good for a long period of time starts doing the wrong things and making the wrong choices. In his case I didn’t feel he was doing something bad at first. At the end of the day it wasn’t for him, it was for his family. Of course by the end of the series he wasn’t doing it for his family anymore, he was doing it because it was the only thing he was ever really good at. That is something I hope I never become which is an excellent example of being greedy. I couldn’t have seen a better example of someone caught up in their own greed. Sooner or later you have to draw the line and cut your losses and I feel Bryan Cranston does a good job in making the audience realize that.