Warning to Breaking Bad fans…this post will contain spoilers!!!
OH EM GEE. This week’s episode of Breaking Bad “Buried” was so damn good!!!
Long time GMD readers will know that my absolute favorite TV show is Game of Thrones but Breaking Bad is definitely a very close second. I’m sad that such a riveting show is ending so soon with only a few episodes left.
Now I’m going to write this post as if you have already seen it and know what I’m talking about so I won’t go into too much show background info because that would make this post miles long. Don’t worry, there’s also a PF connection so it won’t be a complete post about me showing off my sexy nerd side. Although Personal Finance isn’t exactly “cool” either but once again I digress…
This episode was titled “Buried” but I think it could have easily been called “Family” as well. Over the past five seasons, Breaking Bad has expressed many complex themes but family values has always been one of the core ones. That’s the whole reason Walt got into the Meth game in the first place, to provide for his family after his cancer eventually killed him. However, Walt’s greed/ego quickly took over and he became the Anti-hero “Heisenberg” but we got a glimpse of the old Walt again at the end of this episode when he practically begged Skylar to keep the money. “Just tell me, I know you talked with Hank. I know you made a deal. Skyler, I’ll make this easy. I’ll give myself up if you promise me one thing. You keep the money. Never speak of it, never give it up. You pass it on to our children, give them everything. Will you do that? Please? Please don’t let me have done all this for nothing.”
I believe Walt…to some extent. I also believe he let himself become buried in all his greed. He told himself that he wanted to comfortably provide for his family after he passed but how much money is enough? Is there even such a thing as too much money? For Walt, the answer is no.
It then got me to thinking if there is such a thing as too much money for GMD? And this may be a controversial answer but like Walt, my answer is also no. Of course I would never become a drug-dealer or do anything shady/illegal for money but if I were to stumble upon Walt’s barrels of millions buried deep in the desert, I would for sure make use of that money.
Let me count the ways…
- Pay of all my debt. Then pay off any of my parents’/sisters’/brother’s debt
- Pay off the mortgage
- Buy a few investment properties… on every continent
- Invest in the stock market like a BOSS
- Travel all around the world…twice!
- Start a college fund for my 2 future kids
- BUY WORLD PEACE. That’s right. I would buy it! We’ve tried everything else…
- Feed all the hungry people on this planet. Puppies and kittens too.
- Donate the rest of my millions to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to All Animals (SPCA) because no animal deserves to be treated with cruelty.
- Buy that Chanel handbag I’ve lusted over for ages
Do you think there is such a thing as too much money?
Bonus for all my fellow hip Breaking Bad fans:
- Do you think Walt will end up killing Hank? Jesse? Skylar? Himself?
- Did you want to scream at the TV when the episode ended right when Hank was going in to interrogate Jesse?
- Do you think Jesse will have a happy ending? He’s the only drug-dealer with a heart of gold that I’ve ever wanted to hug!