Was BREAKING BAD negligent in not spending much time on the consequences of drug use?
Jeff and me, 1954
BREAKING BAD is probably my choice of the best written show ever on TV. However, they never spent much, if any, time on the consequences of using Crytal Meth, Walter White's chosen job choice. Did they owe the audience a few episodes that showed where Walt's product went? What happened to the people that bought it?
Is it the duty of a any TV show to do such a thing? Is it the duty of a novelist to spell out the consequences of bad deeds? Does a story have the responsibility to address such things?
Polis Books, 2015-nominated for the Anthony and Macavity Awards
“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.” ― C.S. Lewis
Patricia (Patti) Abbott
Patricia Abbott is the author of more than 125 stories that have appeared online, in print journals and in various anthologies. She is the author of two ebooks, MONKEY JUSTICE and HOME INVASION and co-editor of DISCOUNT NOIR. She won a Derringer award for her story "My Hero." She lives outside Detroit.