'Sometimes forbidden fruit tastes the sweetest, doesn't it?' Breaking Bad: the transgressive journey of Walter White

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Abstract

This article addresses some of the key moments in the first two seasons of Breaking Bad (2008-2013). It utilises the concept of the liminal subject to address the ways in which protagonist Walter White’s actions disrupt and trouble the boundaries between criminal and conforming behaviour; in so doing, it suggests that the series’ narrative framework orients viewers’ attention toward a sociological, rather than a populist understanding of crime and deviance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-27
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Studies Today
Volume23
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2014

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