Breaking Bad showrunner Vince Gilligan wants to believe that heaven exists, but he “can’t not” believe there’s a hell. Throughout this fascinating show depicting the shocking life and tragic times of Walter White, Gilligan offers his singular glimpse into a morally amoral universe, a place not unlike the world we live in. The series seeks to answer the question, “In a seeming world of chaos, can justice ultimately prevail?”
The Gospel According to Breaking Bad takes a thoroughly Christian look at AMC’s popular and critical TV hit. Covering such weighty theological issues like identity, death, justice, power, fate, free will, and the gospel itself, readers will be coerced into thinking more deeply about the universal questions Breaking Bad asks. In sections covering the colors and metaphors of Breaking Bad, fans will also come to a further appreciation for one of the most well-done TV series in recent history.
More than just an entertaining RV ride through the Albuquerque desert, Breaking Bad presents two unique characters, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman, each on notably different trajectories in their lives. Are either redeemed by series’ end? What do our reactions to their stories tell us about ourselves?