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I agree that the messed up US healthcare system is definitely a recurring theme, even if it's not being sold as Walt's primary motivation (which I think is up for debate.)
A show can have overtones of white exceptionalism, and reinforce sentiments, and maintain cultural inertia, without its writing staff being comprised of Nazis or even really consciously doing any of those things.At the same time: Walter White functional makes artisinal, locally sourced meth like you'd find a hand-crafted sausage at a cheese store in Williamsburg. The idea that 99% pure meth is just a Macguffin, nbd, ignores that there's a super-real, super-deadly drug game going on outside where people put rat poison or whatever shit's available into their product to cut it because weaker drugs = more product, but weaker drugs also = more sales. You are doubling your money twice. The article points that out pretty well. In that sense, a scene where the crime boss has to capitulate because Walter White makes 14% purer meth is patently absurd. It all completely ignores the fact that the drug game is disproportionately populated by losers, not winners, and that most of these people don't have a two bedroom house and pool to come back to. Where are the scabrous wretches of Breaking Bad? I guess they show up about once a season. The ability to ignore all of this in favor of artisinal super-meth (because omg, what a fun plot device!) I think, is the essence of argument about this show, and white exceptionalism, and how whatever sociology commentary it might have is generally overwritten by an overwhelming audience reaction, primarily of dudes, seemingly primarily of disenfranchised nerds, saying "Yeah! What a badass!" Don't worry about any of those things, forget about social commentary, don't say anything bad about my show where the main character finally hangs up his spurs after all the mean [largely, brown] people harassing him are dead, after his bitch of a wife finally gets off of his back and gets on board. I mean, this is textbook fantasy for middle aged white men. It is expertly acted fantasy, but the audience reaction often drowns out whatever nuance it might have.