An ambitious interpretation of the critically celebrated and widely popular crime drama Breaking Bad , this book argues that not only should the series be understood as a show that revolves around the dramatic stakes of dignity, but that to do so reveals - in new ways - central aspects of serial television drama as an art form.
Elliott Logan teaches film and television aesthetics at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of a number of publications on style and meaning in serial television, with a particular focus on performance.
'Elliott Logan's book breaks new and exciting ground in the critical appreciation of contemporary television drama. Based around the twin ideas of unity and fragmentation both of the characters who struggle to affirm their identities, and of the series itself as we consume it piece by piece this painstaking, vividly written analysis shows why Breaking Bad is outstanding TV.' Adrian Martin, Adjunct Associate Professor, Monash University, Australia