The Previous Scholarship section gives more respect and attention to the thinkers/thought out there that I'm referring to cryptically as "The Elders Speaketh" (as I speaketh with minest tongue-in-cheek)
Friends and Colleague:
Those who helped me the most, in ways beyond the safe-zone of intellectual criticism.
- Nicholas A. Bacon: yooooo
- more to come, so don't feel offended friends, if I don't mention you yet.
It's taken a bit of time for internet based criticism to receive the respect it deserves. The intellectual times, they have a 'changed. (and you know what websites can do that print books and essays can't..."it's even got a paypal and everything")
- AV Club: In general a stellar source of Breaking Bad analysis, discussion, and features. Brilliant writing, and spot on analysis. Noel Murray is a BB "correspondent" of note, but credit goes to Donna Bowman for her constantly epic and captivating episode reviews. SEE Previous Scholarship for more detailed citations and annotations.
Distant Literary Relations:
Poets (there are more imbued in the show than just the obvious)
- William Blake (on the surface level, but his "Grain of Sand" speaks to the art as a whole)