The love of details: watching Breaking Bad

  • François Jost Universidade Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3
Keywords: Television series, Breaking Bad, new forms of audience, details


The most innovative television series take advantage of new audience forms that make the fictional tend to the ludic and give to the act of watching the aspect of a game. With the functions of freezing or enlarging the details, the new visualization instruments allow the viewer to participate a little more of the creative acts, while at the same time can enjoy a recreational activity. The analysis of Breaking Bad in this article demonstrates these possibilities, highlighting how the “granularity” of the minimum unit of a television work has changed, in order to address a new kind of spectator. This spectator should be able to analyze the details of image and soundtrack to understand or taste the series.


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Jost, F. (2017). The love of details: watching <i>Breaking Bad</i&gt;. MATRIZes, 11(1), 25-37.