What is an original theory about a TV show or a movie that you developed.on your own? When you tell people this theory, do they generally agree with you or not? What I’m not looking for is a collection of theories from the web but ones that Dopers themselves created.
Breaking Bad: Walter White has dissociative identity disorder (split personalities). I knew someone that had honest-to-god split personalities and I could see when she switched. You can actually see when Walter switches to Heisenberg or vice versa. There are also places where one acts like the other but doesn’t switch and in those scenes there is something off like someone is doing a Heisenberg impersonation because someone is … Walter.
When I tell people this they are in complete agreement but the thing is Bryan Cranston would have intentionally chosen to play Walter/Heisenberg as two personality and study the subtle shift that occurs when someone switches. Maybe he as an actor he made choices that accidentally mimic this. Also, why would a chemist choose the alias Heisenberg best known as a physicist that developed the Uncertainty Principal. Well, if you have split personality there is uncertainty about who you are. OK, I admit that last one is stretching a bit.
Parks & Recreation: Chris Traeger is Robert McCallister from Brothers & Sisters. After the car accident and after being taken off life-support Robert survived but with severe brain damage that caused terminal amnesia. The Walkers paid to give him a new identity (Chris Traeger) and moved him to Indiana and set him up in a job that was familiar to him (politics). This explains why Chris (from Parks & Rec) doesn’t talk about his past, has bizarre emotional reactions (the brain damage affects his emotions) and a fear of death that borders on obsession.
This has a 0% approval rating from everyone I’ve told that has seen both shows.