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Generation Iron (2013)
Interesting look into modern bodybuilding
Interesting look into how things have changed in the world of bodybuilding since the cult classic Pumping Iron came out. Overall, the film was well shot and edited with a fairly in-depth look at some Mr. Olympia hopefuls. Overall the movie is more of a commercial for bodybuilding than it is a balanced documentary. However, it was definitely worth watching.
The elephant in the room is the fact that genetics, nutrition, and exercise science haven't changed enough over the past 30 years to make these guys look like something out of a comic book. They are taking steroids....lots of them. There is a plethora of medical evidence that steroids cause deleterious effects on the body, which the film acknowledges. One could argue that all professional athletes are using them, but bodybuilding is different. You HAVE to use steroids in order to compete, and there is no real effort to prevent there use. As a physician and a longtime weightlifter it pains me to see so many people pursing this hobby/sport at the expensive of their health. Most of it boils down to money for advertising and supplements.
Overall, an entertaining movie, but a painful reminder of what bodybuilding has become.
Breaking Bad (2008)
Most under appreciated TV show of all time
Breaking bad is in my opinion the greatest TV show of all time, and I think it would be hard to deny it is one of the most neglected TV show in terms of TV ratings. The writing is unbelievable, the acting amazing with superb character development down to the minor players. My favorite character is Saul Goodman who isn't even in half the episodes, he's hilarious, almost everything thing he says cracks me up. It kills me that the show is not more well known than it is, I put it up there with the sopranos and the wire. It deserves so much credit as well because it is so original, the subject, characters, and story line. I just had to put pen to paper on this one, my man Bryan Cranston has done too good of job. Thank you so much for all your work!