An Epic Timeline Of Wardrobe Colors In “Breaking Bad”
Costume tells a lot about a character. So TDYLF’s John LaRue painstakingly broke down five seasons (okay, 4.5 seasons) of Breaking Bad, noting what the characters were wearing in every scene (via recorded and found screengrabs), and charting the colors onto these massive, revealing timelines that highlight an aspect of character progression that you might otherwise miss.
For instance, Walter White starts the show wearing drab grays, then works his way through earth tones. But by the time—SPOILER ALERT—he lets Jane choke to death on her own vomit to regain his control over Jesse? He’s a man in black—the cloak he dons when the real sh*t hits the fan around big events (series finales being no exception). Meanwhile, the clothes of his wife, Skylar, shift from optimistic blue to wake-worthy black, as if she’s a widow in mourning while Walter gives his attentions to another partner, the (coincidently?) blue meth.