Breaking Bad, The Wire, Orange Is the New Black: Jewish Stereotypes, Without the Guilt

Again and again, T.V. shows acclaimed for their nuance and character development rely on a two-dimensional depiction of Jews.

About a month has passed since the airing of the last episode of “Breaking Bad,” the most surprising, riveting and impressive original television series of recent years. The episode - the twists and turns of which are revealed in this column (spoiler alert!) - redeems our hero, Walter White, and comes full circle. Though the redemption may have been too emphatic and the...