Breaking Bad: The Series
I watched the final four episodes of the series back-to-back. That wasn’t my original intent. Episode blogging turned out to be a little disappointing: understandably – we are a small community and not everyone is watching. More than anything though, life was simply too busy and stressful to keep up with the show on a weekly basis. I wanted to savor each episode, not rush through them to get a post up. It was worth the wait. Breaking Bad ends better than most books, and almost all TV.
Now, let’s move this discussion to the comments where we can do so in our tighty-whites (full spoiler mode).
UPDATE: I tried to start a discussion of the show in the comments, but I found that can’t even dig into specifics at this point. It is kind of like the show needs to bake in my mind a little longer. I think part of my problem is that my appreciation for it clouds out coherent thought. Breaking Bad isn’t always easy to watch, and it is very seldom uplifting. But in writing, acting, filming, editing, and directing, it is truly outstanding. There were many moments of awe, surprise, laughter, amazement, repulsion, anger, and fear that were a result of the all aspects of the care that went into creating this show.
And all my fears of a lousy ending turned out to be unfounded. This was no Sopranos you-decide-ending, nor was it pat or predictable (at least not for me). There were inevitabilities, but the way they unfolded surprised me and had me on the edge of my seat.
On the bookshelf of my mind, Breaking Bad will sit very comfortably beside The Wire, and for excellence in endings, Freaks and Geeks.
UPDATE 2: Links!