I’m amazed how many people are out there complaining about the ending of Breaking Bad. I truly believe there was no ending they could have possibly done that these people wouldn’t have complained about. I thought the finale was beautiful and meaningful. When the show ended I felt overwhelmed, relieved and satisfied. In fact, I think I’m a little bit in shock right now, I don’t think I’ve fully processed the end.
What most people are saying is that the ending was too perfect. Too perfect? Really? Ok, did I have to suspend a little bit of belief for some of it but it worked for me and I was able to suspend belief to go along with the plot. I thought the cinematography and acting was above and beyond, as usual. Did I figure out the Stevia thing before it happened? Yes but I was still excited when that part was revealed.
Maybe it’s just because I really like to enjoy the shows I love and am willing to go along with the flow to a degree (I was not able to do this with the Dexter finale). I just want to enjoy this one last Breaking Bad ride, wherever it took me. I’m sure if I wanted to I could sit down and nitpick every little thing about the last episode but I loved it and I’m leaving it at that. Maybe some people want to dig into this episode so much because they aren’t ready to let it go and I can understand that. That’s why I’m listening to all the podcasts I possibly can, so I can squeeze out as much Breaking Bad as I can.
But I won’t be one of the people bitching about every little detail about the show. I’m a fan and I went down with this ship and I loved every minute of it.
I love otters, other than cats (obviously) they might be my favorite animal. I wish I could have an otter as a pet. Miles would love an otter buddy.
I miss photography but with my back pain lately and hormone issues (and financial issues) it’s beyond me to do but I get requests and it’s very tempting.
I do have photography online for sale, just shots I’ve taken over the years that aren’t portraits.
As always I have a lot of shows in my queue to watch and I don’t even mean my actual Netflix queue, I just mean shows I want to watch and haven’t gotten to yet. I need to finish The Bridge and really want to watch Ray Donovan but I’m very focused on finishing out Breaking Bad at the moment.
I feel bad for the people who don’t watch Breaking Bad and can’t be a part of this moment in history. Oh no wait, I told everyone years ago to watch it so it’s on them.
If lemonade isn’t really sour then what’s the point?
I think I need Crocs or a similar type of shoe. I never thought I’d ever get these kinds of shoes, I hate them, but I need shoes I can slip on to wear when I’m standing a lot at work so I need lightweight super comfy shoes.
Be careful not to overcook shrimp, they seem to easily overcook.
I have big plans this weekend to do as little as possible. I can’t wait!!
I’m starting to think many of us have a connection to Walt (and Jesse) more so than with any of the other characters on Breaking Bad because we’ve been along with them on their journey. In a way, Walt and Jesse’s journey is our journey. I don’t think that means we believe what he did was ok but we’ve been carried around on through every moment of these 2 characters while all the other characters are more peripheral. So it makes sense, that even though Walt is pure evil and we know he won’t get away with everything (most likely), that we’re more invested in him than we are Hank or Skyler.
My theories on the end of Breaking Bad, not in order of plausibility.
- Jesse or someone he cares about kills him face to face.
- One of those people kills Walt and then takes his place as the new Heisenberg (ie. Jesse, Skyler or Walt Jr.)
- He dies of cancer alone in a dingy hotel room and we see his last breath with a look of resignation that he brought himself to the place he is right now.
Those are the ones I think are most plausible.
ps. as of this moment I have not seen the new episode yet, so don’t spoil me.
I’d been meaning to start watching The Sopranos for a while but kept putting it off. One thing that kept bringing me back to considering watching the show – that so many people consider it The Best Show of All Time. Wow, that’s a big statement and since I’m a tv junkie I really had to check this out, mainly because I believe Breaking Bad is the best tv show of all time. So if you are wondering where the comparison comes from, that’s why. Oh and I just realized that I’m not the only one comparing this show but I’ll wait to read this article.
Bear in mind that we’ve seen every single aired episode of Breaking Bad but we’ve only nearly finished the first season of The Sopranos so this is only the beginning of my comparisson. Also I’m comparing the shows on the following: writing, acting, cinematography and originality.
At this point I can admit the writing is pretty fantastic, especially for the show having aired back when there weren’t shows like this on tv. The acting is pretty great as far as I can tell but only a few characters have really stood out to me as impressive. The only catagory that really stands out to me as not even in the same ballpark as Breaking Bad is the cinematography. I’m sure not everyone really cares about how visually artistic a show is but I do, maybe because I’m a photographer, I’m not sure.
I realize that you can’t compare these 2 shows without including that The Sopranos is the show that made it possible for Breaking Bad to even exist. Don’t worry, I am keeping that in mind. Who knows, maybe I’ll come out of this experiment with the belief that The Sopranos IS better, anything is possible. Right now though, Breaking is pretty far ahead.
Oh and for those who might wonder, I am starting The Wire as well so all is ok.