I know… I know. I’m probably the last one to see the show. Honestly, I only watched the first episode several years ago and for some reason, never went back. Well, I decided to dust off the NetFlix and see what had everyone talking. Plus, I plan on watching the new Breaking Bad movie, El Camino… so I better get up to speed.
I watched all 5 seasons in about 2 weeks because, yeah, I don’t really have much of a life. I love how it just kept snowballing and things kept getting worse for Walter White and Jesse. Each could have gotten out and walked away but either greed, ego or stupidity kept bringing them back. At first, you’re rooting for Walter and what he’s doing, but after a while you realize he’s a complete psychopath. Sure, he had his human moments but they were few and far between as the series went on. He’d kill anyone who got in his way, even poison children.
In my opinion, while I thought season 5 was good… it could and should have ended with season 4. Gus the chicken guy / drug kingpin was an awesome boss and blowing him up at the end up season 4 was about as big of a climax as you could hope. Going into season 5, I was worried they weren’t going to be able to top him… especially in a single season. For the most part, I was right. They introduced some crazed Nazi tweakers to the mix and while they were good advisories… they didn’t compare to the Mexican drug cartel and Gus from previous seasons.
The acting was top notch. Bryan Cranston is amazing. Who would have thought that is the same guy who played the dad in Malcolm n the Middle?