Monday, September 30, 2013

Breaking Bad Finale

Go softly into the night Walter White....
Absolutely love this show.  It doesn't even matter what it was about.  The camera angles, the barren but ordinary nature of New Mexico, the pedestrian haunts, the foreshadowing of events, the music... all divine.  The fact of the matter is how this show - about a cancer-stricken chemistry teacher who decides to make meth to support his family in his dying days - captured the attention of this fairly attention-deficit-disordered populace is fairly impressive.

Someone said to me that they didn't see the show but heard it was too violent.  The show was not about violence per se, but about the transformation (as the ads during the weeklong marathon kept telling us) of a man who wandered into something out of necessity but then became a kingpin of its landscape - which was scattered with many who he would never have ever crossed paths with before.  But Walter White got to use his incredible smarts for something other than having to corral incorrigible students in chemistry class - he was able to create an industry in his neck of the southwest.  He became the man.  He was taking care of business. And, as he admitted in the final show, he liked it.  A lot.  "I was good at it" he told his wife before his final showdown the next day.

And the music - how many "blue" songs were there to reference the hue of the main product here (and some of my favorites - Crystal Blue Persuasion, Baby Blue......?)  I was just eating it up the final episodes.

Great show, great ending. Thanks Walt and Jesse. I'm going to go get my car washed now.

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