Breaking Bad finale- Just saying
I feel like the only one in the world, but I didn’t like the Breaking Bad finale. It felt so slow. I missed it live because I was at work so when I got home at 8am and was tired I expected a great thrill that would keep me awake and get me too excited to sleep. It didn’t deliver. Why did we need to spend the opening scene in a car with only the same close up of walt’s eyes over and over? The last scenes of Walt giving Jesse the gun and in the lab said way more and was way more interesting. Why did we need to listen to Gretchen and Elliott’s pointless conversations? That just slowed down the plot so much and I couldn’t stay focused. Then wasting so much time on lydia? Really, the ricin was for her? Who cares about lydia enough for it to be interesting that Walt poisoned her? The conversation with Skyler was really good and I loved Walt finally admitting his real motives in the end; but it was also slow, which it should have been, but because everything before it was the same pace it felt so long- which isn’t fair to that scene. It finally got moving when Walt met with Jack and Todd and saw what’s become of Jesse and I loved that scene with Walt protecting Jesse and their confrontation after, but I felt like it took forever to get there. Then Walt dying in the lab was a satisfying end but also predictable which was also disappointing because I expected something else from this show.
I did like the way the story wrapped up all the important stories. What’s becoming of Walt’s money, Walt’s family’s fate, Walt and Jesse get their respective revenge (Jesse with Todd and Walt with Jack and his gang). I also liked that Walt and Jesse didn’t kill each other. They never had a good, healthy relationship but I always liked the protectiveness Walt developed over Jesse, so I’m glad that was sort of redeemed. So I guess what I’m saying is I didn’t hate the finale, but it didn’t live up to my expectations (which, granted, may be my fault for expecting a bigger thriller than it was).
That’s my opinion. Just needed to write it since I don’t know anyone who watches the show I could talk to.
A moment of silence for the poor students who were in Harry’s year and only wanted a normal Hogwarts education.