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Breaking Bad - S05E16 - "Felina" (series finale!)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jkeegan, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Oct 1, 2013 #321 of 760
    Bierboy

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    Wow...left me speechless and with a tear in my eye...
     
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    bsnelson

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    I instantly saw this as a throwback to Mike, as it was absolutely something he'd say in every way: content, cadence, style, everything. Viva Mike!

    Brad
     
  3. Oct 1, 2013 #323 of 760
    betts4

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    That line made me smile.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2013 #324 of 760
    betts4

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    That's a good catch. You're right.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2013 #325 of 760
    DevdogAZ

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    Very well done. Definitely worth the watch. Thanks for posting.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2013 #326 of 760
    JohnB1000

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    Mo Ryan really was unsatisfied with the finale !!!!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/maureen-ryan/breaking-bad-ending_b_4022685.html

    I agree with some of the comments but others go overboard. I agree with this.

    It's also interesting that she also brought up Lydia's daughter who was completely forgotten.

    Also a good comparison to The Shield, which I thought was a better show and ended in a better way.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2013 #327 of 760
    uncdrew

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    There are only so many themes and plots out there. Seems like almost everything is similar to something that came before.


    So is the show still over? What's next? What's the great show that comes after this one?

    We had The Wire, LOST, Shield, Breaking Bad. There have been many other awesome shows. I'm ready for the next one.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2013 #328 of 760
    pdhenry

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    There's another thread about that somewhere. Doesn't work. :)
     
  9. Oct 1, 2013 #329 of 760
    gchance

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    You know, I think about that a lot. I love to say that shows like this only come around every 5 or 10 years, but I have to say, there have been a LOT of great series recently.

    Another thing I've noticed, at least with myself, is I don't start thinking of a series as being one of the greats until 3 or 4 seasons in. There are rare occasions (Lost being one of them for me) where I was gripped early on, but mostly it just slowly penetrates into my psyche.

    I'm starting to think of Homeland that way, but it has many flaws and falls down a lot. I love The Walking Dead, but it's just not in the same league. We'll just have to wait and see, I guess.

    Greg
     
  10. Oct 1, 2013 #330 of 760
    TAsunder

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    Homeland has no chance of belonging on a list like that.

    Game of Thrones has a chance, but it's going to run into problems as it covers looser, more convoluted material in the next book(s) it will cover. If it gets through the next season or two still remaining in top form, it will belong on the list.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2013 #331 of 760
    JohnB1000

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    Game of Thrones is up there for me, the NEXT great show has either only just started airing or will in the future.

    I think the Walking Dead deserves a chance.

    Nothing else currently on cable or network seems like a candidate.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2013 #332 of 760
    jsmeeker

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    House of Cards, maybe?
     
  13. Oct 1, 2013 #333 of 760
    TAsunder

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    Too soon to tell. A lot of shows were incredible for one season.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2013 #334 of 760
    Hank

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    Walking Dead is crap compared to BrBa.

    House of Cards is really excellent TV, but doesn't have the same tension that BB had.

    Homeland started out with potential to be really excellent TV, but it's devolved into just entertainment.
     
  15. Oct 1, 2013 #335 of 760
    jsmeeker

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    Sure. But if the challenge is to pick the next "Breaking Bad", you should have to do it earlier rather than many seasons into it.
     
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    Jon J

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    Hence my smiley. And, my certificates for annual completion of Anti Money Laundering class. ;)
     
  18. Oct 1, 2013 #338 of 760
    3D

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    Thought this was pretty great.

     
  19. Oct 1, 2013 #339 of 760
    astrohip

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    I've never watched a Talking Bad until this one, which I watched last night. Agree, very enjoyable hour. [Aside: WTH was Jimmy K doing there?]

    Anna Gunn had a box of Kleenex with her. And they needed it!

    It was a nice sendoff to see & hear so many of these actors once last time.

    I understand what she says, but don't agree. I want to be left satisfied by a series. Had the finale been as bleak as she wants/expected, would we be as satisfied? I don't think so.

    I'm not sure we would be better served had more time been spent on Marie or Flynn or Jesse or whoever (one of her complaints--not enough time on the others). We knew where they were, and while an hour with those characters is one of the best hours of TV, I don't think it's the best hour for a finale. I want to see where Walter White goes, how the story ends.

    She complains that we don't see Lydia's daughter, and then complains because the ending was too tidy. I say those are contradictions--we either can't see how everyone ends up (helloooo Huell) or we can leave it all tidy. Finding that balance is tough, and I thought the finale handled it well. Perfect? Who knows. Life is not a 100% target.

    She also comments on how the show went from "detached observations of Walt" to a desire to burnish and redeem him in the end. Especially in how all his plans worked out. I understand her point, but unlike Mo, I don't find that a negative. We'd spent six years with Walt & Co; I have no desire to see it all end in a miasma of depression. It's tough enough watching pretty much every character's world fall apart, with little to no hope for the future. But to also have a bleak finale that only paints a darker picture? No thanks. I'm more than thrilled with what we got.

    And what did we get? Resolution to most questions. The chance to take one last look at these people's lives. Some slight hope that the future may not be a total hell for everyone. The joy of killing the bad guys with a typical WW plan. Walt & Jesse acknowledging their relationship, even with all the storms it's been thru. Walt dying with some inner peace, surrounded by his baby blue.

    Yeah, I'll take it. :up:
     
  20. Oct 1, 2013 #340 of 760
    MonsterJoe

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    :up: Well said.
     

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