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

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

  1. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Wow...left me speechless and with a tear in my eye...
  2. bsnelson

    bsnelson I'm an Android, baby

    Oct 30, 1999
    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!

  3. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    That line made me smile.
  4. betts4

    betts4 I am Spartacus!

    Dec 26, 2005
    That's a good catch. You're right.
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

    Apr 16, 2003
    Very well done. Definitely worth the watch. Thanks for posting.
  6. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    Mo Ryan really was unsatisfied with the finale !!!!


    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. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    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. pdhenry

    pdhenry Actual TiVo Owner

    Feb 27, 2005
    There's another thread about that somewhere. Doesn't work. :)
  9. gchance

    gchance 4 8 15 16 23 42

    Dec 6, 2002
    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.

  10. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    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. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Active Member

    Dec 6, 2004
    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. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Vegas Boy

    Apr 2, 2001
    House of Cards, maybe?
  13. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Too soon to tell. A lot of shows were incredible for one season.
  14. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW

    May 31, 2000
    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. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Vegas Boy

    Apr 2, 2001
    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.
  16. type_g

    type_g New Member

    Sep 9, 2002
  17. Jon J

    Jon J Curmudgeon

    Aug 23, 2000
    Hence my smiley. And, my certificates for annual completion of Anti Money Laundering class. ;)
  18. 3D

    3D New Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Thought this was pretty great.

    [YT="It's the End of Breaking Bad as We Know It"]9kLHgYlXuAs[/YT]
  19. astrohip

    astrohip Active Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    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. MonsterJoe

    MonsterJoe ♪♫♪♪♫♪♫♫♪

    Feb 19, 2003
    :up: Well said.

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