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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jkeegan, Sep 29, 2013.
I would add LIFE to that list.
My coworker carved this last night - AMAZING!!!
If the official AMC Breaking Bad Tumblr is still active, you should have your friend upload it.
Edit: looks like it is. For a time, they were sharing the photos onto the AMC FB page.
I am the one who tricks or treats!!!!
Found this on reddit, but this person has created some outstanding fan art from the final season.
I don't know if you're into sci-fi, but Farscape is a phenomenal show. I'd also highly recommend the first couple seasons of Veronica Mars.
WHy on Amazon and not Netflix?
Justified is unavailable to stream on Netflix
This title is available on Netflix DVD only
Does stream on Amazon though
Haven't read thru the entire thread, apologize if this has already been addressed.
Walt wasn't a hero at the end, he was the same he had been throughout, an anti-hero. Big difference. The finale was the perfect completion to both the story arc and the character arc, because Walt was the story - who he was originally, who he became and why and how it affected everyone around him, and how, in the end, he somewhat came back to himself, or at least tried as best he knew how.
After being diagnosed with cancer, as wrong-headed as his solution may have been, Walt started out with a noble intention - to protect his family after he was gone. Unfortunately he chose to do so by the most despicable means - manufacturing one of the most horribly destructive drugs out there. That he would choose to do something so abhorrent with seemingly little moral or ethical regard for the destruction he would cause to the users of his product demonstrates a serious lack of empathy, the hallmark of a pyschopath. Walt very quickly lost his grasp on that original intent because of ego and greed, and his selfish megalomania completely took over his life. He became a monster. And by doing so he destroyed countless lives, including his own and those of everyone he loved.
Walt admitted his selfishness to Skyler in the end, finally, because he had been forced to face what he'd done and what he'd become after he'd been brought to the depths - Hank's murder, Jesse's "betrayal", his failure to provide for his family, his wife and son's physically and emotionally violent rejection, being a fugitive - it all brought it home. Alone in that cabin in the frigid wilderness, with only his beloved and useless barrel of cash to keep him company, dying, he was the epitome of failure.
Walt's final acts were not heroic, actually they weren't even unselfish. I think he pretty much admits that at one point. Throughout the entire series a common theme - a catalyst for much of what happens, in fact - is that Walter White, who has been a milquetoast his entire life, has to prove himself smarter and better than everyone else - the oh-so-righteous cops, the big bully bad guys, his own family; it's almost like a game and he has to - has to - WIN. At any cost. So, yes, while his actions produce some really desirable results in the end, and, yes, while part of him is truly motivated by his love for his family, he is ultimately driven by his same old selfishness and ego. The only difference is this time everything he does is justified from a moral, if not legal, pov. This is made clear when Saul explains to him how everything would work out for his family if he simply turned himself in. Walt considers this but rejects it, even though this is before he knows that his family has been threatened. Instead he concocts a plan to get over on everybody. And he does.
In the end, at death, Walt is smiling not just because he's back in his cherished lab, as some have suggested, but because he is back in his lab because HE WON.
Bryan Cranston is fabulous.
Great analysis of Walt's character!
...or...maybe he stole Marie's purple ****....
I disagree. Walt was an anti-hero up until the final episode when he became the righteous one, killing the bad guys and saving the day and dying a heroic death by saving his partner. That was his perfect ending.
Is that the same pink bear as the one from the airplane?
Eh, despite his 11th hour "redemption", he's still an anti-hero. He caused so much death and destruction of so many lives... just because he killed the "bad guys" at the end and saved Jesse (whom he was determined to kill moments earlier), does not make him a hero in the end.
No...it's the purple one from the airplane....