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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Illinois, East of St Louis
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Over a period of two weeks, I re-watched every episode, saving the final two on the DVR for last .. I avoided all media in order to not be tipped off about the ending ..
Over that time, I saw details I never noticed the first time I watched .. over 5 years of shows, watched the week they came out, you can't really take it all in and fully understand just how good this show actually is .. I grew to like, question and despise Walt .. I watched Jesse essentially grow up .. Skylar transformed from a young wife to a bitter woman and a cast of characters that continually changed, yet were always, without a doubt, engaging ..
Last night, alone in my HT .. I finished it out ..
Throughout the series, Walt always wanted it his way .. Mike summed it up at one point by saying :
"We had a good thing, you stupid son of a bitch! We had Fring, we had a lab, we had everything we needed, and it all ran like clockwork! You could have shut your mouth, cooked, and made as much money as you ever needed! It was perfect! But no! You just had to blow it up! You, and your pride and your ego! You just had to be the man! If you’d known your place, we’d all be fine right now!"
But in the end, Walt went out on his terms and had it his way .. the guy I had grown to despise served up a large portion of redemption ..
The cast was brilliant, the writing was brilliant, there was not a throw away episode in the entire run, the depth of the show makes it a must have BD set ..
Thanks to all here on the thread for your insights, humor and info over the years ..
Lastly, I hope that someday another show comes along that can bring me in as deep as BB did .. but I doubt it ..
Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?