This is my mini review of Breaking Bad that I'm calling "Consider me Broken".
I've been very religious when it comes to the tv series, Breaking Bad on AMC network ever since the time my better half handed me the season one dvd when it just came out. After watching the first episode with him, I didn't want to stop. I told him more. NOW! It took one single episode to pull me in and claim my soul. I felt no different than a Tijuana hooker just trying to get her fix.
The series has heavy drug involvement and yet the show is a drug in itself. Ironic but oh so twisted. Of course it helps to have a solid cast of performers who come nothing short of sucking you into their reality. There is not one single person who fills like a "filler". Solid. Like a tank. This show refuses to expose any weak elements.
Now that I've given you my highest of praise and approval, allow me to continue.
After watching season one in a seven (short season due to testing reactions) episode marathon in a single afternoon/evening, we (yes my original instigator and I) couldn't wait for season two to start. This turned into a period stretched over four seasons with very long and absolutely torturing breaks between seasons. Simply put. The word Sunday no longer existed in our week, it's now known as "Breaking Bad day".
Fast forward years later and you'll find yourself arriving up to the highly anticipated season four (five seasons total confirmed) finale that aired last night. I didn't think it was possible to top what they have already done but after watching the finale I find myself forced to come to terms with the fact that I'm wrong. In the case of this though, I'm more than happy to admit it. Seventeen hours later I'm still recovering from shock and trying desperately to keep my jaw off the floor. I remember looking over at Mike (he has a name after all!) as we soaked it all in together and giving that knowing glance to each other. The ultimate sign of approval. Content in every way possible. I'm not even embarrassed to admit it but I found my eyes near ready to well up. Tears of joy if you will. NEVER has a freaking piece of television entertainment done that to me! Our final words still echo in my head...
"That was hands down the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my entire life".