Breaking Bad Show Review
By Jonathan Ionescu
September 29th, 2013, the show Breaking Bad had it’s final episode air on AMC. I did not see it the exact day it came out, since I was a few episodes behind. But wow, it has already been almost four years since it came out. On January 20th, 2008, the first episode was released. I can give a quick rundown of how the seasons progress and give my opinion.
To describe what the show is about, a high school chemistry teacher named Walter, discovers he is dying of cancer. He decides to provide for his family in an unethical way by selling drugs.
Season one was the least exciting and most boring. That is because it is only the beginning and I guess things need a smooth transition. This season portrays Walter in a weak way. Before he rises as a kingpin, he is still a small coward, does not take full measures, and leaves things unconcluded which gets him in the long run.
Season 2 leaves thing with the main characters being their own boss, and making their own product. However, they still keep it up by making it in a low-class RV.
A main character, and second protagonist goes through a lot during that time. Dealing with his addiction in drugs and the death of his girlfriend, leaves him in shambles. This also begins to start Walt’s manipulation and inner monstrosity.
Season 3 is when things start picking up. Walter works for a businessman who pays him 3 million for three months of his time. Things go swell but things take a twist and it is Walter’s life who is on the line. At the end of the season, this is where it begins.
Season 4 is the where Walter is always faced with the threat of danger, besides his lung cancer. At any minute it could be the end of him and his family. He continues to work and grind money, but he is slowly losing his partner. Walter takes extreme measures to save his life, Jesse’s life (his partner), and become the ruler of crystal meth in all of America.
First half of season 5 is the rise of Walter. He owns everything, being the best he can be. He then retires and is out the business. Making an estimate of eighty million. As things begin to decline with a recent discovery. The show takes a huge turn and now to Walt, it is every man for himself. He will do whatever it takes to survive.
I won’t spoil the rest, even though I spoiled a pretty big amount already. This is a positive review. A very positive review. I’ve already seen the show multiple times. I am currently on my fifth round re-watching the entire series. I have no idea why this is the case, but that is how you know a show is that good. I am disappointed with myself.
The writing of this show is perfect. There is no other way I could imagine it going. I watch the show again and again, and still learn something new, even if it’s the smallest detail. Vince Gilligan, the writer has created a marvelous piece of work.