AMC Set to Cap Off Extraordinary Series
Hit show ‘Breaking Bad’ nears its end
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 18:09
Chances are, if you’ve hung around the NDSU campus long enough, you’ve heard someone talking about Breaking Bad. That isn’t surprising. The show has broken boundaries for cinematography and writing, and created one of the largest, most loyal followings of any television show in history. This Sunday, in the series finale, all of that ends.
In the Breaking Bad premiere, lead anti-hero Walter White comments on how chemistry, the study of change, is essentially a metaphor for life: “It is growth, then decay, then transformation.”
For those unfamiliar with the show, there couldn’t be a better sentence to explain it. It chronicles the life of a harmless chemistry teacher who decays after being diagnosed with cancer. Then, we get to watch his transformation into a ruthless, cold-hearted meth kingpin.
Revealing anything more about the show would be unfair to those who have yet to see its brilliance. The entirety of Breaking Bad’s five seasons, though, has been slowly boiling to the top of a test tube. With superb writing, the plot has progressed in unpredictable ways to say the least. Tension that’s been building for years is finally coming to fruition, and an inevitable explosion in the finale is about to bring can’t-miss television back with a vengeance.
It’s relatively safe to say that the ending will not disappoint, as anyone who has stuck with Breaking Bad from the beginning can attest to. It’s not recommended to drop in for the final episode if you’ve thus far avoided the show, though. Breaking Bad is a series focused on dense show history, character development, and an intricately woven plot. Catch up on internet streaming services or AMC’s replays, but don’t jump in blind with the expectation to be blown away.
With that being said, Breaking Bad is a series I can recommend to anyone with a taste for great acting, suspense, jaw-dropping moments, and a hint of cynicism. The wait for Sunday will be the longest week in any fan’s life.