Goodbye, Breaking Bad

30 September 2013
11:56 PM


Months from now, years from now–when I finally find the stamina, focus and the right state of mind for it–I will write about Breaking Bad. For now, perhaps it is enough to say that this will be one of my favourite shows ever. Probably one of the best out there.

The finale–and the whole series–is a testament to great writing. To a great story. To great characters. To one of the best anti-heroes I have ever known. To a fantastic study of the human psyche, and our humanity.

“You see, technically, chemistry is the study of matter, but I prefer to see it as the study of change: Electrons change their energy levels. Molecules change their bonds. Elements combine and change into compounds. But that’s all of life, right? It’s the constant, it’s the cycle. It’s solution, dissolution. Just over and over and over. It is growth, then decay, then transformation. It is fascinating, really.”

– Walter White, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”

Ah, but goodbye, goodbye.



2 thoughts on “Goodbye, Breaking Bad

  1. Did you ever write a later post about the writing and poetry in Breaking Bad? Or was it an email or letter you wrote? I have memories of this, but I can’t substantiate them…

    • I might’ve raved about it to you via chat? I can’t remember writing another letter (yet) about it. I also suggest watching Better Call Saul, the prequel to Breaking Bad. The focus is on Saul Goodman, and there are easter eggs for any BB fan, but it’s a series that can stand on its own, and is equally fantastic.


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