30 September 2013
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.