BREAKING BAD Series Finale Recap: “Felina”

     July 11, 2014

Well Breaking Bad, that was damned perfect.  Not that we should have expected any less.  I stuck around for a few minutes of Talking Bad just to see what Vince Gilligan had to say about his seminal series and that finale.  Essentially, that this wasn’t …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Granite State”

     September 24, 2013

There are two warring factions within Breaking Bad, the same way that there are two warring factions within Walt.  The show has been criticized at times for relying too heavily on plot points and coincidence (I mentioned a few weeks …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Ozymandias”

     July 11, 2014

In Breaking Bad‘s promotional material for its final run of episodes, there was a video that featured Bryan Cranston reading Percy Bysshe Shelley’s short but powerful poem “Ozymandias” over stark scenes of the arid New Mexico landscape.  Those scenes fit …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “To’hajiilee”

     July 11, 2014

Breaking Bad has really revived the art of the cliffhanger, hasn’t it?  The show has always been extremely stressful and anxiety-inducing, and has often ended on explosive notes (sometimes literally).  But every episode this year has stopped right in the middle …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Rabid Dog”

     July 11, 2014

This second half of the final season of Breaking Bad isn’t about Walt building his empire anymore, or about him hiding it from anyone.  It’s the Götterdämmerung of these things.  The trailer for this year’s season had Bryan Cranston reading …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Confessions”

     August 26, 2013

If your heart wasn’t racing when Jesse was standing on that roadside, you haven’t been paying attention.  It’s a cyclical thing in Breaking Bad that just as soon as Walt gets smug that he’s “won” or gotten away with something, …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Buried”

     July 11, 2014

Breaking Bad hasn’t shied away from anything so far in the back half of its final season, has it?  No half measures!  The secrets that have been brewing and the confrontations that have been building since the first season are …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Blood Money”

     August 13, 2013

Is there a word for what Breaking Bad fans feel at the close of an episode?  It’s involves a mixture of excitement, fear, heartbreak, adrenaline and anxiety in one explosive emotional cocktail.  “Glass case of emotion” might be a good …

BREAKING BAD Recap: “Say My Name”

     August 26, 2012

One of the occasional perks of this gig is getting to see episodes in advance, but this week no such luck as, clearly, the spontaneous head combustion of critics across the country would have tipped somebody off.  One of the …