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5.0 out of 5 stars I Will Remember His Name., 9 Dec. 2013
This review is from: Breaking Bad - The Final Season* [DVD] (DVD)
The greatest TV series of all time ends with an almighty bang.

The misleadingly titled 'Final Season' is in fact, Season 5 Part 2 containing the 8 episodes shown in 2013.
From the opening scene of the pilot to the closing shot of the finale, I can honestly say no TV series has ever had such an effect on me as Breaking Bad.
These final 8 episode contains some of the best of the run, with scenes that made me feel sick with the tension and scenes that made me stay awake at night thinking about what I had just watched.

Each and every episode in this run is satisfying, with each feeling like a series finale. The quality and the pacing is THAT good. Now if I had to nitpick, its that the series peaks with the third last episode.
The masterclass that is Ozymandias - currently sitting at a rare perfect 10 on IMDB, this is the finest 50 minutes of television ever produced.
The next episode, Granite State, is one of the oddest in the show, bridging the gap before we finally catch up the the flash forwards.
The last episode of Breaking Bad, Felina, is excellent in almost everyway except for the fact that you can literally write a checklist of what will happen in it. The show cornered itself at the final hurdle and everything that happens is it can be called in advance. Its satisfying and as good as any series finale, but it suffers a *little* bit from being too well tied up in a neat little bow.

The DVD set contains 3 discs and has plenty of bonus features - commentaries on each episode, documentaries and the genius 'alternative' ending. The features total up to NINE hours.

An AMAZING show, so good that everybody I know is flat out sick of me mentioning it!
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Initial post: 27 Mar 2014 18:13:10 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 May 2014 18:35:58 BDT
I wouldn't call Granite State odd. It allowed viewers to take a breath after the extraordinary Ozymandiacs. It was also vital to show that now WW is alone and even with his barrel of cash it means nothing if he does not have his family.

I loved Felina because it was neat and satisfying and I think 95% of fans would agree. The ending did not betray what came before it and liked how they brought back Elliot and Gretchen and how WW used them to get his money to his children. The reconciliation with Skylar and the heartbreaking goodbyes to his children were perfectly judged. The ending was just perfect IMO with WW being with his precious baby blue.

After the Dexter ending, which was very unsatisfying, all the more credit to Vince Gilligan for ending BB in the best way and never losing sight of the character arc of WW.

Posted on 12 Apr 2014 19:52:37 BDT
Bethh says:
are you saying this isn't the whole season but the second half of season 5?

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Apr 2014 09:14:49 BDT
D. Mccaffrey says:
Hi Bethh, yes, it has the 8 episodes shown in 2013. Starting with 'Blood Money' ending with 'Felina'

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 04:19:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Jul 2014 04:20:01 BDT
all of the above on your review except I thought Granite State was one of my favorite ones..personally I live alone and I understood it completely..the lonely state Walt finds himself in..and also the scene where his son tells him to DIE! I also talk about this series non-stop so I know what you mean there. I also agree with you on the neat tidy sweet ending..but oh well... good review.
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